Events - 13 Jan 18

Critical thinking: the monthly press review


The Internet is wonderful and can answer all your questions. For most of us, it is the main source for news. Indeed, we have immediate access to plenty of media from different part of the world. But can they all be trusted? Using different sources and media, the press review helps you to find your way through the news and be well-informed. This is an informal sharing and discussion of the news in English. Please feel free to bring in an article that you would like to share with the other members of the group.

This meeting will exceptionnally be from 2:30- 4:00 pm.

This new activity for library members is organized by freelance journalist and library volunteer: Isma Hassaine-Poirier


Saturday Reading Group

The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people. This month the group will be hosting the post-holiday cookie exchange party!

The January read for the group is “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult. Using the latest medical technology, Anna Fitzgerald, was conceived in vitro and was genetically created to be a perfect match donor child for her sister Kate who has leukemia. Now at 11 years old, Anna seeks the help of Attorney Campbell Alexander to gain medical emancipation from her parents, more specifically her mother Sara. Anna brings to the attention of everyone around her that she matters too. She has helped keep her sister alive for 11 years, has gone through multiple medical procedures and surgeries, but she draws the line at donating her kidney. Sara, the girls mother, is beside herself with anger and only sees one side… how to keep Kate alive at all costs. After Anna files a lawsuit against her parents Sara decides to take this matter to court so Anna isn’t emancipated and has to help Kate. Will Anna win the legal medical emancipation lawsuit and be free to decide what is done to her body? Or will the judge decide Anna is too young? Bigger question is… will this be decided in time to save Kate?

When and where: Meetings will be held in the library once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3:00. Cost: FREE to all members of the library. To join: Please contact Anne Kaar at

Round table on the independent film industry

The library is once again partnered with the Premiers Plans Film Festival!

Come to the round table discussion at the library on the independent film industry today with

Holly Herrick from the Austin Film Society and

John Pierson, well-known filmmaker and producer of independent films
No reservations necessary. Free and open to the public.

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