Events - 16 Nov 19

Call for artists for 2020 exhibits at the library! | 02/10/2019-15/12/2019 | All Day

Call for artists for 2020 exhibits at the library!

2020 will be another spectacular year at the library and will mark a full year of the library’s supporting local artists. Sometimes these artists render the world in a way that is new, and fresh and exciting, sometimes they capture moments both intimate and universal all at once! At the end of the day they all are telling stories which is something familiar, satisfying and meaningful to those of us who love the library.

To schedule 4 art shows in 2020, the exhibitions committee announces an open a call for applications for shows to be held:

  • Early (mid January-early March)  6 weeks
  • Spring (Mid March-debut of May) 6 weeks
  • Summer (Mid May- debut of July) 7 weeks
  • Fall (Mid-september – mid-november)

Applications should include a text about your work & 5 images to illustrate your form of art.

Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2019. Please send all applications to this email address.


Film Club presents “The Full Monty” | 16/11/2019 | 3:00 pm-5:30 pm

Film Club presents "The Full Monty"

The film club presents a film in English once a month on a Saturday afternoon. This showing will be of “The Full Monty”. The Full Monty is a 1997 British comedy film directed by Peter Cattaneo. The film is set in Sheffield, England and tells the story of six unemployed men, four of them former steel workers, who decide to form a male striptease act (à la Chippendale dancers) in order to gather enough money to get somewhere else and for the main character, Gaz, to be able to see his son. Gaz declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they will go “the full monty”—strip all the way—hence the film’s title. Despite being a comedy, the film also touches on serious subjects such as unemployment, fathers’ rights, depression, impotence, homosexuality, body image, working class culture and suicide. Watch the trailer here.

Screening begins at 3 o’clock sharp and will be followed by a discussion in English. This activity is free and open to all library members. If possible, please reserve by signing up at the front desk


Saturday Reading Group | 16/11/2019 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Saturday Reading Group

The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people.

The November read for the group is A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler. This lyrical and poignant collection of stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its impact on the Vietnamese was acclaimed by critics across the nation and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Each story in the collection is narrated by a different Vietnamese immigrant living in the US state of Louisiana. The stories are largely character-driven, with cultural differences between Vietnam and the United States as an important theme. The collection was re-released in 2001 with two additional stories, “Salem” and “Missing”.

Meetings are once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3 pm. Open to all library members. To sign up please contact the group coordinator at bookgroup@ellia.org.