Tuesday Afternoon Drop-In Book Club | September Selection

Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by Karma Brown

eBook | Print |Additional “book club only” copies available at the Adult Information Desk upon request.

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club continues to meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM via Zoom.

Please register here to discuss the novel Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by 2020 STARfest author Karma Brown.

Monday Evening Drop-In Book Club | September Selection

Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by Karma Brown

eBook | Print |Additional “book club only” copies available at the Adult Information Desk upon request.

The Monday Evening Book Club continues to meet on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM via Zoom.

Please register here to discuss the novel Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by 2020 STARfest author Karma Brown.

Seniors Drop-In Book Club | September Selection

Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by Karma Brown

eBook | Print |Additional “book club only” copies available at the Adult Information Desk upon request.

The Seniors Book Club continues to meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM via Zoom.

Please register here to discuss the novel Recipe for a Perfect Wife : a novel by 2020 STARfest author Karma Brown.

Weekend Picks

Today’s holds are tomorrow’s answer to the question “what should we watch tonight?”

Wildlife

A meticulously crafted portrait of the American nuclear family in crisis charts the rift that forms within a 1960s Montana household when the father and breadwinner abruptly departs to fight the forest fires raging nearby, leaving his restless wife and teenage son to pick up the pieces. A deeply human look at a woman’s wayward journey toward self-fulfillment in the pre-women’s liberation era and a sensitively observed, child’s eye coming-of-age tale.

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The Way Back

Jack Cunningham was a basketball star with a full university scholarship when he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now, years later, Jack is spiraling down, and drowning in alcoholism. When he is asked to coach the team at his alma mater, he reluctantly accepts. As the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront his demons. But will it be enough to heal the deep wounds of his past and set him on the road to redemption?

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The Assistant

One day in the life of Jane, a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered.

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The Burnt Orange Heresy

Hired to steal a rare painting from one of most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.

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The King of Staten Island

Scott has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, living with his mother, spending his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys, and secretly hooking up with his girlfriend Kelsey. But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray, it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.

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The Hunt

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen for a very specific purpose.

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Weekend Picks

Summer Is Still Here Ed. Vol. II.

The heat is on.

Enjoy.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 novel about a young American who, commissioned to fetch an old school chum from his carefree life as an expatriate in Italy, instead kills him and assumes his identity.

Catherine has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James. Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia’s lake house for some much-needed relaxation. Tranquility eludes her, however, as she’s instantly overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before.
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
While fourteen-year-old Duncan is being dragged on a family trip with his mom and her overbearing boyfriend, he finds a gregarious friend at a local water park. The two form a powerful bond as Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family and friendship, resulting in a vacation he’ll never forget.
Verging on adolescence, Joe finds himself more and more aggravated by his dad’s attempts to control his life. Declaring freedom, Joe and his best buddy Patrick, along with an odd kid called Biaggio, escape to the woods. He declares that they’re going to construct a house, just for them, with no parents or responsibility. There they discover that they are in control of their destinies, all alone out in the forest.

Weekend Picks

Summer Is Still Here Ed.

Some scorchers to keep things hot.

Enjoy,

Do The Right Thing

Traces the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It’s the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever.
The summer of 1963 innocent 17-year-old Baby vacations with her parents at a Catskill’s resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny’s pupil in dance and love.

 

My Girl

Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is “allergic to everything”, and sticks with Vada despite her hangups. When Vada’s father hires Shelly, and begins to fall for her, things take a turn to the worse.
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What About Bob?

Bob Wiley, a troubled but lovable therapy patient, seeks help from noted psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin. When the doctor leaves town to go on a quiet family vacation, Bob, afraid of being alone, follows–showing up unexpectedly at the therapist’s lakeside retreat. Bob becomes the houseguest that just won’t leave.

It’s the summer of 1987, and James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college grad, can’t wait to embark on his dream tour of Europe. But when his parents announce they can no longer subsidize his trip, James has little choice but to take a lowly job at a local amusement park.
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Weekend Picks

The Dog Days of Summer

This one’s for all the pups out there that we call our best friends and more.

Enjoy,

🎥🐶💛

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Based on the bestselling novel by Garth Stein, this is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo. Through his bond with his owner Denny, an aspiring Formula One racecar driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life: his wife Eve, their daughter Zoe, and his best friend Enzo.

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Isle of Dogs

When all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to vast Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off in search of his bodyguard dog, Spots. With the assistance of his newfound mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

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Marley & Me

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life’s important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one’s own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.

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A Dogs Purpose

It shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

The Call of the Wild

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, this film is the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team, and later its leader, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

Beethoven

Fall in love with the big-hearted, wet-nosed star of this outrageous comedy hit. With nefarious dognappers hot on his heels, an adorable puppy named Beethoven adopts the unsuspecting Newton family – and promptly grows up into 185 pounds of romping, drooling, disaster-prone St. Bernard! George, the none-too-thrilled father whose disdain for the cuddly canine turns to loyalty after Beethoven becomes the target of unspeakable animal experimentation.