North Branch Events

Book Babies at North Branch

titleMondays, September 8 - December 8, 10:15 am, North Branch

Songs, games and stories for ages 0 to 2 years. Free play after storytime. Drop-in program, no registration required. A great way to introduce the library to your littlest reader.

 

North Branch Book Group: Regeneration

titleThursday, April 30, 7 pm, North Branch 

In 1917, Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sassoon's "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim.

Copies of Regeneration are available at the North Branch for those who will be attending the discussion. Please register for an email reminder.

 

   

WWI Commemoration Film: Downton Abbey - Season One - Episodes 3 & 4

titleThursday, July 9, 6 pm, North Branch

Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. In the drawing rooms, library, and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above. Downton Abbey (DVD 2011).

Run Time: 96 minutes

Rated: TV-PG

   

WWI Commemoration Film: The Fighting 69th

altThursday, August 20, 6 pm, North Branch

The "Fighting 69th" is a First World War regiment of mostly New York-Irish soldiers. Amongst a cocky crew, perhaps the cockiest is Jerry Plunkett, a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself. The officers and non-coms of the regiment do their best to instill discipline in Plunkett, and the chaplain, Father Duffy, tries to make Plunkett see the greater good, all to no avail. Behind the lines or in the trenches, Plunkett acts selfishly and cowardly, eventually costing the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. A final act of cowardice leads to terrible consequences, but Plunkett sees in them a chance to redeem himself...if only he can.  The Fighting 69th. (DVD 2007)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Rated: PG

   

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