* WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: If it’s snowy, and particularly if it’s icy, please call the Library @ 492-3410 during library hours to see if we’re open. If you get a recording, no one has come in to staff. (Although some of our trustees and volunteers live nearby, others live on higher terrain, often with tricky driveways, and we encourage them to stay home!)
Friday, March 13 @ 7:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE from last month’s TIMES! New Shrewsbury resident and Library trustee ELIJAH LACHANCE will give a presentation about his years in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso. Please see the article elsewhere in this issue for details!
Friday, April 17 @ 7:30 pm: Journalist CLARE GILLIS will speak about her work in the Middle East, particularly her time in Libya. SAVE THE DATE!
Continuing Programs: Sunday, March 15 @ 4 pm: FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: “The Inferno: Book 1 of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri: This vivid depiction of Hell and its inhabitants was written in the 14th century, but still resonates today, particularly in poet Robert Pinsky’s translation. Copies will be available in the Library; please call Joan (492-3550) if you need one. Sunday, March 22 @ 4 pm: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: Zero: A Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife. Please join this book club for the exploration of an intriguing book. Copies will be available in the library; if you need more, please call Joan @ 492-3550.
Knit Along Group meets Wednesdays from 7-9
In New Books We Have: *American Dirt by Janine Cummins: the controversial best seller about a mother and son escaping from a Mexican drug cartel. For more authentic stories of Mexican life and of immigrant struggles at the border, we recommend: *The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea *Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Journey by Sonia Nazario. Other New Books: * Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener: A searing memoir of work in Silicon Valley. *Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara: A moving novel about children in a poor Indian community taking control of their lives. *Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field by Howard Bryant: The sports columnist examines the political dynamics of professional sports. *Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino: Long-suppressed history from the Jim Crow South. New DVDs include: *Judy, starring Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland. *Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman. *Parasite: the Korean film that won the Academy Award for Best Feature. *Roma, directed by Alfonso Cuaron: the Best Foreign Film for 2018. *Once upon a Time in Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino, with Brad Pitt. *Pain and Glory, directed by Pedro Almodovar, starring Penelope Cruz. *Us, directed by Jordan Peele: an even more horrifying thriller than his Get Out. *Shetland, Seasons 1 & 2: an addictive detective series from Scotland.