Film: Dance, Girl, Dance
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Film: Dance, Girl, Dance

DANCE, GIRL, DANCE

directed by Dorothy Arzner, 1940, USA, 90 minutes

“The great part of the motion-picture audience is feminine. Box-office appeal is thought of largely in terms of the women lined up at the ticket window. If there are no women directors there ought to be. If one was going to be in the movie business, one should be a director. Sometimes I think that pride is the greatest obstacle to success. A silly false pride that keeps people from being willing to learn, from starting at the bottom, no matter how far down it may be, and learning every step of the way up. When I went to work in a studio, I took my pride, made a nice little ball of it and threw it right out the window.”

—Dorothy Arzner

Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque. When the company disbands, Bubbles gives Judy a thankless job as her stooge. The two eventually clash when both fall for the same man.

Heirloom, yet fresh, popcorn will be served. Grown in South Hero, VT by Allen Wilder, Pop Hero Popcorn

free and open to the public

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518-962-8717

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Film: Italian for Beginners
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Film: Italian for Beginners

ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS

directed by Lone Scherfig, 2000, Denmark, Sweden, 118 minutes

“My film [Italian for Beginners] is about people deciding that they have the possibility of becoming very happy and taking that chance. So it's the anatomy of a happy ending, you could say” 

—Lone Scherfig

"Italian for Beginners" follows the stories of six insecure singles whose lives interweave one dreary Copenhagen winter. Soon after arriving in a small grey suburb, Andreas (Anders W. Berthelsen), a young sensitive minister, is persuaded to sign up for Italian lessons. Upon his arrival, each of the lonely characters makes a major decision that will change the course of their life. They find love and a happy solution to their unhappy situations.

Heirloom, yet fresh, popcorn will be served. Grown in South Hero, VT by Allen Wilder, Pop Hero Popcorn

free and open to the public

wadhamsfreelibrary.org

518-962-8717

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Film: Crossing Delancey
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Film: Crossing Delancey

CROSSING DELANCEY

directed by Joan Micklin Silver, 1988, USA, 97 minutes

“I tried very hard to get work; I could get work as a writer but not as a director. At that point in time, women directors just didn’t get jobs. I remember going to see one producer from one of the studios, and he said to me, ‘Feature films are expensive to make and expensive to market and women directors are one more problem we don’t need.’”

—Joan Micklin Silver

Crossing Delancey (1988) is a pleasant, intelligent romantic comedy, cleverly and tightly written and winningly acted, which presents some very old Jewish–and by now, universal–values in a most refreshing, contemporary way, blending humor and pathos, wit and romance. It affirms the traditional values of marriage and companionship without being preachy, moralistic, or corny.

*Heirloom, yet fresh, popcorn will be served. Grown in South Hero, VT by Allen Wilder, Pop Hero Popcorn

free and open to the public

wadhamsfreelibrary.org

518-962-8717

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Sunday Adventure Club:   A film--and sometimes other things--series
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Adventure Club: A film--and sometimes other things--series

SITA SINGS THE BLUES

Beautiful, colorful, and hilarious, Nina Paley's feature length animated film juxtaposes multiple narrative and visual styles to create a highly entertaining yet moving vision of the Ramayana, interwoven with a modern break-up story. Musical numbers choreographed to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw feature a cast of hundreds: flying monkeys, evil monsters, gods, goddesses, warriors, sages, and winged eyeballs. A tale of truth, justice and a woman’s cry for equal treatment. Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as "The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told."

Heirloom, yet fresh, popcorn will be served.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Non-Traditional Economic Development
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Non-Traditional Economic Development

Non-Traditional Economic Development

Jeff Allott, co-founder of General Composites and Solace Cycles

… a glimpse inside one person’s attempts to redirect rural decline

inside the Adirondack Park

 

Wednesday, December 5 - 7:30 p.m. 

 

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“Struggling small towns on the fringe of the High Peaks, appropriate economic development inside the Park, and bikes tend to be the common threads of late for me.” Jeff will talk about his experiences with hi-tech manufacturing, his new enterprise designing and building advanced mountain bikes, and his efforts to foster sustainable communities. And he’ll welcome questions and ideas from the audience.

free and open to the public

call with any questions   518-962-8717   wadhamsfreelibrary.org

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Young Farmers Today; What's Going On?
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Young Farmers Today; What's Going On?

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  Young Farmers Today: What’s Going On?

What is the work of the National Young Farmers Coalition? What’s going on in the Farm Bill? What’s the latest with land trust and farmland issues? Holly will tell us how the NYFC helps address the challenges facing young farmers. (Holly is also the ice cream wizard of Farmers Cone Creamery.)

free and open to the public

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A Sourdough Waffle and Frittata Extravaganza
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

A Sourdough Waffle and Frittata Extravaganza

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Wadhams Free Library and Dogwood Bread Company

present

A SOURDOUGH WAFFLE AND FRITTATA EXTRAVAGANZA

Come out and Support the Library and enjoy spectacular sourdough waffles, hearty fritattas, fruit salad and tempting desserts, coffee, tea and juice

Suggested donation $12 adults / $6 twelve and under to benefit the Library

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Advanced Directives and Financial Planning
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Advanced Directives and Financial Planning

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Advanced Directives and Financial Planning

a lecture by Danielle Hance, Education Specialist from the Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative.

Danielle will review the various elements of advance planning, such as wills, advance directives, and powers of attorney. She will describe how to go about setting them up, and tell us why it’s important to think about them early.

Wednesday in Wadhams Lecture

free and open to the public

call with any questions   518-962-8717   wadhamsfreelibrary.org

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Strawberry Festival
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Strawberry Festival

Wadhams Strawberry Festival

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Sunday, June 17

11 am - 3 pm

Wadhams Church Hall

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Delicious strawberry shortcakes!

 

bake sale - yard sale

kid's games and crafts

face painting - story booth

Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company  

Boquet River Duck Derby

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What's Up in Wadhams and Westport
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

What's Up in Wadhams and Westport

What's Up in Wadhams and Westport

an informal panel discussion

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Ike Tyler - Westport Town Supervisor

Deirdre Forcier - Westport Chamber of Commerce

Chris Maron - Beautiful Westport Committee

 

your questions, comments, and ideas

will be welcomed

free and open to the public

call with any questions:     518-962-8717     info@wadhamsfreelibrary.org

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Memory Palaces, Oral Cultures, and the Earliest Writing
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Memory Palaces, Oral Cultures, and the Earliest Writing

Memory Palaces, Oral Cultures, and the Earliest Writing

an illustrated talk by Colin Wells

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What do Stonehenge, Easter Island, and Chaco Canyon have

in common with geometric designs on ancient Celtic jewelry? How do people in oral cultures hold everything in their heads?

And what the heck is the Dwarfie Stane? Westport writer Colin Wells has given several talks at the Library based on his current book project, The Alphabet Revolution: How a Humble Writing System Changed Everything Forever. In this latest installment, he'll discuss an exciting new theory about oral culture and connect it to the earliest writing systems.

free and open to the public

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Making MakeBoro
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Making MakeBoro

Making MakeBoro

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Makers Guild Inc. and The Nature Conservancy will talk about the significance of their collaborative partnership and share information about the MakeBoro Center for Arts + Innovation – a community makerspace project in the works at the old IGA in Willsboro.  makersguildinc.org

 

Beverly Eichenlaub is a founding member and board president of Makers Guild Inc.  Chris Jage is the Land Protection Manager for the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, with 18 years of experience protecting land in New York and New Jersey.

free and open to the public

call with any questions   518-962-8717  info@wadhamsfreelibrary.org

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The View from Down Under
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

The View from Down Under

The View from Down Under

Juleigh is a life-long advocate of creatures large, small,

and in-between, including those living in and under water. In 2016, she made a once-in-a-lifetime trip to dive in the waters of Indonesia. It was such an incredible experience that when the opportunity arose to return to the tiny island of Wakatobi in March of 2018, she made it a twice-in-a-life-time trip. Juleigh will share a bit of the local culture, how Wakatobi came to be, and the beauty of life in the deep.

free and open to the public

call with any questions   518-962-8717   infor@wadhamsfreelibrary.orgrary.org

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