WADHAMS STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

WADHAMS STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Wadhams Strawberry Festival

Sunday, June 16

11 am - 3 pm

Wadhams Church Hall

• kids’ games and crafts • story booth •

• book sale • yard sale • music •

delicious strawberry shortcake!

hosted by Wadhams Free Library

info@wadhamsfreelibrary.org 518-962-8717

Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company Duck Derby at 3pm

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. . . and a . . . Mystery Film!
May
26
3:00 PM15:00

. . . and a . . . Mystery Film!

. . . and a . . . Mystery Film!

You have to show up to learn what it is . . .

(166 minutes)

The director of this film, a veteran, reenlisted in the middle of the same war in order to shoot footage for this “fiction” film. Soldiers on leave acted in the film, playing ghosts of dead soldiers, and then returned to the front, where most of them died. This film is literally haunted, and haunting.

*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

3 pm

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Get Out
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Get Out

Get Out

Jordan Peele, 2017, USA

104 minutes

Go see Jordan Peele’s second film, Us, at the multiplex and then join us to watch, or re-watch, his first film. You may leave seeing the world through new eyes . . .

“Racism is always going to be present in this country. Racism is not a one-sided dynamic. This movie is a way to promote that conversation in a way that’s fun. I feel like discussion, no matter how difficult it is, is key.” —Jordan Peele

*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

3 pm

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The Night of the Hunter
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

Charles Laughton, 1955, USA

92 minutes

A true American Gothic. The only film directed by actor Charles Laughton. 

“Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic—also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish and writer James Agee—is cinema’s most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil.” —The Criterion Collection

*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

3 pm


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Spirit Sanctuary:  Our Local Green Cemetery
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Spirit Sanctuary: Our Local Green Cemetery

WADHAMS FREE LIBRARY PRESENTS

Michelle Acciavatti & John Davis 

WEDNESDAY MAY 8th 7:30pm

        Spirit Sanctuary:  Our Local Green Cemetery

                  End-of-life specialist Michelle Acciavatti & Rewilding Earth Executive Director

                         John Davis will explain what green burial entails and its positive impact

                       on the environment as well as those involved in a natural interment

Free and open to the public  Questions? 518 962-8717  www.wadhamsfreelibrary.org

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Topsy-Turvy
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Topsy-Turvy

Topsy-Turvy

Mike Leigh, 1999, UK

160 minutes

Creative partnerships are a kind of marriage; artistic labor is very much like giving birth.

“....It dawned on me during the 1980s that it would be a wheeze to do a film about Gilbert and Sullivan that would subvert the snobbery by dealing with them in a realistic way, by looking at the tension between reality and artifice . . . “ —Mike Leigh

*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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The Big Lebowski
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

The Big Lebowski

4/28/19

3 PM

The Big Lebowski

Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998, USA

(117 minutes)

In a decadent age when the people believe in nothing, what are the now-unemployed old-fashioned gods supposed to do with themselves? Settle down in Los Angeles, of course, and take up bowling and creative profanity. The Coen Brothers explode Central Casting and unleash an ensemble for the ages: the pacific, overly forgiving New Testament god, the vengeful Old Testament desert god of the Jews, Jesus, Mammon, the Great Goddess . . . Demi-gods like the angel Gabriel, Omniscient Cowboy Narrators who moseyed as far west as they could until they ran out of West, Sadam Hussein moonlighting at the bowling alley, Brunhilda the valkyrie . . .

“We wanted to do a Chandler kind of story – how it moves episodically, and deals with the characters trying to unravel a mystery. As well as having a hopelessly complex plot that’s ultimately unimportant.” —Joel Coen

Believe it or not, the Coen brothers were featured in an article for the industry trade paper Floor Covering Weekly. “Area rugs are playing some prominent roles in one current movie and one soon-to-be-released motion picture. Rugs are a central plot element in 'The Big Lebowski" ...”

https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/business-builder/hollywood-taps-into-rugs-for-themes-promotions-12302




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The Ethics of Machiavelli
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Ethics of Machiavelli

The Ethics of Machiavelli

Richard Aberle  

Machiavelli’s work has always been considered the inspiration for ruthless leadership, yet Machiavelli is also called the the father of modern political science and the architect of realpolitik.  In the current political climate, the term “machiavellian” has gained new currency.  Aberle’s talk will focus on the ethical dimension of his work and look at Machiavelli yesterday and today.

Richard Aberle teaches English at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and was a Fellow at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Institute for Ethics in Public Life.

free and open to the public

518 962-8717  or  www.wadhamsfreelibrary.org

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Mystery Film
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Mystery Film

4/21/19

3 PM

Mystery Film

1946, USA (116 minutes)

This week’s film is not only a mystery film, but it is a Mystery Film: you have to show up at the library and wait for the credits to roll to to learn what the film is.

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Based on an influential novel, the main character is a hard-boiled, often-unshaven, chain-smoking, black-coffee-drinking detective — bedeviled by a femme fatale, of course. One of several writers who worked on the project was William Faulkner!

Another clue to the mystery of the Mystery Film is that is has a possible relationship with next week’s detective film, The Big Lebowski . . . Even if you have seen them both, if you haven’t seen them a week apart, you haven’t begun to scratch the surface of the mystery . . .

Five other clues are hidden in plain sight on the poster-about-town of this month’s film schedule.


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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Champlain Fossils, the Coral Reef Crisis and the 6th Great Mass Extinction Professor Ann Budd
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Champlain Fossils, the Coral Reef Crisis and the 6th Great Mass Extinction Professor Ann Budd

 

Champlain Fossils, the Coral Reef Crisis and the 6th Great Mass Extinction

Professor Ann Budd

WEDNESDAY  APRIL 17th at 7:30pm

The fossils in the local Champlain bluestone form the world’s oldest reefs. Professor Budd will compare these ancient reef communities with modern-day coral reef ecosystems, and then turn to the topic of extinctions. Professor Emeritus in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Iowa, Ann received her Ph.D. from the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

free and open to the public     Questions:  518 962-8717     or www.wadhamsfreelibrary.org

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Travels in South West England: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Travels in South West England: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Travels in South West England: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Dennis Kalma and Merry McDonnell

WEDNESDAY  APRIL 3rd at 7:30pm

Dennis and Merry are a couple of retired educators who love low-key travel and photography. Wandering through magical Cornwall last fall, they found windswept coastlines and soaring seabirds, ancient standing stones and pirate coves, narrow lanes and misty moors, and a tiny island off the southwest coast where you do your grocery shopping by boat.

Free and Open to the Public 518 962-8717  or www.wadhamsfreelibrary.org

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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: 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

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

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

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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

Sunday, June 16

11 am - 3 pm

Wadhams Church Hall

• kids’ games and crafts • story booth •

• book sale • yard sale • music •

delicious strawberry shortcake!

hosted by Wadhams Free Library

info@wadhamsfreelibrary.org

518-962-8717

Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company Duck Derby at 3 pm

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