COMING - MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015 1:00 pm
Angelina Jolie directs this true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Joel and Ethan Coen provide the script. Louis (Jack O’Connell) grows up a rough-hewn kid on the verge of becoming a full-on delinquent, until his brother starts training him to be a track star. Louis excels at the sport, and eventually represents America at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. During his training, he learns to become resilient and disciplined; his brother’s words of advice, “If you can take it, you can make it,” push him to overcome any adversity. He must live up to that adage under the most extreme circumstances after his plane is shot down during another bombing raid. He is stranded at sea for more than a month, only to be found by the Japanese and forced to endure constant physical abuse at the hands of sadistic prison-camp guard Mutsuhiro Watanabe (Japanese pop star Miyavi), who wants to break Louis’ indomitable spirit. Author: Jeremy Wheeler.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
JUNE SIDEWALK BOOK SALE AND FLEA MARKET
Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
To support our summer reading programs, the Friends of Mt. Pleasant Library are hosting a sidewalk paperback book sale and flea market. Select from our assortment of children and adult paperbacks in all genres. Adult paperbacks will be .50 each or 4 for $1. Children’s books will be .25 each or 6 for $1. Meanwhile, check out our flea market featuring costume jewelry, VHS tapes, plants, and a potpourri of household items.
Be sure to visit the 4 Safety Van parked by the library from 10 a.m. until noon. Sponsored by Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Dunkin Donuts, its program will raise awareness and educate families on water safety through the use of a 2-minute TV video, interactive computer tablets, and giveaways.
In case of rain, the sale will be held inside the library. So, come rain or shine , the sale is on!
SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS
The 2015 Summer Reading Program will take place from July 6 to August 13.
Pick up a reading slip at the library and see how many categories of books you can read this summer.
The theme this year will be BOOK VENTURE: 2015 Reading Challenge, using a checklist by the web site POPSUGAR. Adults and Young Adults are challenged to read books from a list of 50 recommended categories, many of which will challenge the reader’s regular book choices.
A number of activities will support our summer reading program. Please join us for our various events
- Breakfast With Books – a social gathering to kick off the summer season. Thursday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.
- Movie – TBA – Tuesday, July 21, 1:00 p.m.
- Coffee Hour - readers will discuss the books they’ve read to date – Wednesday, July 29, 12:00 p.m.
- Hula with Cheri – see what Cheri can magically create with hula hoops – date TBA
- Ice Cream Social – a sweet gathering that puts a cherry on the ending of our summer reading program, Thursday, August 13, 2:00 p.m.
A sheet listing all programs and dates of the summer reading program, as well as sign-up sheets, will be available at the Library.