11th Annual Gingerbread House FestivalFestival of Lights Celebration Through Dec. 18 Our Festival of Gingerbread Houses will be held through Dec. 18. Gingerbread Houses will be on display in the Children’s Room.

Mountain Lion Film & Discussion, White Pine Program Friday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Join us for a viewing of the BBC film “Mountain Lions: Big Cats in High Places” followed by a discussion led by renowned puma scientist Dr. Mark Elbroch.

“Inside Out,” Family Film Series Saturday, Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m. Disney Pixar presents an inventive animated film that takes you on a journey from the “inside out” to discover the emotional roller coaster inside your head. Grab your pillows and blankets, wear your PJs, and come enjoy the movie along with our complimentary popcorn. Rated PG. 120 minutes.

“5 Flights Up,” Fall Film Series Sunday, Dec. 27, 3 p.m. Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this heartwarming story about a happily married couple, Ruth and Alex Carver, who have decided to cash in on their sought-after

Brooklyn apartment. After enlisting the help of Ruth’s niece, real estate agent Lily (Cynthia Nixon), they’re about to embark on a whirlwind weekend they never imagined. They’ll find their unwavering love tested in surprising ways – and ultimately discover a whole new lease on life. PG-13 for language and some nude images. 92 minutes.

FOR CHILDREN

More information on children’s programs is available on www.york.lib.me.us or at the newsletter at the library

Infant Lapsits (infants to 2 years old). Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Come for a program of stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes.

Teddy Bear Sleepover Evening Story Time Wednesday, Dec. 30, 5:30 p.m. Join author Molly Talevi for a story time reading of her book “Hammy and Murph’s First Sleepover”. Bring one of your favorite stuffed animals and after the reading and some cookies, your little furry friend can stay for a ‘Teddy Bear Sleepover’ at the Library. When you pick them up the next day you can learn about how much fun they had!

Preschool Story Hours Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts for ages 3-5.

ART EXHIBITS

In the display cases, an exhibit by area resident Ron Ames depicts a 19th-century view of the Native American as

“The Noble Savage”.

Stories in Miniature: Seacoast resident Cheryl Frye’s new diorama “Treasure Island” is now on display on the upper level of the library. Complete with Captain Hook, treasure chest, and skull and crossbones, this classic is illustrated in wonderful detail. Cheryl develops these delightful scenes with her grandchildren. Her work has been exhibited in a number of Seacoast Libraries, including Rye and Portsmouth.

Museums of Old York Display Case on the Lower Level: The musical instruments displayed in this exhibit were all made or used in York. Check www.york.lib.me.us for the most up-to-date information

In the Kennebunk Room: Paintings by artist Patricia M. Manninen will be on exhibit through the month of December. Patty a resident of Ipswich, Massachusetts, for over 40 years received her MBA in Business, with a minor in Art Education. Prior to her 29 years as a full professor in Business she pursued all aspects of art from Fashion, Interior Design, Jewelry Fabrication, and Clothing Construction to the teaching of Acrylic and Oil Painting. One of her favorite subjects to paint is water. She states, “The sea has so many moods, nuances, color variations and extremes that it will be a continuing perpetual challenge and pleasure for me to pursue.” This exhibit is sponsored by the York Art Association.

In the Display Cases: An exhibit by area resident Ron Ames depicts a 19th century view of the Native American as “The Noble Savage”.

Stories in Miniature:

Seacoast resident Cheryl Frye’s new diorama “Treasure Island” is now on display on the upper level of the library. Complete with Captain Hook, treasure chest, and skull and crossbones, this classic is illustrated in wonderful detail. Cheryl develops these delightful scenes with her grandchildren. Her work has been exhibited in a number of Seacoast Libraries, including Rye and Portsmouth.


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