For adults:

“La Passion d’Augustine,” Winter Film Series, Sunday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m.

In a small convent school in rural Quebec, Mother Augustine provides a musical education to young women no matter their socio-economic background. However, with the looming changes brought by Vatican II and Quebec’s Quiet Revolution, the school’s future is at peril. Unrated. Run time is 103 minutes.

Monthly Poetry Evening, Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.

Bring poems to share, either your own or by someone else. The prompt for January is “artificial intelligence”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

“The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Film, Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m.

Images and interviews collected in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Swedish journalists, have been assembled by Goran Hugo Olsson, creating a powerful, inspirational documentary that provides a fresh perspective on a tumultuous period in American history. Archival footage of well-known figures like Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael and Martin Luther King as well as ordinary residents of Harlem, Brooklyn and Oakland, California, provides a rich counterpoint to America’s view of the Black Power movement. Following the film, Julie Weiss, historian and favorite discussant at Diversity Forum events, will lead the discussion. Sponsored by the York Diversity Forum.

For children:

More information on our children’s programs is available on our website: or pick up our Newsletter at the Library

Infant Lapsits (infants to 2 years old). Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Come for a program of stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes.

Art exhibits at the library:

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.

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