How do Colleges Really Choose Students? Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Former Assistant Dean of Admissions at Bowdoin College (2000-2012), Wendy Thompson, shares her expertise regarding college admissions. Wendy’s entertaining, interactive presentation “How do Colleges Really Choose Students? An Inside Look at the College Admissions Process” illustrates just how many factors college admissions officers consider when they review applications for admission. Her presentation is geared toward families of high school students in every grade.

Ranked Choice Voting Friday, April 8 at 7p.m. This meeting is an opportunity for community members to learn more about this alternate voting system and how it could impact politics in Maine. The meeting will include;

an overview of how Maine’s current voting system works, how ranked choice voting works, as well as the impacts and implications of implementing ranked choice voting statewide. This November Mainers will be able to vote on implementing this system so it is important that voters have the information to make a decision that best suits them.

“The Good Dinosaur” Family Film Saturday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. In a world where dinosaurs and humans live sideby side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. And while traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. Rated PG for peril, action and thematic elements. 93 minutes.

“Mr. Holmes” Spring

Film Series Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m. An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) deals with early dementia as he tries to remember both his final case and a mysterious woman whose memory haunts him. He also befriends Roger (Milo Parker), the young son of his housekeeper (Laura Linney), who wants him to work again. This satisfyingly complex plot, directed by Bill Condon, shows everyone the difference

between elderly and doddering. Rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental smoking. 104 minutes.

Monthly Poetry Evening Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. Bring poems to share, either one’s own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for April is “Peep”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

Severe Shyness

Wednesday, April 13 at Noon Helen Rivas-Rose will speak about the nature of severe shyness; what it is like, how difficult it is to overcome, and how to seek relief. Helen, who herself suffers from severe shyness, has been a teacher and author. Her 2015 memoir “Brave: A Painfully Shy Life” describes her life and how she has worked to overcome shyness.

Morgan Callan Rogers Maine Author Talk Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. Portland Maine author, Morgan Callan Rogers, will

speak about her new book, Written on my Heart”, a sequel to her novel, “Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea”. As newlyweds Florine Gilham and Bud Warner begin their lives together, Florine is drawn back into the memory of her mother, Carlie, who vanished when Florine was twelve. Unexpected clues begin to surface and Florine and Bud try to solve an old mystery while building a new marriage and raising a family. Books will be available for signing and sale.

York History Series: The Civil War Period in York Part 6 Wednesday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. Local historian James Kences’ series of programs about York history concludes with this session. His approach started with the present, a reverse chronology, as if conducting an archaeological excavation. This series is co-sponsored by the Museums of Old York and the York Public Library.

Taking Flight, Making Origami Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Artists of all ages are invited to learn how to fold a classic

origami crane in this free expressive arts program that highlights the history and therapeutic qualities of the medium. Origami mentors are welcomed to help instruct others at this open drop-in intergenerational learning program that teaches the wellness benefits of creativity through the experience of art-making, art-taking and artgiving. Participants can support the Art HOPE 1000 Healing Cranes Project and make origami for York Hospital Cancer Care patients and individuals living with long-term illness in the community. “Black Mass” Spring Film Series

Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. This Scott Cooper directed film tells the true story of James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp), the brother of a state senator (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston. Bulger became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. Depp provides a masterful portrayal of the criminal psychopath in this gritty and hard-as-nails crime drama. Rated R for brutal violence, language throughout, some sexual references and brief drug use. 122 minutes.

For teens:

Teen Advisory Group Meeting Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. The Spring calendar is action packed with fun events and happenings for teens and young adults. Come join the TAG and have some input on library YA collections, help lead/create fun programming, participate or volunteer at some of these events, organize community service projects, and/or influence how the library serves teens.

For children:

Fairy Tale Madness

Tuesday, March 29 from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Miss Kathleen and Miss Sharon will amaze with a different aspect of a story people think they know. This week the story is “The Hare and the Tortoise”. Come join the fun.

Lapsit Storytime (infants to two years old)

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Come for a program of stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes.

Preschool Storytime

Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Join the group for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts for 3-5 year olds.

More information on the library’s children’s programs is available on their website: www.york.lib.me.us or pick up our Newsletter at the Library.


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