Revision of Adult Summer Reading 2013 from May 24, 2013 - 12:25pm


Adult Summer Reading 2013:  Groundbreaking Reads: Controversial or Banned Books


Book & Film Discussions

All books are available at the Reference Desk. Registration is required for all events. To register place call the Library at 973-226-5441.

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Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster

Tuesday, June 25 @ 5:30 PM

Before the event, read the harrowing novel Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster. On June 25th, view the gripping film starring Helena Bonham-Carter, Judy Davis, Rupert Graves and Helen Mirren while enjoying refreshments. Immediately following the movie there will be a lively discussion of the book and the film.                    

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1984 by George Orwell

Wednesday, July 24 @ 5:30 PM

Before the event, read George Orwell’s classic, haunting novel 1984. On July 24th, view the chilling film about a future utopia starring John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton while enjoying refreshments. Immediately following the movie there will be a lively discussion of the book and the film.
 


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A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, August 20 @ 5:30 PM

Before the event, read Ernest Hemingway’s intense classic novel of love and war, A Farewell to Arms. On August 20th  view the powerful film starring Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes and Adolphe Menjou while enjoying refreshments. Immediately following the movie there will be a lively discussion of the book and the film.

 

                                                        

Special Program

"Daring Literary Divas" a staged reading with Equity Actors featuring Thea White & J.C. Hoyt

Tuesday, July @ 2:00  PM

An original staged reading of selections of prose and poetry from Shakespeare,Christopher Marlowe, Lord Byron, Elizabeth Barrett Browning as well as scenes from “King Henry V,” “Twelfth Night” and “Taming of the Shrew” presented by actors Rick Delaney, Thea White  and J. C. Hoyt.

       

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“SHAKESPEARE ON STAGE: A RECITATION CONTEST”

Friday, March 15 @ 6:30-8:30 PM

Stephanie Gerstein, Doug West and Thea White will judge memorized soliloquies or monologues from Shakespeare’s works in three categories:

Adults (18 years of age & older)

High School Students in Grades 9-12

Middle School Students in Grades 6-8

 

Contestants must register in advance and  their selections must be approved by the Reference staff.  Each soliloquy or monologue must be no longer than 5 minutes in length. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner-up in each category. Members of the audience must also register as seating is limited. A reception, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, featuring Renaissance era food will follow the Awards Ceremony.

To enter the contest, please click here to download and print an entry from with contest rules and return to the Library by 8PM on Tuesday, March 12 .

Audience members ONLY, please click here to register.

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Much Ado About Nothing - (PG-13, 2003)  

Friday, March 22 @ 1:00 PM

Starring Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, and Keanu Reeves

A romantic comedy about young lovers, confirmed bachelors, and frolicsome fun.

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O - (R, 2002) 94 min.               

Thursday, March 28 @ 6:30 PM

Starring Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, and Julia Stiles

A modern day version of Shakespeare's "Othello" with a young cast and new setting.