Saúl Armendáriz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, rises to international stardom after he creates the character Cassandro, the “Liberace of Lucha Libre.” In the process, he upends not just the macho wrestling world, but also his own life.

(2024) 107 minutes, R. Drama, Biography. Showing at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 17th in the Library’s Meeting Room. Shown with captions.

Young Salvatore Di Vita discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo instills in the boy a deep love of films. When Salvatore grows up, falls in love with a beautiful local girl and takes over as the Paradiso’s projectionist, Alfredo must convince Salvatore to leave his small town and pursue his passion for filmmaking. Shown in Italian with English subtitles.

(1988) 123 minutes, PG. Drama. Showing at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 24th in the Library’s Meeting Room. Shown with captions.

Plant and care for the library’s native plant butterfly and pollinator garden!  Learn about the importance of native plants and how you can help.  Do crafts and participate in citizen science activities, where ordinary citizens/community members help scientists by gathering local data.  Help the library raise monarch caterpillars to be released as butterflies at the end of the summer. 

Adults, teens, and children are welcome, but children aged 8 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.  Please register.

When single father John is given only a few months left to live, he tries to find the perfect family for his young son while shielding the boy from the terrible reality of the situation. As he struggles to find the right answer for the impossible task, he meets a social worker who opens him up to solutions he never would have considered.

(2024) 96 minutes, Drama. Showing at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 1st in the Library’s Meeting Room. Shown with captions.

drawing of bee with books

Join us for a fun and informal conversation about new books at the Library, taking place the first Tuesday of every month from 11am to noon. Librarians will give you the inside scoop about which books are flying off the shelves as well as hot new titles scheduled for release. Group members can share what they are reading and get tips on what to read next.

This program will be held in a hybrid format; in person at the Library, and virtually on Zoom. Please register if you would like to attend the program virtually and a Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Join Laura Clapp, Pete Wilhoit and Marc Amendola for a set of rock covers and originals on the patio. This will be the third show for this exciting new trio, featuring local musicians who have toured extensively and shared the stage with legendary artists such as Sting and Howard Jones.

Long-time popular solo artists, T-Bone Stankus (guitar) and Brian Gillie (keyboards) have teamed up as The Elderly Brothers, serving up mint-condition “oldies” rock ‘n’ roll with pitch-perfect harmonies and soulful improvisations as fresh as the originals.  No sleepwalk down memory lane with these guys.  Their radiant renditions, audience interaction, dancing groove and dose of mischief make their ‘50s and ‘60s rock-hop repertoire a unique and contagious kind of fun, and a joyous celebration of some good ol’ fashioned shake, rattle and roll.  sh BOOM!

Butter Jones is a local talent of prolific poet, singer-songwriters, with a unique sound that has been described as a blend of Indie Rock, Alt-Country, and Americana. The Band’s lyrical storytelling is complimented by their musicianship and creative arrangements. 

The Subliminals is an instrumental jazz/groove project from southeastern Connecticut. The group is a collective of diverse musicians whose talent is truly amazing, bringing years of experience to each performance.

In 2022 the 5 members of the Blue Rhythm Band came together.  Accomplished, experienced and dedicated musicians with a passion to authentically  recreate the music from some of the most storied blues artists of the past as well as the present; playing a mixture of old and new blues, blues rock and classic rock, as well as some of their own creation.

The Victorian Novel Book club will discuss “Red Pottage,” by Mary Cholmondeley on Thursday, November 14th at 4pm in the Historical Room.

The Victorian Novel Book club will discuss “Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley on Thursday, January 9th, 2025 at 4pm in the Historical Room.