Tag: Book Club

Columbia Land Conservancy Book Club – Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers, Feb 25

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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for ‘Where The Wild Books Are’, a book club meeting on Tuesday, February 25. During this meeting the club will be discussing Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers by Ben Goldfarb.

According to the Goodreads description, “In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of “Beaver Believers”―including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens―recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. From the Nevada deserts to the Scottish highlands, Believers are now hard at work restoring these industrious rodents to their former haunts. Eager is a powerful story about one of the world’s most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Ultimately, it’s about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet.”

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 / 5:30 – 7:30pm

LOCATION: Columbia Land Conservancy Office
49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

 

COST/REGISTRATION: Free

MORE:
http://clctrust.org
facebook.com/ColumbiaLandConservancy
instagram.com/clctrust

info@clctrust.org
518.392.5252

 

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At The Crandell: ‘Book Club’ & ‘Let the Sunshine In’

It’s Friday, and that means new movies at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham. Opening today is Book Club, and Sunday’s matinee is Let the Sunshine In.

Book Club

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

TRAILER:

INFO:
Rating: PG-13 (for sex-related material throughout and for language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: Bill Holderman
Written By: Erin Simms, Bill Holderman
Runtime: 104 minutes
Studio: Paramount Pictures

SHOW TIMES:
Fri 6/15 & Sat 6/16, 7:00pm & 9:00pm
Sun 6/17, 2:30pm & 7:00pm
Mon 6/18 thru Thu 6/21, 7:00pm


Let The Sunshine In

Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (White Material). Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. There’s a caddish banker (Xavier Beauvois) who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who’s working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist (Alex Descas) who’s skittish about commitment. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed, in the hands of master filmmaker Denis, into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love.

TRAILER:

INFO:
Rated: NR
Genre: Art House & International, Drama, Romance
Directed By: Claire Denis
Written By: Christine Angot, Claire Denis
Runtime: 96 minutes
Studio: Sundance Selects

SHOW TIMES:
Sunday 6/17 at 12:00pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
Chatham Film Club Members & Children $6.50
Non Members $7.50
Additional $2.00 fee for 3D

LOCATION:
The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street in the Village of Chatham, NY

MORE:
CrandellTheatre.org
FaceBook.com/CrandellTheatre

 

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New Lebanon Book Group: “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett, Feb 4

The New Lebanon Library Book Group is meeting this Sunday to discuss the book, “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett.

From the Publisher:

The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.

When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, February 4, 2018 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

LOCATION:
New Lebanon Library
550 State Route 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125

MORE:
NewLebanonLibrary.org
Facebook.com/NewLebanonLibraryNY
twitter –@NewLebanonLib
518-794-8844
leb@taconic.net

 

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Red Hook Library Special Book Discussion: Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger, Nov 17

This Friday at the Red Hook Public Library, a special book discussion of Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger. Set in the socially and racially divided town of Odessa, Texas, Friday Night Lights recounts the true story of the unique pressures and dreams of the 1988 Permian High School football team — the winningest high school football team in Texas history — as it pursues the state high school football championship.

Discussion will be facilitated by Greg “Coach” Rafferty. Coach Rafferty has 38 years of coaching experience including twenty-eight years coaching cross country in Red Hook and twenty-five years coaching track. He has also coached wrestling and girls’ basketball. Cookies and refreshments will be provided.

This book discussion is made possible through the Pushing the Limits program series. Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

DATE/TIME:
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm

ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public
Registration is requested by calling the library at 845-758-3241.

LOCATION:
Red Hook Community Center
51 Fisk Street, Red Hook NY

MORE:
redhooklibrary.org
Phone:845-758-3241
FaceBook: facebook.com/redhooklibrary

 

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Chatham Library Book Discussion Group, Nov 6

The Chatham Public Library hosts a monthly book discussion group on the first Monday of the month. The November book is“The North Water” by Ian McGuire.

“One of the NY Times Book Review’s 10 best books of 2016, the book tells the story of a nineteenth-century whaling ship that sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp, and highly original tale that grips like a thriller”.

In addition to the meeting on Monday, the library also runs an online discussion group through it’s GoodReads site.

DATE/TIME:
Monday, November 6th at 7:00pm

LOCATION:
Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY 12037-1399

MORE:
Phone: 518-392-3666
Email: chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us

 

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