Book Discussions/Events

Book discussion, author talks, Friend's book sales, Foundation events that are free and open to public.

Shakespeare Outside the Box: Much Ado About Nothing @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

Kenneth Branagh directed and stars in this lively and accessible slapstick interpretation, with then-wife Emma Thompson as Beatrice.  Also starring Denzel Washigton, Keanu Reeves and Michael Keaton. Next up: Sirs Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen in the 2015 film of Ronald Harwood's play about an aging Shakespearean actor: "The Dresser" on Saturday, February 23.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: Macbeth @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

This 1948 film was directed by and stars Orson Welles, with striking cinematography from John Russell of Psycho fame. A haunting, eccentric production with Welles' frequent radio costar Jeanette Nolan as Lady Macbeth. Next up: Kenneth Branagh's 1993 lively romp, "Much Ado About Nothing", on Sunday, February 17.

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NaNoWriMo Finale! @North

Come celebrate National Novel Writing Month! NaNoWriMo is a creative writing project launched by the nonprofit of the same name to encourage writers of all ages to complete a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 pm November 30. NaNoWriMo is a time and place to connect with other writers. Bring your laptop or tablet, favorite pencil, notebook and your library card (if you want to reserve a laptop from us to use for an hour or two) and write away. Everyone is welcome!

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