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"Spotlight" - winner of the 2015 Academy Award for Best Picture - tells the story of how the investigative journalists of the Boston Globe exposed a massive scandal of child molestation inside the Catholic Church.
The final installment of this season's Journalism Film Series, "Spotlight" will be screened at the Latchis Theater on Sunday, February 25th, at 4:00 pm. A discussion led by Randy Holhut of The Commons will follow.
Free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.Find out more »
March 7 @ 7 pm ♦ Judith Frank
Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, called “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon.” In her talk "The Known World and the Literary Character," she considers what its unusual approach to characterization can tell us.
Books are available to read in advance (NOT required).Find out more »
April 4 @ 7 pm ♦ Barry O'Connell
Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays “The American Scholar,” “Self-Reliance,” and “Experience,” Amherst professor emeritus Barry O’Connell explores the many ways Emerson’s writings continue to offer insights that can make our lives more open and fruitful.
May 2 @ 7 pm ♦ James Maroney
Georgia O’Keeffe produced over 2,000 works in her 75-year career. James Maroney, the former Head of American Paintings at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s and the person who conducted her estate appraisal after her death, presents a critical evaluation of her best work.
Looking for some summer reading? Come to the Friends of the Library Book Sale on the Strolling of the Heifers weekend, May 31 to June 2, where you'll find lots of good books, plus DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and puzzles.
Thursday & Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 1 pm