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Bollywood Film Series

Our fourth annual Bollywood Film Series features traditional Indian food, henna, saris, and, of course, Bollywood films. The series continues each Monday night through July 7.

The fun starts at 5:30 p.m., and the film will be screened at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Some films may not be appropriate for young audiences, so parental discretion is advised.

What: Bollywood Film Series

When: 5:30 p.m. Every Monday Night Beginning June 9th-July 7th

Where: Second Floor Events Room at the Main Branch

Schedule:

June 9: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (159 mins)

We will sample traditional East Indian food before the movie begins.

June 16: Krrish 3 (152 mins)

A few Hindi phrases and sayings will be taught to introduce the primary language in the  Bollywood films.

June 23: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (155 mins)

Demonstration of how to wear the traditional Indian dress, the sari.

June 30: Chennai Express (141 mins)

Henna will be provided to apply these temporary tattoos in traditional patterns.

July 7: Teri Meri Kahaani (125 mins)

We'll end our Bollywood film series with an Indian dance performance.

If you have any questions please contact the Reference Department at (256) 532-5975 or e-mail Victoria Blakely at: vblakely [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Write Right Lunch and Learn: Write as Badly as Possible, or I’ll give you an ‘F’

Did you ever feel frustrated in school when you had a writing assignment and the teacher was demanding that you use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling when you’re struggling to formulate a topic in your mind? Veteran writing teacher Bonnie Roberts will present ways that you can break free from the constraints of being both writer and editor simultaneously and dissipate fears of failure, how we can stop being our own worst critic, how to acknowledge our power on the page as “creator” and allow ourselves to go deeper within ourselves to find nuggets of wisdom and authenticity.Bonnie Roberts has been writing poetry since 1979 and has published two collections: ‘To Hide in the Light’ and ‘Dances in Straw with a Two-Headed Calf’. She has taught poetry-writing in Lee High School, at the graduate level at UAH and in workshops throughout the country. She continues to mentor poets, young and old, established as well as novice.Attendance is free; coffee and water will be provided. For questions, call the Reference Desk at 256-532-5975. Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, Downtown BranchSecond Floor Meeting RoomNovember 10 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

100 Years of World War I on Film: All Quiet on the Western Front

As part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, we are showing five films released over the past century with the war as the setting and backdrop.

 

July 28 – All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Fierce anti-war statement tracing a group of eager, young, idealistic German boys into war and the subsequent disillusion each of them experiences when facing the harsh reality of survival. Starring Lew Ayers.

The film will be shown in the Second Floor Events Room at the Main Library at 6:00 PM.

Write Right Lunch and Learn: Courting the Muse

 

 

 

Do you think that if you haven’t established a successful writing career by the time you’re 40 that it’s too late? It’s never too late, according to Lynn Roberts. She spent almost 40 years writing a novel that was finally published under the title ‘Souls to Keep’ when she was 72 so she is eminently qualified to speak on the patience necessary for ‘courting the muse’ as well as the perseverance required to stay with a book from gestation to publication, even if it takes 40 years. Lynn Roberts worked in federal civil service for over 40 years, served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and after retirement, aside from working on the novel, took on various odd jobs including kennel keeping and housekeeping. Coffee and water will be provided. For questions, call the Reference Desk at 256-532-5975.

 

 

 

Bollywood Film Series

What: Bollywood Film Series

When: 5:30 p.m. Every Monday Night Beginning June 9th-July 7th

Where: Second Floor Events Room at the Main Branch

Join us as we celebrate our fourth annual Bollywood Film Series with traditional Indian food, henna, saris, and Bollywood films! The film series begins Monday June 9th, and will be every Monday night for five weeks. The activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the film will begin at 6:00 p.m. thereafter. Note: Admission is free. Some films may not be appropriate for young audiences, parental discretion is advised.

Schedule & Information:                                                                                                                                                 

June 9th: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (159 mins)

-Activity: We will sample traditional East Indian food before the movie begins.

June 16th: Krrish 3 (152 mins)

-Activity: A few Hindi phrases and sayings will be taught to introduce the primary language in the  Bollywood films.

June 23rd: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (155 mins)

-Activity: Demonstration of how to wear the traditional Indian dress, the sari.

June 30th: Chennai Express (141 mins)

-Activity: Henna will be provided to apply these temporary tattoos in traditional patterns.

July 7th: Teri Meri Kahaani (125 mins)

-Activity: We will end our Bollywood film series with exploring contemporary music!

If you have any questions please contact the Reference Department at (256) 532-5975 or e-mail Victoria Blakely at: vblakely [at] hmcpl [dot] org

Bond…James Bond: The Connery Years - Dr. No

The adaptation of the James Bond books by Ian Fleming in the 1960’s spawned a franchise (and adventure-seeking fantasy for spy lovers everywhere) that has continued to this day. We will view the first four films of the series with the actor that invented the character on film, Sean Connery, at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

Dr. No (1962) Sean Connery, with Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman.  James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a British agent. The trail leads him to the underground base of the diabolical Dr. No, who is plotting to disrupt an early American manned space launch with a radio beam weapon.

All films will be shown in the second floor events of the Main Library at 6:00 PM.

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 256-532-5975.

 

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