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Adult Programs
 
 
 
Book Group is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 in the Local History Room.  New members are welcome.

Upcoming titles for discussion are:



11/8/18;  The Widow by Fiona Barton
12/13/18:  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Sociey by Mary Ann Shaffer
1/10/19:  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
2/14/19:  In a Dark, Dark Woods by Ruth Ware
3/14/19:  The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
4/11/19:  The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
5/9/19:  The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
6/13/19:  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
7/11/19  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
8/8/19  One Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
9/12/19  Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann




 



 

We all know the ditty "Lizzie Borden took an ax....." but few people know the actual facts! Lizzie Borden: The Mystery Continues is a one hour in depth retelling of the famous double homicide. Extensive research utilizing archival materials, period newspapers and period photographs has been done to create an entertaining, fascinating and informative presentation about America's favorite "Who done it?"

The story begins on that fateful day in August 1892 with a striking description of the days events and the murders that took place. The police investigation is then recounted, the evidence described and examined. Then the focus will shift to the suspicion placed on Lizzie and her conflicting stories on her whereabouts in the house during the day of the murders. Following will be a summary of the Grand Jury hearings and the trial using actual testimony and newspaper accounts to illuminate the proceedings. In the end different theories on the murders will be set forth and the question of "Who done it?" will be put to the audience for further discussion and conjecture.

Join us on Tuesday, October 23rd @ 6:30 pm in Dexter Hall



AN AWARD-WINNING FILM THAT PROBES INTO THE VULNERABLE CORNERS OF FAMILY LIFE AND DEPICTS MESSY STRUGGLES OVER SOCIAL MEDIA, VIDEO GAMES AND ACADEMICS.

McManus Counseling is thrilled to announce that we are bringing the documentary "Screenagers" to Charlton on November 15, 2018 at 6pm in Dexter Hall at the Charlton Public Library. 

A discussion will follow the screening. Tickets are $10. Click here to purchase tickets: https://www.mcmanuscounseling.net/

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can
empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

https://www.mcmanuscounseling.net    



Join local instructor Linda Davis for Community Yoga at the Library on select evenings in Dexter Hall. All ages and levels welcome. Children ages 5 and under must have an adult helper at all times. Must bring your own yoga mats. 

Upcoming Dates: 
Tuesday, September 18th @ 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16th @ 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20th @ 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11th @ 6:00-7:00 p.m.


Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Please REGISTER online for each date through our Event Calendar.