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Case Closed on the 1873 Smuttynose Ax Murders

For almost 150 years the moonlight ax murder of two Norwegian women on the rocky Isles of Shoals has haunted New England. Popular historian and lecturer J. Dennis Robinson cuts through the hoaxes, lies, rumors, and fiction surrounding the arrest, trial and execution of 28-year old Louis Wagner, who claimed his innocence to the end. If you read the bestselling novel Weight of Water or saw the Hollywood film -- that's not what happened. A longtime summer steward of Smuttynose Island, Robinson lays out the facts based on his book-length study, Mystery on the Isles of Shoals.

A Tribute to Roger Ebert

 Probably the most famous film critic of all time, Roger Ebert left his mark on the world of cinema- and gave Liz, our resident film librarian, her first glimpse at how to critically look at film. We're going to take a look at his early days in Chicago, the juggernaut that was Siskel and Ebert, and his constant quest to elevate new filmmakers.

Oh, and we WILL be talking about that movie he made with Russ Meyer...

This program will be presented via Zoom.


Be the Match

Every year, 12,000 patients are diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers or diseases for which a blood stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor may be their only chance at a cure.  Be The Match is a community of donors, volunteers, health care professionals and researchers who deliver cures by helping patients get the life-saving blood stem cell transplant they need.  The Be The Match Registry® is the world’s most diverse donor registry.

Film Screening: NOPE

A tie-in with our Jordan Peele Deep Dive program.

"After random objects falling from the sky result in the death of their father, ranch-owning siblings OJ and Emerald Haywood attempt to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object with the help of a tech salesman and a documentarian."

Film Screening: The Farewell

"A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies." Directed by Lulu Wang

Rated PG for thematic material, brief language and some smoking

Screening will be held in meeting room B. As this is a small space, masks are encouraged.





Film Screening: The Woman King

"A historical epic inspired by true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries." Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing material, thematic content, brief language and partial nudity.

Screening will be held in meeting room B. As this is a small space, masks are encouraged.






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