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April Readers’ Circle
Merrill Film Society
Wednesday, April 14, 8:00pm, on Zoom
We have moved our discussions to Zoom.
A noted writer on film named James Harvey died in 2020, and although he did not publish many books, those he did were long and thorough. In 1987 he wrote Romantic Comedy in Hollywood from Lubitsch to Sturges. This month we will look at two romantic comedies, from Sturges to Lubitsch, starting with The Palm Beach Story (1942, dir. Preston Sturges), and followed by Trouble in Paradise (1932, dir. Ernst Lubitsch). Please watch the films on your own and then join us online to discuss them.
April 14 — The Palm Beach Story
April 28 — Trouble in Paradise
Email Jeff at email@example.com for an invitation to the meeting.
Merrill Film Society is an informal gathering of community members to view great works of cinema with one another. Everyone is invited.
Geopolitics of the Arctic: A Region in Peril
This January, Merrill Memorial Library and Falmouth Memorial Library hosted two Camden Conference community events, and recordings of the lectures are now available online.
January 19, Jeff Thaler, a professor of practice at the University of Maine School of Law, associate university counsel for environmental, energy, and sustainability projects for the University of Maine System, and associate faculty member of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, presented “Comparing Impacts of Climate Change upon Maine and Greenland.” Watch a recording on our channel on YouTube or download a PDF of Professor Thaler’s slides.
January 26, Geneviene LeMoine, curator of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center at Bowdoin College, presented “Melting Away: Disappearing Archaeology in the Arctic,” looking at the damage climate change is doing to prehistoric and historic archaeological sites across the Arctic and the ways archaeologists and northern communities are coping with this emerging problem. To request a recording of the presentation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Non-fiction (including special sections on Gardening, Interior Design, Home, Cooking, Travel, and recently purchased titles)
- Fiction (including new best-sellers)
- Audio Books on CD (fiction and non-fiction)
- Movies and Television on DVD
- Large-Print Books
- Periodicals (over 70 titles ranging from news commentary to popular interest)
- Newspapers (Portland Press Herald, Boston Globe, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post)
What will you read next?
If you’ve discovered a book that you like and are looking for something similar, try the following web sites for ideas:
- whatshouldireadnext.com This site lists other titles by the same author as well as books that you may like within the same genre.
- gnooks.com This site offers an interesting “Map of Literature” as well as suggestions of similar authors.
- GoodReads This site offers users a bookshelf to organize books they are currently reading as well as books to be read.
- NextReads This site offers users the chance to sign up for a weekly newsletter of reading suggestions.