Merrill Film Society
January 8. Ace in the Hole (1951) | 112 minutes
January 22. Network (1976) | 121 minutes
Merrill Film Society is an informal gathering of community members to view great works of cinema with one another. Everyone is invited. The films are free and popcorn is served! Showtime is 7 pm.
While not official local Camden Conference events, these films go along the lines of the 2020 Camden
Conference theme, THE MEDIA REVOLUTION: CHANGING THE WORLD.
In Ace in the Hole (also known as The Big Carnival), Kirk Douglas plays an Albuquerque newspaper reporter, too big for his small-town britches, who sensationalizes the story of a trapped miner and pushes the moral boundaries of his profession. Underappreciated when it first came out, it is now considered culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.
There is much more to Network than the memorable line about being mad as hell and not taking it anymore. Did it predict cable news, shock jocks, reality television? Is the young producer played by Faye Dunaway brillliant and ambitious or exploitative and dangerous? After more than 40 years, will the film feel prescient or nostalgic?
February 12 , we will screen the 2019 documentary Mike Wallace is Here, a 2020 Camden Conference event.
Join us for a discussion of
Reporter: A Memoir
by Seymour Hersh
Thursday, January 23, 2020. 7:00pm
Yarmouth History Center
118 East Elm Street, Yarmouth, ME
The theme of the 2020 Camden Conference is THE MEDIA REVOLUTION: CHANGING THE WORLD. Since 1987, the annual Camden Conference has provided a venue to foster informed discourse on world issues, and until the weekend of the conference (Feb. 21-23, 2020), there will be local community events around the state, including at Merrill Memorial Library.
On Thursday, January 23, join MML, the Yarmouth History Center, and the Camden Conference to discuss Seymour Hersh’s memoir, Reporter. As a prominent member of the media, Hersh was a witness to much history in the late twentieth century.
Future local Camden Conference events include
February 12, 2020 — Screening of the 2019 documentary Mike Wallace is Here
Go to www.camdenconference.org for more information about the conference
or to www.yarmouthlibrary.org for information about our local events.
Monthly Monday Matinee
The Monthly Monday Matinee January 27, 2020, will be Judy, starring Renee Zellweger. It starts at 1pm in Lewis Hall on the third floor of the library.
Free and open to the public.
Thursday, January 30, 2019. 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.
Readers Circle meets the fourth Thursday of the month, eight months out of the year.
This event is free and open to the public.
Lunch and Learn at the Library
A new program for adults at Merrill Memorial Library that will occur the first Wednesday of every month at noon.
Bring a lunch and come learn what members of your community are passionate about.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, Maine State Library genealogy expert BJ Jamieson will talk about researching your family’s past and the resources available to you.
- 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.