Merrill Film Society
Wednesday, March 10, 8:00pm, on Zoom
We have moved our discussions to Zoom.
On the passing of actress Cloris Leachman in January, we will watch and discuss the film that she won an Academy Award for, The Last Picture Show, from 1971, based on the book by Larry McMurtry, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and featuring some familiar actors while they were still young.
By the 1970s, most feature films were color, but The Last Picture Show was black and white. For the second film discussion of the month, we will look at another black and white film made after most films were color, 2013’s Ida. This Polish film won numerous awards, including the Best Foreign Language Oscar. It is available on disc from a number of libraries or to stream through Kanopy. We will discuss Ida March 24.
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.
March Readers’ Circle
Thursday, March 25, 2020, 7:00 p.m
Join us to discuss Funny in Farsi, by Firoozeh Dumas.
Register for the Zoom link at tinyurl.com/MMLReadersCircle
Readers Circle meets the fourth Thursday of the month, eight months out of the year.
This event is free and open to the public.
- 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.