Senior Moments: Coloring for Grown Ups

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Thursday, September 24th at 3 p.m.

Senior Moments, a monthly coffee and conversation program designed specifically for seniors, will meet in the Conference Room.

Experience the latest trend in creativity and relaxation: coloring for adults! If you have the crafting gene, an artistic mind, or are just looking to unwind, breathe life into complex designs with fresh color. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and markers will be provided.

 

Understanding Wine - Part I

Thursday, September 24th at 7 p.m.

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Darien merchant Nicholas Troilo of Nicholas Roberts will guide you through the techniques used by professional wine merchants to evaluate and judge wine.  You’ll learn how to examine the color, how to describe the aromas of the wine, and how wine effects various areas of the palate.  Most of all you’ll learn how to enjoy wine.  Please bring two stemmed, clear wine glasses to the class.  There will be both class work and homework.

Friday Night Feature - 'Cinderella'

Friday, September 25th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. - Cinderella (2015) Starring Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger , Sophie McShera; Rated PG; 112 minutes;

Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies unexpectedly. Forced to do every menial chore imaginable, Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, Cinderella wants nothing more to attend, and although her stepmother won't allow it, she gets help from a surprising source.

 

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.  Check out what else we're screening.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Musical Film Fest - 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Monday,  September 28th  at 6:30 P.M. -  Little Shop of Horrors  (1986) Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin, Levi Stubbs, Vincent Gardenia, Tichina Arnold; Rated PG-13; 88 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Rick Moranis plays nebbishy Seymour Krelborn, who works in a rundown flower shop on Skid Row. While his boss (Vincent Gardenia) bemoans the lack of business, Seymour seeks a way of bringing the shop -- and himself -- fame and fortune. He purchases a strange plant from an even stranger oriental street vendor (Vincent Wong), naming the plant after his girlfriend Audrey (Ellen Greene, one of the few carry-overs from the Broadway version). Gradually, Seymour learns to his horror that "Audrey II" (given the voice of R&B performer Levi Stubbs) craves blood and flesh. With each of Audrey II's "FEEED MEEE"s, Seymour must scare up human food to satisfy the plant's appetite. One such victim is dentist Steve Martin, a leather-jacketed Elvis type (the dentist's ultra-masochistic patient played by Jack Nicholson in the 1960 original is here impersonated by Bill Murray). The lighthearted tone of the film darkens as Audrey II grows in monstrosity, but the unhappy ending of the Broadway version is avoided herein.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Understanding Wine - Part II

Thursday, October 1st at 7 p.m.

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Nicholas Troilo from Darien’s leading wine merchant, Nicholas Roberts, will lead a tasting of various grape varietals and wine making styles.  We’ll identify the flavor components in the wines and discuss how those flavors match with various food.  Mr. Troilo will discuss both old world and new world styles.  Please bring two stemmed wine glasses to the class.

Musical Film Fest -'Evita'

Monday,  October 5th  at 1:30 P.M. -  Evita  (1996) Starring - Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail, Victoria Sus &  Julian Littman; Rated PG; 134 minutes; "Evita"  tells the story of Eva Peron (1921-52), a woman whose name evokes powerful feelings in her native Argentina. Throughout this film, as in the musical, the story is explained and commented on by a character known as "Che," played   by Antonio Banderas.

 

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).