Friday, April 11, 2014

Feature Film "Saving Mr. Banks", Wed. 4/16 & Thurs. 4/17

Saving Mr. Banks
Wednesday, April 16 at 1 pm AND
Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 pm
Rated PG-13 (2 hours, 5 mins.)

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs this acclaimed film that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins.

Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set “Mary Poppins” free.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

After School Movie: "The Pirate Fairy"

Friday, April 11
3:15 pm
Rated G (1 hour, 30 mins.)

From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook, himself. Enjoy the laughter, heart, magic and thrills of The Pirate Fairy.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library. Comfortable chairs are provided but everyone is welcome to bring blankets and stretch out on the floor in the front of the theater.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Little Kids' Movietime: "Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles", Friday, April 4

Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles
Friday, April 4 @ 10 am
Rated G (44 minutes)

In EPISODE I - The Phantom Clone, the action-packed adventure begins when Darth Sidious unveils his plan to create a new super-weapon - an enhanced Sith clone named Jek-14 - to help him defeat the Republic once and for all. It's up to Jedi Master Yoda and his young Padawan students to work together and save the galaxy! In EPISODE II - Menace of the Sith, Count Dooku uses his new and improved Clone-a-Matic to create an army of Jek clones, but the original Jek-14 wants no part of the sinister scheme. Now, with the help of some old friends and two familiar Droids, substitute teacher Anakin Skywalker must lead Yoda's Padawan class to victory!

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Movie "12 Years A Slave", Wed. 4/2 & Thurs. 4/3

Rated R (2 hours, 14 mins.)
Wednesday, April 2 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, April 3 @ 5:30 pm
 
TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.  In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.  Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.  In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"Frozen" is coming to the library!

**Please note that this is only the FIRST showing of this hugely popular movie! We will also show it twice in April (dates tba).**

Frozen
Wednesday, March 26
1 pm
Rated PG
1 hour, 42 minutes
 
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Ladies' Night Movie: "Austenland", Wed. 3/26

Austenland
Rated PG-13 (1 hour, 37 mins.)
Wednesday, March 26
Snacks @ 5:15 pm
Movie @ 5:30 pm

Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes, a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with Mr. Darcy-as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice-is ruining her love life; no real man can compare. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn, water and some snacks are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Contributions of food and snacks are very welcome. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Little Kids' Movietime: "Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs", Fri. 3/21

Harry and his Bucket Full of Dinosaurs: To Dino World and Back!
Friday, March 21
10 am
 
Everyday events are far from commonplace in the lives of very young children, instead representing very real challenges and opportunities for growth. In this animated television series, Harry is just an ordinary kid struggling to make sense of things like nightmares, accidents, and childhood frustrations. Like Max and Emmy in Dragon Tales, Harry works out his problems by magically transporting himself into an imaginary world: in this case it's a place called Dino World that's populated by dinosaur friends Taury, Trike, Pterence, Sid, Patsy and Steggy. Harry learns about the power of imagination in "Aaahg!" and works on developing self-confidence and sportsmanship in "Goal." "Overdue" shows just how hard it can be for a child to return a book he really likes to the library and "Nobody's Listening To Me" portrays a child's frustration when everyone is simply too busy to listen. Finally, "Uh Oh!" looks at a child's options when he accidentally breaks something and explores the relative importance of things versus relationships.

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Movie: "American Hustle", Wed. 3/19 & Thurs. 3/20

American Hustle
Rated R (2 hrs., 18 mins.)
Wednesday, March 19 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, March 20 @ 5:30 pm

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock America, AMERICAN HUSTLE tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell's previous films (THE FIGHTER, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK), American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.
 
Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Classic Movie "Roman Holiday", Wednesday, 3/12

Roman Holiday
Wednesday, March 12 @ 1 pm
Not rated (1 hour, 58 mins.)

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Spring storytimes March 11 - April 17

Spring Story Times are coming up fast! The Children's Room offers a variety of ages/days of the week so that everyone can enjoy a Story Time. Pick the day/time that works best for you and your child and drop in! This session runs from March 11 through April 17.
  • Wiggles and Giggles with Miss Wendy (Ages 15 months - 3 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. A snack is included (peanut-free). If your child has a gluten or egg allergy please feel free to bring your own snack. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 am (runs approximately 20 minutes) in the Children's Room.
  • Bookworms with Miss Paulina (age 3-4 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. Wednesdays at 10:30 am (runs approximately 25 minutes) in the Lane Room.
  • Reading Roundup with Miss Paulina (age 4-5 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. Thursdays at 10 am (runs approximately 25-30 minutes) in the Lane Room.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Teen Movie: "Grace Unplugged", Friday, 3/7

Grace Unplugged
Rated PG (1 hour, 35 mins.)
Friday, March 7 @ 3 pm
 
Having just turned 18, Grace Trey (AJ Michalka) aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the worship leader is her father (James Denton), a former pop star. With the help of her dad's former manager, Grace runs away to Los Angeles and begins to taste the kind of stardom she's always dreamed about. Yet with each rung of the ladder she climbs, Grace feels more and more pressure to compromise her values, further straining her relationship with her parents. Will everything she experiences lead her to reject her faith.or rediscover it? With a star-studded cast, inspiring soundtrack and amazing musical performances, GRACE UNPLUGGED is a heartwarming film that "entertains while bringing families closer together" (Focus on the Family).

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Little Kids' Movietime: "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!", Fri. 3/7

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Let's Celebrate!
Not Rated (1 hour)
Friday, March 7 @ 10 am
 
Come one, come all, come Celebrate! With the Cat in the Hat you've got a date! When the Cat eats the last chocolate Nick and Sally must fly to Coco-a-licious to restock their supply. But princess Lotta-Chocka's helpers are away. Can the Cat and the kids help make chocolate today? You bet they can the best chocolate you ve seen! And to make it they start with a small bitter bean . . .

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Movie: "Gravity", Wed. 3/5 & Thurs. 3/6

Gravity
Rated PG-13 (1 hour, 31 mins.)
Wednesday, March 5 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, March 6 @ 5:30 pm

GRAVITY, directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron, stars Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ladies' Night Out: "About Time", Wed. Feb. 26

About Time
Rated R (2 hrs., 4 mins.)
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Snacks at 5:15 pm
Movie at 5:30 pm

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Starring Rachel McAdams.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn, water and some snacks are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Contributions of food and snacks are very welcome.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Academy Award Films Week 3 (Feb. 18-20)

RESCHEDULED
Roman Holiday - Nom. Best Picture 1950
Not Rated (1 hr., 58 mins.)
Thursday, Feb. 13 @ 5:30 pm

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert.



All About Eve - Best Picture 1950
Not Rated (2 hrs., 18 mins.)
Wednesday, Feb. 19 @ 1 pm

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington (Ann Baxter) is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend (Gary Merrill), her playwright (Hugh Marlowe) and his wife (Celeste Holm). Only the cynical drama critic (Oscar winner George Sanders) sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit. Thelma Ritter and Marilyn Monroe co-star in this acclaimed classic, which won six Academy Awards and received the most nominations (14) in film history.

All is Lost
Rated PG-13 (1 hr., 46 mins.)
Thursday, Feb. 20 @ 5:30 pm

Academy Award winner Robert Redford stars in All is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face. 

Little Kids' Movietime: "Chuggington", Friday, Feb. 21

Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 am

They're trainees!  They're making tracks!  Wheels to the rails! Clackety-clack! Honk your horns for the new worldwide hit television series about eager young engines Wilson, Brewster and Koko as they learn to become working trains in the land of Chuggington. In these six popular episodes, the trainees find fun and excitement as they get lost in a deserted town, handle an important responsibility in the safari park, and discover that the repair shed isn't such a scary place after all. There's plenty of action and laughs along the way with lessons about overcoming fear, responsibility and problem solving, all while discovering social-readiness values like friendship, teamwork, courtesy and more. As the trains, and your own little chuggers, practice their skills and complete daily tasks, they learn to ride the rails of life!

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Library Closing at 1/Movie Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather the library will be closing today, Thursday, February 13 at 1 pm. Roman Holiday, our Classic Oscar film that was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled.

Roman Holiday - Nom. Best Picture 1950
Not Rated (1 hr., 58 mins.)
Tuesday, February 18 @ 3 pm
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mike Bisceglia - "Gaelic and Garlic", Feb. 18th at 6:30 PM

Please join us on Tuesday evening, February 18th at 6:30 PM as we welcome local author Michael Bisceglia Jr. to the library.  He will be reading from his new book Gaelic and Garlic, a comic novel based on his memories of growing up in an Irish-Italian home.  Mike is a former teacher with over twenty-five years of experience as a teacher who now writes for several area newspapers and who has published numerous works of fiction and non-fiction.

In talking about the genesis of his book, Mike recalled that “I have the distinct privilege of having a combined Irish-Italian heritage.  I have played stickball in the gritty streets of Worcester (Wista), Massachusetts, and have laughed and cried (but mainly laughed) at more than my share of wakes, weddings and family reunions.  I love my family, and would love for you to meet every aunt, uncle and cousin.”

Mike's talk is free and open to all ages, with books available for signing after the presentation.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Winter Break Activities for Kids/Teens (Feb. 24-Mar. 1)


Friday, February 07, 2014

Academy Award Films, Week 2 (Feb. 11-13)

RESCHEDULED:
Rear Window - Nom. Best Picture 1954
Rated PG (1 hr., 55 mins.)
Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 3 pm

A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.  Starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.



The Last Picture Show - Nom. Best Picture 1971
Rated R (1 hr., 58 mins.)
Wednesday, Feb. 12 @ 1 pm

A group of 50's high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.  Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Starring Cybill Shephard and Jeff Bridges

Roman Holiday - Nom. Best Picture 1950
Not Rated (1 hr., 58 mins.)
Thursday, Feb. 13 @ 5:30 pm

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert.

Libby Chase at Lane Library Tuesday, February 11

For the month of February, local artist Libby Chase will be displaying the full-sized framed illustrations for her children's book "A Tail of Two Kitties" in the Weston Gallery of the Lane Memorial Library.  Written by her brother and brought to life by an innovative financing campaign through Kickstarter.com, the book was inspired by the tale of Eddie's two kitties, Rusty and Sparky.  Noting that the full title of the book is  "A Tail of Two Kitties; Their Adventure with Antonyms, Homonyms & Synonyms",  Eddie recalls drawing on his Masters in Education in order to play with the twists and turns of words in the English language.  The result is a fun read for all ages.

The exhibit is an arrangement of 10 of the original illustrations from the book matted and framed. The pages selected are ones that just have Rusty & Sparky in them - from being the Best of cats to the Worst of cats!

Libby will be speaking at the Lane Library on Tuesday evening, February 11 at 6:30 PM where she will discuss the book and the process of how it was published through a Kickstarter "crowd funding" campaign.  All are welcome to attend, especially those who might be interested in going this route for their own creative efforts.  Crayons and a special coloring-book illustration of Rusty and Sparky at the Lane Library will be available to keep the younger ones entertained throughout Libby's talk.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Kids' Movie: "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2", Wed. 1/29

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Wednesday, January 29 (SAU90 Early Release Day!)
1:30 pm
Rated PG (1 hour, 35 minutes)

Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention -- a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals – "foodimals!" Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world – again!

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library. 

Ladies' Night Movie: "Enough Said", Wed. 1/29

Enough Said
Rated PG-13 (1 hour, 33 mins.)

Wednesday, January 29 
Snacks at 5:15 pm
Movie at 5:30 pm

James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Catherine Keener shine in this heartwarming comedy that A.O. Scott of The New York Times calls "a small miracle of a movie." Divorced mom Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) may be falling for Albert (Gandolfini), a sweet, funny, like-minded divorcé. But as their relationship blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Keener), who's always complaining about her ex-husband. When Eva realizes that Albert is the target of Marianne's rants, she begins to question her own perceptions about first impressions and second chances.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn, water and some snacks are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Contributions of food and snacks are very welcome.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Feature Film: "Captain Phillips", Wednesday, Jan. 22

Captain Phillips
Rated PG-13
Wednesday, January 22
Matinee at 1 pm AND
Feature at 5:30 pm
 
Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is — through director Paul Greengrass’s distinctive lens — simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

MLK Day Activities for Kids!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 20

The Library will be open 9 am until 5 pm and the Children's Room is offering 2 special programs for kids:

10 am: Yoga for Kids (Ages 4-12). This program will be taught by two local moms/yoga instructors: Melanie Cole and Stacy McDonough. This is a signup program so please give the Children's Room a call (926-4729) or drop by to sign up.

AND

2 pm: Karate Program (Ages 5-12). This program is presented by Mike Worobel Martial Arts. This is a signup program so please give the Children's Room a call (926-4729) or drop by to sign up.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Little Kids' Movietime: "Here Come the Octonauts", Friday, January 17

Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 am
Not Rated

Dive into adventure with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with the other Octonauts as they explore the world's oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats above and below the waves! On this exciting DVD, Captain Barnacles tangles with a Colossal Squid who has his hooks in the Octopod, Peso babysits a bunch of penguin chicks stuck in a blizzard, Kwazii has a shocking encounter with an Electric Torpedo Ray, and much more!

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable!

Classic Film: "Harvey", Wednesday, January 15

Wednesday, January 15
1 pm
Not Rated (1 hour, 44 minutes)

James Stewart gives one of his finest performances in this lighthearted film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Stewart stars as the good-natured Elwood P. Dowd, whose constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise, Elwood’s obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in the side of her plans to marry off her daughter. But when Veta Louise decides to put Elwood in a mental hospital, a hilarious mix-up occurs and she finds herself committed instead. It’s up to Elwood to straighten out the mess with his kindly philosophy, and his “imaginary” friend, in this popular classic that features a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award-wining performance by Josephine Hull.

FREE Admission. Water and popcorn are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Winter Storytimes Start January 14


Winter Story Times are coming up fast! The Children's Room offers a variety of ages/days of the week so that everyone can enjoy a Story Time. In a small change of policy, you will no longer need to sign up for story time. Pick the day/time that works best for you and your child and drop in!
  • Wiggles and Giggles with Miss Wendy (Ages 15 months - 3 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. A snack is included (peanut-free). If your child has a gluten or egg allergy please feel free to bring your own snack. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 am (runs approximately 20 minutes) in the Children's Room from January 14-February 19 .
  • Bookworms with Miss Paulina (age 3-4 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. Wednesdays at 10:30 am (runs approximately 25 minutes) in the Lane Room from January 15-February 19 .
  • Reading Roundup with Miss Paulina (age 4-5 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. Thursdays at 10 am (runs approximately 25-30 minutes) in the Lane Room from January 16-February 20.

Monday, December 30, 2013

(RESCHEDULED) Little Kids' Movietime: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Super Adventure! Friday, 1/10

RE-SCHEDULED from last week
Friday, January 10
10 am (1 hour)
Not Rated

It’s Super Mickey, Wonder Minnie, Super-Power Pup, Super Goof, Dynamo Duck and Upsy-Daisy to the rescue! In an exciting adventure straight out of a comic book, Power-Pants Pete swoops down and starts shrinking everything insight down to teeny-tiny size. To save the day, Professor Von Drake transforms the Clubhouse Gang into super heroes with incredible powers. But Pete’s merely a sidekick; a wily villain named Megamort is the true mastermind behind the shrinky-dinky caper. Can our heroes outsmart the bad guys? Only by working together, with help from you… and the right Mouseketools! Packed with action, surprises and nearly two hours of fun - this Super Adventure celebrates the unstoppable power of teamwork and friendship.

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Family Movie: "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters", Monday, 12/30

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Monday, Dec. 30 at 11 am
Rated PG (1 hr., 47 mins.)
The magical, mythical adventures of teenager Percy Jackson - son of the Greek god Poseidon - continue in this heroic, action-packed thrill ride! Out to prove he's not just a "one-quest wonder," Percy and his demigod friends embark on an epic, cross-country journey into the treacherous Sea of Monsters, where they battle terrifying creatures, an army of zombies, and the ultimate evil. With time running out, Percy must find and bring home the fabled Golden Fleece, which has the power to save his world...and save us all!

Admission is FREE. Snacks and drinks are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Kids' Movie: "Despicable Me 2", Monday, 12/23

Despicable Me 2
Rated PG (1 hr., 38 mins.)
Monday, December 23
11 am

Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon. Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world. Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father. Assemble the Minions for laugh-out-loud comedy in "one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!" (MovieGuide)

Admission is FREE. Snacks and drinks are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ladies' Night Out: "The Holiday", Wed., 12/18

Ladies' Night Out Movie
The Holiday
Rated PG-13 (2 hrs., 16 mins.)
Wednesday, Dec. 18 
Snacks at 5:15 pm
Movie starts at 5:30 pm

In Nancy Meyers' The Holiday, a romantic comedy from the director of Something's Gotta Give and What Women Want, two women trade homes only to find that a change of address can change their lives. Iris (Winslet) is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda (Diaz), realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris moves into Amanda's L.A. house in sunny California as Amanda arrives in the snow covered English countryside. Shortly after arriving at their destinations, both women find the last thing either wants or expects: a new romance. Amanda is charmed by Iris' handsome brother Graham (Law) and Iris, with inspiration provided by legendary screenwriter Arthur (Wallach), mends her heart when she meets film composer Miles (Black).

Attendance is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library. Donations of food and snacks to share with other attendees is always appreciated.

Friday, December 06, 2013

After School Movie: "Turbo", Friday, 12/13

Turbo
Rated PG (1 hr., 30 mins.)
Friday, December 13 at 3:15 pm

From the creators of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda comes a hilarious "fun-fueled family adventure" (Bill Bregoli, CBS Radio News) that proves no dream is too big...and no dreamer too small. When an ordinary snail named Turbo acquires the power of super-speed, his life kicks into overdrive! With the help of a struggling taco stand owner and a streetwise snail crew, Turbo will attempt to race in the Indy 500 and make all their dreams come true.

Attendance is FREE. Snacks and drinks are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Classic Christmas Movie: "Christmas in Connecticut", Wed. 12/11

Christmas in Connecticut
Not Rated (1 hr., 45 mins.)
Wednesday, December 11 at 1 pm

Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writer. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an umarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do? Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Sydney Greenstreet

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Little Kids' Christmas Movies, Friday, December 6 at 10 am

Friday, December 6 at 10 am
Not Rated (Total Time = 60 mins.)

The Snowman

An Academy Award Nominee (Best Animated Short Film, 1982), this delightful animation weaves a spell of magical enchantment as a young boy's snowman comes to life and escorts him on a magical flying visit to the North Pole. Absolutely superlative family enjoyment. 





Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice


The outrageous yuletide adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne continue in this totally tinsel adventure that reminds us there's room for everyone on the 'nice' list. Santa's stealthiest little elves must race to recover classified North Pole technology, which has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking naughty kid, in an effort to stop Christmas from descending into chaos. Bring the family together for a comical adventure that puts the Ho, Ho, Ho in your Holidays!


These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Feature Film: "The Way, Way Back", Tues., Dec. 3 and Wed.., Dec. 4

The Way, Way Back
Rated PG-13
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 pm AND
Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 1 pm

The Way, Way Back is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

WHS Thanksgiving Break Double Feature

WHS students are welcome to join us for a double feature event Monday, December 2nd starting at 11am.

pacific rim posterPacific Rim(11am)
Rated PG-13 (2 hr. 18 min.)
When monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.




World Warworld war z poster Z(1:15ish pm)
Rated PG-13 (1 hr. 93 min)
Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Eve Family Film: "Monsters University"

Monsters University
Rated G (1 hr., 35 mins.)
Wednesday, November 27 at 11 am

Disney Pixar proudly presents the hilarious story of how two mismatched monsters met and became lifelong friends in a movie screaming with laughter and oozing with heart. Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he’s dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. With their dreams temporarily dashed, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.

FREE Admission. Snacks and drinks are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It's Polar Express Time at the library!

Join us Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. (rain/snow date—Thursday, Dec. 12 @ 6:30 p.m.) for our Polar Express extravaganza!

Miss Joanne (yes, Miss Joanne!) will read The Polar Express by Chris van Allsburg and there will be a secret, surprise guest. We’ll have snacks and a craft to bring home. Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun!

This popular program fills up quickly, so please be sure to get your name on our list. Sign ups begin on Monday, November 18. You can either sign up in person at the Children's Room or call us at 926-4729 to reserve tickets per family.

Please contact the Children’s Room if you would like to donate goodies for the evening (926-4729).