Pack a picnic dinner or grab something delicious from your favorite takeout restaurant and head to the Library for a family movie night! Bring your family, your friends and your own dinner or snacks! Every Wednesday @ 5:30 P.M.
‘Words and Pictures’
An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama. Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students’ obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school’s once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack’s performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack’s desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that’s as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle.
Monday September 29, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
M E Messere author and historian will be giving a lecture on “A Place of Great Sadness”.
Few people realize that the bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War took place here in Central New York. The story will bring into our view a cast of characters that include, Chief Joseph Brant, Molly Brant, the Sachems of the Iroquois, Sir John Johnson, and the infamous Benedict Arnold.
The meeting is free and open to the public. No registration required.
Pack a picnic dinner or grab something delicious from your favorite takeout restaurant and head to the Library for a family movie night! Movies are typically rated G or PG unless stated otherwise. Bring your family, your friends and your own dinner or snacks! Every Wednesday @ 5:30 P.M.
SEPT. 24 – ‘GODZILLA’ – RATED PG-13
The king of all monsters returns in this Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production helmed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters). As the story opens in Japan, we find dedicated nuclear power-plant manager Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) so caught up in his work that he forgets it’s his birthday. Sending his young son Ford off to school before reporting to the plant with his wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche), who works in the reactor, Joe begins to suspect that some suspiciously patterned seismic activity may be something more sinister than shifting tectonic plates He’s right, too, because when the plant goes into meltdown mode and Sandra gets caught on the wrong side of the containment door, a massive cover-up ensues. Fifteen years later, Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has become a bomb-disposal expert in the U.S. military. He’s just returned home to his wife Elle (Elizabeth Olsen) and their son Sam (Carson Bolde) when he gets word that Joe been arrested in Japan. Long estranged from his father, who was written off as a conspiracy theorist for his failed efforts to prove the Japanese government was attempting to hide something about the earlier disaster, Ford nevertheless ventures to Japan to get him out of jail, and reluctantly agrees to join him in traveling to their old home in the quarantined zone. Subsequently taken into custody, the pair end up in the very plant where Joe used to work, and where scientists Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) are studying a massive cocoon-like structure that appears to feed on radiation. The situation turns critical when the events of the present begin to mirror those of the past, and a terrifying winged-creature dubbed a ‘MUTO’ is unleashed. Meanwhile, as the military attempts to devise a plan to destroy the beast, signals indicate that it had been calling out to something before it broke free, and the scientists learn that it has awoken a towering, godlike leviathan that has lied dormant for centuries, and may be mankind’s only hope for restoring the balance of nature. Author: Jason Buchanan
This Sunday, September 14th marks the return of our Sunday Movies Matinee! A free movie the second Sunday of each month. Movies are digitally projected on to a large screen. Free and open to the public. Starts at 2:00 PM.
SEPT. 14 – ‘CAPTAIN AMERICA THE WINTER SOLDIER’
Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who’s grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star, with Community director/producers Joe and Anthony Russo helming. Author: Jeremy Wheeler
Pack a picnic dinner or grab something delicious from your favorite takeout restaurant and head to the Library for a family movie night! Movies are typically rated G or PG unless stated otherwise. Bring your family, your friends and your own dinner or snacks!
SEPT. 10 – ‘DRAFT DAY’ – RATED PG-13
Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr., the GM of the Cleveland Browns. With 13 hours until the beginning of the NFL draft, Sonny is informed by the team’s owner (Frank Langella) that if Sonny doesn’t make a splash and generate ticket sales, he’s going to be fired. That prompts the GM to take a trade offer from another team that gives him the first pick in the draft, in exchange for three furure first-round picks. The move outrages the Browns’ head coach, and forces all of the team’s scouts to dig up what they can find about the pick everyone, including the owner, expects them to make — a highly touted QB from Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Weaver is drawn to a talented linebacker who has family issues to deal with and is known for having a hot temper. Author: Perry Seibert
We are continuing our Dinner & a Movie Program, but at the new start time of 5:30 P.M. pack a picnic dinner or grab something delicious from your favorite takeout restaurant and head to the Library for a family movie night! Movies are typically rated G or PG unless stated otherwise. Bring your family, your friends and your own dinner or snacks!
This weeks movie is on September 3rd and is ‘BLENDED’ – RATED PG-13.
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite with Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci for this Warner Bros. romantic comedy about a terrible blind date that segues into a nightmare family vacation. Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) are two single parents just looking for love. In the wake of a blind date that turns disastrous, both agree that they’re better off single. Just when Lauren and Jim thought they would never see each other again, however, their two families end up at the same African safari resort for spring break. Could it possibly be that their relationship is so crazy it just might work?
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! Library Card Sign-up Month is a celebration held each September during which librarians across the country remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply of all.
A library card is a key resource in achieving academic success, and the library is the perfect place to spend quality family time together.
If you or your child do not yet have a library card, you can either sign up for one online at the Onondaga County Public Library website, or come into Solvay Public Library anytime. But, remember to bring: your official photo identification (such as your driver’s license) with current address and signature or two forms of identification, one with current address and one with a photo of you. If you do not have the required identification, ask a librarian or staff member and they will tell you how to get a card.