The Book to Screen series concludes with “The Dead,” the final work by the legendary director John Huston. It tells the story of a husband and wife who have just enjoyed a Christmas dinner at the house of the husbands aunt. Soon after dinner the couple starts tackling some prickly marital issues which result in an epiphany for both of them. Huston had a passion for classic literature, and this is a wonderful adaptation of the classic short story by James Joyce. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, and is placed on Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list. Steve Hunt will present.
With its beautiful grisaille decoration, this fascinating prayer book from about 1325, measuring only 3 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches, made a huge impact on later manuscripts in terms of how marginalia directly interacted with the prayer text, and in the tension between the sister arts of painting and sculpture. It consequently paved the way for the Boucicaut Hours of the Duke de Berry, as well as for Jan van Eyck’s paintings, including the Thyssen Annunciation diptych, both of which we will compare to images in the book.
Miller Park’s own in-house musician, Brian Griffin, will visit with his guitar for this Pajama Storytime. Free tickets are required and will be available beginning May 1st. Related Reading: Pigs in Pajamas by Maggie Smith
The second part of the Book to Screen series starts with “Anna Karenina” based on Leon Tolstoys powerful novel of moral and social examination of the 19th century Russian high-society. It follows the aristocrat Anna Karenina as she enters into a life-changing love affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The 2012 adaptation by Tom Stoppard is set in a fantasy theatre world, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law and is a refreshing representation of this classic novel about forbidden love and hypocrisy of the high society at the time. Steven Hunt will lead a discussion after the screening.
Students in K-5th grades can help the Cooking Caravan explore the poetry that surrounds us as common library objects and participants are transformed into a full-blown percussion ensemble! This hands-on experience combines literature and music theory in a creative and inviting way that is guaranteed to educate and entertain! Registration is required and begins April 13. Related Reading: Sound Projects With a Music Lab You Can Build by Robert Gardner
One hundred years ago, James T. Miller sold the land that would become Upper Arlington to King and Ben Thompson. Join us for a day of refreshments, activities and special guests celebrating this milestone in Upper Arlington history. Upper Arlington Historical Society President Charlie Groezinger, Lynn Thompson, granddaughter of King Thompson, and Esther Miller, granddaughter of James T. Miller, will all be on hand.
Got fines? Patrons of all ages can join us at any branch of the UAPL library to read from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and receive up to $8.00 off of your existing fines. Be sure to arrive early – you’ll need to fill out a brief form. Must be on time in order to participate.
Have you ever wondered how artists produced such exquisite manuscripts during Medieval Times? The process to acquire the required materials was much more difficult and laborious than for contemporary artists. Elizabeth Sandoval will provide explanation and insight into the various steps, including but not limited to preparing the parchment, chasing geese in springtime for the best quills, plunging the sea for ink, and pigment gathering and grinding to see some beautiful finished products.
Our book to screen series continue with Atonement, based on Ian McEwans best seller novel by the same name. Atonement is a beautiful and sensitive adaptation of the novel and achieved critical and commercial success at its release in 2007. The story is narrated by Briony Tallis, an author in search of atonement for an act she committed as a young girl. In the summer of 1935, significant events unfold in the mansion of a wealthy British family.