Beach Reading

Updated 2015/06/30

Wednesday is Canada Day. It’ll be hot and we’ll be closed so be sure to grab your beach reading today.

Only Wounded By Patrick Taylor | Friday 5pm

On Friday Patrick Taylor joins us in the Program Room. Dr. Taylor will read from the recently re-released, Only Wounded, short stories about the Irish troubles, which centers on the hopes and despairs of everyday life during The Troubles of Northern Ireland’s not too distant past. This is your opportunity for a glimpse into Ulster. Don’t pass up a chance to hear Patrick Taylor at his finest.

NFB Matinee Performance | Sat 2pm

On Saturday we are showing three family friendly short movies from the National Film Board of Canada. Your chance to get out of the sunshine during the hottest part of the day.

Molly In Springtime

It’s carnival in Balthasarville and the scoundrel Bonifacio is scheming to overthrow Léon and become King Quack. But he’s outsmarted by Molly Gingerbread and her friend Hedgehog, who manage to save the townspeople Bonifacio has poisoned. This puppet animation by Pierre-Luc Granjon tells a medieval tale of treachery and love.

Painted Tails – Almond Blossom

Vincent van Gogh is the most recognized artist in the world. While his lonely, turbulent life is well known, many people are unaware of the sensitivity and compassion that fuelled his art. Dr. Gachet, van Gogh’s physician, and his daughter, Marguerite Gachet, saw this side after befriending the estranged artist. Adapted from the O. Henry story “The Last Leaf” and set within Vincent van Gogh’s most stunning paintings, Almond Blossoms is a magical reminder of the power of art. When young Marguerite Gachet’s mother falls ill with pneumonia, Vincent helps her weather the storm by introducing her to art and hope.

Big Drive

This short animation film tells the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s. In an era before in-car movies and video games, 4 sisters squeeze into the back of the family car for a long journey. While the parents keep a steady watch on the road ahead, restlessness gradually gives way to mayhem in the car’s close quarters. Just before the ride becomes unbearable, the sisters are inspired to combine their creative energy and the big drive becomes an even bigger adventure.