If you’re looking for cool, free entertainment for the rest of the week, come to the Clark County Public Library Wednesday through Friday nights.
On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., we’ll be showing the hit movie about the race horse of race horses, Secretariat. This showing is part of the Kentucky Picture Show series reference librarians Angela Turner and Jennifer Mattern have been hosting during the Summer Reading Program. They’ve created a comfy community movie venue, sort of a cross between a theatre and a living room, at which an ever increasing crowd of convivial attendees enjoy a great film along with free refreshments.
Mark your calendars for two very different films in August. On Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 6:30p.m., they’ll be showing Hitchcock’s “Rear Window,” a classic of suspense; Wednesday, Aug. 10, they’ll switch genres and show “When Harry Met Sally,” which is, in my opinion, the best romantic screw-ball comedy since films like “The Philadelphia Story” and “The Lady Eve” (which are available for check-out from the Library.)
On Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m., Clark County greenhouse owner Debbie Barnes, will present a humorous investigation of the naughty infatuations of those (supposedly) virtuous Victorians for our monthly Local History program. Debbie is noted for her lively plant talks and we expect this program about the peccadilloes of the proper to be as, if not more, entertaining. She’ll discuss naughty Victorians far and near, from England to Clark County. Register to attend and learn what Debbie will shake out of the history closet.
To complete the week, Friday evening, July 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., we’ll have the reception for artists who donated works to the Community Art Show that has been hanging in our adult community room throughout July. If you have not had time to come in to see the show, or, if you have seen the show, but would like to meet an artist, please come by Friday evening. We’ll have refreshments and music, and a couple hours to socialize while enjoying some fine local art.
The Summer Reading Programs conclude at the end of July, but the fun and entertainment go on at the Library all year. We’ve got excellent programs and events planned for the rest of the year, including one of our biggest annual events, Local History Week, this year from Monday, Aug. 29 to Thursday, Sept. 1. In the past nine years, this series of four programs and catered dinners has become the prelude to the Pioneer Festival for Clark County patrons who have a passion for local history.
It’s really worth your while to stay tuned to the Library. Our programming and services have expanded exponentially over the past year and we are having a great time doing it. In this column I only cover a few of each week’s highlights. For a comprehensive listing of what’s happening go to our website: www.clarkbooks.org; visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/clarkbooks; or, come in, pick up a calendar and newsletter, enjoy a class, program, art show, or display, or just take a comfy chair and read.