Sunday, November 1, 2009

Programs This Week: Film Screening, and Dr. Sheldon Hackney

On Tuesday, November 3rd at 7pm, the library will be showing a film. This sleeper stars Kathy Bates, Rupert Everett, Dan Ackroyd, Jonathan Price and Lynn Redgrave with cameos by Julie Andrews and Barry Manilow. This delightful mix of comedy, mystery, tragedy, and drama follows Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) who in the face of her failing marriage, and the death of her favorite pop star, learns the value and limitations of "unconditional love".

On Wednesday, November 4th at 7pm, Dr. Sheldon Hackney will present a talk entitled "The Concept of Freedom and the American National Identity." The library closes at 5:30 that evening but will reopen at 6:30pm so this event can be presented in the main room of the library. Dr. Hackney is the David Boies Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, with special interests in the history of the South since the Civil War, the 1960s, and the American identity. He has served as president of both Tulane and the University of Pennsylvania.

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