Saturday, March 29, 2014

What movies are playing on Fridays in April?


April 4 – THE HOT ROCK:  A team of cat burglars is hired to steal a gem from a museum.  Bad luck keeps it just out of their reach.  Originally released in 1972.  Bonus:  Great vintage footage of New York City!!  Robert Redford, George Segal, Moses Gunn.  100 minutes.

April 11 – NEBRASKA:  After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his estranged son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune.  Getting waylaid in the father’s hometown in Nebraska, the son tries to reconnect with his impenetrable father.  Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach.  114 minutes.

April 18 - SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY:  Watch the classic story by James Thurber, about a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance, and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.  Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, John Daly, Gary Wilmes.  115 minutes.

April 25 - SAVING MR. BANKS:  When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins, to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.  Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell.  125 minutes.

West Islip Public Library

Movies begin at 1 p.m.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Book Display Table Sponsored by Library Benefactor

Library Director Andrew Hamm (left) and donor Dr. Bernard Malberg (right) show off the new library display table featuring new arrivals to the collection.

The library was fortunate to have a local resident sponsor a beautiful, custom-made book display table which now graces the entrance to the Adult Reading Room. Dr. Bernard Malberg, a long-time library user, generously provided the library with funds to purchase a two-tier cherry book display table complete with slat-wall book display holders and book shelves. The library is using this handsome piece of furniture to display items from the New Book area, and our library users are making good use of it, checking out many of the items exhibited there. Stop in and check out some of our newest arrivals attractively displayed on this new addition to the library.