Madison County Public Library News

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

February 8th is Legislative Day in Frankfort, and Movie Day in Berea

On Wednesday, February 8th, supporters of Madison County Public Library will be joining other public library supporters in Frankfort for Legislative Day.  A van will leave the library at 8 am and take citizens and staff members to Frankfort, where we will visit our legislators and let them know we need them to make local libraries a state priority.  We will leave Frankfort around 3 pm.  Why?  ***Libraries connect with families and individuals on their own terms, in their own towns:  2 million Kentuckians use their local public library.   ***Improving Kentucky's libraries delivers the crowning piece of education reform:  without equity in access to learning resources, you can't have equity in education.***Libraries help people have access to world wide communication: they are the town square in our Global Village.***Libraries provide doorways to dreams, inspiration, and achievement, and break down barriers of isolation and ignorance.For more information or to sign up to ride with us, contact Sue Hays, library director, at 623-6704 or at you want something else to do on Wednesday, join us for our next Independent Film screening, February 8th at 6 pm in the community room of the library.  February's film is "Agata and the Storm", directed by Silvio Soldini.  Italian with English subtitles, 118 minutes long, "Agata" is a swirl of pop-art color, madcap magic, and the bittersweet call of life & love.  This ensemble comedy creates suspense, laughter, and tenderness.  When Agata, the popular bookshop proprietor and dispenser of sunny wisdom is suddenly wooed by a man almost half her age, her electricity hits high-voltage.  Yet it is Agata's joy and magnetism in the face of life in all its irony that eventually offers the eye of the storm.  Nominated for 8 David di Donatello awards, the Italian "Oscars."  This month's short film is "Jesus Henry Christ".  Henry, a scholarship student with unconventional convictions in a strict Catholic school, is once again sent to the headmaster's office.  Winner of the Student Academy Award and 1st prize for short film from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.  English, 17 minutes.  This screening is free and open to all age 17 and above.  The views and opinions expressed in these films do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Public Library.  Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


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