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Celebrate the Arts at Greenfield Library

WELCOME BACK BLOG READERS!

February is on us and love, beauty and chocolate are in the air.  Get out of that bitter cold and snow and come into Greenfield Library and nestle up with a good book or movie.  Here are some happenings for this month.


ART EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION AT GREENFIELD LIBRARY

Greenfield Library is pleased to host an exhibit of original artwork by the students of local artist/art instructor Judith Reidy.  The collection of oil and acrylic paintings showcases the talents of students who bring a wide range of artistic experience to their artwork.  There will be a reception for family, friends, and the public on Sunday, February 9 from 3:30 to 4:45 on the second floor of Greenfield Library.  Come to the library to take in the beauty of this exhibit through February 24.

DEATH BY CHOCOLATE PARTY AT GREENFIELD LIBRARY ON FEBRUARY 13

Back by popular demand, the Death by Chocolate Party will be bigger, badder, and chocolatier than last year!  All middle and high school students are invited to this free event, which takes place in the Library Community Room on Thursday, February 13 from 3:00 to 4:30pm.  There will be chocolate-themed games, crafts, and snacks.  Come hungry and ready to celebrate the greatest food on earth – chocolate!

HISTORY BOOK CLUB REDEPLOYS FEBRUARY 25

Join in on the discussion of the Father of the Modern Air Force and Milwaukee’s native son, Billy Mitchell, when Greenfield Library’s History Book Club meets Tuesday, February 25 from 7:00-8:00pm to discuss Douglas Waller’s A Question of Loyalty: Gen. Billy Mitchell and the Court-Martial That Gripped the Nation.  We will discuss the brash airman whose “radical” and outspoken views on the future of American air power and its role on the battlefield landed him in a scandalous court-martial fit more for the tabloids than the newspaper.  Reserve your copy now online at http://countycat.mcfls.org or by calling the Library at 414-321-9595 x104.

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DEEP IN THE STACKS: PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN

This weekend, film-lovers mourned the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman at the age of 46 of an apparent drug overdose.  Hoffman often played diverse and peculiar supporting roles, rarely playing lead roles.  However, Hoffman received critical acclaim for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in the film Capote, garnering his lone Academy Award win as Best Actor in 2005.  Hoffman was further nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and had won three Tony Awards for his theatre work, most recently in 2012 as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman.

Though his personal final act was tragic and sadly mimicked some of the negative personality traits of the off-beat characters he had so often played, Hoffman left a legacy of unforgettable performances and some of the more unique characters in recent film history.  Remember this great actor by picking up a DVD featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman at Greenfield Library.  

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead – DVD BEF

The Big Lebowski – DVD BIG

Boogie Nights – DVD BOO

Capote – DVD CAP

Charlie Wilson’s War – DVD CHA

Cold Mountain – DVD COL

Doubt – DVD DOU

The Ides of March – DVD IDE

The Invention of Lying – DVD INV

Jack Goes Boating – DVD JAC

The Master – DVD MAS

Mission Impossible III (M:i:III) – DVD MII

Moneyball – DVD MON

Owning Mahowny – DVD OWN

Pirate Radio – DVD PIR

The Savages – DVD SAV

Synecdoche, New York – DVD SYN

The Talented Mr. Ripley – DVD TAL 

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Thank you for reading and we look forward to seeing you at Greenfield Library soon.

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