September's Monday matinee is the ground breaking 1967 film that tackled the then controversial topic of interracial marriage. Starring Spencer Tracy in his last film, as well as Katherine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier, this movie was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. It went on to win the Best Original Screenplay award, and Hepburn won Best Actress. Directed by Stanley Kramer, the film is also notable as Tracy and Hepburn's final on screen pairing--their 9th. Our movie begins at 1:00 PM and light snacks will be served.
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald tells her autobiographical story of adopting and raising a hawk named Mabel. Fierce and wild, Mabel's temperament reflects Helen's own state of grief after her father's death. This book instantly appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, as well as over 25 best book of the year lists in 2016. "Assured, honest and raw . . . a soaring wonder of a book," wrote one reviewer. Contact the library to obtain a copy of H is for Hawk and join in the discussion!