The Warwick Community READS 2011

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:22

    Warwick — This fall The Albert Wisner Public Library invites the public to join Community READS 2011 and begin a reading adventure with “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” This novel tells the story of the inhabitants of the tiny Channel Island of Guernsey when World War II came to their doorsteps. The German army invaded their island and occupied it for the duration. Copies are available for check out at the Library. Throughout the months of October and November the Library will offer programs and discussions related to the themes found in “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” All the programs are free and open to all residents of the Warwick Valley School District. Registration is required. Residents may register online at or at the Help Desk at the Library. Kick-Off Event: The New York Swing Exchange Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. The big band sounds of the 1940’s with vocalist Maureen Morrissey The Community Room; registration required. Sponsored by the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation The Greatest Generation: World War II Veterans Display As part of The Community READS 2011 the library is planning a display of photos of those who served in the military during World War II. If you have a photo of a relative in uniform from the WWII era, please share it with the community. The library will scan it for the display and return the original to you. For complete details and a form please visit the library Web site at www.albertwisnerpublic or call Kathleen Georgalas at 986-1047 ext. 5. Forms and information are also available at the Library. Discussions Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. WW II: On the Home Front A look at life on the American home front during World War II: how every facet of life was affected by the war; how every citizen did their part; what they ate, saved, created or did without during the war effort. Learn about preserving, canning, pickling from the Victory Garden. Sample a popular dish from Grandma’s wartime kitchen. Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. Book discussion with Wendy Dembeck. Express your thoughts and hear what others think about the themes and characters in the book. Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. Join English professor Diane Tomko for a discussion of famous correspondents in literary history. Their letters stand in marked contrast to our fleeting tweets, texts and e-mails. What can we learn from this more literate form of expression? Family Film Oct. 16, 1 p.m. “Bed Knobs and Broomsticks” (Rated G): A classic Disney film set during WWII, “Bed Knobs and Broomsticks” is a fantasy adventure for kids (and adults, too) starring Angela Lansbury as an apprentice witch who, with the help of three blitz evacuee children and a “Professor of Witchcraft” thwart a Nazi invasion. Potato Recipe Contest Oct. 16, Noon Do you have a potato dish that outshines the Potato Peel Pie mentioned in the book? Enter our Potato Recipe Contest. Bring in a batch of your favorite potato recipe to be judged by local chefs and the public. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the film Bed Knobs and Broomsticks. Two prizes: Chef’s Choice and People’s Choice. Contest rules and entry forms available at the library and online at Instruction Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Swing Dancing with Diane Newlander. Learn to swing dance to Big Band Swing Music as it was danced in the 1940’s. Relive the musical era of Benny Goodman, Harry James and more. For experienced dancers too - brush up on your steps.