The Reader's Theater will host a performance for StoryHour tonight! All ages welcome . StoryHour encourages preschoolers and early readers to develop and practice good listening skills and library manners while also working to instill in them a lifelong love of reading and stories. Each week, a different theme is explored through interactive storytelling, including puppets, storyboards, finger plays, songs, and skits, followed by a take home craft that reinforces the theme of the hour. Guest readers from within the community have also been known to drop by! This spring we are exploring the alphabet with a focus on a different letter (or two!) each week. This free program is open to children ages 3-7. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.
Welcome to Marwen (PG-13) 1 hour 56 minutes Biography/Comedy/Drama. A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.
First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics.