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Saturday, May 19
Capital District Genealogical Society: French-Canadian Resources
Margaret Lanoue, librarian at the Guilderland Public Library and founding member of La Fédération FrancoAméricaine du New York, will share resources and techniques for researching French-Canadian ancestors. Learn how traveling can enhance your online and paper resources.
Program starts ay 1 p.m.
Monday, May 21
Free Movie Monday: “Phantom Thread”
Enjoy a film on the big screen in the Stedman Room every last Monday of the month, complete with a sweet or salty treat from our concessions stand This month’s feature is “Phantom Thread.””
Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
Rated R. Run time: two hours, 10 minutes. Registration is required online or call 810-0314. Show starts at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22
There have never been more options for watching TV, movies, and other video content. Learn how to play web-based video content on your devices with free and paid services and apps – and get that content up onto your television for a big-screen experience. Registration is required: online or call 810-0314. Program runs from 2 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 24
Film Noir Series with Lenny Zapala Film expert and Menands Public Library Director Lenny Zapala continues with his year-long “Film Noir” series – which includes many of the defining films of the genre. And don’t forget Lenny’s introduction and comments after the films too.
This month, at 6 p.m., an all-time classic: “Chinatown” (1974) with Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston.
In 1991, Chinatown was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and it is frequently listed as one of the greatest films of all time.
Upcoming: On June 21 “The Long Goodbye” (1973) and the series concludes on July 19 with “Nocturnal Animals” (2016.)