“Drive” (2011, R, Crime Thriller) A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. Stars Ryan Gosling. (Nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Editing)
“In Time” (2011, PG13, SciFi Thriller) In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Starring Justin Timberlake.
“The Big Year” (2011, PG, Comedy) Three avid bird watchers (Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin) compete to spot the rarest birds in North America at a prestigious annual event.
(Staff pick– one you may have missed) “King Corn” (2007, Documentary) Two friends from college on the east coast move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat and how we farm.
New Babygarten session to begin Feb. 22
Babygarten will be resuming on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. There will no longer be registration. Children from newborn through 24 months and their caregivers may come to any or all sessions. The program includes approximately 25 minutes of rhymes and songs followed by 30 minutes of play time. This program is specifically designed for one-on-one involvement between parent and child but an extra sibling is occasionally welcome.
Adult Reading winner
Congratulations to Jolene Mesch for being the January winner in the Adult Reading Program drawing. The monthly prize is provided by Friends of the Library. One entry is allowed for every book read by adults, 18 years and older. Be sure to enter your name in the drawing at the circulation desk.
Early out Feb. 16
The early out activity for Thursday, Feb. 16, will be crafting mobiles and cutouts from 1 until 2 p.m. for all Solon students. No registration is required. Elementary age students participating need to be picked up by their parent or caregiver at 2 p.m.
The next movie will be on early out Thursday, March 1, from 1 until 3 p.m.