We gather together, to enjoy movies spotlighting a wide range of wedding parties! All films rated R.
|The Wedding Banquet||Tuesday, June 18|
Director Ang Lee’s U.S. breakthrough: A gay man’s marriage of convenience with a young woman turns into a major inconvenience when his traditional Taiwanese family flies in for the ceremony.
|The Best Man||Tuesday, June 25|
Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, and Regina Hall are all members of a wedding party about to be torn apart by the release of a saucy new book.
Wednesday, June 19 (Main Library): The renowned, globe-trotting storyteller, accompanied by musician Eric Pearson, shares captivating, moving tales to mark the day legal slavery finally came to an end in the United States.
Saturday, June 22 (Main Library): Immerse yourself in a day of comic, sci-fi and gamer-related fandom fun for adults and children alike, with live music, cosplay, and a whole lot more!
Introducing our newest book group! Escape to other worlds through sci-fi, fantasy, horror, dystopia, and more. Meets at the Main Library on the 4th Monday of each month from 7:15-8:30 p.m.
June 24: "Armada," by Ernest Cline
Whether on a bus, in a car, on a motorcycle, scooter or hot air balloon, summer is the perfect time to hit the road! This July and August, the Main Library is your starting point for adventure.
|The Motorcycle Diaries||Mon., July 1|
|Gael García Bernal stars as a young Ernesto "Che" Guevara, joining his friend on a beat-up motorcycle for a breathtaking road trip across Latin America. In Spanish with English subtitles; Rated R|
|Thelma and Louise||Tues., July 23|
|Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon ride to everlasting fame as two women who embark on a crime spree across the American southwest. Rated R|
|Do Dooni Chaar||Weds., Aug. 7|
|Delhi schoolteacher Santosh strives to earn enough money to purchase a car so that his family can attend their in-law's wedding. In Hindi with English subtitles; Rated PG|
|The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert||Tues., Aug 20|
|Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp play two drag performers and a transgender woman journeying across the Australian Outback in a tour bus. Rated R|
|Rat Race||Weds., Aug 28|
|Six ordinary people are pitted against each other in a wild dash for $2 million jammed into a locker hundreds of miles away. The only rule is that there are no rules. Rated PG-13|
July 8-August 17, 2019: Activists and reformers in the United States have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of women who were battered. Our temporary exhibition Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives explores the developments during latter half of the 20th century, when nurses took up the call. Beginning in the late 1970s, nurses were in the vanguard as they pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards the prevention of domestic violence. Visit the Main Library to experience the interactive exhibition panels, and join us for our series of interrelated programming. The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition.
|Film Screening and Discussion: NO! The Rape Documentary||Mon., July 8|
|This award-winning documentary has been used in the global movement to end violence against women and children.We'll discuss it with representatives from Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA).|
|Film screening and discussion: The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots||Mon., July 15|
|How did we get to #MeToo? Can a bystander have a positive role to play in changing the culture norms that lead to gender violence?|
|Dare to be Powerful||Weds., July 24|
|What practical steps can be taken toward a safer future for women, and how can we be part of those solutions?|
|Community Conversation: Domestic Violence 101||Tues., July 30|
|How do abusers get away with it, and what can we do to help victims regain control?|
|Boys 'n' Guns: Masculinity in a Culture of Violence||Sat., Aug. 10|
City Council Chambers
|Siavash Zohoori was a near victim of a mass shooting at UCSB in 2014. He transformed that traumatic experience....|
|Winning the Vote: the Fight Continues||Weds., Aug. 14|
|In honor of the 99th anniversary of women's suffrage, we'll talk about the "mighty political experiment" of granting women the right to vote.|
Tuesday, July 2: (Main Library) Sign up to create your own beautiful garden light using a repurposed jar, some paint, and a creative boost from art facilitator Christie Inocencio! Extra "green" credit if you bring your own jar.
Saturday, July 13 (Belle Haven Branch): Sign up to build your own self-contained plant environment to take home. All supplies provided, extra "green" credit if you bring your own jar!
Saturday, July 27 (Belle Haven Branch): Celebrated musicians Jorge Liceaga and Arwen Lawrence dig into the hidden corners of Latin American musical tradition, adding their own infectious energy and creativity.
Saturday, August 31: (Belle Haven Branch Library) Live music in the library! Michelle honors the roots of jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban music while adding a new voice.
Would you like to play a game? Drop in and join us on the first Sunday of each month, from 12:30-3:30 p.m., for a chance to relax and unwind with other adults! A variety of games will be provided, and our facilitator will help explain how to play. Feel free to bring a game of your own to share!
Learn more about the English as a Second Language Conversation Club. You can practice your English conversation skills with other language learners. The group is sponsored by Project Read - Menlo Park and meets every Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm in the Downstairs Meeting Room.
See the schedule for the Mystery Readers Group.
See the schedule of speakers, authors and performers who visit on selected Saturdays.