When the news was announced last month that Masterpiece would be adapting The Chaperone by Lawrence author Laura Moriarty and that it would be scripted by Julian Fellowes and starring Elizabeth McGovern (both of Downton Abbey fame, left), I was so emotionally overcome, I nearly got the vapors.
The news was announced smack-dab in the middle of my Moriarty Read Fest. I had recently plowed through The Rest of her Life and The Center of Everythingand had become an instant fan. The Chaperone was already next on my to-read list… and, of course, I’ve been building and sculpting my obsession with Downton Abbey for years now. I mean, what isn’t there to love? The drama! The fashion! The villains! And the fact that every over-the-top scenario takes place before a beautiful background (in Downton’s case the rolling, English countryside) just makes the show all that more enjoyable. Read More..
If you thought you were dying, what would matter most?
Join us Thursday, Nov 10 at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium for a screening of Atul Gawande’s story of experiences of death and dying from the perspective of a healer and his patients.
Based on his book, Being Mortal, we invite our community to have critical conversations about end of life care. Our discussion will be led by local providers and healers hoping to provide context for early decision making.
Offered in partnership with Lawrence Memorial Hospital. More information: Gwen GeigerWolfe
Before I Die Interactive Exhibit
NOV 1–30, 2016 | Library Atrium What is important to you? Come reflect on your life and share personal aspirations on our community “bucket list” in the Atrium.
After losing someone she loved and experiencing deep depression, artist Candy Chang created an interactive wall on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with neighbors while remaining an introvert.
What started as a personal outlet has led to an international experience. Walls have appeared all over the world and now we have one right here in Lawrence. It will be documented and added to the project. More information, photos, and stories can be found at the website.
Offered in partnership with Midland Care and Visiting Nurses Association.
Teens—quick—download the soundtrack to the musical for free and get ready for the ultimate sing-off with your fellow Hamilton fans this Friday, Oct 21 from 7-10 PM in the Auditorium.
We’ll kick things off with a Hamilton sing-along with trivia, feather penmanship, and snacks. Then, it’s watch party time! We’ll join the rest of the country for the national premier of PBS’ Hamilton documentary with 15 minutes of footage from the actual Broadway show.