NEW TO the shelves of the Library this month are a collection of titles that take us from the swamps of Ohio to pre-war Paris, taking in Scotland along the way, as Tracy Chevalier, Clare Dyer, Kate Furnival and Jenny Colgan give us their take on family, love, secrets and redemption.
THE LIBRARY is joining forces with the charity Friends of Tenerife to help them celebrate the 25th anniversary of their founding. The summer lunch falls a little later in the year than usual but still takes place at one of our most popular venues, the Masaru in La Paz.
As ever, book your seats at the Treasurer’s Desk at €15.50 per head, for the three-course buffet with wine included.
THE MASSIVE eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD is the dramatic subject of the Library’s next Film Club on Thursday August 30. Pompeii tells the story of freed slave turned gladiator Milo as he races against time to save his true love while the Roman town is being destroying around him. Click on ‘Read more’ to see the film trailer…
DON’T MISS our new summer venture, an Art Market featuring the work of a number of local artists. It will all take place on Saturday, June 30th in the Library garden between the hours of 11.30am and 6pm. Refreshments will be available.
THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED account of Winston Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister, as the Nazi armies swept all before them in their march across Western Europe, is the subject of our next Film Club showing on Thursday, June 28.
Darkest Hour tells how the mounting threat of invasion and imminent defeat for Britain in the early months of World War Two led to friction at the highest levels of government between those who wanted peace with Hitler at any cost and Churchill, who flatly refused to even consider such an approach.
Gary Oldman’s brilliant portrayal of the wartime leader deservedly earned him a 2018 Best Actor Academy Award, a performance that truly makes Darkest Hour a must-see film.
As always, Film Club screenings are strictly for members only and there is no charge for admission. There is, however, a small charge for refreshments, which will be available during the interval.
View the trailer below to get a flavour of this excellent movie: