January 15, 2021 Fendrick Library
The Fendrick Library in Mercersburg has the solution to the gray days of winter by connecting the community
with the NEW Community Connect @ the Fendrick Library: Books to Movies!
From staying home and limited contact with co-workers, friends, and family, many of you are starting to feel isolated or running out of things to talk about it. The Community Connect -Books to Movies appeals to everyone and offers a new topic for discussion. It is also an opportunity to initiate a conversation when out, on the phone, to plan a virtual ?movie night? or book discussion. Maybe you know someone who would enjoy you reading a few chapters each day to them virtually or by phone. Be Creative!
January Book: News of the World
Historical Fiction 2016 by Paulette Jiles, National Book Award Finalist
In the aftermath of the Civil War?a 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous ?for an aging itinerant news reader that agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. From Amazon
January Movie: News of the World
Movie PG13 Directed by Paul Greengrass
Five years after the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Academy Award? winner Tom Hanks) moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken in by the Kiowa people and raised as one of their own. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place they can call home.
(Adult content and language)