Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears and Nick is an immediate suspect. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him and kept secrets from him, which he swears isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches which he says aren't his. But then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really happened to Nick's beautiful wife?
In "Big Men," director Rachel Boynton has taken a complex phenomenon — the oil business as it is conducted in underdeveloped countries like Ghana and Nigeria — and crafted an edge-of-your-seat, character-driven drama. Filmed both in board rooms and in the bush, this documentary is an insightful look into the oil business and who profits from it. Executive produced by Brad Pitt, this film was an Official Selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2014 True/False Film Fest. This screening is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov). Watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org. Adults and teens.
Nuturee your child’s interest in reading, visual literacy, creative thinking and language development. This session, Jon Scieszka’s book “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” will provide inspiration for an art project involving kids in active looking, listening, imagining and creating. Presented by the Columbia Art League. Ages 5-9. Registration begins Tuesday, May 5.