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Scarsdale Public Library Announces Exciting Lineup of Adult and Family Programming in April

Film Festival, Korean Culture Program and an author visit are three special events for community residents.

The , as part of its ongoing mission to enhance the cultural and intellectual life of community residents, has announced three upcoming events for adults and families: an All Day Film Festival on April 14, Korean Culture Day on April 21, and an Author Visit with Lucette Lagnado on April 30.

Each is offered at no charge to the community.

“We strive to provide the Scarsdale community with educational, inspirational and fun programming, that is free of any admission charge,” said Library Director Elizabeth Bermel. “We thank the sponsors, committee and participants in the Friends of the Scarsdale Library Second Annual Adult and Teen Spelling Bee that enabled us to purchase our new audiovisual system.”

At the , attendees will enjoy enhanced sights and sounds of the new audiovisual system in the Scott Room. The equipment upgrades were funded by the proceeds of the Friends of the Scarsdale Library Second Annual Adult and Teen Spelling Bee.

Showings include:

10:00 am – The Muppet Movie
103 minutes, rated PG
With the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon.

12:00 pm – Dolphin Tale
113 minutes, rated PG
A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

2:00 pm–Stars Wars: A New Hope
121 minutes, rated PG
A spirited farm boy, Luke Skywalker, joins rebel forces to save the Princess from the evil Darth Vader, and the galaxy from the Empire's planet-destroying Death Star.

The Korean Culture Day on Saturday, April 21, presented in cooperation with the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project, begins at noon with the showing of two documentaries: Fifty Wonders of Korea, about Korean art and Korea Today, which focuses on Korean industrial achievements. Next, guests will experience a reenactment of a traditional Korean wedding, followed by a delicious meal of traditional Korean food.

On Monday, April 30 at 7:30 pm, Lucette Lagnado, critically acclaimed author of “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit,” will discuss her new book “The Arrogant Years.” In this much-anticipated new memoir, Lagnado tells the story of her mother, Edith, coming of age in Cairo; her own early years in America; and the devastating cancer diagnosis that robbed her of her “arrogant years.”

Registration is required for Korean Culture Day. Call the Reference Desk: (914) 722-1300 x2. The Scarsdale Public Library is located at 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale, NY, 10583. Phone: (914) 722-1300. Website: www.scarsdalelibrary.org

-Article contributed by the Scarsdale Public Library.

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