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Events planned for Bolton Library

The Bolton Free Library announced this week its lineup of December activities, which includes far more pursuits than merely reading.

On Monday, Dec. 13, the Library Book Club will meet at Miriam Mastrianni's house at 7pm to discuss the book Heartbreak Hotel by Anne Rivers Siddons. Everyone is welcome.

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Sembrich Winter Film Festival will present The Dead, at the Bolton Free Library. This final film of legendary director John Huston was based on the closing story of James Joyce's Dubliners.

Anjelica Huston is top-billed as Gretta Conroy, the niece by marriage of turn-of-century Irish spinsters Kate Morkan (Helena Carroll) and Julia Morkan (Cathleen Delany). At the home of these two curious ladies, Gretta is prodded into remembering her long-dead lover. She tearfully reveals to her husband (Donal McCann) that the deceased boy may well have died on her behalf. Her tale of woe bespeaks the sentiment shared by James Joyce: no matter how long in their graves, the dead will always influence the living. The film stars Huston's daughter Anjelica and was co-written with his son Tony Huston.

On Thursday, Dec. 16, Mark Perry and Bonnie Donnelly will present a Christmas Sing-Along at 7 p.m. So bring your best singing voice and prepare to join the festivities. Refreshments will be served.

The Friends of the Bolton Free Library will present their Annual Winter Reading on Monday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Come hear several community members tell their favorite winter and Christmas stories and enjoy a few refreshments as well.

Bolton Seniors schedule of activities

• Wednesday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. - Movie plus games including Scrabble and cards, followed by soup & sandwich lunch at the Senior Center.

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m. - Monthly Seniors Club business meeting at Senior Center, followed by lunch at mealsite. Call ahead at 644-2368.

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