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Gilman Library Hosts Friday Night Movies during March

ALTON — For the month of March the Gilman Library has a number of movies lined up.

Oscar Night at the Movies – Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. Features an explosive film, about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns (played by some of Britain's finest actresses, including Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron and Flora Robson) struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad. A darkly grand film that won Oscars for Alfred Jung's art direction and Jack Cardiff's cinematography, this film is considered one of the greatest achievements by two of cinema's true visionaries. Produced in 1947.

Teen Movie Night – Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Arriving at her new college, Beca (Anna Kendrick) finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca leads this a cappella singing group out of their traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new, mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of college music competitions. Don't miss this outrageously hilarious laugh-out-loud comedy that also stars Anna Camp, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. Produced in 2012.

Family Movie Night – Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. The world of Cars takes flight in Planes, Disney's high –flying animated comedy revved up with action and adventure. Join Dusty, a crop duster with sky-high dreams and a once-in-a- lifetime chance to take on the world's fastest flyers in the greatest air race ever. Dusty has a huge heart but two big problems...he's not exactly built for speed, plus he's afraid of heights. His courage is put to the ultimate test as this unlikely hero aims higher than he ever imagined. With a little help from his friends, Dusty finds the courage to be more than he was built for – and the inspiration to soar. Produced in 2013.

For more information regarding what's happening at the Gilman Library stop in during open hours, call 875-2550 or check out the website at www.gilmanlibrary.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 08:36

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Information night March 12 for flag football league

The Lakes Region Flag Football League's Spring 2014 Season is approaching with registration open to all veteran and rookie players. The league has five age divisions; 4-6, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-17 (or high school senior). All age divisions are co-ed, and the league is open to all boys and girls who live in the Lakes Region. The season will run from early April until mid-June. Practices are once a week with a one hour game on Saturday. Games are played at the Inter-Lakes High School turf field. An information night is scheduled for Wednesday March 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes Elementary School's multi-purpose room. For more information and to register, visit the LRFFL website at lrffl.com. or the Facebook page at lakesregionflagfootball.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 11:00

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Teens Invited to Join Teen Advisory Group for Belmont Public Library

BELMONT — The Belmont Public Library is seeking teens for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG) who are interested in planning fun events, discussing books and movies, and helping make the library a more teen-friendly place.
The next meeting is on Tuesday, March 11, at 4 p.m., at the Belmont Public Library, 146 Main St. Teens can contact the library at 267-8331 if they have any questions.
Meetings will be held monthly, with other events, such as books discussions or crafternoons, in between.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 11:04

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Adult Education Math Classes prepare students for Accuplacer Test

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering free Math classes to help individuals improve their Math skills in order to pass the Accuplacer Test that is required by colleges in order to begin taking classes towards a degree.

These classes are designed to help students improve their math skills and scores so that when they go on to post-secondary educational opportunities, they will be able to enroll in regular courses leading to their degree as opposed to having to spend time in remedial math classes.

The Accuplacer Test that is given on a college level is a battery of computerized tests that determines a students' knowledge in math, reading and writing as they prepare to enroll in college level courses. The results of this assessment, in conjunction with the students' academic background, goals and interests, are used by the college academic coordinators and counselors to place students into college level courses that meet their needs. The Accuplacer also helps colleges to determine the students' strengths and weaknesses and to provide them with early academic help if necessary.

Laconia Adult Education is providing Lakes Region residents with the opportunity to refresh their math skills and ensure that the college experience has a successful and positive outcome without being required to take remedial classes. Daytime classes are offered Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and are offered through June The evening Adult Basic Education Math Clinic meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. and are offered through April. Both classes are free and will provide community residents and college bound students with the math skills necessary to succeed in work opportunities or post-secondary educational experiences. For more information or to register for classes, contact the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:59

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