Deschutes Public Library News
Screen Movies At McMenamins
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 4/16/2006
In support of A Novel Idea … Read Together, the community-reading project offered by the Deschutes Public Library and the Deschutes Public Library Foundation, McMenamins, will be offering free movie screenings on April 18.
Dust To Dust, the story of two cousins who embark on a road trip to scatter their grandfather’s ashes and end up learning about themselves and a few shocking family secrets will be shown at 6:00 p.m. Santitos, the film based on Escandón’s first novel will be shown at 8:00 p.m. Both films are in Spanish with English subtitles. The screenings are free and sponsored in part by McMenamins Old St. Francis School. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Minors must be accopanied by an adult.
During the month of April, the Library will be hosting a variety of events in support of the Novel Idea … Read Together project. The programs are designed to give residents of Deschutes County a context for better understanding this year’s selected novel, González & Daughter Trucking Co. by María Amparo Escandón. The tale of Libertad, her father and her fellow inmates at the Mexicali Penal Institution for Women, is a story that has feet planted firmly on both sides of the U.S. and Mexican boarder and explores the themes of family, freedom, redemption and the power of storytelling. For a complete listing of Novel Idea programs, please call 312-1032.