Monday Night Movies at the Warren Public Library will continue July 14. This free event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Beckley Room on the first floor of the library. Participants should note the location change for this film. Complimentary popcorn will be available. This week’s PG-13 rated, 100 minute film stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Aden Young, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto and Jai Courtney. Frankenstein’s monster Adam (Aaron Eckhart) gets swept up in a long-running battle between powerful gargoyles and infernal demons seeking the key to his immortality as director Stuart Beattie brings Kevin Grevioux’s acclaimed graphic novel to the screen in this sweeping horror fantasy adventure. Call the library at 723-4650 for the exact title of this and other movies in this series as the library’s movie license does not permit listing the titles of movies outside the library.
Based on a Book
Books Made into Movies is a movie series that is being held in conjunction with the Teen/Tween Summer Reading Program at the Warren Public Library. Adults are also welcome to attend the movie. The film for Monday, July 14, will be based on the book “Friday Night Lights” by H.G. Bissinger. This PG-13 rated, 117 minute film stars Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez and Lee Jackson. H.G. Bissinger’s best-selling true-life account of a few months in the life of a high-school football team comes to the screen in this adaptation written and directed by Peter Berg. Odessa, TX, is an oil town in the western part of the state that’s home to the Permian High School Panthers, the football team with the best winning record in the state. Odessa is a town with more than its share of problems; the decline of the oil business in Texas has set the city’s economy into a tailspin, and racial tensions still erupt into violence on occasion. But football is the one thing that brings all the people of Odessa together, and on Friday nights every fall, as many as 20,000 people fill Permian’s football stadium to watch Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) and his boys try to lead the team to victory. As Gaines works to build a winning team in a town where victory is prized above all else, however, his players struggle through the emotional trials common to any teenager and ponder the fact that there is little future in their hometown, and that a championship season can be as much a burden as a triumph. The movie will start at 11:30 a.m. in the Jefferson Room. Either snacks or pizza will be served. Participants should note the change of location for this week’s film.
Crafty Tuesday will be held Tuesday, July 15, at 2 p.m. in the Study Room on the first floor of the library. Teens, tweens, children and adults are invited to attend this activity in which a variety of bookmarks will be created. All materials will be supplied for this fun event, but those having a glue gun and glue sticks may want to bring them along to ensure there are enough of them for the activity. Children younger than 9 should have an adult attend with them to assist with the projects. While reservations are appreciated to ensure enough materials are available, walk-ins are welcome. Call the library at 723-4650 to make a reservation or to ask a question.
Class to lunch
Warren High School Class of 1947 will have lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, at Cable Hollow Golf Course. Call Betti Yaegle at 723-2447 or 726-0796 for reservations.
55 Plus to meet
The 55 Plus Group of Emanuel United Church of Christ will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 17, at the church to go on a picnic if the weather is good. Participants should take lunch and something to share.
The Westfall family reunion will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Brokenstraw Campgrounds, Rt. 6 between Pittsfield and Corry. Participants should take a tureen to share, table service and an item for the white elephant auction. Coffee will be provided.