’20th Century Women’ screened
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites film fans to enjoy a bring your own dinner movie event at 6 p.m. Sept. 7, for a screening of the 2016 film “20th Century Women” in the library’s community room.
Free-spirited Dorothea struggles to raise her 15-year-old son Jamie in Santa Barbara California during the late 1970s. Sharing her home with other like-minded women to help pay the rent, she recruits their help in forming a bond with her son.
Starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig, this comedic drama is rated R and runs 1 hour and 59 minutes.
There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Peter White book group to meet
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the library to discuss “The Midwife’s Tale: the Life of Martha Ballard Based on her Diary, 1785-1812” by Laurel Ulrich.
Anyone seeking a better understanding of how life was lived in New England during the late 1700s may find this richly detailed biography immeasurably useful and appealing.
Ulrich, an associate professor of history, has extracted the telling details of Ballard’s life in and around the seaport town of Hallowell, Maine. It is a rare glimpse of family events, visits to neighbors, dangerous river crossings, childbirth, weather highlights, public scandals and ordinary workday doings in the plain, quaint words of the person who lived or observed them.
New members are welcome. For more information, call 228-9953.