BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: SPICE OF LIFE: THE JOY LUCK CLUB, SOUTHWEST BRANCH

Amy Tan tells the story of four Chinese women who immigrate to America.  Each mother tells her own story of how she became the women she is and how that influenced the life of her daughter for better or for worse.  The daughters in turn reflect on their own lives and what they have learned from their mothers and about themselves.  Books will be available at the reference desk.

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FALL INTO A BOOK WITH LOCAL AUTHORS: GERALD ELIAS

Meet Gerald Elias, Associate Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, Boston Symphony violinist, Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Utah, and novelist. His mystery series features Daniel Jacobus, a blind violin teacher. The fifth book, Playing with Fire, will be out in September. Books will be available for signing and sale by Ogden’s The Queen Bee during the event. This program is presented in partnership with the Utah Humanities Council Book Festival.

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CINEMA SATURDAYS, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG), OGDEN VALLEY BRANCH

Pampered pets Max and Duke get caught by Animal Control after a disastrous walk from a caretaker while their owner is away. They are rescued by a rabbit who encourages them to join a cult of abandoned pets and becomes enraged upon finding out they intend to return to their domestic life. What follows is hijinks through the streets of Manhattan as Max and Duke must work together to rescue themselves!

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CINEMA SATURDAYS, THE BOX TROLLS (PG), OGDEN VALLEY BRANCH

The townspeople of Cheesebridge see the subterranean Boxtrolls as pests and enlist an exterminator to get rid of them. But actually, they are gentle little creatures that forage at night for discarded items, like the boxes that they wear. One human boy living among them will have to fight for their lives and prove to the townspeople that their reputation is undeserved.

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CINEMA SATURDAYS, IGOR (PG), OGDEN VALLEY BRANCH

Igors loyally assist Evil Scientists in the Kingdom of Malaria’s annual Evil Science Fair, but one Igor aspires to be an Evil Scientist himself instead of the assistant. He creates Eva, a monstrous creature made from various body parts, but forgets to activate her “Evil Bone.” So instead of a monster, she becomes an aspiring actress, until Igor’s nemesis Dr. Schadenfreude gets a hold of her.

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