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Film Club- The Christmas Carol (1951)

Followed by discussion

2023-12-12 18:15:00 2023-12-12 20:00:00 America/New_York Film Club- The Christmas Carol (1951) The Film Club meets the second Tuesday of the month and watches films from all genres and eras. Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room

Tuesday, December 12
6:15pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-12 18:15:00 2023-12-12 20:00:00 America/New_York Film Club- The Christmas Carol (1951) The Film Club meets the second Tuesday of the month and watches films from all genres and eras. Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room

The Film Club meets the second Tuesday of the month and watches films from all genres and eras.

Join us this month to watch A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), a 1951 film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst.

"This film, and Alastair Sim's performance as Scrooge in particular, so perfectly captures Dickens's novella that all other versions feel redundant.
Dickens antihero is definitive, a cynical brute who nonetheless seems to be hiding tiny glimmers of kindness behind those huge, sad and soulful eyes.
Lashings of festive cheer and a fair dollop of fine performances will leave you in the mood for mince pies and a renewed sense of seasonal goodwill to all men."

-  Rotten Tomatoes

Screenings are led by Mark Holding, a film studies professor.

The screenings include a comprehensive handout, brief intro to the film, and end with a group discussion. Popcorn and cold drinks served. This is similar to a book club and a great group of people. Mark is very open to input on the films to screen.

The library holds a Swank Movie License.



About Mark:

For Mark, films create community and foster empathy.

Growing up in the UK, Mark’s frequent visits to ‘the pictures’ provided him with, among many other wonders, his first window into the New World and all things American. It was the beginning of a love affair. When he moved to New Hampshire in the early 80s, Mark began a lifelong career teaching English and Film Studies at three New Hampshire public high schools and at St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program. Exploring and studying films with his students, Mark discovered film’s power as a cross-generational connection. When he retired, he collaborated with Carol Nelson at the Peterborough Community Theatre to host a popular weekly Film Club, where movie fans and film buffs shared their thoughts in post-viewing large-group discussions. He currently teaches an Introduction to Film Studies course at Keene State College’s CALL continuing ed. program. All these teaching/moderating experiences have confirmed Mark’s belief that discussion is the single most helpful way to a greater understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of film.

 

AGE GROUP: | Families | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Film/Movie |

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Peterborough Town Library

Phone: 603-924-8040

Hours
Mon, Feb 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 Closed

About the branch

Peterborough Town Library, located downtown at the corner of Main and Concord/Rt 202, has a large meeting room, study rooms, classroom, and a board room available to the public.

Upcoming events

Sat, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Why does local food cost more than that which we buy from the grocery store? In this workshop, learn about industrialized food production systems and the benefits of buying from local farmers.

Mon, Mar 04, 9:00am - 10:00am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Monday morning Now and Zen Yoga Class is made possible by The River Center.
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Mon, Mar 04, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come share your writing with us!
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Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom,1833 Room
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Mar 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Mon, Mar 11, 9:00am - 10:00am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Monday morning Now and Zen Yoga Class is made possible by The River Center.
Register

Mon, Mar 11, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come share your writing with us!
Register

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom,1833 Room
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Mar 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Mar 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Thu, Mar 14, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Mon, Mar 18, 9:00am - 10:00am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Monday morning Now and Zen Yoga Class is made possible by The River Center.
Register

Mon, Mar 18, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come share your writing with us!
Register

Tue, Mar 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom,1833 Room
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Tue, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Join florist Kathy Birkebak for a beautiful program to celebrate spring and cheer up a friend or neighbor.

Wed, Mar 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Mar 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Thu, Mar 21, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 5th graders and up! Click on the event title for more information!

Thu, Mar 21, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Thu, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to listen to stories and sing songs together!

Sat, Mar 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Sat, Mar 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Community Art Gallery
Learn about Craig's artmaking process!

Mon, Mar 25, 9:00am - 10:00am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Monday morning Now and Zen Yoga Class is made possible by The River Center.
Register

Mon, Mar 25, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come share your writing with us!
Register

Tue, Mar 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom,1833 Room
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Mar 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Mar 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Thu, Mar 28, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Thu, Mar 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Join us for fascinating lectures this winter. Each lecture will feature some of the most knowledgeable and intriguing experts working in the NH environmental fields.

Tue, Apr 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom,1833 Room
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Apr 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Sat, Apr 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Join Susan Rolke, a NASA Eclipse Ambassador and astronomy expert, to learn all about the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th. This is an all ages program.

Tue, Apr 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom,1833 Room
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Apr 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Thu, Apr 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Thu, Apr 11, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Sat, Apr 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Thu, Apr 18, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 5th graders and up! Click on the event title for more information!

Thu, Apr 18, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to listen to stories and sing songs together!

Thu, Apr 25, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Thu, May 09, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Thu, May 16, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 5th graders and up! Click on the event title for more information!

Thu, May 16, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to listen to stories and sing songs together!

Thu, May 30, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)