Upcoming Adults Events
Movie: A Dog’s Purpose Wed, Nov 6, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
“A Dog’s Purpose” shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.
Movie: A Dog’s Way Home Thu, Nov 7, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Separated from her owner, a dog sets off on an 400-mile journey to get back to the safety and security of the place she calls home. Along the way, she meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives.
Walking Book Club: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Fri, Nov 8, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Lee’s latest novel is a sprawling & immersive historical work that tells the tale of one Korean family’s search for belonging, exploring questions of history, legacy, & identity across four generations.
In the Japanese-occupied Korea of the 1910s, young Sunja accidentally becomes pregnant. A kind, tubercular pastor offers to marry her and act as the child’s father. Together, they move away from Busan & begin a new life in Japan. In Japan, Sunja & her Korean family suffer from seemingly endless discrimination, & yet they are also met with moments of great love & renewal.
As Sunja’s children come of age, the novel reveals the complexities of family national history. What does it mean to live in someone else’s motherland? When is history a burden & when does history lift a person up?
This is a character-driven tale, but Lee also offers detailed histories that ground the story. Though the novel is long, the story itself is spare, at times brutally so. Sunja’s isolation & dislocation become palpable in Lee’s hands. Reckoning with one determined, wounded family’s place in history, Lee’s novel is an exquisite meditation on the generational nature of truly forging a home.
Movie: Biggest Little Farm (doc) Sat, Nov 9, 11:00am to 1:00pm
A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.