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LIBRARY UPDATE – mid-October 2014

The Creepy, Kooky Films of Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre's squat frame, bug eyes and sniveling voice gave him an instantly recognizable persona that adapted well to a number of genres from thriller to slapstick.  In October, we'll be showcasing some of his more sinister roles in horror films and black comedies where he could be alternately chilling or hilarious.  Each showing will include a fifteen minute introduction about the movie's production and the wild-eyed star.

Oct 1 - Lorre portrays a mad surgeon who grafts a killer’s hands onto the arms of his rival. See the Reviews to learn more. (1935 / 68 min. / Not Rated)

Oct 8 - Lorre teams with Cary Grant in this screwball tale of murder and insanity directed by Frank Capra. Reviews. (1944 / 118 min. / NR)

Oct 15 - A murderous severed hand keeps Lorre and Robert Alda on their toes. Reviews. (1946 / 88 min. / NR)

Oct 22 - Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone join Lorre for this trilogy of horrific stories from Edgar Allan Poe. Reviews. (1962 / 89 min. / NR)

Oct 29 - Boris Karloff and Vincent Price team-up with Lorre in this black comedy about penniless undertakers who decide to hurry a few clients to their graves prematurely. Reviews. (1963 / 84 min. / NR)

Showtime at 2pm, Wednesdays in October at the Talent Library. Admission and refreshments are free.

Afterschool Storytime resumes Thursday, Nov 6

Starting Thurs, Nov 6 at 3:30pm Talent Library offers a thirty-minute Storytime for kids in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade (younger kids welcome if accompanied by parent).

The storytimes feature readings, rhymes & maybe a song or two. Program continues on Thursdays through the end of May (except when the Library is closed for holidays).

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Regular Activities


8:30-9:30am   Strength Training


10:30-11am   Preschool Storytime


8:30-9:30am   Strength Training
1-2pm  English - Spanish conversation
2pm  Free Movie with refreshments


3:30-4pm   Afterschool Storytime


8:30-9:30am   Strength Training


noon-3pm   Scrabble™

Friends of the Library

1:30pm usually 4th Friday

Talent Garden Club

10am   1st Saturday most months


(check for dates/times)
Jane Austen Society

1958 - 1975

Friend Zone

The Friends of Talent Library are volunteers dedicated to the support, assistance, and promotion of our local library.

The Talent Friends give extensive financial support to the Summer Reading and Storytime programs, provide volunteers to aid the library staff, maintain the glass display cases, sponsor free programs and Wednesday movies throughout the year, and fund acquisition of additional books, magazines, and DVDs for our Talent Library.

Our successful Capital Campaign raised a third of million dollars, increasing the patron and book space in the new Talent Branch Library by over 1400 square feet.

Current priorities are to maintain open hours at the Talent Library – and to support and expand the programs, activities, and collection available at the Talent Library.

Annual Membership Meeting

The Annual Members Meeting is Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Talent Library, 6:30pm. This is in lieu of an April Board Meeting.

Date and time of Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held at the Talent Library on the fourth Friday of the month at 1:30 pm – unless otherwise posted here. Note: there will be no regular Board Meeting in June & July 2014. Our November meeting will be on the third Friday, Nov 21.

Our current Board list.

Our meetings are open to all. Bring your ideas and energy. We guarantee you a warm reception.

Membership Application.

Friends of the Talent Library
PO Box 994 - Talent, OR 97540
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