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Movie Matinee features Disney classic

FilmReelThe Newcastle Public Library brings the excitement of the movies into the library for its free Movie Matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1.

This will be the family-friendly Disney classic Mary Poppins, featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. All ages are invited to attend, and refreshments will be provided, courtesy the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Registration is not required to attend.

Book-N-Cook with "Senorita Gordita"

Senorita GorditaThe Newcastle Public Library brings together reading and eating in its monthly Book-N-Cook series, next taking place at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25.

This month's program will be themed from the book Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman. Participants will use the recipe including in this retelling of the gingerbread man to make tasty gorditas after reading the book.

Ages 11 and under are invited. Space is limited, so registration is required in advance.

FRONTLINE screening, discussion featured in PLS Big Read

PLSBigReadLogoIf you were diagnosed with a serious life-limiting illness, what would be the things that would matter most to you and who would you want to know?

The Pioneer Library System is tackling that topic in its activities surrounding the 11th edition of its PLS Big Read, focusing on the novel Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.

Each library will host a screening for the FRONTLINE film "Being Mortal," followed by a panel discussion. The 60-minute film was produced by the WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston. The Newcastle Public Library's presentation will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. Scholar Cynthia Thomas will lead the post-film discussion.

Being Mortal was the 2015 Indies Choice Book Award winner in the Adult Non-Fiction category. The author also is the recipient of the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science and two national magazine awards.

Sponsors for this year's PLS Big Read are the Pioneer Library System Foundation and the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.