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Sat. May 7 at 1:00PM—MOVIE: SELMA (2014) (PG-13) (2h 8min) Join us for a screening of the film Selma, which chronicles "Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965" (IMDb). Patricia MacLean, Holland Patent resident, will give a brief introduction sharing her personal experiences from this march and the civil rights movement. Come share our national history with a local connection.

Sat. May 14 at 1:00PM— BOOK SIGNING: From Good Luck Farm, by H. Russel Eastman. Join us in welcoming the author, who will discuss and sign copies of his book, which tells the story of growing up in the early 20th Century on a dairy farm near Waterville, NY and details the life of the Eastman family. The author will share his personal memories, insight regarding historic events, and little known facts about George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak and one of the author's ancestors. Come share our local heritage and learn about one of the Mohawk Valley's earliest families!

Sat May 21 at 1:00PM—BOOK SIGNING: The Psychic High-way: How the Erie Canal Changed America, by Michael Keene. Keene uncovers how the Erie Canal opened up vital passage-ways that led to the advent of the major social, political, and religious movements that swept through upstate New York during the 19th century. Within the books pages, Keene delves into the Canals inspiration, evolution and impact on American life and how the Canal bridged the gap of communications and travel, setting the stage for history altering events.

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