This Week in the Library

Acclaimed acoustic guitarist Michael Gulezian will present a genre-bending and cutting-edge virtuosic performance of instrumental solo acoustic guitar music this Saturday at 7 pm. Other events to note this week include a St. Patrick’s Day performance by An Rogaire Dubh and The Thomas Cordner Memorial Pipe Band, our Teen After Hours Movie Night, and BYU Young Company’s performance of Macbeth (recommended for ages 10 & up).

Wednesday, March 15

CoderDojo: Gaming/Coding Club for Kids 8 and up
4:00−6:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Are you a coding ninja? Would you like to become one? Join us Wednesday afternoons to meet other computer coders and mentors, learn new languages, and work on coding, gaming, and other tech projects. All levels and abilities are welcome. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. 

DogsTonight.webOrem Library Book Club: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
7:00 PM / Media Auditorium

In March, the Orem Library Book Club will be reading Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller. This memoir takes an unflinching look at Fuller’s growing-up years in Africa, where her British family tries to establish a successful farm. The vagaries of civil war, segregation, and nations attempting to form post-colonial identities rage around them as they try to create their life in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and then Zambia. Avoiding sentimentality, the book examines troubling issues while still conveying the strength of family and the beauty of Africa. Call Julie at 801-229-7379 to sign up, or see a reference desk for more information.

Thursday, March 16

Lego.webLego at the Library: Lego Lab
4:30–5:30 PM / Children’s Mezzanine

Lego free play and building challenges. No registration.

Open Chess
6:00–9:00 PM / Book Discussion Room

research-web-17Research Revolution: Dinosaur Science
7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Discover the latest cutting-edge information in the exciting field of paleobiology with Dr. Paul Bybee, who has expertise in vertebrate paleobiology, biology, and evolutionary biology. Dr. Bybee often collaborates with top scientists on dinosaur research and has worked on dinosaur bone histology and evolution in conjunction with Dr. John Horner, the main advisor to the Jurassic Park movies, and as a consultant for the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs.

Friday, March 17

Film Screening: The Rundown (PG-13, 2003)
6:30 PM / Media Auditorium

A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster’s son from the Amazon, but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure.

AnRogaireDubh.17.webAn Rogaire Dubh and The Thomas Cordner Memorial Pipe Band
7:00 PM / Fireplace

Join Utah County’s great Celtic music group and special guests The Thomas Cordner Memorial Pipe Band for their annual St. Patrick’s Day performance, featuring bagpipes, penny whistles, fiddles, drums, and more.

Saturday, March 18

Teen.Mar17.webTeen After Hours Movie Night: Dr. Strange (PG-13, 2016)
7:00 PM / Media Auditorium

All teens 12−18 are invited to a special after hours screening of Dr. Strange at the library. Treats will be provided. Be here at 6:30 pm with your library card to browse and check out books before the movie starts at 7:00 pm.

Gulezian.webAfter Hours Concert: Michael Gulezian
7:00 PM / Fireplace

Join us at the fireplace for a special after hours concert with Michael Gulezian, one of the most highly acclaimed solo acoustic instrumental guitarists of our time. Michael began playing guitar at the age of six, and the foundation was laid early on for the duality that informs his music: rock attitude, imbued with a mystical, spiritual essence—disciplined by a rigorous program of classical guitar training. He is the youngest artist ever to be signed to John Fahey’s legendary Takoma Records, and has been called the musical link between John Fahey and Michael Hedges.

Monday, March 20

Music & Movement
10:00 AM / Storytelling Wing

Children and their parents are invited to come sing, dance, and experience stories with storytellers in the Storytelling Wing.

Film Screening: Swiss Family Robinson (Not Rated, 1960)
6:30 PM / Media Auditorium

A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

BYUMacBeth.webBYU Young Company: Macbeth
7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

The BYU Young Company presents a nightmare story of listening to the wrong voices. Adapted and directed by Teresa Dayley Love, this production uses drumming, puppets, and masks to tell the cautionary tale of a Scottish knight who meets three witches who prophesy a startling future for him. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Tuesday, March 21


Research Revolution: Utah Valley Earth Forum
7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Join the Utah Valley Earth Forum—an independent, environmental, citizen organization—for a screening and discussion of the new National Geographic, Leonardo DiCaprio-narrated film Before the Flood, an account of the changes occurring in the world as a result of global climate change.

Pins & Needles
7:00 PM / Book Discussion Room

Bring your knitting, crocheting, sewing, or just yourself to this laidback weekly gathering of crafters. Join us for free beginning crochet lessons. Bring your own yarn and crochet hook (size G or H).


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