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Tropical January at the Pollard: Non-Fiction Book Club to Discuss – Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell & 3rd Annual Elvis Birthday Matinee features Blue Hawaii with Live Performance by Elviseena

We thought you could use some island thinking this January so the Pollard is having two special programs with a Hawaiian theme.

First, January 7th @ 6:30pm the will be discussing Sarah Vowell’s book Unfamiliar Fishes. With her trademark wry humor, Ms. Vowell tells the story of the Americanization of Hawaii from when we first annexed it in 1898 up to present day when we have our first Hawaiian born president. Check out the “book trailer” below for more info.

About the author:
Sarah Vowell is a frequent contributor to NPR, the voice of the little girl in The Incredibles, and author of The Wordy Shipmates, Assassanation Vacation and Partly Cloudy Patriot.

Pollard library Non-Fiction Book club meets at 6:30pm on the first Thursday of every month. While you do need to obtain the book yourself this book club is free and open to the public. If you have any questions please email me at Happy reading!

Then, on January 12th at 1PM we’ll be having our 3rd Annual Elvis Birthday Matinee “Blue Hawaii” featuring a live performance by local impersonator “Elviseena” before the movie.

“Blue Hawaii” Elvis Presley, Angela Lansbury, Joan Blackman, Roland Winters, Steve Brodie. Paramount Pictures; Directed by Norman Taurog. Not Rated; 101 minutes; 1962. Elvis plays a soldier, returning to his Hawaiian home who defies his parents by taking a job with a tourist agency. Elvis sings β€œCan’t Help Falling In Love.” Event sponsored by the Friends of the Library.