The Scarsdale Forum (formerly the TVCCEF) cordially invites the community to view the documentary film “Patriocracy” on Tuesday evening, July 26th in the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Library at 7:30 p.m.
“Patriocracy” produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Brian Malone and executive producer Stephen Nemeth explores the extreme polarization in America that cripples the country’s ability to tackle its most serious problems. Whether it is the national debt, healthcare reform, the war on terror or illegal immigration, Americans are shouting at each other instead of listening to each other. An all star cast of senators, congressmen, journalists and academics offer their insights into the factors contributing to this current uncivil discourse in American politics. “Patriocracy” takes a non-partisan stance, urging viewers to educate themselves on the issues and the facts rather than falling prey to the rhetoric. To learn more, visit: www.patriocracymovie.com
Neil Bicknell, a former resident of Scarsdale for 32 years during which time he served as a village trustee and president of the TVCC, returns from Boulder, Colorado to moderate a discussion of the film. Bicknell is a volunteer advisor with respect to the film’s distribution which has not yet been released. Refreshments will be provided by the Forum’s Hospitality Committee.
This summer program is offered free of charge to the public and underwritten in part by a generous grant from the Irving J. Sloan Education Fund, made possible by the Liz Claiborne-Arthur Ortenberg Foundation. For more information, visit ( www.ScarsdaleForum.com ) or call (914-472-4053).
In other news from the library, the Friends of the Scarsdale Library is looking for volunteers to help sort the mountains of donated books they are receiving for the Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale coming this fall. Sorting takes place during the summer months to prepare for the big sale in September. They work in the lower level of the Library in July and in the Library’s Scott Room in August. There is no heavy lifting involved and you can spend as much or as little time as you wish. Kathy Steves will be available to instruct those of you have not done this before.