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Summer 2017 Documentary Film Series

Author: Gail Payne

All meetings held at: Copiague Memorial Public Library (lobby auditorium), 50 Deauville Blvd. Time: 6:30pm *free to members and public,* free (organic/vegan) refreshments*,*directions below*


Thursday, June 8, 6:30pm

True Cost: Untold Story Behind Fashion, 2015 (92 min.) Followed by a presentation with Lynn Cahalan, Community Donation Manager, Commack Store, Savers, Inc – Savers Thrift Store is a for-profit, responsible business model since the 1950’s with over 350 stores in U.S.A. and Canada offering sustainable shopping by removing used items from the waste stream. They sell or reuse 90% of their donations.


Film synopsis - Investigation of fast fashion reveals that while the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. If you can’t come to the library (or even if you can) then meet us for a Savers Tour, Commack store, see below.

Wednesday, July 19, 6:30pm The Zoo, Episode 7: Birds & the Bees, 2016 (43 min.)

Followed by a presentation with Annette Libeskind Berkovits – curator of Bronx Zoo for more than 30 yrs. will talk about wildlife conservation both at the zoo and globally. Annette transformed its public education programs and earned recognition from the National Science Foundation for her work. Her new book, "Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator," will be for sale.


Film synopsis - Leo the snow leopard is having trouble eating because of a broken canine. The bird department works feverishly to restore a beehive for the bee-eater birds. And Ambassador Center staff work with an adorable Fennex fox named Charlie.


Wednesday, August 9, 6:30pm Save our Beaches!

Followed by a presentation with Lisa Scheppke, Restoration Project Coordinator, American Littoral Society.


Photos and videos of local wildlife by amateur naturalist, Lisa Scheppke. Learn about marine debris and how it affects them (and humans, too) and small changes we can make in our lives to minimize our environmental impact. Note: littoral - seaside, coastal, more info.

Directions: From East: Montauk Hwy. (27A) half mile west of Great Neck Rd., Copiague. Right (north) on Deauville Blvd., library on right, next to elementary school. From West: Montauk Hwy. (27A) one mile east of Rte. 110/Broadway, Amityville. Left (north) on Deauville Blvd., library on right, next to elementary school.


All films will be screened at Copiague Memorial Public Library (lobby auditorium), 50 Deauville Blvd. *free to members and public,* free refreshments*,*suitable for kids of all ages*


Time: 6:30pm |*free to members and public,* free refreshments*,*directions below*

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