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On Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., a very special inspirational film called The Man Who Planted Trees will be shown at the Thurmont Regional Library. It will be the first of three films sponsored by the Sierra Club and the town of Thurmont. A repeat showing of this film will be on Saturday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m. at Thurmont’s Main Street Center.

This first one in the fall series is a critically acclaimed film with breathtaking animation about a man who single-handedly reforests drought ravaged land with thousands of trees. Though fictional, it is a powerful parable for all ages. For more information write or pick up a flier at the library

A must-see documentary film by Leonardo DiCaprio, Before The Flood, will be shown at Thurmont Regional Library on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. It is an excellent documentary about the many problems our planet and all its life forms are presently enduring because of pollution. DiCaprio has dedicated his life to speaking out for healthy changes that we can make in order to stop the degeneration of our water, land, and air. The visuals speak for themselves; so if you want to see a powerful film that speaks to your heart, then please come out to the library on April 8. There is no cost, and popcorn and juice will be provided!

That same day, starting at 11:00 a.m., the Thurmont Green Team is holding a stream clean-up and water quality testing in the Community Park in Thurmont. All ages are encouraged to come to this educational and fun event. Afterwards, you can jog on over to the library to see the film!

Thurmont’s Main Street Center, located at 11 Main Street, will host a second showing of this amazing film on May 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

To get more information about Before The Flood, you can Google it. Once again, admission is free. The Earth is a gift and a treasure, which we all need to take care of the best we can.