July 26, 2015 (Lemon Grove) -- Just when you thought midsummer meant only heat, humidity and sand in your sandwich, enter those wags from Lemon Grove Historical Society and the Lemon Grove Library with more free summer fun close to home in air conditioned comfort on August 5 and August 8.
Aug. 5 at 6:30 p. m., Lemon Grove Library, 3001 School Lane, Film Night in the Library will feature great short films from the cult classic PBS series, "The Short List." Films like the laff-riot "Six Faces" from Japan, the beguiling music video, "Kiss Me," starring Sixpence None the Richer from the USA, "Grey Zone" and "Witness," the absorbing dramas from Austria and Germany, the sweet comedy-drama "My Greatest Care" from France, and the amusing true story of a Chinese immigrant in Ireland, "My Name is Yu Ming." Now's your moment to enjoy a nifty evening of highly original films.
Aug. 8 at 2 p.m., Lemon Grove Library, Meet the Author Estelle Gibson Lauer as she regales you with highlights from her hilarious memoir, "Maturation Rites," one of the best coming-of-age portraits in the genre. This snapshot of student life at the College of the Pacific (now University of the Pacific) is based on Lauer's letters to her future husband -- a honey who received beaucoup missives from a budding writer and married her anyway. So, go finish your Saturday morning errands and take an afternoon break in great company on Aug. 8.