Documentary Thursday, June

Don’t miss Documentary Thursday this week as we screen “A Walk to Beautiful,” an inspirational film about women who walk for miles seeking treatment for a medical condition. Obstetric fistulas were common in pre-industrialzed countries; in Africa many women who give birth at an early age and then suffer from this condition. These women are ostracized by their communities, sent out of their homes by their families, and often left to die alone. This movie tells the story of 3 women who walk to hospitals for treatment.
Islander resident Dr. Jason Lew has made many trips to Africa to help these women. He will give a brief talk on Thursday evening.
There is an opportunity for knitters to make shawls and blankets for these women. Thanks to the efforts of library patron Susan Desmaris, patterns and yarn are available for those who can make a simple shawl. Jan Paul, owner of the Heath Hen, has donated yarn for this worthwhile project. Knitting nights will be held at the library on Tuesday nights for 6 weeks beginning June 12 at 6 pm. Knitting instruction will be available on those nights. For more information stop by the library or call Anna Marie at the Circulation Desk, 508-693-9433.