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Lakeshore Café, 5003 Lakeshore Drive #130, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1R3

This Movie Was a Book Club at Lakeshore Café

Feb 24, 2022  |  Last Thursday of the Month | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Ages 16+


Watch the movie of the month and/or read the book that inspired it, then join the discussion.

Calling all movie lovers! If you've wanted to share your passion for movies with others, this is the club for you!

Hosted in partnership with Lakeshore Café. Drop in for refreshments and conversation! 

For February's meeting, we will be discussing Philomena, based on the book by Martin Sixsmith. Place a hold on the movie and/or book, or pick up a copy at the library - we bring in extras!


"When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena’s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother.

A gripping exposé told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation." -