The library will be CLOSED on Monday, August 8 in observance of Victory Day.

Films

Musical Monday: Grease

Cool off in our air conditioned auditorium and watch the last film our Musical Monday Series, Grease (1978, Rated PG-13, 2 hrs. (On Blu-Ray!) Singing encouraged!!

Musical concerning the romance between a teenage gang-leader and his naive girlfriend, set in the 1950's. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? (IMDb)

Free and open to all.

Musical Monday: School of Rock

Cool off in our air conditioned auditorium and watch the 2003 musical, School of Rock (Rated PG, 1 hr. 49 minutes).  

"When his band votes him out due to his embarrasing musical antics, Dewey has to make the rent somehow. After intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned, Dewey finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. Dewey decides to take on the music program and makes it his goal to teach them the gospel of rock and roll. His ulterior motive is to get them to compete against his former band for a cash prize." (from production company)

Captain Underpants Family Matinee

Rated PG 90min (2017)

“Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.”

Come enjoy the film in our Salem Family Auditorium, with comfortable new seats and improved acoustics.  Registration not required.  Limit 105 persons.  Free and open to all.

Location:  Salem Family Auditorium

 

 

Film Lecture: In the Heat of the Night

Not Rated (1967) 110 minutes Color

Directed by Norman Jewison.

Co-starring Rod Steiger, Lee Grant.

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actor Sidney Poitier.

A sheriff (Rod Steiger) in a small, racially explosive Southern town works with a black homicide expert (Poitier) to investigate a murder. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Steiger.

Film Lecture: A Patch of Blue

Not Rated (1965) 105 minutes Black & White 

Directed by Guy Green.

Co-starring Elizabeth Hartman, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford.

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actor Sidney Poitier.

A sheltered blind white girl falls in love with a kind young man whom she meets in the park, but is unaware that he is black. Shelley Winters won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of the girl's slatternly, abusive mother.

Film Lecture: Lilies of the Field

Not Rated (1963) 94 minutes Black & White 

Directed by Ralph Nelson.

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actor Sidney Poitier.

Poitier won the Best Actor Academy Award for playing an itinerant handyman who encounters German refugee nuns living in the Arizona desert, and helps them build a chapel.

Come enjoy the film in our newly renovated Salem Family Auditorium, with comfortable new seats and improved acoustics.

Free and open to all.

Film Lecture: A Raisin in the Sun

Not Rated (1961) 128 minutes Black & White 

Directed by Daniel Petrie.

Co-starring Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands.

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actor Sidney Poitier.

Based on Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning play, this story looks at the members of a poor black family living on Chicago's South Side, and how they differ on the best way to spend a $10,000 bequest.

Film Lecture: The Defiant Ones

Not Rated (1958) 96 minutes Black & White 

Directed by Stanley Kramer. 

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actor Sidney Poitier.

Two escaped convicts (Poitier, Tony Curtis)--one black, one white--are chained together and must depend on each other in order to avoid capture. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including a Best Actor nod for both Poitier and Curtis.

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