Charles Laughton Film Screening: "Witness for the Prosecution"

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly un-handsome face meant that leading man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Today,July 15, at 1:30 p.m., is the final day to join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Charles Laughton Film Screening: "The Big Clock"

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly un-handsome face meant that leading man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m., join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Charles Laughton Film Series: "This Land is Mine"

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly un-handsome face meant that leading man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m., join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Charles Laughton Film Screening: "Ruggles of Red Gap"

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly un-handsome face meant that leading man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m., join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Charles Laughton Film Series: "Mutiny on the Bounty"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly un-handsome face meant that leading man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m., join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Charles Laughton Film Series: "The Barretts of Wimpole Street"

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly un-handsome face meant that leading man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Beginning Wednesday, June 10, at 1:30 p.m., join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on six Wednesdays to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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7th Annual Oscarthon

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Our Oscarthon is back, and bigger than ever! Join us in the week leading up to the 87th Academy Awards to watch some of this year’s contenders in multiple categories and enjoy popcorn, trivia, and prizes!

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 pm, Maze Branch: "Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG-13, 121 minutes)

Thursday, Feb. 19, 6:30 pm, Dole Branch: "The LEGO Movie" (PG, 100 min)

Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 am-5 pm, Main Library (estimated start times listed)

- 9 am "The Judge," (R, 141 minutes)

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

7th Annual Oscarthon

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Our Oscarthon is back, and bigger than ever! Join us in the week leading up to the 87th Academy Awards to watch some of this year’s contenders in multiple categories and enjoy popcorn, trivia, and prizes!

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 pm, Maze Branch: "Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG-13, 121 minutes)

Thursday, Feb. 19, 6:30 pm, Dole Branch: "The LEGO Movie" (PG, 100 min)

Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 am-5 pm, Main Library (estimated start times listed)

- 9 am "The Judge," (R, 141 minutes)

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Event Type: 

7th Annual Oscarthon

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Our Oscarthon is back, and bigger than ever! Join us in the week leading up to the 87th Academy Awards to watch some of this year’s contenders in multiple categories and enjoy popcorn, trivia, and prizes!

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 pm, Maze Branch: "Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG-13, 121 minutes)

Thursday, Feb. 19, 6:30 pm, Dole Branch: "The LEGO Movie" (PG, 100 min)

Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 am-5 pm, Main Library (estimated start times listed)

- 9 am "The Judge," (R, 141 minutes)

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Event Type: 

Civil War 150: "The General"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss “The General,” a 1926 silent film. This silent comedy classic, starring Buster Keaton, combines inventive humor with exciting action. When Union spies steal an engineer’s beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly, straight through enemy lines.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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