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

Food, Glorious Food Film Series

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films w hich focus on food, cooking and eating. See "The Chef," a 2014 film in which a chef loses his job in a posh restaurant, then opens a food truck while piecing back together his estranged family. 114 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Kathryn Atwood: Women of World War I

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn about World War I heroines from local author Kathryn Atwood. She'll share 70 archival photos from her book, "Women Heroes of World War I" and tell how women worldwide mobilized for the war effort in a variety of ways. In the process, these women became powerful symbols both in their government's propaganda efforts as well as in the women's rights movements of their day. Atwood will define the concept of hero in both world wars while illustrating how some heroines of the World War I directly inspired those who participated in the war. Atwood will have books available for sale and signing.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Food, Glorious Food Film Series: "Eat Drink Man Woman"

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

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films which focus on food, cooking and eating. Ang Lee directed this film about a Taiwanese chef whose only means of communicating with his three headstrong daughters is his elaborate Sunday dinners. 124 minutes.

The six-film series concludes with this film.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Food, Glorious Food Film Series: "Like Water for Chocolate"

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films which focus on food, cooking and eating. "Like Water for Chocolate" is a 1992 historical romance set in Mexico about forbidden love. It illustrates the sensual power of a great recipe. 105 minutes.

The six-film series continues Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m.through April 1.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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