One Earth Film Festival: "Toxic Chemicals - Kids in Danger"

One Earth Film Festival: "Toxic Chemicals - Kids in Danger"

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Is our dependence on pesticides harming the health of our children? Every day, children are exposed to up to 130 chemical pollutants from pesticides. All around the world, scientists and doctors are raising the alarm, linking increases in child cancers, birth defects and even the explosion of autism with exposure to chemicals in pesticides.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Earth Film Festival: "Shifting Sands"

One Earth Film Festival: "Shifting Sands"

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

"Shifting Sands" tells the story of Lake Michigan and the Indiana/Michigan shoreline and how this nearby region, where rare plants grow in the shadows of smokestacks, sparked a
movement for a national park; a movement which eventually led to game-changing
environmental policies with worldwide impact and unique partnerships on the path
to a more sustainable world. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Earth Film Festival: "At the  Fork"

One Earth Film Festival: "At the Fork"

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

See "At the Fork," a film that offers a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife, Lisa, ask the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What they discover are not heartless industrialists, but America's farmers -- real people who, along with John and Lisa Papola, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming arimals for food.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Earth Film Festival: Kids Films

One Earth Film Festival: Kids Films

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Films for children ages 3 to 6+ will be screened between 9:30 and 10:20 a.m. Films for children ages 7 to 11+ will be screened between 10:30 a.m. and Noon. Titles will be announced closer to March 4.

Films are screened at different locations around the Chicago area, including the Main Library. See the entire lineup at oneearthfilmfest.org.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails"

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Selma"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Selma"

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
9th Annual Oscarthon

9th Annual Oscarthon

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

No need to wait on the red carpet-come to our 9th Annual Oscarthon movie marathon! Pop in or spend the whole day with popcorn, raffle prizes and Oscar nominated films. Check back soon for the movie titles.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: CTVN Teen Social Justice Filmmakers

More Than a Month: CTVN Teen Social Justice Filmmakers

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Celebrate the films developed and created by Chicago teens in classes taught by instructors at CTVN (Community Television Network). Film subjects include documentaries, dramas, poetry, and music and tackle issues of homelessness, teen violence, friendship, and family dynamics.
Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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