Celebrating Seniors Week: "Young at Heart"

Celebrating Seniors Week: "Young at Heart"

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

See and discuss "Young at
Heart," a 2007 documentary film about the Young at Heart Chorus in Northampton,
MA, whose senior citizen singers average 81 years old. Their music is
unexpected, going against the stereotype of their age group, performing songs by
James Brown, and Sonic Youth. Although they had toured Europe and sung for

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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"Before the Flood" Film Screening

"Before the Flood" Film Screening

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change - would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "From Here to Eternity"

Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "From Here to Eternity"

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join local film historian and journalist Doug Deuchler for a six-week series of film screenings, "Midcentury Movie Star: Montgomery Clift in Hollywood," on Monday afternoons, June 12 through July 17. Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) was one of the finest actors to grace the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s. Clift was known for playing moody, vulnerable outcasts.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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MIdcentury Movie Star Screening: "I Confess"

MIdcentury Movie Star Screening: "I Confess"

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join local film historian and journalist Doug Deuchler for a six-week series of film screenings, "Midcentury Movie Star: Montgomery Clift in Hollywood," on Monday afternoons, June 12 through July 17. Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) was one of the finest actors to grace the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s. Clift was known for playing moody, vulnerable outcasts.

In "I Confess" directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1953), A Catholic priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional. 91 minutes.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "A Place in the Sun"

Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "A Place in the Sun"

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join local film historian and journalist Doug Deuchler for a six-week series of film screenings, "Midcentury Movie Star: Montgomery Clift in Hollywood," on Monday afternoons, June 12 through July 17. Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) was one of the finest actors to grace the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s. Clift was known for playing moody, vulnerable outcasts.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "The Heiress"

Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "The Heiress"

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join local film historian and journalist Doug Deuchler for a six-week series of film screenings, "Midcentury Movie Star: Montgomery Clift in Hollywood," on Monday afternoons, June 12 through July 17. Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) was one of the finest actors to grace the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s. Clift was known for playing moody, vulnerable outcasts.

In "The Heiress" (1949), a naiave, unattractive woman falls for a handsome suitor that her emotionaly abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter. 115 minutes.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "The Search"

Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "The Search"

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join local film historian and journalist Doug Deuchler for a six-week series of film screenings, "Midcentury Movie Star: Montgomery Clift in Hollywood," on Monday afternoons, June 12 through July 17. Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) was one of the finest actors to grace the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s. Clift was known for playing moody, vulnerable outcasts.

"The Search" (1948) finds an American private in postwar Germany, trying to help a lot Czech boy who survived Auschwitz to find his mother.  Directed by Fred Zinnemann. 115 minutes.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "Red River"

Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "Red River"

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join local film historian and journalist Doug Deuchler for a six-week series of film screenings, "Midcentury Movie Star: Montgomery Clift in Hollywood," on Monday afternoons, June 12 through July 17. Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) was one of the finest actors to grace the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s. Clift was known for playing moody, vulnerable outcasts.

"Red River" (1948) features Texas rancher John Wayne leading a cattle drive, but his tyrannical behavior causes a mutiny led by his adopted son (Clift). Directed by Howard Hawks. 127 minutes.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Event Type: 
"Gender Revolution" Viewing & Discussion

"Gender Revolution" Viewing & Discussion

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

What is gender? Should our bodies define us? What makes us who we are? 
We will be learning how we are all a lot more complicated than we've assumed through this community viewing of National Geographic's "Gender Revolution." Katie Couric travels across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors, and families about the complex issue of gender. Community discussion to follow screening. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
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. 
This year's movie lineup:

  • 9:10 am: "Zootopia" (PG, 1 hr 48 min)
  • 11:15 am: "Sully" (PG-13, 1 hr 36 min)
  • 1 pm: "Arrival" (PG-13, 1 hr 56 min)
  • 3:15 pm: "Hell or High Water" (R, 1 hr 42 min)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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