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
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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
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One Earth Film Festival: "At the  Fork"

One Earth Film Festival: "At the Fork"

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:30pm 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 are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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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.
Please join us for a post-film Q&A with Illinois State Senator Don Harmon and Dr. Warren Porter, Zoology and Environmental Toxicology professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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: Youth and Family Programs

One Earth Film Festival: Youth and Family Programs

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

9:30 to 10:15 am: Films and activities for ages 3-8+
Habitats! Join us for a morning of sing-alongs about animals in their habitats, plus short films "Slugs and Bugs" and "Kid of the Wild." Families will learn about opportunities for connecting with local nature through Go Green Oak Park, The Frog Lady (who will bring her reptile friends), the Park District of Oak Park/Austin Gardens Nature Center, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Trailside Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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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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