Gable's Girls: "It Happened One Night"

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the film, in which a spoiled, runaway heiress who is helped by a reporter looking for a story. The picture won five Oscars, including one for both Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. (1934, 105 minutes)

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the handsome, cynical, irresistible rogue. See and discuss movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deuchler, Thursdays June 19 - July 24.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Gable's Girls: "Wife vs. Secretary"

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

The wife of a publisher believes her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary is more than professional. Starring Myrna Loy and Jean Harlow. (1936, 88 minutes)

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the handsome, cynical, irresistible rogue. See and discuss movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deuchler, Thursdays June 19 - July 24.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

What's Cooking?

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a cookie exchange this month! Select a cookie recipe from Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy by Alice Medrich, make 72 cookies and bring them to swap for other delicious treats! Bring a container to take home your scrumptious cookies. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Created Equal Film Screening: "Slavery by Another Name"

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join Erik Gellman, PhD, Roosevelt University to see and discuss this film based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas A. Blackmon. Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thsands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Broadway to Hollywood: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Maggie Smith won an Oscar playing a self-deluded teacher in a 1930s British girls' school in this 1969 film directed by Ronald Neame.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local
reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Broadway to Hollywood: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

A Tennessee Williams drama focusing on marital problems between beautiful, unfulfilled Elizabeth Taylor and heavy drinker Paul Newman. Richard Brooks directed this 1958 film.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Broadway to Hollywood: "I Never Sang for my Father"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Widowed professor Gene Hackman reaches out to his bitter, controlling father, Melvyn Douglass in this 1970 films directed by Gilbert Cates.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local
reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Broadway to Hollywood: "Gaslight"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

A Victorian newlywed (Ingrid Bergman) is unaware that her husband is a crazed murderer in this 1944 film directed by George Cukor.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

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