Heartland Blood Drive: Target Gift Cards to Donors

Heartland Blood Drive: Target Gift Cards to Donors

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Donate
blood and help safe a life! Successful donors will receive a $10 gift
certificate to spend at Target stores. Heartland Blood Centers will hold a Blood Drive
on Thursday, Aug. 31, from Noon to 4 p.m. Heartland Blood Centers is the sole
provider of blood products to Rush Oak Park Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA
Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and more than 40 other hospitals in
the Chicago metro area.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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 series of film screenings, "Midcentury Movie Star: Montgomery Clift in Hollywood," on Monday afternoons aat 1:30 p.m. 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 naive, unattractive woman falls for a handsome suitor that her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter. 115 minutes.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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First Look: PBS Pre-Premiere of Weekend in Havana with Geoffrey Baer

First Look: PBS Pre-Premiere of Weekend in Havana with Geoffrey Baer

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

What's the real Cuba like? 

Watch this fantastic look at Havana BEFORE it airs on Chicago's PBS affiliate WTTW! Then hear firsthand about library Executive Director David J. Seleb's recent travels to this enchanting "old city that is trying to find itself in a new world."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies: Music and the World War I Alliance

Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies: Music and the World War I Alliance

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Explore the contributions of popular songs from the U.S., Canada and Britain to the Allies of World War I. This program, presented by musicologists and musical performers includes slides, films, period recordings and live performances of sheet music. Six university faculty from Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, Bloomington and University of York, England, created this program in association with the American Musicological Society and the Library of Congress exhibition, "World War I: American Artists View the Great War."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America: "Joyeaux Noel/Merry Christmas"

World War I and America: "Joyeaux Noel/Merry Christmas"

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Explore the transformative impact of America's entry into the  First World War 100 years ago in 1917. Film historian Doug Deuchler will introduce and lead a discussion of "Joyeaux Noel/Merry Christmas" at 1:30 p.m. on  Nov. 8.

An unofficial "Christmas Eve  Truce" on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the war to gain insights into each other's way of life.  116 minutes.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America: "Paths of Glory"

World War I and America: "Paths of Glory"

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Explore the transformative impact of America's entry into the  First World War 100 years ago in 1917. Film historian Doug Deuchler will introduce and lead discussion on Wednesdays  at 1:30 p.m. continuing through Nov. 8.

See "Paths of Glory," an anti-war film in which fiery French colonel Kirk Douglass goes head-to-head with the army's top brass when his men are accused of cowardice. 88 minutes.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America: "The Dawn Patrol"

World War I and America: "The Dawn Patrol"

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Explore the transformative impact of America's entry into the  First World War 100 years ago in 1917. Film historian Doug Deuchler will introduce and lead discussions on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. continuing through Nov. 8.

See "The Dawn Patrol," a 1938 silent film starring Errol Flynn and David Niven as British flying aces who must contend with the harsh realities of war.  103 minutes.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America: "Wings"

World War I and America: "Wings"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Explore the transformative impact of America's entry into the  First World War 100 years ago in 1917. Film historian Doug Deuchler will introduce and lead discussions on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. continuing through Nov. 8.

See "Wings," a 1927 silent film with music the first Best Picture of the Year.  Two men from different social classes fall in love with the same woman and become fighter pilots in World War I. 144 minutes.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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