Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

Friday, March 27, 2015
6:10pm @ Plaza Branch

Discussion: 6:10 p.m. • Screening: 6:30 p.m.

The Sandlot is a sweet and funny coming-of-age story about friendship and fitting in, about kids and baseball and a beast of a dog on the other side of the fence.

In partnership with the Kansas City Film Festival, the Library screens the 1993 classic after a brief discussion about the art of storytelling. Appropriate for ages 8 and up.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Library’s Winter Reading Program, this year featuring the theme Love on the Rocks, begins January 20, 2015, and continues through March 20, 2015. Pick up your Winter Reading booklet at your favorite Library location and be sure to check out these films about love gone wrong. This month’s focus: Wicked Love.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hachi: a dog's tale - starring Richard Gere and Joan Allen.

The heartwarming true story of a loyal dog named Hachiko. This very special friend would accompany his master to the train station everyday and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Even after his master passed away, he continued to return to the same spot at the station every day for the next nine years to wait for his beloved master. During his daily visits he touched many lives and taught the local people about love, compassion, and above all unyielding loyalty.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Screening: 2 p.m. * Discussion following

Since 2011, the after-school Play On, Philly! initiative has provided daily musical instruction to hundreds of Philadelphia students in communities that otherwise have little access to music education. Modeled after Venezuela’s acclaimed El Sistema youth orchestra project, it is one of two U.S. programs—with New York’s Sistema-inspired Harmony Program—featured in the 2014 documentary Crescendo: The Power of Music.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Celebrate April Fool’s Day throughout the entire month of April with this selection of films featuring one or more notable fools … from Steve Martin’s Navin R. Johnson in The Jerk to Nicolas Cage’s Herbert I. McDunnough in Raising Arizona. You’d be a fool to miss it.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Film: 6:30 p.m. • Discussion follows

The Nation—the self-described “flagship of the left”—is the country’s oldest continuously published weekly magazine, jabbing at political sensitivities since its founding by Republican abolitionists at the time of the Civil War and particularly since finding a more progressive voice in the 1930s.

The new documentary Hot Type marks the publication’s 150th anniversary, spotlighting current and past writers and editors in chronicling daily life working on the magazine. Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, the film also follows participants in The Nation’s much-sought-after internship program.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Come join us in the spacious Westport Meeting Room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Celebrate April Fool’s Day throughout the entire month of April with this selection of films featuring one or more notable fools … from Steve Martin’s Navin R. Johnson in The Jerk to Nicolas Cage’s Herbert I. McDunnough in Raising Arizona. You’d be a fool to miss it.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Please join us as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Celebrate April Fool’s Day throughout the entire month of April with this selection of films featuring one or more notable fools … from Steve Martin’s Navin R. Johnson in The Jerk to Nicolas Cage’s Herbert I. McDunnough in Raising Arizona. You’d be a fool to miss it.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.