The library will be closed on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day weekend.

Films

Captain Underpants Family Matinee

Rated PG 90min (2017)

“Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.”

Come enjoy the film in our Salem Family Auditorium, with comfortable new seats and improved acoustics.  Registration not required.  Limit 105 persons.  Free and open to all.

Location:  Salem Family Auditorium

 

 

Film Lecture: In the Heat of the Night

Not Rated (1967) 110 minutes Color

Directed by Norman Jewison.

Co-starring Rod Steiger, Lee Grant.

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actor Sidney Poitier.

A sheriff (Rod Steiger) in a small, racially explosive Southern town works with a black homicide expert (Poitier) to investigate a murder. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Steiger.

Film Lecture: A Patch of Blue

Not Rated (1965) 105 minutes Black & White 

Directed by Guy Green.

Co-starring Elizabeth Hartman, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford.

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actor Sidney Poitier.

A sheltered blind white girl falls in love with a kind young man whom she meets in the park, but is unaware that he is black. Shelley Winters won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of the girl's slatternly, abusive mother.

Film Lecture: Lilies of the Field

Not Rated (1963) 94 minutes Black & White 

Directed by Ralph Nelson.

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actor Sidney Poitier.

Poitier won the Best Actor Academy Award for playing an itinerant handyman who encounters German refugee nuns living in the Arizona desert, and helps them build a chapel.

Come enjoy the film in our newly renovated Salem Family Auditorium, with comfortable new seats and improved acoustics.

Free and open to all.

Film Lecture: A Raisin in the Sun

Not Rated (1961) 128 minutes Black & White 

Directed by Daniel Petrie.

Co-starring Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands.

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actor Sidney Poitier.

Based on Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning play, this story looks at the members of a poor black family living on Chicago's South Side, and how they differ on the best way to spend a $10,000 bequest.

Film Lecture: The Defiant Ones

Not Rated (1958) 96 minutes Black & White 

Directed by Stanley Kramer. 

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actor Sidney Poitier.

Two escaped convicts (Poitier, Tony Curtis)--one black, one white--are chained together and must depend on each other in order to avoid capture. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including a Best Actor nod for both Poitier and Curtis.

Coco Family Matinee

Rated PG 1h 45min (2017) Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina.  Starring:  Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt.

Come see movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound in the Library's newly renovated Salem Family Auditorium.

"Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer." 
Registration not required.  Recommended for ages 4+.  Free for all communities.

Documentary Film: JANE

JANE
Rated PG
 (2017) 90 minutes

Directed by Brett Morgan
Starring: Jane Goodall

Come see movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound in the Library's newly renovated Salem Family Auditorium.

Real-Life Couples on the Silver Screen:That Hamilton Woman

Not Rated (1941) 128 minutes Black & White

(Make Up Date from 3/2/2018)

Directed by Alexander Korda. 
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh.

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one highlighting real life couples who performed together on screen.

The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hart, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

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