Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | Time: 2:00

HOLIDAY INN (1942), 101 min., Not Rated. A song and dance man (Bing Crosby) leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays.  A former partner (Fred Astaire) joins him and the two find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady (Marjorie Reynolds).  Features Irving Berlin holiday songs including “White Christmas.” […]

Hollywood Does the Holidays: Christmas at the Movies

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Time: 2:00

Hollywood has always capitalized on Christmas. In many homes, seeing Jimmy Stewart thrill at returning to Bedford Falls is as much a part of the holidays as decorating a tree, exchanging gifts and enjoying time with family. Take a break from your holiday preparations and join us to enjoy this video recap of some of […]

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 | Time: 2:00

IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR (1963), 105 min., Rated G. A couple of bush pilots (including Elvis Presley) find themselves grounded in Seattle at the annual World’s Fair. One thing leads to another and they help an abandoned girl and make the acquaintance of a beautiful nurse. Young Kurt Russell, who later played Elvis […]

Keeping Kids Safer Online

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Time: 6:30

Today’s youth have integrated the use of digital devices and social media into their daily lives which present new opportunities for them while at the same time challenging parents as we work together to keep youth healthy and safe. Join us, along with Internet Safety Specialist Melissa Hemzacek from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, as […]

Book Club Movie

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Time: 2:00

A MOST WANTED MAN (2014), 121 min., Rated R. German intelligence agent Gunther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in his final starring role) must race against time to solve a perilous mystery: Is the half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim who’s surfaced in Hamburg a victim seeking refuge, or a terrorist seeking revenge? Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided by the […]

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 | Time: 2:00

GLORY (1989), 122 min., Rated R. Exceptional story of America’s first unit of black soldiers during the Civil War and the young, inexperienced northerner (Matthew Broderick) who’s given the job of training and leading them. Winner of three Oscars including Best Supporting Actor for Denzel Washington. In honor of Black History Month.   Drop-in only.  […]

From Emancipation to Inauguration: A Virtual Tour of Chicago’s Black Experience

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | Time: 6:30

“Going to Chicago!” was the rallying cry for scores of thousands of African Americans during the Great Migration, but did you know that Chicago’s Black Experience began soon after America’s independence? From Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable to Ida B. Wells to Carter Woodson, the African American tapestry is rich, thick and varied. Join musician/historian Clarence Goodman on this […]