Where: Near North Library: 310 W. Division Street,
Film Screening: Julie & Julia
Saturday, February 25, 2017 (2:00PM – 4:00PM)
Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child’s ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life’s purpose. Julia Child has an amazing love affair with her dashing husband, Paul, all while embracing life and French food. © Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. – 123 minutes – Rated PG-13
Film Screening of Food Patriots
Film Screening: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan. Offers a revealing study of the housewife’s plight during the Eisenhower era, along with an inspiring tale of tenacity and survival against formidable odds. © Paramount Pictures – 99 minutes – Rated PG-13
Film Screening: Arrival
Film Screening: Miss You Already
An honest and powerful story following two best friends, Milly and Jess, as they navigate life’s highs and lows. A story for every modern woman, it celebrates the bond of true friendship that ultimately can never be broken, even in life’s toughest moments. © Lions Gate Films, Inc. – 112 minutes – Rated PG-13
Film Screening: The Light Between Oceans
A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, all of a sudden finds a baby from an adrift rowboat. They rescue and raise the child as their own.
© Walt Disney Pictures – 132 minutes – Rated PG-13
About the Near North Library
- Near North Branch was dedicated August 6, 1997, replacing a temporary reading room in Seward Park.
- Near North Branch originally opened October 12, 1972 in two combined apartments at 1157 N. Cleveland Avenue as a study center for residents of theCabrini Green Housing Projects.
- a painting entitled “Two Children: Boy and Girl” by William Gettings
- Near North Branch also features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
- a mixed media collage entitled “Scott Street at Cabrini Green” by Mat Barber Kennedy
- a series of paintings entitled “Illinois Writers” by Steve Musgrave
- a painting entitled “Key Bearer U” by Jane Williams Ferris