Free movie screening Near North Library
Where: Near North Library: 310 W. Division Street,
Film Screening: A Dog’s Journey (2019) Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:00PM – 3:45PM
A dog makes a promise to protect and be there for his owner’s granddaughter as she experiences the highs and lows of life. Starring: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Betty Gilpin © Universal Pictures 108 minutes Rated PG.
Film Screening: You Can Count On Me (2000) Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:00PM – 4:00PM
A single mother’s life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely seen younger brother returns to town. Starring: Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick, Amy Ryan.
Film Screening: Five Feet Apart (2019) Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:00PM – 4:00PM
A pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet in a hospital and fall in love, though their disease means they must avoid close physical contact. Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias.
Film Screening: Rocketman (2019) Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:00PM – 4:00PM
This biopic focuses on Elton John’s early years and his meteoric rise to fame in the 1970s. It dwells on his relationships with his parents, his enduring partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, and his romantic relationships. Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Film Screening: Fast Color (2019) Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:00PM – 4:00PM
A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home. Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint
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