Near North Library: Free movie screening.
Where: Near North Library: 310 W. Division Street,
Film Screening: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Sat, December 23, 2017 (2:00PM – 3:45PM)
Why is the Grinch such a grouch? No one seems to know, until little Cindy Lou Who takes matters into her own hands and turns both Whoville and the Grinch’s world upside down, inside out, and funny side up in her search for the true meaning of Christmas.
© Universal Pictures – 105 minutes – Rated PG
Film Screening: Victoria & Abdul Saturday, January 6, 2018 (2:00PM – 4:00PM)
Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. © Focus Features – 112 minutes – Rated PG-13 (2017)
Film Screening: The Last Waltz Saturday, January 13, 2018 (2:00PM – 4:00PM)
View the documentary film The Last Waltz. The Band, one of rock’s superstar groups, decided to call it quits after sixteen grueling years on the road. The group held this farewell concert on Thanksgiving Day, 1976, at San Francisco’s Winterland, the site of their first performance. The performance is interspersed with interview footage. © MGM – Rated PG – 117 min.
Film Screening: Dunkirk Saturday, January 20, 2018 (2:00PM – 3:45PM)
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. © Warner Bros. – 105 minutes – Rated PG-13 (2017)
Film Screening: The Glass Castle Saturday, January 27, 2018 (2:00PM – 4:15PM)
Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family. A remarkable story of unconditional love. A young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. © Lions Gate Films, Inc. – 127 minutes – Rated PG-13 (2017)
Film Screening: Higher Ground Saturday, February 17, 2018 (2:00PM – 4:00PM)
Presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ through cutting-edge music and images has historically put this community on the “outs” with traditionalists in the Church, yet it has catapulted this music to the forefront of the mainstream. Come inside and embrace intriguing and very candid stories from some of gospel’s most legendary and accomplished artists. Artists include: Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, Dr. Bobby Jones, Karen Clark Sheard, Vickie Winans, T-Bone, Yolanda Adams, Edwin Hawkins.
Film Screening: Coal Miner’s Daughter Saturday, March 24, 2018 (2:00PM – 4:00PM)
Coal Miner’s Daughter is the story of Loretta Lynn, who rose from the poverty-stricken Appalachian area to become one of the biggest country singers of all time.
Film Screening: Bound For Glory Saturday, April 14, 2018 (2:00PM – 4:00PM)
In Bound for Glory we ramble with Woody Guthrie, America’s great folk balladeer and poet, on his travels across America and thrill as his buoyant spirit battles the social injustice surrounding him with quiet strength and soul-rousing music.
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