Film Events

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Ashiya Hanae’s life is turned upside down when he’s possessed by a yokai! His only help comes in Abeno Haruitsuki, a handsome young man known as the “Master of the Mononokean.” But his aid comes at a price, one that has Ashiya working as his assistant to pay it off! Can they stop bickering with each other long enough to help the yokai trapped in this world?

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each...

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 6:00pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

(Episode 2: The Story We Tell) uncovers the roots of the race concept in North America, the 19th century science that legitimated it, and how it came to be held so fiercely in the western imagination.

A brief discussion, facilitated by Jacquelyn Boggess, Executive Director of the Center for Family Policy and Practice, will follow the film.

This new bimonthly film series is co-sponsored with Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW). CSW has been working to advance social...

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

2017 / USA / English / horror, thriller / 135 min. / R
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

film series

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

Seating is first come, first served with space for 50 attendees. Doors open 1/2 hour before the film start time. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pinney Library.

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Short and charming comedic vignettes offer a quick glimpse into the unique and funny situations, misunderstandings, and all around confusion that can happen in a high school romance. For starters, there’s a story about a delinquent girl and the student council president, and one about a stoic boy confused about an emotional girl. Relive the charm of high school romance!

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese...

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

"Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities," a film by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams, explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

Please stay after the film for a...

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

2015 / USA / English / documentary / 98 min.
“Daddy Don’t Go” captures two years in the lives of four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they fight to defy the odds against them. And the odds are real - men living in poverty are more than twice as likely to become absent fathers than their middle-class peers (U.S. Census Bureau).
“Daddy Don’t Go” is a tough but tender journey that aims to illuminate the everyday struggles of disadvantaged fathers. Alex, Nelson, Roy...

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

A monthly film screening of first-run, award winning independent and foreign films.

In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova (Maurery), asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are open to helping her out with her errands, her housecleaning, and other random services. After one...

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302

Join us to learn more about Music & Memory, a nationwide initiative to bring personalized music into the lives of older adults through digital technology.

Join the library on February 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a special free showing of the award-winning documentary, “Alive Inside” – a 70-minute cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls.

Music & Memory was founded in 2006 in the Greater New York Area on a simple premise: Using music to improve...