A selection of short films designed to challenge our understanding of fatness, presented by author and activist Virgie Tovar. Featured films include:
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We are giving away FREE comics for all ages from 1-4 while supplies last! Come enjoy a viewer’s choice anime marathon. In addition, kids and teens can participate in various drawing activities, including a collaborative dry erase mural on the Teen Room wall.
We are giving away FREE comics for all ages from 1-4 while supplies last! And while you're browsing comics watch a bit of Garfield: The Movie or Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties. Or make some buttons out of recycled comics. All ages are welcome for the free comic book giveaway and comic-themed fun for the whole family!
This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
Join us for a screening of the powerful, Oscar-nominated 2014 film about Martin Luther King's attempted march across the South to end prejudicial practices, and the confrontation that led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act.
Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure set amongst sweeping CinemaScope vistas of parched desert, wind-swept mountains and open skies. Maki, a boy on the run, meets Zarafa, a giraffe, and Hassan, a nomad who is ordered by the Pasha of Egypt to present Zarafa as a gift to King Charles of France. The three set off on an adventure to cross the Mediterranean in a hot air balloon, but all the while Maki is determined to find a way to bring Zarafa back to her rightful home.
In remembrance of the legendary David Bowie, we will hold a special screening of 1986's LABYRINTH which propelled the rocker into the minds of young kids everywhere, with his portrayal of Jareth, the baby-snatching Goblin King.
This screening is intended for teenagers. Refreshments will be provided.
Back in 1985, two time travelers bravely hurled themselves into the far-flung future of October 21st, 2015! To celebrate their journey, we will be going back to the future with them at the North Branch!
From 3-5pm, stop by the North Branch to get your picture taken with a real Delorean, just like the one converted into a time machine in the classic comedy-adventure.
Then, at 4:30pm we will begin a special screening of Back to the Future 2, so that we can all collectively wonder at why we don't have flying cars, hoverboards, and self-drying clothing.