First published in 1960, To Kill A Mockingbird became a best seller, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Join us in marking the 55th Anniversary of Harper Lee’s only published novel with a screening of the film.
Find What You're Looking For
The latest CineKids movie is Welcome to the Space Show. Amane and her cousin Natsuki find and help what they think is an injured dog, but what is actually an alien on an important mission. Pochi, the alien, rewards the kids by taking them on an intergalactic adventure. Welcome to the Space Show was called "a sheer abundance of visual invention" by the New York Times.
Ages 7 and up. Animation, 2010, 136 minutes.
Make sugar skulls out of Perler beads in celebration of Dia de los Muertos!
The Library on Wheels will visit the BAM/PFA for a special outdoor screening of Pee Wee's Big Adventure. The movie will be shown on the Crescent Lawn, on Oxford Street between Center and Addison Streets. We'll be there beginning at 6:30 pm until the movie starts at 8 pm to make library cards and check out books, movies and more. Stop by and say Hi! Bike East Bay will also be on hand to help with Bike Parking.
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Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement Super Cinema is hosting a special Saturday movie: Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)
The 1960's alumni of the Berkeley campus tell their stories about how the quiet school became the site of massive political activism on the part of students fighting for their right of political expression on campus and then against the Vietnam War.
Claremont Branch's celebration of Banned Books week continues with a screening of the Color Purple, adapted by Alice Walker's book of the same name. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the book was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and was ranked the #1 movie of 1985.
Join us as we celebrate Banned Books Week by creating wallets using discarded books and watching the film adaptation of the Printz Award winning novel, The Book Thief! Refreshments will be provided.
North Branch Library celebrates banned books with a screening of the Academy Award Nominated animated film Persepolis from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 25.
The film is the critically acclaimed adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel of the same title. Satrapi's work was most recently banned in the Chicago school district in 2013, sparking protests from the teacher's union and from students.