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.
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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.
Join us for a free screening of The Fault In Our Stars (2014), 126 minutes. This 2014 teen choice award winner for best movie: drama is adapted from the bestselling banned book by John Green.
The "Strong Girls Rule" film discussion series celebrating women in sport begins with a screening of Maidentrip (82 min.) followed by discussion and Q&A with Stephanie Evans, Commodore of Berkeley's Cal Sailing Club.
Maidentrip is a feature length documentary about the inspirational journey of Laura Dekker, who at the age of 14 became the youngest person to sail alone around the world.
December: Magical Realism in Film
Friday, December 5 The Fisher King (1991 / 137 min. / R)
(Dir. Terry Gilliam, with Robin Williams)
Friday, December 12 Wings of Desire (1987 / 128 min. / PG-13)
(Dir. Wim Wenders, w. Bruno Ganz, Peter Falk)
Join us for fantastic, fantastical animated movies! On Thursday, August 14, we will be showing Azur and Asmar, a feature by Michel Ocelot. The story of how Azur and Asmar, raised as brothers but now adversaries, set off together on a dangerous quest to find and free the Djinn Fairy.
99 minutes. Ages 6 and up.
Join us for fantastic, fantastical animated movies! On July 17, we will show Ernest and Celestine, the Academy Award nominated movie that received standing ovations at both Cannes and the Toronto Film Festival. Celestine is an artistic, dream-filled mouse that under unusual circumstances, becomes friends with Ernest, a troubadour bear. But it isn't long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Based on the book series by the same name by Gabrielle Vincent.
80 minutes, Ages 6 and up.
Join us for fantastic, fantastical animated movies! On June 19th, we will be showing Tales of the Night. Directed by French animator Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress), Tales of the Night features six animated fables that blend fairytale with history - and take us on a trip around the world!
84 minutes, Ages 7 and up.