Movies By Request @ Your Library
Movies by Request @ Your Library
Have you wanted to get to the movie theatre for a specific show and not made it? Do you remember a film from years ago that you would love to see again on a big screen? Do you have an old (or new) favorite that the television screen just doesn’t do justice to? If you answer yes to any of these questions, the library has a new program that might help you out.
Last year the James Kennedy Public Library was able to renovate the Hoffman Community Room to allow us to show movies on a large screen. This room has a 12 foot screen, projection system and surround-sound. For the past year, the library has shown a variety of films with this new system. We have shown films for the seasons and holidays. We have done a film series tied in with a book discussion. We have shown children’s films on early release days, and family films on a couple of Saturdays. Regular film programs at the library are “Books Flicks” and “Classic Movies @ Your Library”. On the second Monday of each month, the library has a “Book Flicks” program where we show a film that is based on a movie; and on the second Wednesday of each month we show a classic film.
Now we would like to start a new program for films. It is “Movies by Request.” If there is a film you would like us to show, just let us know what and we will try to schedule it for a time that is convenient for you. We need to start planning about a month in advance so that we can make sure that the film is available and we can publicize the program. Because of staffing, we will also need to schedule these films for regular library hours. So, if there is a film you would like to see, stop in or give us a call.
Our first “Movies by Request” film will be this week. We will be showing “An Inconvenient Truth”, Al Gore’s documentary film about global warming, on Tuesday, May 22 at 2:00 pm.
May 18 - 31: St. Francis Xavier Grade School Art Show. The library will display the art works of St. Francis Xavier Grade School students from May 18th through May 31st. Stop in to enjoy the artworks created by the kindergarten through sixth grade students. This show will include the debut of the sixth grade Saint Mosaics.
Wednesday, May 23: Looking Back … War Letters @ 2:00 pm. Senior Services Librarian Lisa Gaylor will present this story of courage, longing and sacrifice. Will include a showing of the PBS documentary “War Letters.”
Wednesday, May 23: Sit and Stitch. If daytime doesn’t work for you, but you would like to join the fund of crafting and sharing and talking and laughing, maybe these evening sessions fill fit your schedule. Gatherings are every second and fourth Wednesday from 6 – 8 pm.
Thursday, May 24: St. Francis Xavier Grade School Art Show Reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A reception for students, families and art lovers will be held on Thursday, May 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the library. Everyone welcome.
June 1 – Adult Summer Reading Program begins… Back by popular demand is the JKPL Adult Summer Reading Program. Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to participate in this special reading program. Join by signing up at the library and picking an “alias”. Participants will receive a bookmark and book bag when they sign up. Participants are asked to write brief reviews for each book read during the summer. For each review submitted, the participant’s name will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Those reading at least 8 books during the summer will be entered into a drawing for a special “Book Lovers” Basket.
Monday, June 4: Books for Lunch Book Discussion @ 12:00 noon. The “Books for Lunch” group will be discussing – “One for the Money” by Janet Evanovich. This group gathers on the first Monday of each month to discuss different books selected by the group. Everyone is welcome to come, listen and share. Bring your lunch, if you wish. Dessert and beverages are provided by the participants and the Friends of the Library. Copies of the book are available to borrow from the library.
Wednesday, June 6: Sit and Stitch @ 1:00 pm. Join other crafters at this bimonthly gathering to share crafting and conversation. Gatherings are every first and third Wednesday from 1 – 3 pm in the Hoffman Community Room
Thursday, June 7: Stories and More: Detect It @ 1:00 at the Beckman ICN room. Again this summer, the JKPL is partnering with Iowa Public Television and the State Library of Iowa to host a series of five interactive programs that tie into the summer reading programs. These sessions are presented over the ICN so are held in the Beckman Annex. This session begins by reading an excerpt from the book “You Be the Detective” and participants are challenged to solve the puzzles. Then, the kids will meet with a real detective and learn about what he does on the job every day.