As part of The Big Read, there will be two showings of the movie Paper Moon on Wednesday, March 12th at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Please CLICK HERE for the full information about the event, including ticket prices.
So what’s the movie about? ”Set in the Midwest during the Depression, a con man and a young girl (who may or may not be his daughter) forge an unlikely partnership.” This film stars Ryan O’Neal and a young Tatum O’Neal, as well as Madeline Kahn. Tatum O’Neal actually won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film, making her the youngest person to ever win a competitive Academy Award.
See you at the movies!
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Is “The Longest Road” getting you in the mood for a road trip, but you aren’t quite ready to take one yourself yet? Come to one of our movie events and live vicariously through the characters in these road trip films!
Wednesday, March 12 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm
PAPER MOON (1973) at the Tivoli Theatre (5021 Highland Avenue, Downer’s Grove)
Set in the Midwest during the Depression, a con man and a young girl (who may or may not be his daughter) forge an unlikely partnership, scamming their way through rural America. Starring Academy Award winner Tatum O’Neal and her father Ryan O’Neal.
General admission applies.
Friday, March 14 at 7:00 pm
LOST IN AMERICA (1985) at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library
David and Linda Howard are a Los Angeles yuppie couple in their thirties who decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits, and cruise America in a Winnebago. Their idealized, unrealistic plans soon begin to go spectacularly wrong. Starring writer and director Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty.
Friday, April 11 at 7:00 pm
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987) at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library
A businessman struggles to get home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion. Written and directed by John Hughes, this comedy stars Steve Martin and John Candy.
The films hosted at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library are part of their Film Discussion series held after-hours on every other Friday night. Doors open at 6:45 pm, and attendees are encouraged to stick around after the movie for an engaging discussion.
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The first Big Read book discussion group is this evening, March 5th @ 7:00 pm at Lisle Library. However, if you can’t make that date, don’t worry: we have plenty of book discussions happening during the Big Read!
Next week, there are book discussions on Tuesday, March 11 @ 7:00 pm at Hinsdale Library, and on Wednesday, March 12 @ 7:00 pm at Indian Prairie Library. You can see the full schedule of book discussions and all events, by going to our Event Calendar.
We encourage people to attend as many book discussions as they like — after all, the book we’re discussing might be the same, but each group will have some different people, so each discussion will be unique!
Coming up on Monday, March 10th at 7:00 pm is our Alaskan Road Trip program, at LaGrange Park Library. Travel by RV to and through Alaska with Barbara Sugden and Ron Vargason! See plants, animals and attractions along the Alaska Highway, as well as other scenic roads of our 49th state.
For full information, please see the Big Read Program Guide or our Events Calendar for the Big Read. You may also visit the LaGrange Park Library calendar. Registration is requested, please.
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The Kids Read programs continue on Friday, March 8th at LaGrange Park Library and Thomas Ford Memorial Library. For full information, please see the Kids Read Program Guide, or click on the links for each library.
At LaGrange Park Library, kids can make a souvenir suitcase! Transform a simple brown box into a magical little suitcase holding the treasures of your travels. Make a beaded handle for your valise and decorate the exterior with hand-designed “state” stickers. For the inside, create a foil embossed tourist attraction key ring, fancy postcard to your folks, and marvelous souvenir map magnet.
At Thomas Ford Memorial Library, kids can create an Ice Cream Masterpiece! For Grades 2-5. Ice cream has always been an American favorite. Learn how to take ice cream from the bowl to fun and fancy desserts your kids will love to make. This class is hands on, so come ready to create a masterpiece!
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Reading The Longest Road may inspire you to pick up some more books on traveling. Booklist Magazine listed their top 10 Literary Travel books of 2013, so we’re sharing those with everyone here:
Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific by Tim Flannery
The Art of Wandering: The Writer as Walker by Merlin Coverley
The Best American Travel Writing, 2012 Edited by William T. Vollmann and Jason Wilson
The Condé Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys, v.2 Edited by Klara Glowczewska
The Golden Shore: California’s Love Affair with the Sea by David Helvard.
The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari by Paul Theroux
Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria by Noo Saro-Wiwa
On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield
Round about the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit by Joyce E. Chaplin
Walking Home: A Poet’s Journey by Simon Armitage
You may find these in the SWAN catalog, or in Lisle Library’s catalog
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