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Sunday, April 12, 2 pm Community Meeting Room, Main Library

A Season of Change on Henry's Farm takes an intimate look at sustainable farming by tracing a season of hard work, harvest bounty, and change on an organic family farm in Central Illinois. Join co-producers Ines Sommer and Terra Brockman for a screening, followed by a panel discussion on small farms and their impact.

Last in a 3 part film series, "Food Matters" co-sponsored by Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets and  The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern.

 

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Sunday, March 22, 2 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America’s broken food system. (62 minutes)  

Followed by panel discussion on food insecurity with Paige Ottmar and Kelly Koss of NU’s Campus Kitchen, and Miranda Cawley of NURealFood.

2nd in a 3 part film series, "Food Matters" co-sponsored by Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets and  The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern.

 

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Sunday, March 15, 2 pm, Community Meeting Room

Narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis, Dirt brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact of soil. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. "When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked."

Post film panel discussion on sustainable agriculture and Food Justice with Gareth Procter,founder of Endless Greens, Evanston organic grower and builder of growing systems; and Louise Egerton-Warburton, conservation scientist at the Chicago Botanic Gardens and lecturer on soil ecology at Northwestern University.

1st in a 3 part film series, "Food Matters" co-sponsored by Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets and  The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern.

   

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Wednesday, May 6, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

The Age of Love. 2014. 79 min.

An unprecedented speed-dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds serves as the backdrop for The Age of Love, an alternately poignant and funny look at the search for love among the senior set.

Over the course of one summer, filmmaker Steven Loring follows ten speed daters – recently widowed, long-divorced or never-married – who prepare for the big day, endure a rush of encounters, then anxiously receive their results. Fearlessly candid about themselves and what they’re seeking, these WWII babies are forced to take stock of life-worn bodies and still-hopeful hearts. Then, as they head out on dates that result, comic and bittersweet moments reveal how worries over physical appearance, romance and rejection, loss and new beginnings change – or don't change – from first love to the far reaches of life. The Age of Love is a story of the universality of love and desire, regardless of age.

Co-presented with Evanston’s Aging Well Conference. The Reeltime film and discussion series is a program of Percolator Films, Evanston's non-profit film arts organization.

 

altSaturday, April 4, 3-4 pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch

Make a plain pen a work of art with polymer clay. We'll show you how to make a variety of awesome patterns with clay to cover a pen with and at the end you'll have a gorgeous new pen to take home. Bring your friends and your creativity and we'll bring the supplies. Grades 6-12. Please register. 

   

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