altSaturday, December 13, 10:30 am, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Join Brian Wilson, EPL Children’s Librarían as he shares his picks for Best Picture Books of 2014.  Parents, teachers, child care workers, grandparents and anyone else who values reading aloud to young children at home, in classrooms, child care centers or casual playgroups will enjoy “Mr. Brian’s” lively presentation. It can also help anyone who needs meaningful ideas for holiday gift giving. (NOTE: This event is for adults only!)  No registration required. 


altThursday, October 30, 6-8 pm, The Loft, Main Library 

Join Loft staff for a night of Halloween fun! Challenge yourself to a competition of stomachs and try a selection of odd and (un)savory dishes. Take a ride on the crafty side and create a take-away craft to take home. Top off the night with a throw-back Halloween movie and a costume contest--so be sure to dress up! Grades 6-12. Please register for this Loft event. 


titleFriday, December 5, 6 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?  A Most Wanted Man. (DVD 2014).

Run Time: 122 minutes

Rated: R (for language)


altSecond Saturday each month starting October 11, 2015, 3-4:30pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Attention all filmmakers! Learn some film making basics in this workshop series geared towards beginning filmmakers. Each month we'll focus on a new topic to explore. The schedule includes: October (Screenwriting), November (Shot Design & Storyboarding), December (Acting & Directing), January (Editing). This is an on-going series, so stay-tuned in the winter/spring for more topics. Grades 6-12. Registration Required. 


Register for October 11 session, November 8 session , December 13 session, January 10 session


altSaturday, November 15, 3-4 pm, The Loft, Main Library
Monday, November 17, 6-7 pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch 

The Mockingjay lives. Join us in the Loft to celebrate the release of the "Mockingjay: Part 1" movie by crafting a mockingjay pin of your own to wear to the premiere. Grades 6-12. Please register for the Chicago Ave Main Street Branch event or the Loft event. 



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