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Clarence Dillon Public Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Clarence Dillon Public Library! All events are open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Classic Movie - The
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 6:45 pm

THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943) (104 min.) RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY

During the World War II housing shortage in Washington D.C., two men and a woman are forced to share a single apartment.  Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn star in this comic masterpiece. Directed by George Stevens.

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Movie Matinee - The
Friday, Apr. 19, 1:30 pm

THE INDEPENDENT (2022) (108 min.) Rated R

Jodie Turner-Smith stars as a young journalist who uncovers a conspiracy that could change the outcome of a U.S. presidential election. This political thriller boasts a fine cast including Brian Cox, John Cena, Ann Dowd, and Luke Kirby.

 

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Classic Movie - Kiss
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6:45 pm

KISS IN THE DARK (1949) (87 min.) Not Rated  RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY

David Niven is an exhausted concert pianist who goes to an apartment building he owns to get some rest. He ends up getting caught up in the lives of his eccentric tenants.  Also starring jane Wyman, Victor Moore, and Broderick Crawford. 

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Classic Movie - Stat
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 6:45 pm

STATE FAIR (1945) (100 min.) Not Rated

The Frake Family makes their annual pilgrimage to the Iowa State Fair and this visit is filled with romance and prize-winning hogs, mincemeat pies, and most of all wonderful tunes by Rogers and Hammerstein.  This charming film stars Vivian Blaine, Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews and Dick Haymes.  It is truly a Grand Night for Singing.

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Movie Matinee - Ordi
Friday, May 3, 1:30 pm

ORDINARY ANGELS (2024) (118 min.) Rated PG

Hilary Swank stars in this true story of a hairdresser who rallies her entire town to help a widowed father save the life of his sick daughter. This film is quite moving and brings together belief in faith and family. Also starring Alan Ritchson and Emily Mitchell.

 

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Classic Movie - Agai
Tuesday, May 7, 6:45 pm

AGAINST ALL FLAGS (1952) (84 min.) Not Rated

Errol Flynn stars in this high adventure swashbuckling pirate film.  He is a British Navy sailor who is pretending to be a deserter to infiltrate a pirate stronghold that is giving the British trouble.  Maureen O’Hara is a pirate called Spitfire Stevens and Anthony Quinn is here too as a suspicious and unsavory pirate.  It is a greatly entertaining romp.

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Movie Matinee - Argy
Friday, May 10, 1:30 pm

ARGYLLE (2024) (139 min.) Rated PG-13

Bryce Dallas Howard stars as a spy novelist who stumbles into an espionage situation that seems to mirror the plot of her latest novel.  This action-adventure/comedy also stars Henry Cavill and Sam Rockwell.

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Classic Movie - Rugg
Tuesday, May 14, 6:45 pm

RUGGLES OF RED GAP (1935) (90 min.) Not Rated

The magnificent Charles Laughton stars as a very proper British butler whose aristocratic employer loses him in a poker game to a wily American with a social climbing wife.  It is one of those fish out of water scenarios but it is such fun to watch.  Also starring Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, and Roland Young.

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Movie Matinee - Mean
Friday, May 17, 1:30 pm

MEAN GIRLS (2024) (112min.) Rated PG-13

This film is a new adaptation of the original movie which is based on the Broadway musical. The  new cast includes  Renee Rapp, Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, and , of course, Tina Fey. We all go back to high school in this one.

 

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Classic Movie - Dece
Tuesday, May 21, 6:45 pm

DECEPTION (1946) (90 min.) Not Rated

Bette Davis shines in this dramatic film set in the world of classical music.  Claude Rains is a composer and Pail Henreid is a cellist and they both love Bette.  Besides the top-notch cast there is also beautiful classical music

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Movie Matinee - Lanc
Friday, May 24, 1:30 pm

LANCASTER (2022) (110 min.) Not Rated    DOCUMENTARY

This excellent documentary details the story of the World War II Lancaster bombers and the men who flew on them.  The cinematography is superb and this film will take you back to the Battle of Britain and the sacrifices made by many young men to defeat fascism.

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Classic Movie - Anna
Tuesday, May 28, 6:45 pm

ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM (1946) (128 min.) Not Rated

This film is a charming drama about the relationship of an Asian king and the British woman he hires as a teacher for his many children.  Based on a true story, this film stars Irene Dunne as Anna and Rex Harrison as the King of Siam.  The film also features Linda Darnell, Gale Sondergaard, and Lee J. Cobb. Directed by John Cromwell.

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Classic Movie - Murd
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 6:45 pm

MURDER BY INVITATION (1941) (67 min.) Not Rated

Sarah Padden stars as an eccentric millionairess who invites all of her greedy relatives to her mansion for the weekend to decide who is going to inherit her fortune.  Unfortunately, there is murder involved.  Wallace Ford is an intrepid reporter who arrives on the scene to investigate.  If you are a fan of Agatha Christine, you will enjoy this movie.

 

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Movie Matinee - Freu
Friday, Jun. 7, 1:30 pm

FREUD’S LAST SESSION (2023) (108 min.) Rated PG-13

Anthony Hopkins stars as Sigmund Freud and Matthew Goode stars as C.S. Lewis as the two men meet and debate the existence of God and other relationships.   This movie is beautifully filmed and is intellectually stimulating.  Nice to have a movie made for grownups.

 

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Classic Movie - Larc
Tuesday, Jun. 11, 6:45 pm

LARCENY, INC. (1942) (67 min.) Not Rated

Edward G. Robinson, Broderick Crawford, and Edward Brophy star as three ex-cons who come up with a scheme to buy a luggage shop but their real motive is to tunnel into the bank next door. They only have one problem – their shop is a great success. This adorable comedy also features Jane Wyman, Jackie Gleason, Anthony Quinn, and Jack Carson. 

 

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Movie Matinee - Emil
Friday, Jun. 14, 1:30 pm

EMILY (2022) (130 min.) Rated R

Emma Mackay stars as the writer Emily Bronte and this film tells the story of her life experiences that influenced her writing “Wuthering Heights.” The film also features Oliver Jackson-Cohen and was directed by Frances O’Connor.

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Classic Movie - Conf
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:45 pm

CONFLICT (1945) (86 min.) Not Rated

Humphrey Bogart is a married engineer who murders his wife as he is in love with her sister.  The only fly in the ointment is that Bogie starts seeing his (maybe) dead wife in the flesh.  What a dilemma.  This film noir also stars Alexis Smith and Sidney Greenstreet Sponsored by Clarence Dillon Public Library.
Movie Matinee - Show
Friday, Jun. 21, 1:30 pm

SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (2023) (92 mon.) Not Rated

Terrence Howard stars as a cinephile who owns a movie theater that is being threatened with

destruction by corporate developers.  This film is an action-comedy that also features John Savage and Dolph Lundgren.

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Classic Movie - Mrs.
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 6:45 pm

MRS. POLLIFAX - SPY (1971) (110 min.) Rated G

The sublime Rosalind Russell stars as a New Jersey widow who volunteers to works for the CIA.  She is sent on an easy mission to Mexico to pick up a certain book but things just don’t go the way they were planned.  This was Roz’s last theatrical movie and what a joy it is to watch.  Based on the novels by Dorothy Gilman, this film also features Darren McGavin.

 

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Movie Matinee - Bob
Friday, Jun. 28, 1:30 pm

BOB MARLEY – ONE LOVE (2024) (107 min.) Rated PG-13

Kingsley Ben- Adir stars as reggae icon Bob Marley as this film tells the story of how he overcame adversity to revolutionize music.  It is a compelling and entertaining movie that also features Lashana Lynch and James Norton.

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