Welcome to the Library’s monthly film series for adults. Films screened in the Community Room. Doors open 30 minutes before screening. Audience led discussions follow matinees. Drop in.
Here Today (117mins/PG-13/2021)
Friday, February 18, 2 & 6:30 PM
Veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz forms an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship with New York singer Emma Payge. They get off to a rocky start but end up forging a deep bond that redefines the meaning of friendship, love, and trust.
MUSIC: 33 1/3
Programs held via Zoom. Funded in part by a grant from the GPL Foundation. Presented in partnership with the Arlington Heights Memorial and Northbrook Public Libraries. 33 1/3 is a series of short books about popular music, each book focusing on an iconic individual album that occupies a specific place in music history.
On the 40th anniversary of Duran Duran’s landmark album, join author Annie Zaleski as she explains how and why Rio became an iconic pop-rock album. Examining how the band combined music and visuals to reflect an MTV-driven second British Invasion.
The bestselling and award-winning author of Mexican Gothic discusses her newest book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror. Velvet Was the Night is one of The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2021. Silvia Moreno-Garcia will be joined in conversation with author Gus Moreno. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events.
Happily Ever After: Romance Authors on Rom-Coms, Meet Cutes & More
Join us for a lively evening with bestselling author Jasmine Guillory as she discusses the importance of real life and the modern rom-com. Jasmine Guillory is a writer, lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of six romance novels, including The Wedding Date, The Proposal, and While We Were Dating. NPR called The Proposal, “Rollicking, charming, and infinitely zesty.” Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, and Time. She lives in Oakland, California.
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