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Join us on Wednesday, August 20, at 1:00 pm

This month’s Midweek Movie is a beloved classic featuring a girl from Kansas, her little dog, and three unforgettable companions who join her on a journey to meet a powerful wizard. View the trailer here.

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Join us on Saturday, August 16, at 1:00 pm to view and then discuss this month's film.

Film Club’s selection this month features the Depression-era tale of a widow struggling to keep her family together on a Texas cotton farm. View the trailer here.

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Ghostbusters Anniversary

300px-Ghostbusters logo.svgWho ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! June 8 marks the 30th anniversary of this horror/comedy hit, featuring a trio of ghost hunters, a damsel in distress, and the sweetest, squishiest villain ever to stalk the mean streets of NYC. Ivan Reitman's deft directorial touch and state-of-the-art (for their time) special effects combined to create a thrilling mix of frights and laughs.

Check out Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II from the library's DVD collection.

And, take a look at some other notable films and TV shows celebrating anniversaries in 2014:

Read more: Ghostbusters Anniversary

Featured Actor: Catherine Keener

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This month's featured actor is Catherine Keener, who can be seen most recently in Bad Grandpa and as the wife of the captain in Captain Phillips. Before arriving in Hollywood, Keener worked for a time as a manager of a McDonald's in New York City. Harboring a desire to break into acting, she became an assistant casting director.  Her big acting break came in 1991 when she co-starred in Johnny Suede alongside a young Brad Pitt.

Keener's breakout role was Maxine Lund in 1999's Being John Malkovich, a performance that garnered her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She received another Best Supporting Actress nomination in 2005 for playing Harper Lee in Capote.

Keener is known for choosing quirky roles in independent films, but has recently enjoyed some mainstream success in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Upcoming roles include Nailed and The Greens Are Gone.

Check out a selection of the Catherine Keener films that the Library has in its DVD collection:

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Summer Movies!

Memorial Day has come and gone---and that means the summer movie season is officially upon us! Some of the top movies to see this summer are:

Maleficent (May 30) starring Angelina Jolie

Edge of Tomorrow (June 6) starring Tom Cruise

The Fault in Our Stars (June 6) starring Shailene Woodley

22 Jump Street (June 13) starring Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum

Transformers: Age of Extinction (June 27) starring Mark Wahlberg

A Long Way Down (July 11) starring Pierce Brosnan

Hercules  (July 25) starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

What If (August 1) starring Daniel Radcliffe

The Giver (August 15) starring Jeff Bridges

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (August 17) starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett

 

Many of these films feature established Hollywood stars. Get excited about these new star vehicles by checking out some of their earlier films from the library's DVD collection!

Read more: Summer Movies!

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