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Thursday Movies@Main

Immigrant Perspectives on Film

2023-09-07 18:30:00 2023-09-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Thursday Movies@Main Movies on the big screen every Thursday at 6:30 pm! Relax and enjoy classics or recent blockbusters in Main Library’s Auditorium. Free parking on weekdays after 6 pm with a voucher from the Library. Main Library - Auditorium

Thursday, September 07
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-09-07 18:30:00 2023-09-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Thursday Movies@Main Movies on the big screen every Thursday at 6:30 pm! Relax and enjoy classics or recent blockbusters in Main Library’s Auditorium. Free parking on weekdays after 6 pm with a voucher from the Library. Main Library - Auditorium

Main Library

Auditorium

Movies on the big screen every Thursday at 6:30 pm! Relax and enjoy classics or recent blockbusters in Main Library’s Auditorium. Free parking on weekdays after 6 pm with a voucher from the Library.

Immigrant Perspectives on Film

September 7, 6:30 pm: "Hester Street" (1975)

Acclaimed director Joan Micklin Silver’s first feature chronicles a Russian Jewish woman who immigrates to New York in 1896 to reunite with her husband, but is faced with challenges in assimilating to her new environment. Starring Carol Kane, with Steven Keats and Doris Roberts, PG, in Yiddish with English subtitles, 89 min. 

September 14, 6:30 pm: "Persepolis" (2007)

This Oscar-nominated animated feature details the life of an Iranian girl growing up during the Islamic Revolution and her struggle to find a place where she can experience acceptance and freedom. With vocals by Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Denueve, Gena Rowlands, and Danielle Darrieux, PG-13, in French with English subtitles, 96 min.

September 21, 6:30 pm: "The Donut King" (2020)

Cambodian refugee Ted Ngoy fled to the US in 1975 and ended up creating a doughnut empire. This documentary lays out the extreme highs and lows of his life journey, NR, 90 min. 

September 28, 6:30 pm: "Monsieur Lazhar" (2011)

An Algerian immigrant is hired by an elementary school in Montreal to replace a teacher who died tragically. As he guides his students through the healing process, he hides his own loss, PG-13, in French with English subtitles, 94 min.

Get your parking validation ticket at the Welcome Desk and then relax in Main Library's 400-seat Auditorium.

If you enjoyed the immigrant perspective on film, we invite you to join us for the "Stories of Exile" Reading Groups.

The Akron Summit County Public Library has been selected as a participating library for the Yiddish Book Center's "Stories of Exile" Reading Groups for Public Libraries for 2023. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is a reading and discussion program to engage teens and adults in thinking about experiences of displacement, migration, and diaspora. In this program, librarians organize reading groups to discuss three books of Yiddish literature in translation, and one book related to the experience of a community served by their library.

Contact the Culture & AV Division at 330.643.9015 or cadiv@akronlibrary.org for more information.

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000
Branch manager
Michael Bianchi

Hours
Mon, Jun 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

Subject divisions include: Business, Government & Science, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), TechZone@Main, Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.

Special services available at Main Library include: a Patent & Trademark Resource Center; U.S. Passport and Notary services; a Microbusiness Center; a Maker Space; a resource lab for early childhood educators; and regularly scheduled computer training classes. Also available at Main Library are more than 125 public access computers, color photocopiers/printers, laminating, scanning, faxing, and free Wi-Fi.

Specialized spaces include a 425-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, and a used bookstore. An interior glass block walkway leads to a 600-space parking garage owned by the City of Akron. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.

Upcoming Events

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Canceled
Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Thu, Jun 20, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room
This event is full

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Mon, Jun 24, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Jun 27, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Thu, Jun 27, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Quiet Study Room 1

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Thu, Jun 27, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Jul 01, All day
Culture & AV

Mon, Jul 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Jul 01, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Mon, Jul 08, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TechZone

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Jul 11, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Thu, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Quiet Study Room 1

Thu, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Thu, Jul 11, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Jul 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Mon, Jul 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Mon, Jul 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Computer Lab 1
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 12:00am

Mon, Jul 15, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Jul 15, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
TechZone
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Jul 16, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
TechZone
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
New date Wednesday, July 31, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Jul 18, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library Educators Lab

Thu, Jul 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
TechZone
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 18, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium