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Academy Awards Film Fest (the final films) this Friday & Saturday

It’s our 2nd Annual Academy Awards Film Fest, and we are heading into the final weekend. Make sure to mark your Academy Award Prediction Contest forms and turn them in by 6 p.m. Saturday night (Feb. 25) for a chance to win a pair of free movie tickets.

Rise of the Planet of the ApesFriday night (Feb. 24 – tomorrow!) at 6 p.m.  join us for a free screening of  “Upwards Moving of the Celestial Body of the Primates” (PG-13, 2 hours). This science fiction film stars James Franco, the Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings, and a whole bunch of darn dirty apes.

Nominated for “Best Visual Effects.” And honestly, the acting work done by Andy Serkis (who plays the ape “Caesar”) is outstanding. That man is underappreciated as an actor. Wow.

Puss in BootsThen on Saturday we have a double feature. Starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 25) we will show “Cat in Heavy Shoes” (PG, 1 hour 30 minutes). Antonio Banderas voices the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw cat in this animated feature. The cat becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town.

Nominated for “Best Animated Feature Film.”

Midnight in ParisThen at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 25), we will feature “Middle of the Night in the City of Light” (PG-13, 1 hour 34 minutes). Owen Wilson stars in this Woody Allen romantic comedy about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better.

Nominated for “Best Picture,” “Best Directing,” “Best Original Screenplay,” and “Best Art Direction” (Is it better art direction than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2? You decide.)

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

The birthday t-shirts have arrived

We’re celebrating the Library’s 30th birthday this week and have the t-shirts to show for it. Take a look:

adult t-shirt

"A 30 year affair"

And the kids’ t-shirt:

youth t-shirt

"i <3 my library"

T-shirts are on sale now. The adult t-shirts (both men’s and ladies’ cuts) are $15, and the kids’ t-shirts are $10. All proceeds go to the Wilsonville Public Library Foundation, which is paying for our entire Library birthday celebration week.

As we wrap up our birthday week, check out these events:

  • A one-day only special 30% discount off of items in the Twice Sold Tales Bookstore in our lobby on today (February 17).
  • Our “Academy Awards Film Fest” starts tonight. We are showing films that have been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. Free movies! Tonight’s feature stars Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a getaway driver. 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Room. Snacks available, or bring your own!
  • The community birthday party on Saturday, February 18, at 6:00 p.m. Join us for free food, some hobknobbing with local luminaries like the Mayor, and behind-the-scenes tours of the Library.

It’s a whole lot of fun, and all thanks to our community. Thank you!

Library open today, Friday, Feb. 25 (and a movie tonight!)

It’s cold outside, but it’s warm in the library. So come on down!

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. for our Academy Awards Film Fest. Tonight’s film is nominated as “Best Documentary Feature” about a year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger spent a year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan’s most strategically crucial valleys, and  reveal extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban.

For more information, call the Library at 503-682-2744.

Win free movie tickets

Academy Awards

Watch nominated films at the library 2/18, 2/19, 2/25, 2/26!

Want to win free movie tickets?

Think you know who will get the Oscars?  Then fill out an Academy Award Prediction Contest form and turn it in to the Circulation Desk by 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, for entry into the Prize Drawing.

Haven’t seen the movies? Then join us for free screenings of some of this year’s Academy Award nominated films for Best Picture, Best Animated Feature, and Best Documentary (and maybe some others as well!).

Film schedule is below. Due to licensing restrictions, we are unable to announce the movie titles online. Please visit or call the Library (503-682-2744) for more details (if you can’t figure out the titles from the clues below.)

Friday, February 18 
7:00 p.m – R rated film [Best Picture]
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.)

Saturday, February 19
1:30 p.m. – PG rated film [Best Animated Feature]
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. )

3:30 p.m. – PG-13 [Best Picture]
In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date. Starring Leonardo Dicaprio.

Friday, February 25
7:00 p.m. – R rated film [Best Documentary Feature]
Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan’s most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban.

Saturday, February 26
1:30 p.m. – G rated films:

  • [Best Animated Short]
    The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along.
  • [Best Picture/Best Animated Feature]
    The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home. )

3:30 p.m. – PG-13 [Best Picture]
A chronicle of the founding of Facebook, the social-networking Web site.