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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.

Friday Movie Matinee (7/22) – Destination Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland movieJoin us for this free film showing starting at noon in the Oak Room.

19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.  Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Anne Hathaway.

*****
Friday Movie Matinee
12-1 p.m.
Oak Room
Free

Songs and stories week at the Library – 7/18-7/22

It’s a week filled with songs and stories at the Library:

  • Stories and Songs with Terri and Sheila (Monday at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Toddler Time (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.)
  • Babytime (Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.)
  • Preschool Stories and Science (there may be some singing involved) (Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)
  • Brad Clark “Around the World in 8 Stories” (a musical journey around the world) (Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.)
  • “You are at the Library after dark” Teen program (maybe some scary ghost stories?) (Thursday from 9:00-11:00 p.m.)
  • Friday Movie Matinee featuring Johnny Depp in a story that goes down the rabbit hole (Friday at noon)

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

Friday Movie Matinee (7/15) – Destination Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas

Elvis's best movie? You decide!

Join us for this free film showing starting at noon in the Oak Room.

Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley) goes to Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate in the city’s first annual Grand Prix Race. However, his race car, an Elva Mk. VI, is in need of a new engine in order to keep running. Lucky raises the necessary money in Las Vegas, but he mislays it when he is distracted by a beautifullocal swimming instructor, Ms. Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret). Soon, Lucky’s main competition arrives in the form of “Count Elmo Mancini”, (played by Cesare Danova), who attempts to steal both the auto race and the affections of Rusty.

*****
Friday Movie Matinee
12-1 p.m.
Oak Room
Free

Friday Movie Matinee (7/8) – Destination Space

IMAX Hubble

What do you do when a space telescope needs repairs?

Join us for this free film showing starting at noon in the Oak Room.

An IMAX camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

*****
Friday Movie Matinee
12-1 p.m.
Oak Room
Free

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.

Top 10 books and movies on hold

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Titles so hot they are on fire!

See what the “Hot Titles” are in the library this week. Are you on the list? Not sure how to get on the list? Then learn how to place a hold.
 
Top 10 Books on Hold
  1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  2. Tick Tock by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  3. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
  4. The Sentry by Robert Crais
  5. Mink River by Brian Doyle
  6. The Instructions by Adam Levin
  7. Battle Humn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
  8. Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb
  9. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
Top 10 Movies on Hold
  1.  The Social Network
    (Have you seen info about our Film Fest? You might want to!)
  2. Inception
    (You really should look at our Film Fest schedule. Seriously.)
  3. Secretariat
  4. Red
  5. Zumba Fitness
  6. Salt
  7. Eat, Pray, Love
  8. Knight and Day
  9. The A-Team
  10. Life as We Know It