Tagged Movies and Television

Movie Days!

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month for a family friendly movie! Snacks will be provided. Please stop by or contact the library for the monthly movie title. Best suited for school aged children.  

Movie Days!

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month for a family friendly movie! Snacks will be provided. Please stop by or contact the library for the monthly movie title. Best suited for school aged children.  

French New Wave Does Americana – Three Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin

After working with film luminary Jean-Luc Godard on his most groundbreaking work, Jean-Pierre Gorin left France in the mid-70s,  and headed West to accept a teaching position at UC San Diego. While there, Gorin made a series of…

Women’s History Month Film Screenings: Beyoncé Experience Live

The Beyoncé Experience Live is the third live and fourth video album by American singer Beyoncé. It was released through Columbia Records and Music World Entertainment on November 20, 2007 in the United States. Snacks will…

Movie Matinee

Join us for a screening of a newly released film in our downstairs meeting room. Please contact the library for movie titles (215-685-6621).    

Teen Tuesdays

Join us every Tuesday afternoon in a space to be uniquely you! We'll have movie matinees, New Music Tuesdays, Game Day, focus on self-care, share manga/anime, hang with friends, meet the staff, and enjoy snacks/refreshments! Groups…

Movie Days!

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month for a family friendly movie! Snacks will be provided. Please stop by or contact the library for the monthly movie title. Best suited for school aged children.  

Screen Writers Club

Join the group for peer editing, tips to fight writers block, script formatting, writing techniques, and more! Are you looking for good, honest feedback on your project?  Do you just need to be held accountable?  We will…

Women’s History Month Film Screenings: Hidden Figures

“Separate And Equal Are Two Different Things. Just Because It’s The Way Don’t Make It Right.” Dorothy Vaughan. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson serve as the brains behind the launch of…

Movie Matinee

Join us for a screening of a newly released film in our downstairs meeting room. Please contact the library for movie titles (215-685-6621).    

Teen Tuesdays

Join us every Tuesday afternoon in a space to be uniquely you! We'll have movie matinees, New Music Tuesdays, Game Day, focus on self-care, share manga/anime, hang with friends, meet the staff, and enjoy snacks/refreshments! Groups…

Screen Writers Club

Join the group for peer editing, tips to fight writers block, script formatting, writing techniques, and more! Are you looking for good, honest feedback on your project?  Do you just need to be held accountable?  We will…

Women’s History Month Film Screenings: ManKiller

Mankiller was a Native American activist, social worker, community developer and the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Snacks will be provided after the movie screening.  

Women’s History Month Film Screenings: Wonder Woman

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Snacks will be provided after the movie screening.  

Movie Matinee

Join us for a screening of a newly released film in our downstairs meeting room. Please contact the library for movie titles (215-685-6621).    

Teen Tuesdays

Join us every Tuesday afternoon in a space to be uniquely you! We'll have movie matinees, New Music Tuesdays, Game Day, focus on self-care, share manga/anime, hang with friends, meet the staff, and enjoy snacks/refreshments! Groups…

Screen Writers Club

Join the group for peer editing, tips to fight writers block, script formatting, writing techniques, and more! Are you looking for good, honest feedback on your project?  Do you just need to be held accountable?  We will…

After-School Monthly Movie Monday

Enjoy popcorn as we celebrate Women's History Month with a screening of a show about a famous olympic gymnast (TV-PG).

Colum McCann with Diane Foley | American Mother | In conversation with Sting

TICKETS* Diane Foley  co-founded the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation in the weeks after her son, American journalist Jim Foley, was beheaded by members of ISIS in the Syrian Desert in 2014. Inspired by the life, work, and moral…

Women’s History Month Film Screenings: Suffragette

For fifty years, we have labored peacefully to secure the vote for women. We’ve been ridiculed, battered and ignored. Now we have realized that deeds and sacrifice be the order of the day. We are fighting for a time in which every…

Poetry - Poets on Film

Documentaries about poets and fictional films based on their lives or featuring their poetry.

LGBTQ - Film and Television

LGBTQ Documentaries, Film, and Television

Anime and Manga - Anime Mania

The latest, greatest anime.

Anime and Manga - Anime Essentials

Favorite anime and manga-related books and series.

The Simpsons

The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and in 2009 it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest-running American scripted primetime television series. It's also pretty funny.

Gale in Context | Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) *

Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Kids…

Billy Dee Williams | What Have We Here?: Portraits of a Life

In conversation with award-winning journalist and broadcaster Tracey Matisak Screen icon  Billy Dee Williams  is perhaps best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars movies  The Empire Strikes Back ,  Return of the Jedi ,…

Paul Alexander | Bitter Crop: The Heartache and Triumph of Billie Holiday’s Last Year

In conversation with award-winning journalist and broadcaster, Tracey Matisak Paul Alexander ’s bestselling and acclaimed biographies include portraits of James Dean, Sylvia Plath, John McCain, and J. D. Salinger, the last of which…

David Zucker | Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane

In conversation with comedian and author James "Murr" Murray Surely You Can’t Be Serious  is a behind-the-scenes making-of oral history of the 1980 comedy classic  Airplane! , as told by its equally legendary writers and directors David…

Sarah Cooper | Foolish: Tales of Assimilation, Determination, and Humiliation

In conversation with comedian Chanel Ali Referred to by Amy Schumer as “the funniest, smartest person I know,” Sarah Cooper is best known for her hilarious lip-syncing videos of Donald Trump sound bites. The author of 100 Tricks to…

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich | Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours: More Than 100 Recipes Made with Love for All Occasions

In conversation with Heather Marold Thomason, Butcher & Founder of Primal Supply “The cookbook author who changed the way Americans cook Italian food” ( The New York Times ), Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is the author of 15 beloved…

Sheryl Lee Ralph | Diva 2.0: 12 Life Lessons From Me For You

In conversation with award-winning journalist and broadcaster Tracey Matisak A celebrated veteran of film, television, and the Broadway stage, Sheryl Lee Ralph won an Emmy Award, a Critic’s Choice Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award…

R. Eric Thomas | Congratulations, the Best Is Over!: Essays

R. Eric Thomas  is the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist  Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul America , a bestselling essay collection that tackles just what it means to be an “other” in the maelstrom of modern America.…

One Book One Philadelphia Finale: Author Conversation with Charles Yu

Join us at the Community College of Philadelphia for a celebration to conclude the One Book, One Philadelphia 2023 season. This event will feature an in-person conversation between Charles Yu and Dr. Michelle Myers, associate professor…

One Book One Philadelphia Kickoff: Community Fair and Author Conversation

Charles Yu  is the author of four books, including Interior Chinatown (the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for fiction), and the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (a New York Times Notable Book and a Time…

Mehdi Hasan | Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking

In conversation with Marc Lamont Hill British American journalist Mehdi Hasan hosts the eponymously titled  The Mehdi Hasan Show , a news and politics program that airs on MSNBC and NBC’s streaming channel Peacock. He is also the…

Ralph Macchio | Waxing On: The Karate Kid and Me

In conversation with Jason Freeman, author events producer and editor Ralph Macchio is best known for his portrayal of Daniel LaRusso in the 1984 film The Karate Kid . This iconic piece of pop culture has spawned a slew of sequels and…

Rabia Chaudry | Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family

Attorney, advocate, and podcaster Rabia Chaudry is the author of the New York Times bestseller Adnan's Story , a true-crime analysis into the 2000 conviction of a young Baltimorean for the murder of his ex-girlfriend. Also the executive…

Charlayne Hunter-Gault | My People: Five Decades of Writing about Black Lives

In conversation with Dorothy Roberts Referred to by Jelani Cobb as “a Dean of American journalism,” Charlayne Hunter-Gault has chronicled some of the past half-century’s most important moments in Black life, culture, and politics. Often…

Tom Felton | Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard

Tom Felton became internationally famous for his role as the bleach-blond bad guy Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movie series. More than a decade after the premiere of the last film in the series, he and the other performers continue…

Jenifer Lewis | Walking in My Joy: In these Streets

In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning journalist and interviewer Co-star of the ABC mega-hit show  Black-ish , Jenifer Lewis’ nearly 35-year career has featured roles in some of Hollywood’s most beloved films and television…

Patrick Radden Keefe | Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks

In conversation with Karen Heller,  national features writer for The Washington Post,  formerly a metro and features columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer , and a finalist for the  2001 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. “A master of…

Marc Lamont Hill and Todd Brewster | Seen and Unseen: Technology, Social Media, and the Fight for Racial Justice

In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning broadcaster and journalist The host of BET News , Black News Tonight , and UpFront , Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles Chair in Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University.…

M. Chris Fabricant | Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System

Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture In conversation with John Holloway One of the United States’s foremost experts on forensic sciences and the criminal justice system, M. Chris Fabricant is the director of strategic litigation at the…

Harvey Fierstein | I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir

In conversation with comedienne, actor, and author Catherine "Cat" Cohen An acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and actor, Harvey Fierstein is the Tony Award–winning author of Torch Song Trilogy and La Cage aux Folles . His play A…

Quiara Alegría Hudes | My Broken Language

In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel Introduced by Virginia Sanchez Quiara Alegría Hudes won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play  Water by the Spoonful , a story of “shimmering, sustaining…