Tagged Movies & Television

Star Trek: The Nexus

Calling all Multiverse Trekkies!  Join Mr. Derrek McLean, our very own Municipal Guard and Star Fleet Officer, in a discussion about The Nexus.  Do anything!  Be anywhere!  For more information, please contact Ms.…

Monday Matinees

Movies shown will be adaptations of books.  Most will be rated PG or PG-13, although some may be rated R.  Movie titles will be posted in advance.  For more information, please contact Ms. Claire Hand, Adult/Teen…

Ralph Macchio | Waxing On: The Karate Kid and Me

TICKETS 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…

Monday Matinees

Movies shown will be adaptations of books.  Most will be rated PG or PG-13, although some may be rated R.  Movie titles will be posted in advance.  For more information, please contact Ms. Claire Hand, Adult/Teen…

Halloween Costume Contest and Movie Day

Join us on Halloween for a costume contest.  The winner of the "best costume" will earn a candy bucket prize.  Then, we'll watch a family-friendly movie. Program is from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Boo!

Monday Matinees

Movies shown will be adaptations of books.  Most will be rated PG or PG-13, although some may be rated R.  Movie titles will be posted in advance.  For more information, please contact Ms. Claire Hand, Adult/Teen…

Spooky Movie Matinee: Little Shop of Horrors

Celebrate spooky season with the Literature Department with free movies throughout October! Little Shop of Horrors (1960) was written by Charles B. Griffith and directed by Roger Corman. Starring Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph,…

Teen Spooky Movie

Get into the spooky season with a monstrous movie.  Snacks will be provided.

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

TICKETS   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…

Monday Matinees

Movies shown will be adaptations of books.  Most will be rated PG or PG-13, although some may be rated R.  Movie titles will be posted in advance.  For more information, please contact Ms. Claire Hand, Adult/Teen…

Spooky Movie Matinee: House on Haunted Hill

Celebrate spooky season with the Literature Department with free movies throughout October! House on Haunted Hill (1959) was written by Robb White and produced and directed by William Castle. Starring Vincent…

Star Trek: Technology and Adversaries

Calling all Multiverse Trekkies!  Join Mr. Derrek McLean, our very own Municipal Guard and Star Fleet Officer, in a discussion about transporters, warp drive, The Dominion, The Borg, and more.  For more information, please…

Monday Matinees

Movies shown will be adaptations of books.  Most will be rated PG or PG-13, although some may be rated R.  Movie titles will be posted in advance.  For more information, please contact Ms. Claire Hand, Adult/Teen…

Spooky Movie Matinee: House of Wax

Celebrate spooky season with the Literature Department with free movies throughout October! House of Wax (1953) was directed by Andre DeToth. Starring Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, and Carolyn Jones. …

Monday Matinees

Movies shown will be adaptations of books.  Most will be rated PG or PG-13, although some may be rated R.  Movie titles will be posted in advance.  For more information, please contact Ms. Claire Hand, Adult/Teen…

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…

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…

Salamishah Tillet | In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece

In conversation with Errin Haines, founding member and editor at large at The 19th, a new, nonprofit newsroom focused on the intersection of women, politics and policy. Salamishah Tillet is the author of Sites of Slavery , an…

Gabriel Byrne | Walking with Ghosts

In conversation with musician and novelist Wesley Stace, author of Misfortune , By George , Wonder Kid and most recently Out Loud with dancer and choreographer Mark Morris An actor renowned as much for his versatility as his depth,…

Alex Ross | Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

In conversation with Simon Callow Music critic for the  New Yorker  since 1996, Alex Ross is the author of the international bestseller  The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century . A trip down the rabbit hole of modern…

Maria Hinojosa | Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America

In conversation with: Helen Ubiñas, metro columnist at the The Philadelphia Inquirer In her nearly 30 years as a journalist, Maria Hinojosa has reported for PBS, CBS, and CNN, among other outlets, and is the longtime anchor and…

Donna Rifkind | The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler’s Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood

A prolific book critic whose reviews appear in the  Wall Street Journal , the  Washington Post , and the  New York Times Book Review , Donna Rifkind was a 2006 finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the…

Judith Heumann | Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition A world-renowned leader in the Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement, featured in the new film  Crip Camp , Judith Heumann has spent four decades…

Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez | Legendary Children: The First Decade of Rupaul’s Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life

The creators of the immensely popular eponymous blog Tom and Lorenzo , Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez entertain millions of readers a month with their singular perspective on fashion and pop culture. They are frequent guests on…

Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Justine Simmons | Old School Love: And Why it Works

Walk this way for an evening with Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, frontman for the mega-influential hip-hop trio Run-DMC. Regarded as the driving force behind ushering rap into the mainstream, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime…

John Sayles | Yellow Earth

Referred to by Roger Ebert as “the conscience of American independent filmmaking,” John Sayles is the writer/director of 18 movies, including Matewan , Lone Star , Eight Men Out , and Passion Fish . In addition to writing more than 100…

Eoin Colfer | Highfire

In conversation with Jon McGoran, author of Splintered Eoin Colfer is the internationally acclaimed author of the Artemis Fowl series, which chronicles the “magical” ( Washington Post ) adventures of a young antihero criminal…

Jeanine Basinger | The Movie Musical!

In conversation with Carrie Rickey, former film critic for the Inquirer Mentor to some of contemporary cinema’s top directors (Joss Whedon and Michael Bay) and founder of the department of film studies at Wesleyan University, Jeanine…

Sally Field | In Pieces

In conversation with Marty Moss-Coane, host of WHYY's Radio Times The winner of two Academy Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards, screen icon Sally Field is acclaimed for roles including a flying nun, a Depression-era Texas widow, a…

Hoda Kotb | I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By

The co-anchor of the flagship hour of the venerable Today show, Hoda Kotb has also been a Dateline correspondent for the past 21 years. Her New York Times –bestselling books include Ten Years Later and Hoda , and the children’s books…

John Waters | Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder

In conversation with Jason Freeman, producer and editor of author events John Waters’s transgressive movies include  Pink Flamingos ,  Hairspray ,  Cry-Baby ,  Serial Mom , and  Cecil B. Demented . He is also the author of  Shock Value…