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It’s Almost Oscars Time!

Mark your calendars! Starting tonight, the Nevins Library will continue its tradition of showing Oscars movies for free!

And it won’t just be a movie, there’ll be refreshments (popcorn & water) too!!

As always, please make sure that you check the dates and times before you sign up!

To sign up for each movie click on their Date/Title of each screening (or give us a call). Please also note that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Ford v Ferrari have slightly earlier start times.

Thursday, Jan. 16th at 6:30 PM – Judy

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. (Rated PG-13)

Tuesday, Jan. 21st at 6:30 PM – Joker

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.
(Rated R)

Friday, Jan. 24th at 1:00 PM – Casablanca

Has it been awhile since you’ve watched this classic Oscar winner? Or is this a film you’ve always meant to watch, but never quite got around to it? Join us as we get swept away in this iconic romantic drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman which is always named among the greatest films in history. (Rated PG)

Monday, Jan. 27th at 6:15 PM – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. Please note that this movie starts a bit earlier than previous. (Rated R)

Wednesday, Feb. 5th at 6:30 PM – Harriet

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
(Rated PG-13)

Tuesday, Feb. 11th at 6:15 PM – Ford v Ferrari

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. (Rated PG-13)

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Nevins Library’s Oscar Movie Series 2017!


It’s that time of year again…NL’s Oscar Movie Series 2017!  Join us in watching the 2017 Oscar nominated movies on the following dates and times:

January 31, 2017 – 6:30-8:30 PM  HELL OR HIGH WATER rated R

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.

Stars Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, and Chris Pine

Nominated for:  Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role (Jeff Bridges), Original Screenplay, and Film Editing

Click here to Register

February 8, 2017 from 6:30Pm to 8:30 PM  FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS rated PG-13

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg

Nominated for:  Actress in a Leading Role (Meryl Streep) and Costume Design

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February 16, 2017 – 6:30-8:30 PM  ARRIVAL  rated PG-13

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

Stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker

Nominated for:  Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, Film Editing, Adapted Screenplay, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Production Design

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February 23, 2017 – 6:30-8:30 PM   HACKSAW RIDGE rated R

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Stars  Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey

Nominated for:  Best Picture, Director, Actor in a Leading Role (Andrew Garfield), Sound Editing, Film Editing, and Sound Mixing.

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Introducing: Binge Boxes!

Do you love binge watching movies or television shows?  I do.  Especially when there is a stretch of bad weather predicted, or I have a weekend coming up with no real plans to keep – hand me a stack of movies and I’m good and happy.  The Nevins Library has just made it easier to commit to this kind of relaxing – and the answer is in the Binge Box.

Each Binge box is a little larger than a child’s lunchbox, and holds about 5 movies or 3 seasons of a television show.  The movie boxes are themed, such as “Baseball Movies” or “Tearjerkers” or could focus on a favorite actor or director like the “Julia Roberts” or “Alfred Hitchcock” boxes.  We are even working on putting together boxes that will be great for the kids!

We have 15 boxes out and ready for you to check out and bring home, with more boxes being added all the time!  You can take one box out per card, and they are borrowed for a week at a time like a regular DVD (but you can only renew it once).  Do you have a great idea for a future Binge Box?  Let us know!

So check out the Binge Boxes next time you’re in the library.  They are currently on top of the New Books bookcases, and will soon move to the DVD shelves near the new DVDs.  Please let us know what you think!