Modern Times Film: Hail Caesar!

Tuesdays, October 11, 2:00 PM & October 25, 6:00 PM.

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. Join us this month for Hail Caesar!, Joel and Ethan Coen's homage to 1950s Hollywood. 2016. 1h 46m. Rated PG-13.

Modern Times Film: Race

Tuesdays, September 13, 2:00 PM & September 27, 6:00 PM.

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. Join us this month for Race, the true story of Jesse Owens' journey to the 1936 Olympics, where he faced off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. 2016. 2h 14m. Rated PG-13.

Page to Screen Club: East of Eden

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 1:30 PM.

This month, we'll read John Steinbeck's East of Eden and screen the movie starring James Dean and Raymond Massey.

Bridge of Spies

A convicted spy. A captured U-2 pilot. Two nations locked in a Cold War. That is the world we are shown in Bridge of Spies.

Modern Times Film: The Force Awakens

Tuesdays, August 09, 2:00 PM & August 23, 6:00 PM.

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. Join us this month for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the eagerly anticipated seventh installment of the biggest franchise in movie history. 2015. 2h 16m. Rated PG-13.

Page to Screen Club: The Ninth Gate

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 1:30 PM.

This month, we'll read The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and will screen the film adaptation The Ninth Gate starring Johnny Depp.

Modern Times Film: The Big Short

Tuesdays, July 19, 2:00 PM & July 26, 6:00 PM.

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. Join us this month for The Big Short, a frighteningly comedic look at how economists profited from the mid-2000s housing market meltdown. 2015. 2h 10m. Rated R.

Modern Times Film: In the Heart of the Sea

Tuesdays, June 14, 2:00 PM & June 28, 6:00 PM.

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. Join us this month for In the Heart of the Sea, a recount of the real-life 1820 maritime disaster that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick. 2015. 2h 2m. Rated PG-13.

NFL Draft returns to Chicago

This weekend, the NFL returns to Chicago for its annual player draft. Brush up with some inside information on the inner-workings of the draft by stopping by the Answers Desk to check out our latest display of books and DVDs.

Modern Times Film: Black Mass

Tuesdays, May 10, 2:00 PM & May 24, 6:00 PM.

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. Join us this month for Black Mass starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, whose collaboration with the FBI allowed him to become one of the most ruthlessly powerful gangsters in Boston history. 2015. 2h 3m. Rated R.

Page to Screen Club: Children of Men

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1:30 PM.

This month, we'll read Children of Men by P. D. James and will screen the Alfonso Cuaron film starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael Caine.

Modern Times Film: Suffragette

Tuesdays, April 12, 2:00 PM & April 26, 6:00 PM.

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. Join us this month for Suffragette, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep as women willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. 2015. 1h 46m. Rated PG-13.

Page to Screen Club: The Natural

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 1:30 PM.

This month, we'll read The Natural by Bernard Malamud and will screen the classic film starring Robert Redford.

Modern Times Film: Bridge of Spies

Tuesdays, March 08, 2:00 PM & March 22, 6:00 PM.

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. Join us this month for Bridge of Spies, Stephen Spielberg's Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks as a lawyer sent by the CIA to negotiate the release of a captured American pilot. 2015. 2h 22m. Rated PG-13.

Page to Screen Club: Doubt

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 1:30 PM.

This month, we're starting with John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: A Parable and will screen the film starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

I Am Chris Farley

Almost twenty years after his death, Chris Farley continues to live on through his work and the memories of fans, friends, and family.

Modern Times Film: Mr. Holmes

Tuesdays, February 09, 2:00 PM & February 23, 6:00 PM.

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. Join us this month for Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen as an aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looking back on his life and grappling with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. 2015. 1h 44m. Rated PG.

Mad Max: Fury Road

This summer, after thirty years away from the silver screen, audiences were treated to a new Mad Max adventure. George Miller, creator of the original trilogy, has rebooted his post-apocalyptic universe with Mad Max: Fury Road.

Modern Times Film: Love and Mercy

Tuesdays, January 12, 2:00 PM & January 26, 6:00 PM.

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. Join us this month for Love and Mercy, the true-life story of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggling with psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop music masterpieces. 2014. 2h 1m. Rated PG-13.

The Theory of Everything

This Oscar-nominated biopic brings us inside the life of Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist and cosmologist.