Gable's Girls: "San Francisco"

Enjoy this film about a roguish gambling hall proprietor (Clark Gable) who falls for a demure young singer, Jeanette MacDonald, during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. (1936, 115 minutes).

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the handsome, cynical, irrestible rogue. See and discuss two more movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deucher through Tuesday, July 22.

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Gable's Girls: "It Happened One Night"

On the 80th anniversary of "It Happened One Night," celebrate by seeing and discussing this famous film. Claudette Colbert plays a spoiled, runaway heiress who is helped by a reporter (Clark Gable) looking for a story. The picture won five Oscars, including one for both Gable and Colbert. (1934, 105 minutes).

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the darly handsome, cynical, irrestible rogue. See and discuss three more movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deucher through Tuesday, July 24.

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Gable's Girls: "Hold Your Man"

View and discuss "Hold Your Man," a film in which a brassy, independent "dame," Jean Harlow, falls for a con man. (1933, 87 minutes).

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the darly handsome, cynical, irrestible rogue. See and discuss four more movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deucher through Thursday, July 24.

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Gable's Girls: "Red Dust"

View and discuss "Red Dust," a 1932 film in which the owner of a rubber plantation in Southeast Asia becomes involved with the wife of one of his employees. With Jean Harlow and Mary Astor. 83 minutes.

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the darly handsome, cynical, irrestible rogue. See and discuss five more movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deucher through Tuesday, July 22.

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Gable's Girls: "Dancing Lady"

View and discuss "Dancing Lady," a 1933 musical in which attractive burlesque dancer Joan Crawford is rescued from jail by a millionaire playboy Clark Gable.

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the darly handsome, cynical, irrestible rogue. See and discuss six movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deucher through Tuesday, July 22.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Join us for wonderful conversation and awesome books! We will be reading "The Impossible Knife of Memory" by Laurie Halse Anderson. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library.

We have traveled through the past, explored the future and stayed in the present. What will our next adventure be? The choice is yours.

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Author Thomas Dyja: The Third Coast

Hear author Thomas Dyja share stories from "The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream," named on the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013. While it seems today as if all American culture comes out of New York and Los Angeles, much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago.

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Gable's Girls: "Wife vs. Secretary"

Enjoy this film about the wife of a publisher (Myrna Loy) who believes her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary (Jean Harlow) is more than professional. (1936, 88 minutes).

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the handsome, cynical, irrestible rogue. This is the final film in this series of movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deucher.

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T.O. Learn: So You Wanna Be a Filmmaker?

Just for 4th-6th graders! Ever dreamed of making movies? Get expert guidance in our 30-Second Documentary class. You'll get the basics of filmmaking, then be set loose in the library as directors and camera operators. We supply all the tools, you supply the energy. Register beginning March 14.

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Found Poetry

Read, Write...Rewrite in the Idea Box. April 3- April 29.

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