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Community Locations
5056 N Lafayette St.
Wednesday, September 28 at 8:00 pm

Unite with film lovers in 500 cities on six continents to select the best film and actor for the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival! Choose one of three screening venues and view the top ten short films submitted from around the globe. Your vote for your favorite actor and film will be tallied along with the votes from over 100,000 other film lovers to determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal winners for Best Film and Best Actor. Refreshments will be served.

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West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, September 23 at 6:00 pm

Unite with film lovers in 500 cities on six continents to select the best film and actor for the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival! Choose one of three screening venues and view the top ten short films submitted from around the globe. Your vote for your favorite actor and film will be tallied along with the votes from over 100,000 other film lovers to determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal winners for Best Film and Best Actor. Refreshments will be served.

Posters: Jaws and Moana
Main Library
Friday, July 29 at 6:00 pm

You’re going to need a bigger boat for this Summer Cinema double-feature. Kids can set sail with Moana on a daring mission to save her people when she’s chosen to find and return Te Fiti’s heart, which had been stolen by the trickster demi-god Maui thousands of years ago. Tropical snacks and fruity drinks will be available in the Meeting Rooms. Rated PG.

For a more grown-up adventure, join Martin Brody as he attempts to stop a great white shark from terrorizing a seaside resort town during the height of tourist season with the help of Quint, a professional shark fisherman, and oceanographer Matt Hooper in Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic thriller Jaws. Rated PG, but not recommended for young audiences.

Parents and caregivers should attend the Moana screening if your child is age 9 or younger.

Poster: Free Willy
Community Locations
5056 North Lafayette Street
Thursday, July 21 at 9:30 pm

Jesse, a troubled 12-year-old, finds an unexpected friend while vandalizing the Northwest Adventure Park: a captive orca named Willy. After learning that the park’s general manager and owner are trying to get rid of Willy and claim insurance money, Jess hatches a plan to free the orca. Each car will receive free admission. The first 100 cars will receive complimentary popcorn. Rated PG. Gates open at 8:30 p.m.

Poster: The Little Mermaid
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, July 20 at 5:30 pm

Ariel is fascinated by the surface world despite her father’s decree that contact between merpeople and humans is forbidden. During a violent storm, she rescues and falls in love with Eric, a human prince. But when her father refuses to let her pursue her dream, Ariel makes a deal with Ursula, the sea witch: her beautiful voice in exchange for the gift of human legs. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG-13.

Poster: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Thursday, July 14 at 5:00 pm

Elizabeth Swann, the daughter of Port Royal’s governor, is kidnapped by the crew of the Black Pearl who believe she is the key to reserving the curse of the Isla de Muerta. In order to rescue her, blacksmith Will Turner must free the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG-13.

Poster: Finding Dory
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, July 6 at 5:00 pm

All Ages: When an unexpected flashback causes Dory, a regal blue tang with memory loss, to recall her parents, she and her friends Marlin and Nemo set off on a journey to the Marine Institute in Morro Bay, California to find them—and to remember more of her own past. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG.

Poster: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Main Library
Teen Space
Wednesday, July 6 at 3:00 pm

Ages 12-19: Milo Thatch, a naïve but determined museum cartographer, dreams of completing the quest begun by his late grandfather, the famous explorer Thaddeus Thatch. When Milo inherits a mysterious journal from his grandfather, the inexperienced adventurer joins an eccentric billionaire and a group of daredevil explorers in their search for the lost empire of Atlantis.

Poster: Aquaman
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Thursday, June 16 at 5:00 pm

Ages 13 & Up: Arthur Curry, the half-human son of Queen Atlanna, must stop Orm Marius from uniting the four underwater kingdoms and destroying the surface world. To do so, Arthur must find the Trident of Atlan and reclaim his rightful place as King of Atlantis. Rated PG-13

Poster: Luca
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30 pm

All Ages: When Luca Paguro meets Alberto Scorfano, he has a new best friend and his life is suddenly filled with gelato, pasta, and scooter rides—but the boys have a secret that threatens their blissful summer: they’re sea monsters from a world below the ocean’s surface. Rated PG.

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