Come see this award-winning adaptation of Aesop’s fable “Hare and Tortoise." The traditional moral we know is “slow and steady wins the race," but in this fresh retelling, the playwright includes an ongoing relationship between the two characters, and we discover lessons about patience, accepting others for who they are and what it means to be a true friend. Families, ages 3 and older.
The often crushing yet invisible struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life in this month's documentary feature "All the Difference," which traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dared to dream a seemingly impossible dream: to graduate from college. Oscar-nominated producer/director Tod Lending's intimate film, executive produced by author Wes Moore, follows the young men through five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty. Shown in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov). Watch the trailer at www.dbrl.org/films. (2016, not rated, 83 minutes) Adults and teens.
Get an introduction to our online learning service through Lynda.com. You now have access to thousands of award-winning online classes and tutorials on technical skills, creative techniques and business strategies. For this class, you'll need your library card number and an email address. Basic internet knowledge required. Registration begins Wednesday, October 19.
"Iris" pairs the late documentarian Albert Maysles ("Grey Gardens," "Gimme Shelter") with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsize influence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. Shown in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov). Watch the trailer at dbrl.org/films. (2014, rated PG-13, 79 minutes)