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Oscar Buzz-“A Brief History of Oscar”
Film historian and author Michael Smith will present a lecture on the history of the Academy Awards from Sunrise (1927) to The Hurt Locker (2009). This lively presentation will use clips from Oscar-winning films from the past hundred years to illustrate how American movies hold up a mirror to our culture, reflecting changes both within Hollywood and society at large.
Michael Smith teaches film studies classes at various Chicago-area colleges and is the author of the White City Cinema blog. His non-fiction account of early film production in Chicago, Flickering Empire, will be released by KWS Publishers later this year.
More About Wilmette Public Library
Wilmette Public Library is a vital part of the community backbone. WPL offers an extensive collection of books, journals, microfilms, CDs, videos and more for all ages. Several classes and literary groups, including Senior Book Talks, Current Events Roundtable and Computer courses are available to residents.
The first collection of books for the public began in 1880 as a gift from a Wilmette literary society. Wilmette Public Library has stood at its present location since 1905 when a generous grant from Andrew Carnegie helped make free libraries available to all.
Other events here
- Current Events Roundtable May 6, 2013 / May 20, 2013 / June 3, 2013 / June 17, 2013, 10:00 am–11:30 am
- Northlight Presents- Stella & Lou, a new play by Bruce Graham Tomorrow, May 20, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
- Alzheimer's Support Group May 20, 2013 / June 24, 2013, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
- Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World - Documentary Tue, May 21, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
- FREE Mentoring for Small Businesses and Start Ups May 21, 2013 / June 18, 2013, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
- “Water Pressures: Education and Advocacy for our Water Futures” Film Screening and Discussion Tue, May 21, 7:00 pm–8:45 pm
- Antiques Appraisal with Frederick Dose Wed, May 22, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
- Maximizing Results for Marketing Prospects or Job Hunting with Reference USA, Online Resource Wed, May 22, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
- Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World Weekly on Thursdays, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
- FREE Mentoring for Small Businesses and Start Ups May 7, 2013 / May 28, 2013 / June 4, 2013 / June 25, 2013, 9:00 am–12:00 pm