Our annual Road to the Oscars journey returns this February on Thursdays starting at 6:30pm. The film and popcorn are always provided courtesy of the Caestecker Library Foundation and the Friends of the Caestecker Public Library, and the company of your friends and neighbors can’t be beat. Join us on the following days to see movies displaying a variety of cinematic excellence. February 1: The Holdovers (5 nominations), February 8: Barbie (8 nominations), February 15: The Creator (2 nominations), February 22: Elemental (1 nomination), February 29: Oppenheimer (13 nominations).

While there are many other movies that received nominations, most are on streaming platforms, and we are unable to show them due to the constraints of public film viewing licensing. There are a few other films that may or may not be released in time to add them to our lineup this year, but we will show them later if possible.

For our Thursday Movie Matinee following, we have movies planned for a 2pm start and the lineup for the next two weeks is as follows: on February 1st we’ll be showing the classic The Wizard of Oz to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the film’s release. Then on February 8th, we’ll be showing the 2023 film My Sailor, My Love.  

The beginning of the month, especially National Library Lovers month, is a great time to remind you and all the library lovers of our regular upcoming events at the library. Monday the Knitting Group meets at 10am, every Tuesday at 10am kids and their caregivers are welcome to join us for Play & Build in the Burr Oak Room, Wednesdays brings Storytime with Ms. Margie at 10am, and Fridays is your chance to get those tech questions answered at our drop in Tech Hour starting at 10am.

Next week on February 6th at 10am our Roasts & Reads casual book club meets to sip some delicious coffee and share thoughts on recent reads. On Thursday, February 8th our monthly Sit & Stitch group meets from 10am-3pm to work on quilts, embroidery, cross stitch, and creative hand or machine stitching of all kinds. Friday, February 9th at 2pm brings our first Crafternoon of 2024 with paper roses to sweeten your day. There are a lot more events coming your way this month and beyond. For more information visit greenlakelibrary.org/calendar.