Oceans of Possibilities, our 2022 Summer Reading Program, ended on July 31, but you can pick up the prizes you earned through August 31.

Visit washoecountylibrary.us/summerreading for more information.


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Films of the Fabulous 1950s - High Noon

Films of the Fabulous 1950s - High Noon

The 1950s are generally considered an idyllic time in American history, bringing to mind images of hula hoops, poodle skirts, classic cars, and “Happy Days.”  It wasn’t all fun and games, though; this was also the era of the Korean War, the Red Scare, and teenage rebellion. The movies of the 50s reflect this tension, embracing old traditions while also foreshadowing some of the conflict and social change that exploded in the 1960s. Over the seven weeks of this series, join us to see Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, James Dean, Gene Kelly, Gary Cooper, and many more, in some classics from the decade. A brief discussion will follow each film. 


Featured titles:

The African Queen (1951)—Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn 

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)—Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds 

High Noon (1952)—Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly 

Rear Window (1954)—James Stewart, Grace Kelly 

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)—James Dean, Natalie Wood 

The Defiant Ones (1958)--Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis

Some Like It Hot (1959)—Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis 

Registration is recommended.

Please stay at home if you or anyone in your household is feeling sick. Thank you!

Saturday, September 17, 2022
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Courtside Room , Diamond Room
South Valleys Library

Registration is required. There are 80 seats available.