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CANCELED: Classic Cinema Movie Marathon: Women's History Edition (teens and adults)
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NOTE: This event has been canceled to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Effective on Friday, March 13, all public bookmobile and outreach services will be suspended to possibly resume sometime after April 1. CCPL will also be suspending all public programs as well as events and gatherings held in booked rooms, effective Monday, March 16 also to resume sometime after April 1. Learn more here.
Dorchester Road Regional Library - Watch two classic films that highlight women's history.
11 a.m.: "Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years" Not rated; 100 minutes. Two pioneering African American sisters, Bessie (Ruby Dee), 101 years old, and Sadie (Diahann Carroll), 103 years old, recount the ups and downs of their lives to New York Times journalist Amy Hill Hearth (Amy Madigan) in this true story. Spanning from their childhood in North Carolina at the end of the 19th century to the twilight of their lives in New York more than a century later, "Having Our Say" follows the sisters as they find success and happiness despite overwhelming odds.
2 p.m.: "How to Make an American Quilt" Rated PG-13; 117 minutes. Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd (Winona Ryder) develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy (Ellen Burstyn), and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary (Anne Bancroft), in Grasse, California. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe are members of a group of passionate quilters, and over the course of her visit she is regaled with tales of love and life by women who have collected rich experiences and much wisdom.