This February we are showing 4 movies every week on Thursdays at 6:30PM. There will be time after each film showing to discuss the topics of the movie.
Join us for these free events, with free popcorn, in library Community Room.
February 2nd – Spawning Grounds – 54 minutes
Spawning Grounds is an educational documentary film that chronicles a critical season in the life of the Lake Sammamish kokanee, a unique but little-known species of landlocked salmon with immense cultural and ecological importance. The film follows key characters – a young educator with the Snoqualmie Tribe, a newcomer fish biologist, and a private landowner/activist – as they work together to save this fascinating species and its habitat amid unprecedented development pressure.
February 9th – Stories I Didn’t Know – 1 hour and 14 minutes
It’s a family reunion – what could go wrong? Plenty, as we soon learn when Rita Davern exposes an ugly reality at the heart of a family legend. Her family members have always been proud to say that their great grandparents once owned Pike Island, a beautiful piece of land at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. But when Rita relates what happened to the people who lived there before, some family members react with understanding, others with arguments and anger. Rita’s attempts to understand what happened and why leads her on a journey that requires facing the complicated legacy of westward expansion in the U.S. Along the way she meets Ramona, a Dakota educator and activist. What Ramona’s ancestors experienced because of U.S. government policies puts faces and names on this story. Rita listens and learns. She wants to find a way to put something right. We learn the value of finding and facing the past by watching her journey.
February 16th – A Race to Save the World – 1 hour and 42 minutes
The Race to Save the World is a climate change documentary like no other. It does not focus on what we already know about the destruction of the planet. Instead, it shows the passion and unwavering commitment of people who refuse to put their heads in the sand or to wait for someone else to do something: they’re in the trenches fighting climate change. The film tells the story of people, ages 15 to 72, who see the danger coming and are putting their lives on the line to try to turn this around. An uplifting film that will inspire viewers to stop waiting on the sidelines and make their voices heard for a livable future.
February 23rd – Language is a Love Story – 1 hour and 28 minutes
*Please note this movie is in French and will be shown with English sub-titles*
Miss Loiseau’s class is unlike any other. Her adult students are recent immigrants: some of them refugees, most learning to read and write for the first time, all eager to study, find work, and raise their families in peace. Their stories of pain and hope converge in one big-hearted lesson.
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