The Library runs various film festivals throughout the year, appealing to every taste and interest. All movies are shown free of charge in the meeting rooms, and everyone is welcome. As some films deal with adult thematic content, parents are urged to exercise judgment as necessary. The films series are sponsored by the Friends of The Library.
Each spring, summer and autumn, The Library offers the finest of recent global cinema in its original language with English subtitles as needed.
- The Spring International Film Festival features monthly showings on a Tuesday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. in March, April and May.
- The Summer International Film Festival offers up six films on consecutive Tuesdays at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. beginning the Tuesday following the Fourth of July. Most films are shown on Tuesday unless otherwise noted.*
- The Fall International Film Festival consists of monthly showings on a Tuesday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. in October, November and December.
With this autumn series, The Library offers cinemaphiles the opportunity to catch up with independent features, docudramas, documentaries, and topical films that were not widely distributed. If you missed them during their all-too-brief runs at inconveniently located art houses, here is your chance.
Blockbusters, studio gems, and new-release DVDs are generally shown during the winter months. The number of films in this series may vary from year to year.