The swashbuckling 1975 film The Man Who Would Be King was both a critical and commercial success, telling the story of two British Army sergeants turned adventurers and con artists in the time of colonial rule in India. Played by Sean Connery and Michael Caine, they work their way to Kafiristan, now a part of Afghanistan but then little known to the West since its conquest by Alexander the Great. There, the two rogues set themselves up as kings.
Shelly Cline, historian and director of education at the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, discusses Survival in Auschwitzby Primo Levi with the Library’s Kaite Stover. The two talk about how the work, first published in 1947, factors into the exhibition Not Long Ago, Not Far Awayat Union Station, in which it’s quoted extensively.
Drop by the Plaza Branch’s Kid Corner anytime during this Friday Night Family Fun two-hour creative session, which celebrates some of our favorite family movies with crafts, games, and other fun. This week’s activities will be Star Wars-themed!
Recommended for ages 3 and up. Supply kits are provided (while they last).