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In this three-part series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, film historian Annette Bochenek brings classic Hollywood films to the library screen, enhanced by a lively discussion about the hometowns of the stars. Join us for our first installment and screening:
Date and time: Friday, September 4, 2–4 p.m.
Actress Irene Dunne’s early years in the Midwest are featured followed by a screening of her 1937 film The Awful Truth, also starring Cary Grant. What happens when a soon-to-be-divorced husband and wife realize they are both still in love with each other and scramble to spoil each other's chances for newfound romance?
Date and time: Monday, October 12, 2–4 p.m.
Join us for a tribute to Carole Lombard and her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, followed by screening of her 1936 film My Man Godfrey, also starring William Powell. In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and hires him as family butler. But is there more to Godfrey than meets the eye?
Date and time: Friday, November 6, 2–4 p.m.
Tyrone Power is featured with a discussion of his early years in Cincinnati, Ohio. Taryn Power-Greendeer, daughter of Tyrone Power and Linda Christian, will also be in attendance to discuss her father’s legacy. A screening of his 1937 film Love Is News, also starring Loretta Young follows. A financier's daughter spars with a newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement. What happens next?
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The course culminated on January 20 when the students presented their final 3D projects before an audience of some 50 parents and teachers. Thomas Middle School Principal Brian Kaye emceed the program which was held in the Hub. Students presented ideas and 3D models that ranged from a clever set of interchangeable scissors handles, designed by Arlington Heights students Zoe Axelrod and Annie Waz, to an always in demand TV remote holder.
“Give me a show of hands, how many of you guys have lost your remotes,” asked Emil Harb and Michael Macynski, the student engineers of a sleekly-designed TV remote holder. “This is the item that shall fulfill your needs!”
In all 12 groups of students presented and displayed their printed 3D prototypes at the library.
“The kids were really well-prepared,” says Teen Services Supervisor Tom Spicer, who worked with the District 25 students. “It was really great to see that they were able to start using the modeling software to design and print workable prototypes and products.”
“It was really gratifying to see the students present their final products,” added Jim Grant, Thomas Middle School industrial technology teacher and creator of the class. “It was fun trying something new, and it was great working with the Hub staff. The teamwork between the school and library provided enhanced learning for the students and resulted in some really innovative and creative 3D products.”
Thomas Middle School will offer 3D RD in the spring with a new class starting in April.
Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv