Free Screening of Documentary Citizen Jane

Join Springfield Inner City Older Neighborhoods (ICON) and Downtown Springfield, Inc. for a free screening of the documentary, “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.”

This is a story about our global urban future… It’s also a story about America’s recent urban past, in which bureaucratic, “top down” approaches to building cities… with little or no input from those who inhabit them…. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City shows that anti-democratic approaches to city planning and building are fundamentally unsustainable; a grassroots, “bottom up” approach is imperative to the social, economic, and ecological success of tomorrow’s global cities. (Official documentary website)

Jane Jacobs’ 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities revolutionized how a generation of citizens view the urban space…she crusaded for the protection of neighborhoods and public infrastructure that give cities their flavor and verve. (Architectural Record)

Monday Matinees at the Lincoln Library

Cool off and enjoy a Monday Movie with us! The movie showing will be Marry Poppins Returns!
If you would like to bring a group larger than 10, please contact Youth Services Manager Hillary Rains at hillary.rains

Monday Matinees at the Lincoln Library

Cool off and enjoy a Monday Movie with us! The movie showing will be Hotel Transylvania 3!
If you would like to bring a group larger than 10, please contact Youth Services Manager Hillary Rains at hillary.rains

Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100

Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100 is a  one hour documentary about the life and times of Ruth Ellis. Born July 23, 1899 in Springfield, Illinois, she was the oldest “out” African American lesbian known. In addition to exploring her rich past, the film offers a rare opportunity to experience a century of our history as lived by one inspiring woman.

The film is not rated. Contains brief nudity. Viewer discretion advised.
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