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Terrorizing Immigrants & Catholics: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s

Adult Services
February 24 | Saturday | 12:00PM-1:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Having virtually disappeared in the late nineteenth century, the Ku Klux Klan exploded onto the national scene in the early 1920s, with perhaps five million members at its peak. While the original Klan concentrated its animus against the newly freed slaves, this “second” KKK had an expanded list of social scapegoats that included immigrants, Jews, and Catholics. While the original Klan was based primarily in the South, the second Klan had its greatest numerical strength in the West and Midwest. In fact, Ohio may have had more KKK members than any other state in the Union, with an estimated 400,000 Klansmen and Klanswomen. In this presentation we will explore why the Klan was so strong in Ohio, what activities the Ohio Klan engaged in, and in what ways the folks targeted by the Klan fought back.

Brands vs. Generics (Taste Buds)

Teen Services
February 26 | Monday | 6:00PM-7:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Can you tell the difference between an Oreo and an off-brand chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookie? Find out at this month’s fun, palate-testing Taste Buds session where we’ll test out a host of different brand-name foods vs their generic counterparts! Ages 13-18.

It’s Showtime! Free Digital Movies & TV With Your Library Card

Adult Services
February 26 | Monday | 11:00AM-12:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Watch major motion pictures, documentaries, kids shows, TV series & more all for FREE with your library card! Learn to navigate eMedia & Hoopla to stream or download your favorite films and shows. To follow along with the presentation, attendees must have a library card in good standing and working email address. Patrons are encouraged (but not required) to sign up for both an eMedia and Hoopla account prior to the class.

Battle of the Sexes, Rated PG-13 (Screen Gems)

Adult Services
March 1 | Thursday | 6:00PM-8:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Kick off Women’s History Month at our screening of Battle of the Sexes! The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposite sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.