Showtimes From the Stacks

We regularly host public screenings of films and television shows at both our Milan and Berlin locations. From family-friendly Christmas classics like The Muppet Christmas Carol to current pop culture phenomenons like The Walking Dead, you’ll always be able to find something entertaining to see at the library. Check out the below listings to see what’s coming soon!


NOVEMBER 2017

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
Part of Screen Gems
Rated PG
Children’s Services, Teen Services, Adult Services
November 29  |  Wednesday  |  5:30PM – 7:30PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Celebrate C.S. Lewis’ birthday at the library with an all ages screening of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe! Experience the exploits of Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter – four siblings who find the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek at the country estate of a mysterious professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs, and giants that has been turned into a world of eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular climactic battle to be free of the Witch’s glacial powers forever!

DECEMBER 2017

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Part of Pop Culture Pictures
Rated PG-13
Teen Services | Adult Services
December 13  |  Wednesday  |  5:30PM – 7:30PM
BERLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY & MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey, a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Knights.

White Christmas (1954)
Part of Screen Gems Film Series
Not Rated
Children’s Services, Teen Services, Adult Services
December 18  |  Monday  |  5:30PM – 7:30PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Singers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis join sister act Betty and Judy Haynes to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly, the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

Love Actually (2003)
Part of Screen Gems
Rated R
Adult Services
December 20  |  Wednesday  |  5:30PM – 7:30PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David, the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer; Sarah, a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life; and Harry, a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

JANUARY 2018

We the Tiny House People (2012)
Part of Screen Gems
Not Rated
Adult Services
January 22  |  Monday  |  6:00PM – 7:30PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

TV producer and Internet-video personality Kirsten Dirksen invites us on her journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism, and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops.

FEBRUARY 2018

The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Part of Screen Gems Presents “Lights, Camera, Romance!”
Not Rated
Adult Services
February 6  |  Tuesday  |  6:00PM – 8:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart.

The Princess Bride (1987)
Part of Screen Gems Presents “Lights, Camera, Romance!”
Rated PG
Teen Services | Adult Services
February 8  |  Thursday  |  6:00PM – 8:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

When the beautiful maiden Buttercup hears that her true love Westley is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the loathsome Prince Humperdinck. After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure filled with fencing, fighting, giants, monsters, miracles, true love, and hilarity!

Young Tom Edison (1940)
Part of Screen Gems
Rated PG
Teen Services | Adult Services
February 12  |  Monday  |  6:00PM – 8:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

During the 1860s, Tom Edison is a precocious boy with a penchant for mischief. After setting off a smoke bomb, he is expelled from his school to the dismay of his father, Samuel. However, Tom’s mother, Nancy, knows that he is incredibly gifted. After Tom rescues a young boy from an oncoming train, the boy’s father, Mr. McCarney, offers him a job in a telegraph office, where’s he’s finally given a chance to prove himself.

MARCH 2018

Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Part of Screen Gems
Rated PG-13
Adult Services
March 1 |  Thursday  |  6:00PM – 8:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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.

The Trouble With Harry (1955)
Part of Screen Gems Presents Alfred Hitchcock
Rated PG
Adult Services
March 7 |  Wednesday  |  6:00PM – 8:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

When a local man’s corpse appears on a nearby hillside, no one is quite sure what happened to him. Many of the town’s residents secretly wonder if they are responsible, including the man’s ex-wife, Jennifer, and Capt. Albert Wiles, a retired seaman who was hunting in the woods where the body was found. As the no-nonsense sheriff gets involved, and local artist Sam Marlowe offers his help, the community slowly unravels the mystery.

The Birds (1963)
Part of Screen Gems Presents Alfred Hitchcock
Rated PG-13
Adult Services
March 12 |  Monday  |  6:00PM – 8:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Strangers on a Train (1951)
Part of Screen Gems Presents Alfred Hitchcock
Rated PG
Adult Services
March 19 |  Monday  |  6:00PM – 8:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder – a theory that he plans to implement.

To Catch a Thief (1955)
Part of Screen Gems Presents Alfred Hitchcock
Rated PG
Adult Services
March 28 |  Wednesday  |  6:00PM – 8:00PM
MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Notorious cat burglar John Robie has long since retired to tend vineyards on the French Riviera. When a series of robberies is committed in his style, John must clear his name. Armed with a list of people who own the most expensive jewels currently in the area, John begins following the first owner, young Francie. When her jewels are stolen, Francie suspects John, destroying their tentative romance. John goes on the lam to catch the thief and clear his own name.