Monday Matinees

Mondays at 1:00 p.m.
June 12 – July 24

Join the library every Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for Monday Matinees. Each week we will feature one of our favorite animated films based on books. Admission to the show is free.

June 12 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
June 19 The Lorax
June 26 The Iron Giant
July 3 Coraline
July 10 How to Train Your Dragon
July 17 Meet the Robinsons
July 24 Rise of the Guardians


Foreign Language Film Series

Join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for our Foreign Language Film Series, featuring films in a variety of languages. Admission is free! All films will be presented in their native languages with English subtitles.

August 14 | September 11 | October 9 | November 13 | December 11 | January 8 | February 12

Monday, November 13 – Ju-On: The Grudge

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

(2003, Rated R, 1 hour 32 minutes) – Language: Japanese


Monday, December 11 – The Way Home

Little Sang-woo doesn’t want to leave Seoul, South Korea, to live with his mute grandmother in the countryside, but his mother compels him, as she needs to look for a new job. Fractious and ill-mannered, Sang-woo variously ignores and taunts his grandmother with insulting epithets. When she won’t buy batteries for his toy, he even steals from her. But over time, and in the face of her unquestioning love, he comes to admire and respect her.

(2002, Rated PG, 1 hour 20 minutes) – Language: Korean

Monday, January 8 – What To Do In Case of Fire

The humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still an island in the middle of the former eastern Germany. At the end of the 80s they went their separate ways with the exception of Tim and Hotte, who have remained true to their ideals and continue to fight the issues they did as a group. In 2000, with Berlin as Germany’s new capital, an event happens forcing the group out of existential reason to reunite and, ultimately, come to grips with the reason they separated 12 years ago.

(2002, Rated R, 1 hour 41 minutes) – Language: German

Monday, February 12 – Zokkomon

Abandoned by his heartless uncle and aided by a street artist, an orphan discovers his inner hero.

(2011, Rated PG, 1 hour 49 minutes) – Language: Hindi