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The Library Is Not Just For Reading Anymore

Discover a Whole New World at the Public Library
Discover a Whole New World at the Public Library
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New Hanover County Public Library Programs


Can you name 3 things that are priceless, FREE of charge and go hand in hand together?

The Public Library, (Free) Family Movies and the sheer love of Family & Friends spending time together. The Port City Public Library has accomplished this goal and others like it, for year now and still going strong. It’s documented fact, “The Library is not just for reading anymore!” This public vessel of awesomeness has harnessed the necessary ability and resources to take their guest worlds away.

In this all but too tight economy and downsizing madness, people are always looking for break from sticker shock, while still enjoying quality education and entertainment. The New Hanover Main Public Library launched a bevy of “Family friendly” programs, including this one: “Going to the Movies in Wilmington, NC”

On summer nights in the early 1900s, Lumina Dance Pavilion showed silent films on a screen set in the surf at Wrightsville Beach. This photo by Louis T. Moore is in the Local History archives at NHC's Library. Many images in the archives can be found online by searching this site:

Collecting Memories: Going to the Movies in Wilmington, NC.

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

When: Date: Monday August 11, 2014

Where: New Hanover County Main Public Library, 201 Chestnut Street, at the corner of 2nd St. Wilmington, NC 28401

Attention all Movie Buffs and local Historians; please share your memories and memorabilia about going to the movies in Wilmington! Anecdotes and recollections, films, photos of theaters and moviegoers, and ephemera such as film festival posters, programs, and tickets are needed for a new documentary film that will premiere in November at the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival. *See Official Cucalorus Website:

Local contributions will be filmed by Shona Thomson, Artist-in-Residence at Cucalorus. Memorabilia will be returned to the owners.

Interested in meeting Shona Thomson? Well in case you missed the first opportunity at the NHC Public Library, take advantage of another chance to meet Shona:

8:00pm, Friday, August 8, 2014 at Jengo’s Playhouse, 815 Princess St, Wilmington, NC.

Shona will present “A Kind of Seeing: Scotland on Film.” It’s a special screening of rare archival Scottish film footage that represents over 100 years of history and has been chosen to be shown at Cucalorus Film Festival in November, 2014.

For information about the Library event on August 11, 2014, contact Local History Librarian Jennifer Daugherty at or 910-798-6305.

For information about Cucalorus Film Festival contact Executive Director Dan Brawley at

*Courtesy Image: New Hannover Public Main Library – Wilmington, NC

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