The Wyomissing Public Library is proud to announce that it has joined with Bullfrog Communities to offer free public screenings of five films in the “Earth Day Festival in a Box” initiative. Bullfrog Communities is an initiative of Bullfrog Films. Located in Oley, PA, Bullfrog Films is the leading source in the nation for environmental and social justice documentaries.
Every Wednesday evening in May, the library will show films that are part of the “Earth Day Festival in a Box,” beginning at 6 PM. The first film will be shown on May 1st. Entitled “Redefining Prosperity: the Gold Rushes of Nevada City,” the documentary “offers a model for the revitalization of small towns and urban neighborhoods.” A discussion will follow the film, moderated by William Vitale, area architect, activist and former member of the Reading Planning Commission.
On May 8th, “Cheshire, Ohio” will be shown at 6 PM. The 75-minute film “provides an intimate look at the demise of one American town sacrified for power, and the continued cost of coal to us all.”
“Food For Change: the Story of Cooperation in America” will be screened on May 15th. This film “looks at the current resurgence of food cooperatives in America and their unique historic place in the economic and political landscape.”
On May 22nd, the inside story of the Volkswagen scandal, “Backfired,” will be shown, and on May 29ththe library festival will wrap up with “A Quest for Meaning,” the story of “a road trip that helps restore confidence in our ability to bring change within ourselves, and within society.”
The Wyomissing Public Library is located at 9 Reading Boulevard in Wyomissing. People may bring their dinner to the screenings; free popcorn will be available. Registration for each of the films, or for all five, may be done online at www.wyopublib.org, by phone at 610-374-2385, or in-person at the circulation desk.