Film Series Choices

Please pick 4 films you would like to shown at the Library.  Let us know your choices.

SRCL Film Series

Spring 2020

List of documentaries with grant of permission for educational screenings


Past Is Present 

FEMINISTS: WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? (Previously Seen On Wednesday, February 5th)

In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening — women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. Feminists: What Were They Thinking? revisits those photos, those women and those times — and takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change. The film offers candid and riveting interviews with women such as Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Judy Chicago and Laurie Anderson tackling topics ranging from identity, abortion, race, childhood and motherhood. 

MERCURY 13 (Showing On Wednesday, Feburary 26th)

Mercury 13 is a remarkable story of the women who were tested for spaceflight in 1961 before their dreams were dashed in being the first to make the trip beyond Earth. NASA’s ‘man in space’ program, dubbed ‘Project Mercury’ began in 1958. The men chosen - all military test pilots - became known as The Mercury 7. But away from the glare of the media, behind firmly closed doors, female pilots were also screened. Thirteen of them passed and, in some cases, performed better than the men. They were called the Mercury 13 and had the ‘right stuff’ but were, unfortunately, the wrong gender. Underneath the obsession of the space race that gripped America, the Mercury 13 women were aviation pioneers who emerged thirsty for a new frontier, but whose time would have to wait. The film tells the definitive story of thirteen truly remarkable women who reached for the stars but were ahead of their time.

13TH (Showing on Wednesday, March 25th)

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.

HEROIN(E) (Showing On Wednesday, April 22nd)

Heroin(e) focuses on the once bustling industrial town, Huntington, West Virginia that has become the epicenter of America’s modern opioid epidemic. With an overdose rate 10 times the national average, the crisis threatens to tear this community apart. West Virginia native Sheldon highlights three women working to change the town’s narrative and break the devastating cycle of drug abuse one person at a time. Heroin(e) shows how the chain of compassion holds one town together.


Be on the lookout for more information about 2020 Spring Family Fun Day at the Library!

Newbery Award Considerations

Coming Soon!

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 Homework Helpers

Tuesdays & Thursdays


Grades K-12

Parents, do your kids...

  • Have trouble learning a new concept?

  • Need help studying for a test?

  • Need extra attention to get their homework done?

Bring them to the library to get that extra help!​

*If the scheduled time does not work for your family, please contact the library and we will try to meet your needs. 

Hogwarts @ Slippery Rock

Wednesdays March 11th - April 15th

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Kids in grades K-5 will attend a different wizarding class each week from Potions to Defense Against the Dark Arts. Feel free to geek out and wear all of your Harry Potter gear. We have a lot of fun things planned and I can't wait to see you there!

***Space is limited so please register at the library***



Join us on March 14 for Pi day! We will have many fun activities such as a Pi-themed Breakout Room, Pi-themed games, Throwing "Pi" at some special guests and much more!

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Who is Gerry- And is he still Mandering? Come and join the Slippery Rock Community Library and listen to several presentations on gerrymandering! It is free and open to whoever would like to come. See you there!​

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