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FREEPORT, Ill. — As part of Freeport Library’s “One Book, One Freeport” community read program, the Lindo Theatre will present a morning showing of the children’s favorite An American Tail at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19. In keeping with the program’s current theme of emigration, An American Tail follows the adventures of a rascally Russian mouse immigrating to the United States. Tickets are $1 per person, and can be purchased at Lindo Theatre, 1154 S. Chicago Ave., Freeport.
An American Tail (rated G) was chosen to complement Freeport Public Library’s featured book for the months of January and February. The chosen book, I Came A Stranger, details one woman’s emigration from Poland to Chicago in 1892. Author Hilda Satt Polacheck was born in Poland, but spent most of her life in the Midwest. In I Came A Stranger, Polacheck recounts her journey to America, involvement with the Hull House community, friendship with Jane Addams, and her support of civil rights and women’s suffrage. This sweeping account of one woman’s journey to America is uniquely moving, providing fascinating insight into many events that shaped the 20th century.
In addition to Lindo Theatre’s screening of An American Tail, a myriad of events will be held in the Freeport area during January and February, including book discussions, displays and lectures. Please visit www.freeportpubliclibrary.org/onebook for a full calendar of events. Join Fievel, the mouse, on his quest to be reunited with his family in the New World, and participate in this great community program.
Posted Jan. 16, 2013