Premiere Screening of Forbes Documentary
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration is required for this event.
Local photographer and videographer Stan Sherer has produced and directed a 32 minute documentary about the history of Forbes Library. "I made this film in my admiration and appreciation for the enormous contributions the library has made to our cultural and intellectual lives, as well as our general well-being. I wanted to recognize the hard work and dedication of the staff of the library and point out some of the remarkable programs that have made this library much more than a lender of books and media," said Sherer.
Using historic and contemporary photos as well as interviews with staff, Sherer weaves together the 125 year history of the library, paying tribute to its architectural beauty, its philanthropic roots, its dedicated staff, and its evolving role in the community. "This film honors the library and will be of interest to longtime patrons as well as those who want to learn more about the library," said Lisa Downing, director of the library.
The film will be streamed following a brief business meeting of the Friends of Forbes Librarybeginning at 6:30 PM. Following the screening Stan Sherer, along with Lisa Downing and Dylan Gaffney, Local History Library Associate, will hold a panel for questions.
Meeting ID: 810 9872 0410
Dial In: 646-558-8656
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