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Film Club

Last Friday of the month.
Open to all ages and free!

September 27 7:30-9:00pm:
“Brazil” 1985

“Brazil” is set in a dystopian world, overridden with bureaucracy and terrible technology. Our hero is a low-level government worker who discovers a clerical error that led to the execution of an innocent man. On a mission to set it right, he meets the literal woman of his dreams as he delves into danger.

Made in Australia. 142 minutes. Rated R.

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Friday Night Flicks

Last Friday of the month.
Open to all ages and free!

September 27 5:30-7:30pm:
“Il Posto” 1961

A thoughtful, observant, hilarious, and sobering film about adulthood. “Il Posto” concerns a young man on his journey to apply for his first job; one his family hopes is for life. In a way, it’s a fish-out-of-water tale about a boy discovering what his future likely holds, whilst trying to navigate his way to some happiness.

Made in Italy. 93 minutes. Not Rated.

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A Closer Look: At the Power of Photography

Spring Valley Historian and Nature Photographer Don Blegen will be sharing tips and tricks on how to improve photos. Mr. Blegen’s photos have appeared in the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine. This is a free presentation sponsored by the Friends of the Spring Valley Library. Question and Answers will be held after the talk.

Photo credit: Pierce County Herald September 11, 2012.

The Wisconsin German Experience

Professor Mark Louden with the Max Kade Institute of UW-Madison will be at the library on September 28, 2019 at 11:00am to present on the German immigrants who shaped Wisconsin through their influence in education, culture, and religion, to name a few. This talk brings to an end the fourteen panel traveling exhibit that the Spring Valley Library will host through the month of September. The exhibit is on “Neighbors Past and Present: the Wisconsin German Experience

Neighbors Past and Present: the Wisconsin German Experience

The Spring Valley Library will be hosting a traveling history exhibit from the Max Kade Institute of UW-Madison through the month of September. The exhibit includes fourteen panels that cover the following topics:

• Overview of history of German immigration to Wisconsin
• Language/dialects/multilingulism and linguistic diversity in Wisconsin
• Print culture in the German language
• Amish and Old Order Mennonites
• Education, examining German-medium public and parochial schools, as well as the impact of
German immigrants on Wisconsin public education
• Culture and traditions, including music and theater; social organizations and celebrations; food and
• Rural life and agriculture
• Business, commerce, and labor
• Religious, civic, and political engagement
• German Americans in times of war (Civil War, WWI, and WWII)
• “Local is global”: the relationship of immigrants and their descendants to the home country, global
interactions past and present

The exhibit will culminate in a presentation on September 28 at 11:00am by Professor Mark Louden of UW-Madison who will talk about how German immigrants impacted Wisconsin in various ways.