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St Johns Reads Movie: “Beloved”

January 27, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Beloved is a 1998 American psychological horror film directed by Jonathan Demme based on Toni Morrison‘s 1987 novel of the same name.  The plot centers on a formerly enslaved person after the American Civil War, her haunting by a poltergeist, and the visitation of her reincarnated daughter. This was the first film produced by Harpo Films. It stars an ensemble cast consisting of Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thandiwe Newton, Kimberly Elise, Beah Richards, Lisa Gay Hamilton, and Albert Hall.

Movie screening will be in the meeting room at the Hastings Branch Library, 6195 S. Main St., Hastings, Florida 32145

Showtime begins at 11:00 AM.  

Popcorn, candy, and beverages will be provided!

St. Johns Reads is the St. Johns County Public Library System’s annual “One Book, One Community” event focused on creating a shared conversation on a selected novel. In its 20th year, St. Johns Reads 2024 features a variety of programs inspired by “The Reading List” by Sara Nisha Adams, including special events with the author at each branch library from January 30 to February 2. To learn more about the events with Sara Nisha Adams or other St. Johns Reads programming, please visit www.sjcpls.org/st-johns-reads. “The Reading List” is available to enjoy from your library in print, digital audiobook, and e-book formats.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. St. Johns Reads is generously supported by the SJCPLS’ Friends of the Library groups.”


January 27, 2024
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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