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Great American Read movies

August 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone movie poster

Celebrate the Great American Read (G.A.R.) by watching a movie with us!  A FREE movie will be shown the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from August to October.  Start time is 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Outside food & drinks are allowed.  Light snacks are provided, while supplies last.  Limit: 14, 1st come, 1st served.

Program is suitable for those 13 yrs. and up, except for the Oct. 17 R movie, where only those 18 yrs. and older will be allowed.  Movies were chosen via a book publication’s anniversary date.  The movie titles are:

  • Aug. 15: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2002) – PG [a parent/ guardian must be with any child 11 yrs. and younger]
    • 20th anniversary of U.S. publication
    • A free Harry Potter Prize contest will be done at the end of the movie!
    • Take advantage of OverDrive’s digital library promotion (Aug. 27 to Sep. 10).  The e-book version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be available for unlimited access via the app or at
  • Sep. 19: The Hunger Games (2012) – PG-13
    • 10th anniversary of publication
  • Oct. 17: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994) – R [only 18 yrs. +]
    • 200th anniversary of publication

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days in advance if an auxiliary aid or other accommodation is needed due to a disability.  This program is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

Keep logging your G.A.R. reading in Beanstack, and vote for your favorite book(s) by Oct. 23 at


August 15, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Oahu – Kalihi-Palama
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Honolulu, HI 96819 United States
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