COURTESY OF CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Celebrate African American History Month as the Chicago Public Library presents Home Movie Day, honoring the late Congressman Ralph H. Metcalfe. The free event takes place on Saturday, February 1, at 1 p.m. at the Hall Branch Library, 4801 S. Michigan Ave.
Presented in association with the Metcalfe Collection, DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago Film Archives, South Side Home Movie Project at University of Chicago and The Forum, this event features the rare screening of digitized home movies of the Congressman and his family. Congressman Metcalfe’s home movies are generously being made available courtesy of his son Ralph Metcalfe Jr., and the Metcalfe Collection.
In addition, participants are invited to drop off their 8mm (millimeter), Super 8mm or 16mm home movies at the Hall Branch, now through January 24, so they can be digitized by the Chicago Film Archives for screening at the Home Movie Day event. For more information please contact the Chicago Film Archives at 312-243-1808 .
The Chicago Public Library continues to encourage lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through materials, programs and cutting-edge technology. Through its 80 locations, the Library provides free access to a rich collection of materials, both physical and digital, and presents the highest quality author discussions, exhibits and programs for children, teens and adults. For more information, visitchicagopubliclibrary.org or call the Chicago Public Library at (312) 747-4050 .