Free showing of ‘Unbroken’ offered Saturday at Gibson City library

GIBSON CITY — A free showing of the PG-13-rated movie “Unbroken” will be offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Moyer District Library, 618 S. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City.

“Unbreakable” is the inspiring true story depicting the incredible events of the life of World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini, who survived seemingly insurmountable odds at the hands of the elements and his captors. The movie is not recommended for children. 
In other library news:

— The Gibson City Gardeners Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the library. Topics to be discussed include spring planting, division of plants, rotating gardens and how to prevent garden problems.

— A tribute to Abraham Lincoln will be presented by David Wolfe at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the library. The free presentation coincides  with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and President Lincoln’s death.

— Ford County Home & Community Education (HCE) will offer a lesson entitled “Eating Well as You Age” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the library. During the lesson, attendees will learn which foods supply the nutrients that are especially important as people age. Research on the possible benefits of probiotics and prebiotics to strengthen the immune system will also be addressed. The program is free to attend, but registration is required. To reserve a seat, visit https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=11718.

— The library’s book sale is set for April 23-25 during regular library hours.

— The library is celebrating Women’s History Month with a photo collage contest. Entrants are to identify 27 famous women who have contributed to education, art, human rights, medicine and science. Entry forms are located in the library’s “new books” department. The winning contestant will be drawn from a group of entries with an equal number of correctly identified photos. The winner will be awarded $25 in Gibson Bucks gift certificates. The contest is open to anyone, regardless of age. The contest runs through Tuesday, March 31.

— During March, library visitors can enjoy Jerry Wayne’s unique collection of “Doctor Who” memorabilia, which is featured in the library’s display case. Wayne, a Gibson City resident, has been collecting for more than 10 years and has watched the famous BBC show “Doctor Who” for more than 30 years. Wayne’s collection features many of the iconic items fans will recognize immediately, including a set of sonic screwdrivers, figurines of Cyber Man, Dalaks, some of the various doctors seen throughout the series’ running, and several photos signed by the actors who played the Doctor. Wayne said he had the chance to meet some of the doctors, getting them to autograph their photos. Wayne’s favorite doctor is Tom Baker of the fourth series.  Like many of his collectibles, some photos were obtained from Ebay. Wayne’s young son, Kaleb, will hopefully follow in his father’s footsteps and continue adding to the collection.

— Newly acquired books include: Michael Brandman’s “Robert B. Parker’s Damned if You ...,” Joy Fielding’s “Someone is Watching” and Erik Larson “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.”

— New DVDs include: “The Imitation Game,” “Interstellar” and “Wild.”

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