Who doesn’t love oldies but goodies, especially when it comes to movies? Everybody has a list of memorable films with their favorite stars. Add to that a star that was a Connecticut native and lived here most of her life. We’re talking about Katharine Hepburn, of course. The Friends of the Case Memorial Library invite you to its retrospective look at the career of our own “Kate,” during the month of May.
Each Tuesday, at 2:00, one of her films will be shown, each featuring a different leading man. You’ll be able to enjoy “The African Queen” with Humphrey Bogart, “On Golden Pond” with Henry Fonda, “Woman of the Year” with Spencer Tracy, “The Philadelphia Story” with Cary Grant and James Stewart and “Bringing Up Baby” with Cary Grant. Don’t they bring back fond memories? Stop in the Library to pick up a flyer and register weekly for these must see films.
Another tribute takes place on Saturday, May 12th at 1:00, Kate’s actual birthday, when Ann Nyberg, Channel 8 anchor/reporter, will talk about her book, Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom About America’s Leading Lady. Nyberg is on the board of trustees of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Center in Old Saybrook, now referred to as “The Kate.” The building, which was formerly the old Town Hall, was renovated into a theater and has National Landmark status.
Come and celebrate Kate’s 111th birthday with one of her favorite desserts. Nyberg’s book will be available for purchase and signing. All are welcome but all must register at the Library or by calling 203.891.2170.