December 27th, 2011

We hope everyone had a very happy holiday! We’re back in full swing at CPL. A few pounds heavier, but nothing that a new year’s resolution can’t cure.

We’d love to have you at this Thursday’s free POV film showing - the final of 2011 - Biblioburro: A Donkey Library. Director Carlos Rendon Zipagauta’s opening scene rolls at 12 PM at our Portage-Cragin Branch.

Biblioburrois the story of a librarian — and a library — like no other. A decade ago, Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violence-ridden interior. As Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat, his library on hooves carries an inspirational message about education and a better future for Colombia. His simple yet extraordinary effort has attracted worldwide attention — and imitators — but his story has never been better told than in this heartwarming yet unsentimental film.

This event is part of our ongoing collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Visit the event page for complete details.

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