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Way Library films
To help celebrate Black History Month, the Way Library in Perrysburg will show the 1943 all-black cast musical extravaganza, “Cabin in the Sky.”
Set in the rural black South, the film is the story of a poor woman fighting to keep her husband’s soul out of the devil’s clutches. The film features Ethel Waters, Eddie Anderson, Lena Horne and Louis Armstrong. The film will be shown at 2 p.m. Feb. 8 in the library’s main level auditorium. Mike Hough, an area film buff, will be on hand to discuss the film afterward and take questions from the audience. No reservations are required. Admission and refreshments are free.
n Way Library continues its monthly classic film series, Reel Talk. On Feb. 12, the library will show “Broadway Melody of 1938.”
This dancing and singing revue was made in 1937. It stars Eleanor Powell with Robert Taylor and Buddy Ebsen. Also appearing is a 15- year-old Judy Garland, singing a love song to a portrait of Clark Gable.
The film begins at 10 a.m. Admission and refreshments are free. The Way Library is located at 101 E. Indiana Ave. in Perrysburg. Call (419) 874-3135 for further information.
- “American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,” 9 p.m. Feb. 9 on WGTE TV: Recounts the death of America’s first assassinated president.
- “Liquid Assets: The Story of our Water Infrastructure,” 8 p.m. Feb. 10 on WGTE TV: A national documentary that tells the story of essential water infrastructure systems.
- “WGTE Town Hall Meeting: Swan Creek Watershed,” 9:30 p.m. Feb. 10 on WGTE TV: WGTE will follow the Liquid Assets documentary with a live Town Hall Meeting that will examine the plan for remediation of the Swan Creek Watershed and local water infrastructure.
- “Looking for Lincoln,” 9 p.m. Feb. 11 on WGTE TV: Explores the life and legacy of the man widely considered one of America’s best and most enigmatic presidents.
- “The Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky,” 1 p.m. Feb. 14 on Public Radio FM 91: Karita Mattila portrays Tatiana, who develops from young girl to experienced woman over the course of this lush romantic masterpiece.