"Charlie Vs Goliath" documentary and Q&A @OFS @6pm, Fri. Sept. 29th

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:15pm

Charlie vs Goliath

Monday night movies: "Crisis of Capitalism"

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Green Party presents "Capitalism Is The Crisis: Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity "  at the Obsidian on Monday, September 25, 7:00 PM.  The movie examines the ideological roots of the "austerity" agenda and proposes revolutionary paths out of the current crisis.  Yes, it's still the current crisis, in September 2017!

Discussion to follow.  Let's see how many of the dots we can connect.

Admission $2  (it's a fundraiser).

Star Wars Night

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Celebrate Star Wars and reading with crafts, activities, and refreshments. Free tickets will be available at the Information Desk. The library is normally closed at this time and will be open only for the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.



Thu, 09/28/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

On Thursday, September 28 @ 7:00pm, join us for Screenagers, an award winning documentary that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.


Junction 48 Presented by Anthony Zaragoza

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Kareem leads an aimless life between odd jobs and hanging out with his buddies in a crime-ridden Arab ghetto of the mixed city of Lyd. A family tragedy brings him closer to his singer girlfriend, Manar, and motivates him to do something more with his life. When Kareem and his group finally get a chance to perform in a Tel Aviv hip-hop club, the star potential of the 'first Arab rapper' is quickly noticed. Although he raps "I'm not political," Kareem and the group use music to express their tough life as Palestinian youth. But the road to success is never easy... Kareem and his group must face violent nationalistic Jewish rappers, government-imposed gentrification and troubled drug-dealing friends. When Manar's family threatens to harm them if she performs publicly with him, the time comes for Kareem to either surrender to conservative tradition or stand up for the woman he loves, the artist he respects...

Followed by a Q & A with Dr. Zaragoza!

We the People 2.0

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

“We the People” is a visual essay about the destruction of the American land, now that our government has become a tool of the corporate few.  Destruction has come through fracking, drilling, strip mining, and toxic dumping from agriculture and mining, and we’ve been powerless to stop it.  But a movement is building for challenging our masters and laying claim to democracy, not just in this country but around the world.  This movie shows us how to get started. 

This original movie was produced by CELDF, the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.  Kai Huschke will be present to represent CELDF and answer questions. 

This showing is sponsored by the Green Party of South Puget Sound.  Free.  Small optional donation to cover the cost of the movie license. 

Olympia: Festival of Beauty - Free Film Screening

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

LOCATION: Capitol Theater, 2016 5th Ave., Olympia

Olympia TImberland Library presents a free screening of the German propaganda film "Olympia - Festival of Beauty," about the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. UW Tacoma Film Studies professor Claudia Gorbman, will introduce the film and provide expert commentary. Gorbman will also be available after the film for a short Q&A. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

All Timberland Library programs are free and open to the public.

Edward Scissorhands benefit for Olympia Zine Fest

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Edward Scissorhands Film Screening
Sunday, June 26
2pm doors/2:30pm film
Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE
$10/$7 OFS members (at the theater box office w/member card)
Proceeds benefit the second annual Olympia Zine Fest.
All ages welcome!

Advance tickets available at:
Capitol Theater Box Office (starting 5/31)
Bar Francis – 110 Franklin St. NE
Little General Food Shop – 313 5th Ave. SE

Solidarity Not Charity - Documentary Film Focuses on Olympia’s Homeless

Thu, 03/10/2016 (All day)

A (short) documentary screening and panel discussion about EGYHOP and their unapologetic punk rock approach to harm reduction, street therapy, and the unification of Olympia's marginalized through direct action. EGYHOP members and filmmakers, Ian Wishart and Kevin Francis Burnett, will be on hand to answer questions about the organization, the making of the film, and the underlying social issues. 

EGYHOP is a grassroots, all volunteer-run organization that provides emergency supplies, services, and resources to the homeless and low-income populations living on the streets of Olympia, Washington.

The film was shot on location in Olympia over five weeks in November and December. Burnett drew on his own experiences living on Olympia’s streets to establish credibility and ask relevant questions. Wishart and Burnett are both students at The Evergreen State College in the Media Arts Studio program. Evergreen’s media loan department provided the film equipment and access to its editing facility.

All Timberland Regional Library programs are free and open to the public. The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Avenue SE. For information, contact the library at 360-352-0595.

Meaningful Movies: TAKE BACK YOUR POWER

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:00pm

The PSE is seeking funding for a pilot project to install "smart meters" in locations around the Sound, with a goal of putting them in everywhere eventually.  How has it worked out for people who have them?  This film shows some amazing unforeseen complications.  Maybe those meters aren't so smart after all . . .

Shown at MIXX96 Meeting Room, corner of State and Washington in downtown Olympia.  Come enjoy a night at the movies, and bring your buddy. 

This is a fundraiser for the Green Party of South Puget Sound; donation of $5 requested. 

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