Adult Programs

Film Club

The first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm you can enjoy a film at Duncan and then stay for a group discussion afterward. Friends funds provided for an enhanced projection and sound system for this and other meeting room programs. Walter Gross chairs the Adult Programs, and if you’re interested in becoming a member of the Film Club, email him at Membership is free and members receive monthly notices about upcoming films and other movie news.

Next Film:                   

Coming Monday March 26                       

mother! is one of the most audacious and flat out bizarre movies that a major studio has released in years.”  Brian Tallerico.  Roger Ebert Website

“Part religious allegory and part self-confessional, the film is a triumph of sustained tension and escalating suspense. ”  Scott Mendelson.  Forbes

“I hesitate to label it the ‘Worst movie of the year’ when ‘Worst movie of the century’ fits it even better.” Rex Reed

” . . . don’t listen to anyone who natters about how intense or disturbing it is; its a hoot.”  A.O. Scott.  NY Times

“an alternate take on biblical history as well as a projection of future biblical-level disasters.”  Steven Zeitchik,  LA Times

“A dazzling and engrossing metaphor wrapped inside a glorified endurance test”  Forbes

“At times, horrifying, at times, riveting, at times, baffling”  Brian Tallerico, Ebert Website

“This movie is insane”  The New Yorker

“By all means, go to mother!”  Variety

Remaining 2018 Schedule

Wednesday April 4:  Julieta









Wednesday May 2:  The Station Agent

Wednesday June 6:  Wild Tales

Wednesday July 11:  Nebraska

Wednesday August 1  The Garden of the Finzi Continis

Wednesday September 5:  Dirty Pretty Things

Wednesday October 3:  Living in Oblivion

Wednesday November 14:  Winter’s Bone

Wednesday December 5:  Locke


Alexandria Oddball Cinema

Saturday, March 24, 1:00PM- The Last Temptation of Christ


Monday, April 2, 7:00 PM- Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Saturday, May 12, 2:30 PM – The Skin I Live In

 Duncan Library Cinema Events

None scheduled

 Book Club

The Duncan Book Club is the oldest in the Alexandria Library system! For further information, contact the Book Club Chair, Hannah Risley, at  Upcoming books:

March 21  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

April 18  Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild

May 16 Sargent Stubby by Ann Bausum

June 20  Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt

July 18  In the Time of Butterflies by Julie Alvarez

All meetings are scheduled for 7:00 PM at the library


Thursday Afternoon Book Club

April 5  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

May 3  Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

June 7  The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

July 5  Cranford By Elizabeth Gaskell

August 2  If you Can Keep It by Eric Metaxa

September 6  Underground Airlines by Ben Winters

October 4  Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

November 15  Regeneration by Pat Barker

December 6 The 5th Business by Robertson Davies