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Wednesday Night Blockbuster

Battle of the Sexes

2018-02-14 18:30:00 2018-02-14 20:30:00 America/Chicago Wednesday Night Blockbuster Fremont Public Library

Wednesday, February 14
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-02-14 18:30:00 2018-02-14 20:30:00 America/Chicago Wednesday Night Blockbuster Fremont Public Library

Fremont Public Library

Meeting Room A & B

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennismatch between women's World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world.

As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed.

And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue).

Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today. (PG-13; 2h 1m)

Refreshments will be served. Bring your own covered drink.

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Fremont Public Library

Phone: 847-566-8702
Fax: 847-566-0204

Hours
Mon, Dec 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 14 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Mon, Dec 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 14 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
1170 N. Midlothian Road
Mundelein
Illinois 60060
Tel: 847-566-8702
Fax: 847-566-0204

About the library

The Fremont Public Library District encompasses parts of Mundelein, Grayslake, Hawthorn Woods, Libertyville, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, and Wauconda. To find out if you live in our district, please call 847-566-8702. We honor library cards from any other public library in Illinois as well as a few from southern Wisconsin. The library is located in Mundelein, half a mile north of Rte.176 on Midlothian Road.

Upcoming events

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Fri, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room C
Sat, Dec 15, 9:15am - 11:15am
A monthly book discussion of enduring works of literature and history.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Thu, Dec 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room C
Thu, Dec 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, Jan 08, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
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Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Tue, Jan 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Wed, Jan 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Thu, Jan 10, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Participants will be guided through the step-by-step process of solving the Rubik's Cube, with full instructions and a Rubik's Cube to take home.

Regent Center
Fri, Jan 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
This library-sponsored book discussion for seniors is held the second Friday of the month at the Regent Center. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Sat, Jan 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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