Solvay Public Library will be CLOSED Monday, February 16th in honor of President’s Day.

Due to a scheduling issue, we will not be showing Dumb and Dumber To on February 18th. Instead, we will be showing the western movie The Homesman, starring Tommy Lee Jones, that date at 5:30 p.m.

‘The Homesman’

122 MIN.

A strong-willed woman recruits a loathsome drifter to help transport three insane women across the unforgiving Nebraska Territories so that they may find sanctuary with a compassionate minister and his wife in this drama directed and co-written by Tommy Lee Jones. Driven to madness by the harsh realities of pioneer life, three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, and Sonja Richter) living on the outskirts of the American frontier are rescued from certain death by pious Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank), who selflessly takes on the task of transporting them to safety. Along the way, Mary Bee encounters a low-life named George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones) with his head in a noose. In exchange for helping her transport the women, Mary Bee frees the scruffy stranger, and together the group heads east. In the course of their arduous journey, however, they will encounter ruthless bandits and vengeful Native Americans. Meanwhile, the greatest test to their resolve may be the harsh winter that’s blowing in fast. Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, Hailee Steinfeld, William Fichtner, Tim Blake Nelson, and James Spader co-star.

Starting Tuesday, February 17, the Solvay Public Library will be having many new movies and activities for children of all grade levels, as well as our weekly programs, during their winter break! To view all the activities we have going on for children, check out our Calendar of Events to the right, as well as our Programs for Kids and Teens tab at the top of the page.

Tuesday, February 17

10:15 a.m. Toddler Storytime

11:00 a.m. Winter Break Movie: 101 Dalmatians

2:00 p.m Kids Book Swap & Ice Cream Social

3:30 p.m. Teen Scape

Thursday, February 19

3:30 p.m. Game Day

Friday, February 20

1:00 p.m. Bubblemania! Winter Break Fun with the Bubble Man

3:30 p.m. Craft Day

Sunday, February 8th
2:00 P.M.


135 MIN
Brad Pitt leads a tank crew in the final days of World War II in this war drama from End of Watch’s David Ayer. The year is 1945. Army sergeant Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) is the grizzled commander of a Sherman tank. Determined to strike a decisive victory for the Allies in the European Theater, Wardaddy leads his five-man crew on a treacherous mission behind enemy lines. His mission complicated by the sudden appearance of a rookie soldier in his platoon, the sergeant knows that victory is within reach, and vows to achieve it by any means necessary.

Wednesday, January 28th
5:30 p.m.


Rated R
89 MIN.

It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy’s body undergoes unimaginable changes that unlocks her mind’s full potential 100%. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio.

In honor of the upcoming Groundhog Day, Solvay Library will be showing the movie Groundhog Day on Wednesday, January 28th at 5:30 p.m. Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is bitter, appallingly self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt, especially his producer Rita (Andie MacDowell) and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliot). On February 2, 1992, Phil, Rita, and Larry are sent on an assignment that Phil especially loathes: the annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, PA, where the citizens await the appearance of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who will supposedly determine the length of winter by his ability to see his own shadow. Phil is eager to beat a hasty retreat, but when a freak snowstorm strands him in Punxsutawney, he wakes up the next morning with the strangest sense of déjà vu: he seems to be living the same day over again. The next morning it happens again, and then again. Soon, no matter what he does, he’s stuck in February 2, 1992; not imprisonment nor attempted suicide nor kidnapping the groundhog gets him out of the loop. But the more Phil relives the same day, the more he’s forced to look at other people’s lives, and something unusual happens: he begins to care about others. He starts to respect people, he tries to save the life of a homeless man, and he discovers that he’s falling in love with Rita and therefore wants to be someone that she could love in return.

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