Chillicothe, IL – Chillicothe Public Library is offering a free drive-in/walk-in outdoor screening of the new documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble on August 3. Partnering with Chillicothe Park District, which is providing the screening equipment, the library hopes this event will give local residents a safe way to enjoy an evening out, while highlighting the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights hero, who passed away July 17.
Reservations are required for this event, so that proper distancing can be observed. Those interested may RSVP at bit.ly/2OKfp7s. Only one ticket need be reserved per car/walk-in family group. Attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks.
The library was already making plans to screen this documentary prior to the Congressman's death, and now it seems even more significant to share his story with the community and reflect on his influence. In addition to his work as a civil rights leader and a congressman, John Lewis recently wrote a gripping, three-volume graphic novel called March, which takes readers from Lewis's youth in rural Alabama to the campaign for equal voting rights in the 1960s. The books are available to check out from the library.
The free screening of "John Lewis: Good Trouble" will take place on Monday, August 3 at 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Chillicothe Public Library, 430 N. Bradley Ave., Chillicothe, IL. To reserve a ticket for your car or walk-in family group, please visit bit.ly/2OKfp7s. For more information about this and other library programs, visit chillipld.org, call 309-274-2719, or find Chillicothe Public Library on Facebook.