Banned Books Week (September 22-28) is an annual celebration of your right to read. To commemorate our intellectual freedoms, Watsonville Public Library will screen free movies adapted from banned and challenged books.


 Rated: PG   Family Movie Night! All Ages!

Tim Burton brings his unique take on the classic Lewis Carroll story about a girl named Alice to the big screen. Alice falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy realm populated by talking playing cards, the raging Red Queen and a stark raving Mad Hatter.

Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 p.m. Main Library, Storytime Room


Rated: PG-13

In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in a fight to the death.

Friday, September 27, 2:00 p.m. Main Library, Meeting Room


 Rated: PG-13

 Sean Penn heads this all-star cast as charismatic Southern politician “Boss” Willie Stark. Based loosely on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana, Willie shows how political power can corrupt even those with the best intentions. Jude Law is a reporter who unwittingly fuels Starks’ meteoric rise.

 Saturday, September 28, 1:00 p.m. Main Library, Meeting Room