Join us for a free screening of The Public (Rated PG-13, 120 minutes). Based on the essay What They Didn’t Teach Us in Library School: The Public Library as an Asylum for the Homeless by Chip Ward. After the screening, we will have a discussion about the essay and the film.

Synopsis: An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

Chip Ward's essay