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Black History Month: 45 Canadian libraries to offer free screenings of Mighty Jerome

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The film Mighty Jerome, by Charles Officer, will be shown at free screenings throughout Black History Month this February at more than 45 libraries across the country. Some of the screenings will take place with the director or other guests in attendance.

The feature doc tells the story of the rise, fall and redemption of track and field star Harry Jerome, one of Canada’s greatest athletes of all times. While Jerome’s life and career were filled with both triumph and tribulation, he ultimately proved himself a champion on and off the track. Gorgeous imagery, passionate interviews and powerful archival footage are used to tell the story of what Jerome’s coach, the legendary Bill Bowerman, called “the greatest comeback in track and field history.”

Watch the trailer below and keep scrolling for a complete list of participating libraries.

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TORONTO AREA

Danforth/Coxwell Branch
Feb. 1, 2012, at 6pm, with Charles Officer attending 1675 Danforth Ave. Toronto, ON M4C 5P2 416-393-7784

Richmond Hill Public Library
Feb. 2, 2012, at 6pm, with Charles Officer attending 1 Atkinson St. Richmond Hill Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5 905.884.9288 ext. 307

Kennedy/Eglinton Branch
Feb. 4, 2012, at 2pm, with Charles Officer attending 2380 Eglinton Avenue East Toronto, ON M1K 2P3 416-396-892

Downsview Branch
Feb. 16, 2012, at 1pm, with Ms. Karlyn Percil, Chair-Harry Jerome Awards 2793 Keele Street (just north of 401) Toronto, ON M3M 2G3 416-395-0700

Malvern District Branch
Feb. 21, 2012, at 6pm – screening only 30 Sewells Road Toronto, ON M1B 3G 416-396-8969

Beaches Branch
Feb. 22, 2012, at 2pm with Charles Officer attending 2161 Queen St. East Toronto, ON M4L 1J1 416-393-7627

Swansea Memorial Library/Swansea Town Hall
Feb. 23, 2012, at 7pm with Charles Officer attending
98 Lavinia Avenue Toronto, ON M6S 3H9 416-393-7734

Annette Street Library
Feb. 28, 2012, at 1pm with Charles Officer attending 145 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3 416-393-7692

Annette Street Library
Feb. 28, 2012, at 6:30pm – screening only 145 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3 416-393-7692

ALBERTA

Brooks Public Library
Feb. 28, 2012, at 6:30pm – screening only 420 1st Avenue West Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B9 403-362-2947

Idylwylde Branch – Edmonton Public Library
Feb. 13, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 8310 – 88 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6C 1L1 780-496-1809

Jasper Municipal Library – presenting at Jasper Habitat for the Arts Feb. 23, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 631 Patricia Street, 2nd Floor Jasper, AB T0E 1E0
780-852-3652

Medicine Hat Public Library
Feb. 26, 2012, at 2pm – screening only 414 First St SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0A8 403-502-8533

Stanley A. Milner Library – Edmonton Public Library
Feb. 23, 2012 at 6:30pm – screening only 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, AB    T5J 2V4 780-944-5383

University of Lethbridge Library
Feb. 29, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB    T1K 3M4 403-332-4465

BRITISH COLUMBIA

BC Black History Awareness Society
Feb. 25, 2012, at 2pm – Selwyn Jacob, NFB Producer, attending screening James Bay New Horizons Centre 234 Menzies Street, Victoria, BC

Houston Public Library
Feb. 7, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 3150 – 14th Street Houston, BC    V0J 1Z0 250-845-2256

Nanaimo Harbourfront Branch – Vancouver Island Reg. Library
Feb. 1, 2012, at 6pm – screening only 90 Commercial Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4 250-753-1154 Ext 235

Pemberton & District Public Library
Feb. 9, 2012, at 6:30pm – screening only 7390A Cottonwood St. Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0 604-894-6916

Quesnel Branch – Cariboo Regional District Library
Feb. 9, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 101 – #410 Kinchant Street Quesnel, BC V2J 7J5 250-992-7912

Vancouver Public Public – Central Branch
Feb. 27, 2012, at 7pm – Selwyn Jacob, NFB Producer, attending screening 350 West Georgia St., Level 7 Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 604-331-4041

Williams Lake Branch Library
Feb. 15, 2012, at 7pm – screening only Suite A 180 North 3rd Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 250-392-3630 Ext 220

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Mary Kaeser Library
Feb. 15, 2012 at 7pm – screening only 170 Mc Dougal Road Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0 867-872-2296

Yellowknife Public Library
Feb. 2, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 2nd floor of the Centre Square Mall 5022 – 49th Street, Yellowknife, NT 867-669-3452

NOVA SCOTIA

Alderney Gate Branch – Halifax Public Library
Feb. 12, 2012, at 2:30pm – screening only 60 Alderney Drive Darmouth, NS B2Y 4P8 902-490-5718

James McConnell Memorial Library
Feb 7, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 50 Falmouth Street, Sydney, NS B1P 6X9 902-562-3279

Keshen Goodman Branch – Halifax Public Library
Feb. 21, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 330 Lacewood Drive Halifax, NS B3S 0A3 902-490-5718

New Glasgow Public Library – Pictou Antagonish Reg. Libraries
Feb. 22, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 182 Dalhousie Street, New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E3 902-755-6031

Pictou Public Library – Pictou Antagonish Reg. Libraries
Feb. 14, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 40 Water Street, Pictou, NS B0K 1H0 902-755-6031

River John Public Library – Pictou Antagonish Reg. Libraries
Feb. 23, 2012, at 6pm – screening only 2725 West Branch Rd. River John, NS B0K 1N0 902-755-6031

ONTARIO

Alta Vista Branch – Ottawa Public Library
Feb. 15, 2012, at 2pm – screening only 2516 Alta Vista Ottawa, ON K1V 7T1 613-737-2837 Ext 29

Beaverbrook Branch – Ottawa Public Library
Feb. 29, 2012, at 6:30pm – screening only 2500 Campeau Drive Ottawa, ON K2K 2W3 613-592-2712

Blenheim Branch – Chatham-Kent Public Library
Feb. 17, 20120, at 1pm – screening only 16 George Street Blenheim, ON N0P 1A0 519-354-2940 Ext 242

Central Library Branch – Hamilton Public Library
Feb. 8, 2012, at Noon – screening only 55 York Boulevard Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4 905-546-3200 Ext 3430

Chatham-Kent Public Library
Feb. 6, 2012, at 6pm – screening only 120 Queen Street Chatham, ON    N7M 2G6 519-354-2940 Ext 242

Dresden Branch – Chatham-Kent Public Library
Feb. 4, 2012, at Noon – screening only 187 Brown Street Dresden, ON    N0P 1M0 519-354-2940 Ext 242

Dundas Library Branch – Hamilton Public Library
Feb. 8, 2012, at 2pm – screening only 18 Ogilvie Street Dundas, ON L9H 2S2 905-546-3200 Ext 3430

Grimsby Public Library
Feb. 23, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 18 Carnegie Lane Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1 905-945-5142 Ext 2065

John M. Harper Branch – Waterloo Public Library
Feb. 21, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 35 Albert Street Waterloo ON N2L 5E2 519-886-1310 Ext 317

Mary J.L. Black Branch – Thunder Bay Public Library
Feb. 23, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 901 S. Edward St. Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6R2 807-345-8275

Peter Gzowski Branch – Georgina Public Libraries
Feb. 7, 2012, at 3:30pm – screening only 5279 Black River Rd Sutton, ON    L0E 1R0 905-722-5702

Ridgetown Branch – Chatham-Kent Public Library
Feb. 9, 2012, at 6pm – screening only 54 Main Street Ridgetown, ON    N0P 2C0 519-354-2940 Ext 242

Sunnyside Branch – Ottawa Public Library
Feb. 9, 2012, at 6:30pm – screening only 1049 Bank Street Ottawa, ON K1S 3W9 613-730-1082 Ext 29

Wallaceburg Branch – Chatham-Kent Public Library
Feb. 23, 2012, at 6pm – screening only 209 James Street Wallaceburg ON    N8A 2N4 519-354-2940 Ext 242

QUEBEC

Bibliothèque publique de Pointe-Claire Public Library
Feb. 9, 2012, at 1pm – screening only 100 Douglas Shand, Pointe-Claire, QC, H9R 4V1 514-630-1218 Ext 1632

SASKATCHEWAN

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library
Feb. 15, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 125 – 12th Street East Prince Albert, SK    S6V 1B7 306-763-8496

Murray Library – University of Saskatchewan
January 26, 2012, at 5pm – screening only Rm 145, Murray Library’s Collaborative Learning Centre 3 Campus Dr., Saskatoon, SK,    S7N 5A4 306-966-7262

Regina Public Library
Feb. 6, 2012, at 7pm – screening only 2311 – 12th Avenue Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 306-777-6104

Wendy and Harry Jerome.