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Hollywood Western to Be Shown at Library

The Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street, is presenting a free public film screening of Gregory Peck’s 1950 film, “The Gunfighter” at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, for residents 18 and up.

The film is considered one of the best Hollywood Westerns ever made, according to library film curator Jeff M. Giordano, who will be introducing the movie and moderating a discussion.

Peck plays the part of reformed gunfighter Jimmy Ringo, who goes to a sleepy town to find his estranged sweetheart. Three vengeful cowboys are “hot on his trail.”

The film lasts 85 minutes.

The Main Library is open until 8 p.m. tonight. At 3:30 p.m. today it is hosting a meeting of the beginning book club, and at 3:45 the Paws to Read group meets.

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 3:45 p.m., there will be a family storytime at the Bay Farm branch, while at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, a community sing-along is slated.

Other story-reading times are set for 10:15 a.m. at the West End branch on Wednesday, Dec. 19, and 10:30 and 3:30 at the Main Library.

Check the library’s website for future events and the holiday schedule.

Janet Levaux