HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALAN LADD! We remember the actor (born this day in 1913 in Hot Springs, Arkansas) with a screening of Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950-82 min.). Former operative Webb Carey (Ladd) returns to Orta, near Milan, to learn who betrayed his O.S.S. team and caused the death of several villagers. He discovers that his former lover Giulia (Wandra Hendrix), whom he thought dead at the hands of the Nazis, is alive and married to Baron Rocco de Greffi (Francis Lederer). Screenwriter Robert Thoeren adapted Martha Albrand’s novel for director Mitchell Leisen. 7:30 p.m.
SANDWICHED IN: 9/11 — An American Requiem (2011-93 min.). In this documentary, 9/11 responders from Long Island share harrowing accounts and demonstrate the strength of community, character and civic duty. Screening and discussion with Patrick Flynn and Julie Broihier, of the WTC Health Program at Stony Brook University. 12:10 p.m.
FUTURE FOCUS: Global Change. Heat and drought in California, tsunamis in Asia, record snow and floods in Northern Europe, seas warming, ice caps melting, and tropical diseases in Chicago, while politicians argue and academics publish conflicting reports. Dr. Ronald Brown will answer all your questions. Part 1 of a 4 part series. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.