No-School Day Movie: Akeelah and the Bee

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Monday, January 15, 2018
South Elgin Library Branch, 127 S. McLean Blvd, South Elgin, IL, 60177

Join us on this No-School Day at the South Elgin Branch Hoffer Meeting Room for a movie! No registration.
Summary: Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), from south Los Angeles, has a talent for words. In spite of the objections of her mother Wanda (Angela Bassett), Keke enters a spelling contest. Her gift takes her to compete in the National Spelling Bee, the most famous competition of its kind in the world. On the way, she is helped by a forthright, mysterious teacher, Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne) and a cast of colorful characters from the community.