Program: The Academy Awards: The Good, the Bad & the Outrageous!

Thursday, 2/12/15 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Please call the library to register @ 978-249-9515

Have you ever sat and wondered about the Oscars and how they all started?  Do you tune in every year to see who wins an award from the Academy?  Have you ever dressed up in your formal wear to watch the Academy Awards?  If you have then this program is for you.

Join Frank Mandosa on Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. as he presents The Academy Awards: The Good, the Bad, and the Outrageous.  Every year, Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its prestigious Oscar statuette to those performers, directors, writers, and other artists who play a role in making movie magic happen.  But what is the purpose of these awards?  Do they really reflect quality of filmmaking?  Are they nothing but empty, ego-driven contests?  And what about the show itself...what makes it infinitely fun to watch as celebrities tear up during their acceptance speeches, scowl when their names are not called, or even bring personal politics to the festivities?  Come and take a look at some of Oscar's most memorable (and in some cases, infamous!) moments through clips of previous telecasts, behind-the-scenes trivia, and a look at the latest round of nominees!  Brush up on your Academy Awards knowledge to win that office pool, and be automatically entered in a free raffle!

Mr. Mandosa's presentation not only includes a slideshow, a trivia quiz of the current nominee list, and includes a raffle after his presentation.  Everyone will get a free raffle ticket as they arrive at the program.

Frank Mandosa is a full-time high school English teacher with a lifelong love for cinema.  Since 2012 he has been presenting or lecturing on a wide variety of film-related topics.  He has hosted Oscar night parties.  Mandosa has taught courses in cinema at Project Contemporary Competitiveness (PCC) and in the high school classroom.  Please visit for more information.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Athol Public Library, this program is free and open to the public.  Due to popularity of programs, registration is required; there will be a sign-in table at the door.  For more information, or to register please contact the Athol Public Library at (978) 249-9515.