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Press Release Fun: 90-Second Newbery Screenings Are Heading To Your Burg

It’s that time again! No sooner have the real Newberys been announced than the 90-second versions of them start cropping up. In Film Festival form! Yep, the utterly charming 90-Second Newbery is on the road, and I have your complete schedule here today. Find the big city nearest you and come on in. It’s a hoot. A true hoot. Plus the guest stars are fairly keen.

90-Second Newbery 2018 Schedule
All screenings are free.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
The SAN ANTONIO, TX screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum (3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX). Hosted by authors James Kennedy and Catherine Catmull (The Radiant Road, Summer and Bird). 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
The MINNEAPOLIS screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall) in Pohlad Hall. Hosted by authors James Kennedy and Pete Hautman (Godless, The Flinkwater Factor). 3-5 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Special extended deadline for ASHEVILLE, NC submissions to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.
Friday, February 23, 2018
The OGDEN, UT screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Treehouse Museum (347 22nd Street Ogden, UT 84401). Hosted by authors James Kennedy and Keir Graff (Matchstick Castle). 6 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
The SALT LAKE CITY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 East 400 South). Hosted by authors James Kennedy and Keir Graff (The Matchstick Castle). 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Special extended deadline for BOSTON, SAN FRANCISCO, and OAKLAND submissions to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
The NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (5th Ave at 42nd St., New York, NY) in the Celeste Bartos Forum. Co-hosted by authors James Kennedy and Michael Northrop (Polaris, the Tombquest series). 3-5 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
The BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY) in the Dweck Auditorium. Co-hosted by authors James Kennedy and Michael Northrop (Polaris, the Tombquest series). 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
The LANSING, MI screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At Celebration! Cinema Lansing (200 E Edgewood Blvd, Lansing, MI). Co-hosted by authors James Kennedy and Aaron Zenz (Chuckling Ducklings and more). 10:30 am. Make your free reservation here.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
The CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Harold Washington branch of the Chicago Public Library. Co-hosted by authors James Kennedy and Keir Graff (The Matchstick Castle). 1:45 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Saturday March 17, 2018
The OAKLAND, CA screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library (5366 College Ave, Oakland, CA). Co-hosted by authors James Kennedy and Marcus Ewert (Mummy Cat, 10,000 Dresses). 3:30 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
The SAN FRANCISCO screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the San Francisco Public Library main branch (100 Larkin Street) in the Koret Auditorium. Co-hosted by authors James Kennedy and Marcus Ewert (Mummy Cat, 10,000 Dresses). 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
The ROCHESTER, NY screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! Co-hosted by James Kennedy and Rochester superlibrarian Matt Krueger. At the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum (900 East Ave, Rochester, NY). 2 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Monday, April 2, 2018
Special extended deadline for PORTLAND, OR submissions to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
The ASHEVILLE, NC screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood St). 1-3 pm. More information here.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
The PORTLAND, OR screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! Hosted by authors James Kennedy and Dale Basye (the Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go series). At Open Signal (2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Portland, OR). 1-3 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
The TACOMA, WA screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! Co-hosted by author James Kennedy and Tacoma’s own Douglas Mackey. At the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St, Tacoma, WA). 11 am – 1 pm. Make your free reservation here.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
The BOSTON screening of the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St, Boston, MA). Hosted by authors James Kennedy and National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson (Feed, Octavian Nothing, Landscape With Invisible Hand). 2-4 pm. Make your free reservation here.

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About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.