October 3-5, 2019

Filmgoers in Blissfield will unite with audiences in over 400 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at The Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library, 407 South Lane Street, Blissfield, MI with screenings at 7 pm each evening from Thursday, October 3, to Saturday, October 5, and a matinee screening at 3 pm on October 5, 2019. Each screening will present the same two and a half hour program of short films.


Blissfield audiences have the added attraction of free popcorn from Minnie's Retro Candy Shoppe and oddly-appealing library punch at each screening. Frtwoee pizza from Lena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant will be available at 7 pm on Thursday, October 3 and Saturday, October 5, and free hot dogs from Pumpernickels will be served at 7 pm on Friday, October 4, and at 3 pm on Saturday, October 5. The event, like all library programs, is free and open to the public. Some films may contain mature content.

See the trailer here:
A list of the films with brief descriptions:


Read full press release here.

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Did You Know...

Library Auditorium...that the Library's auditorium is available to rent?  It's true.  Auditorium rental includes seating for 80, dining and buffet tables, a kitchen, and use of the library's public restrooms.  You can even rent it when the library isn't open.  The space is great for celebrations of all types: birthdays, graduations, baby showers, and other gatherings.  Businesses can rent the space for meetings, trainng sessions, and other activities that do not include selling products or services. Rental fees begin at $75 for up to five hours if the contract is signed by a resident of the library service area and $100 if outside the service area. Call the library at 517-486-2858 to reserve the space or with any questions.

Meet Our Guests

picture of the Beholder puppet The library welcomes the puppet artistry of Peg Whiting for display in the library's main reading room.  The Beholder and Five dragon puppets are from the recent Adrian College production of She KIlls Monsters, directed for the stage by Chloe Whiting Stevenson.  We don't know how long we can keep them, so make sure to stop by soon to take a look.

picture of dragon puppets