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Movie: Deej

Adults and teens are invited to watch "Deej", a multiple award-winning movie that offers a glimpse into autism, and then stay for some discussion of the movie and local resources.

Abandoned by his birth parents and presumed incompetent, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, society's obstacles to inclusion, and the sometimes paralyzing beauty of his own senses. In his advocacy on behalf of other nonspeaking autistics, he embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean. (

AGE GROUP: | Teen (12-18) | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Movie |

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Phone: 816-236-2106
Branch Manager
Patsey McGuire

Mon, Jul 13 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Tue, Jul 14 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Wed, Jul 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, Jul 16 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Fri, Jul 17 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 18 Closed
Sun, Jul 19 Closed

About the library

The library system is administered from a central office in Saint Joseph.  Payroll, HR, purchasing, planning, and marketing are all coordinated at this location.  The System Director is Michelle Mears, she can be reached at or 816-205-7000.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Board Room (Admin Office)