Saturday, October 12, 2013

New Day and Format for Book to Film Discussion Group

New for Fall 2013, the Book to Film Discussion Group moves to a new format on a new day and at a new time!  Beginning in October, both the film viewing and discussion will take place on the same day, the 3rd Sunday afternoon of the month between 2 and 5 pm in the Hussey Room on the first floor of the Library.  All are invited to participate in this program sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Read the book, then come to the Library to watch the film, and stay for the discussion.  Or just watch the film if the big screen is all that you’re interested in … or come for only the discussion if you’re into book discussions.

Sunday, October 20th from 2 – 5 pm features October’s selection, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett and the film, rated PG-13, starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone.  Set in 1962 segregated Mississippi, the book is reviewed by Goodreads as, "In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't."  Watch the film beginning at 2 pm and stay afterwards for discussion about the film, the book and how the film was adapted from the book.  Theater-style popcorn and cold drinks will be served and you’re welcome to bring a comfy chair of your own.  Register for The Help on October 20th.

November’s title is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and the film, rated PG-13, starring Jennifer Lawrence; the film showing and discussion will be on Sunday, November 17th, 2 – 5 pm.  If you’ve heard about this exciting young adult book series and/or the wildly popular film adaptation of this first of 3 books in the series, and haven’t read the book and/or seen the film, this is your chance!  The film adaptation of the second book in the series, Catching Fire, premieres the following Friday on November 22nd, so this is the perfect opportunity to catch The Hunger Games fever!  Register for The Hunger Games on November 17th.

The final book to film discussion of 2013 takes place on Sunday, December 15th from 2 – 5 pm and will feature the book  Ethan Frome  by Edith Wharton with the film, rated PG, starring Liam Neeson and Patricia Arquette. summarizes this classic tale thus: Tragic story of wasted lives, set against a bleak New England background. A poverty-stricken New England farmer, his ailing wife and a youthful housekeeper are drawn relentlessly into a deep-rooted domestic struggle in this hauntingly grim tale of thwarted love. Considered by many to be Wharton's masterpiece.  Register for Ethan Frome on December 15th.

As the temperatures begin to dip and you need some escape from the preparation for the holidays, read some books and view some films that you may not otherwise pick up to enjoy and share some literary and cinematic time with others at the Library this fall!  Registration is required and may be done via the Programs & Events Calendar on the Library's website.

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