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Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department

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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. August 2017 Edition

July 31, 2017

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Two split images: On the left an image of martial artist Bruce Lee, on the right an image of his daughter Shannon Lee.

Bruce Lee: Artist and Philosopher

July 19, 2017

Bruce Lee died tragically young at the age of 32 of cerebral edema but his legacy lives on.


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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. July 2017 Edition

July 10, 2017

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Book to movie adaptions for June

Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. June 2017 Edition

June 02, 2017

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. May 2017 Edition

May 09, 2017

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Star Wars: These are the books you're looking for

Star Wars: These are the books you're looking for

May 04, 2017

Can't get enough of Star Wars? Immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away with these Star Wars fiction series.  


Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you.

Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. April 2017 edition

April 06, 2017

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


“Luck is believing you’re lucky.” —Tennessee Williams

Spotlight on Literary Birthdays: Tennessee Williams

March 23, 2017

Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams was born on March 26th, 1911 to Cornelius and Edwina Williams. His childhood will ring familiar to those who know his work; abusive, unstable and steeped in Southern tradition.


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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. March 2017 edition

March 04, 2017

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Several Oscar aware statuettes lined up

The 2017 Academy Awards

February 24, 2017

The 89th Academy Awards celebration will be held on Sunday, February 26th. This year, films based on books were included in nearly every award category. In fact, 5 of the 9 films up for Best Picture were adapted from books!


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