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Book to movie adaptions for June
Elizabeth Graney, 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.


Book covers
James Sherman, May 23, 2017

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, why not read a mystery? Try these three great mystery writers of Asian Angeleño heritage who plot intriguing yarns and use the settings of Los Angeles as a background as well as a point of departure. 


Elizabeth Graney, 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
Elizabeth Graney, 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.
Elizabeth Graney, 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
Elizabeth Graney, 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.


movie theatre image
Elizabeth Graney, 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
Elizabeth Graney, 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!


Love tree
Sheryn Morris, February 14, 2017

Los Angeles Public Library has several branches and community rooms named in honor of notable writers. Two branches are named in honor of writers whose lives include wonderful love stories.


Movie Theatre Image
Elizabeth Graney, February 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.


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