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Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department

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Oscar Favorites At The Library

February 15, 2018

The Oscar nominations are out! And while we are usually partial to the book, every once in awhile Hollywood manages to catch some of the magic of the text on screen. Here are the films adapted from books that caught the eye of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences this year.


read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.

Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. February 2018 Edition

February 03, 2018

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 in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.

Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. January 2018 Edition

January 04, 2018

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 in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.

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

December 01, 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 in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.

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

November 03, 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 in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.

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

October 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.


Movie poster and book cover for King’s classic horror novel "it"

Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You

September 07, 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.


Theater curtains and spotlights with the words "Read it first"

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.


Theater curtains and spotlights with the words "Read it first"

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.


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