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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. February 2014 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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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. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.


Coming this February :

The true story of the international specialists who risked their lives to save priceless works of art from destruction at the hands of the Nazi army. Based on Robert Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History


Watch the trailer and read more about the real Monuments Men here


Release Date - February 7, 2014





The picture of the film: They Suck At SchoolThe popular Young Adult series Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead follows Rose and Lissa as they navigate their way through St. Vladimir’s, a dangerous boarding school for fledgling vampires and their companion bodyguards.

Check out the offical film Facebook page here

Release Date - February 14, 2014





The picture of the film - Winter's TaleIn a fantastical New York City beset by winter storms, a thief falls in love with his would be victim and attempts to change the course of time. Based on Mark Helprin's tale of the same name.


Watch the trailer and learn more about the film here.

Release Date - February 14, 2014




The picture of the film - In SecretForced into an unhappy marriage to her cousin Camille, Therese lives a confined and limited life. But this restrictive existence is turned upside down when she meets the intriguing Laurent and finds herself drawn into an ill advised love affair.  Based on Emile Zola’s novel Therese Raquin.  

Find out who is in the cast and watch a trailer here


Release Date - February 21, 2014





Stay tuned to see what other great books are bound for the silver screen