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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. July 2016 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 July :


Meet the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) who, unlike other giants, does not eat children but instead catches dreams and delivers them to sleepers. And meet Sophie, a young orphan in the unhappy care of cranky Mrs. Clonkers. Together they will hunt dreams, plot with the Queen of England and (hopefully) live happily ever after.

Watch the official trailer here

Release Date - July 1, 2016

A man and an ape scream off camera. Movie poster.

In this original story based on Burroughs' famous character, Tarzan returns to his jungle home to act as a trade emissary. But all is not as it seems in the Congo Free State and Tarzan himself may be in danger.

Watch the official trailer and take the Tarzan challenge here.



Release Date - July 1, 2016


In 1630’s Amsterdam, the wife of a rich merchant falls in love with the artist commissioned to paint her portrait. Deborah Moggach's Tulip Fever is an engrossing tale of lust, love and deception.

See the trailer here


Release Date - July 15, 2016


A near future tale of two sisters abandoned in their remote Northern California home during a frightening collapse of society. As things fall apart both near and far, they must decide who they are and how they fit into this new world. Jean Hegland's Into the Forest draws the reader into a world where we must relearn the meaning of humanity.

Watch the official trailer here

Release Date - July 22, 2016



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