A new spin on the traditional library book club…
Many of today’s films were inspired from literature, but how often do the screenwriters and studios stay faithful to the original work? If you enjoy reading and watching movies, this club is for you! Once a month, we’ll meet to watch a movie together and then discuss the transition and interpretation of literature on the silver screen.
About a month before each meeting, we’ll have multiple copies of the book available for check out at the front desk.
The movie will start at 6:00 p.m. with discussion to follow. Popcorn will be served. You’re welcome to bring your own drinks along.
2017/2018 Book & Film Schedule
October 12 – Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
November 9 – Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
December 14 – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (we’ll be watching the 1994 version by Columbia Pictures)
January 11 – Midnight in the Garden of Good an Evil by John Berendt
February 8 – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
March 8 – Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
April 12 – Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
May 10 – Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
A special thank you goes to Anne Switzer, assistant professor of information services and outreach librarian at Kresge Library, for inspiration for this project. Our Library Director attended Lit to Film Club at Oakland University for a number of years.
Tuesday, August 1 from 2p – 4p
Did your kids participate in the Summer Reading Challenge or Watermelon Club? This party is for them!
Join us for 2 hours packed full of fun!
Outside (weather-permitting, of course), we’ll have a special painting project where the kids will wear bubble-wrap shoes and dance on large sheets of paper. Outdoor games in the side yard will be played while the kids wait their turn to paint.
Indoors, we’ll be showing the movie Zootopia on a big screen and have an art station set up in the conference room.
And lots of watermelon to eat… complete with a seed spitting contest.
The drawing for the Summer Reading Challenge will be done at 4:00 p.m. Stay tuned!
Exciting news! The name of our Zinio for Libraries magazine service has changed to RBdigital and the new RBdigital app has launched! The new app offers a significantly improved user experience — with faster, easier search.
Existing users will receive a notification through their Zinio for Libraries app to download the new RBdigital app. Your username and password will remain the same. If you have any questions about the new app, you can contact RBdigital support directly at email@example.com.
Yesterday, we had our last Spring & Summer Story Hour. We’ll go on a brief hiatus and reconvene on Wednesday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Our Fall Story Hour will be on every Wednesday during the months of October and November. The target audience is children ages 2-5. Siblings are welcome. Registration is not required.
Hope you can join us!