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Library Launches Book-to-Film Series

Feb 18th, 2021 at 2:41 PM

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The Gates Public Library is excited to launch The Art of Adaptation, a unique monthly book/film discussion series starting in April. 

The series explores movie adaptations of books.  Each month, participants will read a designated book and then watch the movie version.  On the second Wednesday evening of the month at 7:00 p.m., we will gather by Zoom for an informal discussion, exploring how the adaptation stacked up, and the strengths and weaknesses of different storytelling media.  The diverse books cover the period 1939 to 2010, and the movie versions encompass a variety of genres, including drama, musical, horror, and works based on true stories.

The books and movies are available to borrow free from Gates Public Library, or to download/stream from the library’s OverDrive and Hoopla services.

The series starts on April 14 with the 1963 movie The Haunting, based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 book The Haunting of Hill House.

To see the complete list of titles, download our PDF Schedule.