Starting in August, the Abilene Public Library will be adding a new book club! The Book to Movie Club is designed for those who love a good book, but also love a good movie, and of course like to compare the two. Each month there will be a new title to read and on the second Tuesday of the following month we will meet to watch the movie and have some short discussions. This program is designed for adults of all ages and will include a variety of books.
Our first meeting will be August 8th at 6:00PM in the Main Library Auditorium. We will be watching the movie based on the novel Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. To get a jump on reading the book before you come, you can find it in several formats at the Abilene Public Library using the call number YA F OLIVER.
This summary from the author should give you a bit of information about the title: "What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High - from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death - and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing."
For the month of September we will be watching a movie based on the book Indignation by Philip Roth, a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author. We will watch the movie and have a discussion on September 12th at 6:00PM in the Main Library Auditorium. To get a jump on reading the book, which is available in several formats, you can find it at the Abilene Public Library under the call number F ROTH.
This summary from the author will give you a bit more information: "Against the backdrop of the Korean War, a young man faces life's unimagined chances and terrifying consequences. It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he there and not at the local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the sturdy, hard-working neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad - mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner of his beloved boy. As the long-suffering, desperately harassed mother tells her son, the father's fear arises from love and pride. Perhaps, but it produces too much anger in Marcus for him to endure living with his parents any longer. He leaves them and, far from Newark, in the Midwestern college, has to find his way amid the customs and constrictions of another American world.
For more information about the Book to Movie Club, contact Heather Carter at 325-676-6029. We hope to see you at our inaugural meeting, Tuesday, August 8th at 6:00PM.
Article Contributed by Heather Carter, Library Assistant in Genealogy Services at the Main Library