The Book Was Better

A new book club will entertain the age-old question: was the book or the movie better?

Adult Services Librarian Amanda Gibson explains that the idea was born out of a quest to facilitate interesting discussion. People oftentimes like to debate whether the writing – or the brought-to-life version – is best.

“Each month, we will pick a book that has been turned into a movie or TV series, then get together to compare,” Amanda said.        

The club will meet on the second Thursday of each month, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Conference Room and on Zoom.

Upcoming selections include:

  • May 11, Book: Chocolat by Joanne Harris with movie by the same name
  • June 8, Book: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman with the movie, A Man Called Otto
  • July 13, Book: The Secret Life of Bees, with movie by the same name
  • Aug. 10, Book: Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King with movie by the same name

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