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Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department

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Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

May 04, 2022

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.


Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

April 11, 2022

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.


Collage of Oscar nominated films adapted from books

Read It First! Oscar Nominated Adaptations in Theaters This Month

March 08, 2022

The Academy Awards are right around the corner and, once again, films adapted from books have snagged multiple nominations! From larger than life musicals to quiet period dramas, these adaptations caught the eye, and the hearts, of the critics this year.


Collage of books and their movie adaptations

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

February 04, 2022

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.


Collage of films and their adapted books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

January 07, 2022

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.


Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

December 03, 2021

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.


Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

November 03, 2021

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.


Collage of films adapted from books

Read It First! Movie Adaptations in Theaters This Month

October 04, 2021

It feels good to be back! After 19 months, films are once again back in theaters! It’s time for this blog to return to its original purpose, to let you know about new film adaptations as they hit the big (and small) screen.


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Read it First - Banned Books on the Big Screen

September 25, 2021

Every year during the last week of September, the American Library Association and libraries everywhere celebrate Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week promotes freedom of expression, freedom of access to information, and the freedom to read.


Collage of films adapted from comic books

Read it First - The Origins of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

August 02, 2021

While there are currently 24 (and counting!) films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the majority of these feature original writing, with the Marvel characters we know and love in new and exciting plots.


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