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Find Your Fill of Books to Film at the Library

Book discussion groups are a lively staple of library programs. This week the Library Center staff is trying something a little different for the public.

If you’re among the many people swept up in the new movie, “Eat, Pray, Love,” or liked the book by Elizabeth Gilbert, or you just want to know what all the fuss is about, consider attending a one-time book-and-movie discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday (August 26) in the Story Hour Room of the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.

“Eat, Pray, Love” is an autobiographical tale of Gilbert's year-long journey of self discovery through Italy, India and Indonesia. Her 2006 memoir continues to top the New York Time's paperback nonfiction list. The movie, starring Julia Roberts, opened in area theaters Aug. 13.

Some people believe no movie or musical can ever match the drama and the connection to a story they feel by reading the book. Whether you’re a book-only or a book-then-moviegoer, we’re betting that some of your favorite movies are also fantastic books. The reference librarians compiled this list of books and their popular movie versions.  

Here are some expected September movie releases based on books:

Have we missed one of your favorites, or are you curious about more titles? Send an e-mail or use Ask a Librarian at

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