close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

Register 11 Seats Remaining

From Books to Film Book Club

Southeast Regional Library

2023-02-16 18:00:00 2023-02-16 19:00:00 America/New_York From Books to Film Book Club Is the book REALLY always better than the movie? In our From Books to Film Book Club, we’ll read a book, then watch the movie on our own, and meet to discuss them both. Come join us at Southeast every third Thursday at 6:00! Southeast Regional - Room D

Thursday, February 16
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-16 18:00:00 2023-02-16 19:00:00 America/New_York From Books to Film Book Club Is the book REALLY always better than the movie? In our From Books to Film Book Club, we’ll read a book, then watch the movie on our own, and meet to discuss them both. Come join us at Southeast every third Thursday at 6:00! Southeast Regional - Room D

Is the book REALLY always better than the movie? In our From Books to Film Book Club, we’ll read a book, then watch the movie on our own, and meet to discuss them both. Come join us at Southeast every third Thursday at 6:00!

February 16: The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

This tale of true love, high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts was unforgettably depicted in the 1987 film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Fred Savage, Robin Wright, and others. But, rich in character and satire, the novel boasts even more layers of ingenious storytelling. Set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an "abridged" retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin, home to "Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions."

March 16: The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband.
In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband's mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson's wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie's sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie's unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all.

April 13: No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy

Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, instead finds men shot dead, a load of heroin, and more than $2 million in cash. Packing the money out, he knows, will change everything. But only after two more men are murdered does a victim’s burning car lead Sheriff Bell to the carnage out in the desert, and he soon realizes how desperately Moss and his young wife need protection. One party in the failed transaction hires an ex–Special Forces officer to defend his interests against a mesmerizing freelancer, while on either side are men accustomed to spectacular violence and mayhem. The pursuit stretches up and down and across the border, each participant seemingly determined to answer what one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?

 

Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. A library card and PIN are required for registration. If you do not have a card, click HERE to obtain one.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1–2 business days to process. Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please ask for Learning Services at 255-2665 or email JPLPrograms@coj.net.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Authors, Books, and Writing |

TAGS: | readjax | book to movies | book club | adult programs |

Southeast Regional

Phone: (904) 255-2665

Hours
Mon, Feb 06 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 07 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 08 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 09 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 11 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 12 Closed

Upcoming events

No events at this branch