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Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm | Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm

Book to Movie Adaptations 2017

Last year, theaters were filled with great movies based on books. Two months into 2017 and it seems like we’re on track for anther year of literary adaptations. We already had Hidden Figures in January and Fifty Shades Darker in February, and there’s a lot more to look forward to.

 

Before I Fall – March 3
After she dies in a car crash, teenaged Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

The Sense of an Ending – March 10
This intense novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about until his oldest friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he’d left all of this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. but he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider various things, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and his place in the world.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

Wonder – April 7
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid — but his classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
Book  | Audiobook CD

 

The Lost City of Z – April 21
After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century”: what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett. In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions, he embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization existed. Then he and his expedition vanished.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

The Dinner – May 5
Two brothers and their wives meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam. Behind their polite conversation, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

The Mountain Between Us – October 20
Stranded in a frigid mountain wilderness after a plane crash, a gifted surgeon and a young magazine writer are forced to rely on each other for survival while confronting painful truths about their personal lives.
Book | Audiobook CD

 

If you love movies based on books, don’t forget to check out out Page to Screen Club. Every month we, read a book, screen its movie adaptation, and then, get together for a conversation about the similarities or differences. On March 22nd we’re watching Strangers on a Train after reading the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk.

 

Categories: Adults.

Book to Movie Adaptations 2017

Last year, theaters were filled with great movies based on books. Two months into 2017 and it seems like we’re on track for anther year of literary adaptations. We already had Hidden Figures in January and Fifty Shades Darker in February, and there’s a lot more to look forward to.

 

Before I Fall – March 3
After she dies in a car crash, teenaged Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

The Sense of an Ending – March 10
This intense novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about until his oldest friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he’d left all of this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. but he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider various things, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and his place in the world.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

Wonder – April 7
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid — but his classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
Book  | Audiobook CD

 

The Lost City of Z – April 21
After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century”: what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett. In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions, he embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization existed. Then he and his expedition vanished.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

The Dinner – May 5
Two brothers and their wives meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam. Behind their polite conversation, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.
Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Streaming Audiobook

 

The Mountain Between Us – October 20
Stranded in a frigid mountain wilderness after a plane crash, a gifted surgeon and a young magazine writer are forced to rely on each other for survival while confronting painful truths about their personal lives.
Book | Audiobook CD

 

If you love movies based on books, don’t forget to check out out Page to Screen Club. Every month we, read a book, screen its movie adaptation, and then, get together for a conversation about the similarities or differences. On March 22nd we’re watching Strangers on a Train after reading the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk.

 

Categories: Adults.