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Storytime for Adults > May 2019 - Read This Movie

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message 1: by La Crosse (last edited May 15, 2019 02:21PM) (new)

La Crosse Public Library (lacrosselibrary) | 70 comments Mod
Our May edition of storytime was a packed house with the theme of "Read This Movie". Storytellers shared some of their favorite books adapted for the big screen. Grab yourself a copy (of the book or film) from your local library!

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1) by Jeff VanderMeer Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald Paper Towns by John Green The Borrowers (The Borrowers, #1) by Mary Norton Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

New Erotica for Feminists by Caitlin Kunkel, Carrie Wittmer, Brooke Preston, and Fiona Taylor

message 2: by Beth (new)

Beth | 4 comments I'm wondering if you have ever considered another location? It came to my attention when I was telling a friend about Storytime that this location is a trigger for recovery alcoholics so they won't attend even though they would really like to.

message 3: by La Crosse (new)

La Crosse Public Library (lacrosselibrary) | 70 comments Mod
Hi Beth,
Thanks for the suggestion. We do keep the event at the same location because it's easier for folks to remember and we have a great partnership with the brewery in supporting the library. (Their SFA pint glasses support the program, and they open up special for us, so we get that nice, intimate feel in the crowd, and don't have to battle over background noise or disrupt patrons who wouldn't be interested in the program.) However, it is possible we could do special edition elsewhere. We'll keep your feedback in mind as it is important.

Did you know we're not the only library doing this program? Our staff have actually been sharing the program at library conferences around the country. Winona Public Library, one of our Great River Writes partners, hosts Storytime for Adults and there's is often done as a stress relief event, with coloring too. If you love this program, be sure to check out other area libraries, like Winona, who may offer adapted versions of the program!

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