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Kilmer Library’s Page To Screen Screens Showcases the Classics

Post Date:12/06/2018 7:55 AM

The Susan Broom Kilmer Branch Library’s Page-to-Screen Series continues with a series of classic novels and films, allowing book lovers to debate which was better the book or the movie?

Held on the third Friday of the month at 1 p.m., participating adults will read the book at home, then watch the film at the library and discuss the difference.

  • Dec. 21 – “Their Eyes Were Watching God” (2005) is based on the 1937 novel by local legend Zora Neale Hurston. It’s the odyssey of a free spirit that centers on stormy romances that span from the early 1900s into the '30s in Florida. Featuring Halle Berry, this film is not rated with a running time of 150 minutes.
  • Jan. 18 – “A Time to Kill” (1996) is based off the 1988 John Grisham book about a white lawyer defending a black man for murder in a divided Mississippi town. Featuring Matthew McConaughey and Samuel L. Jackson, this film is rated R with a running time of 150 minutes.
  • Feb. 15 – “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962) is based off the 1960 book by Harper Lee about a widowed, morally upright lawyer who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman in 1930s Alabama. Meanwhile, his two young children become involved in a mystery involving the town pariah. Featuring Gregory Peck, this film is not rated with a running time of 129 minutes.

Copies of each selection will be available for check out. Note that all of the films in this series are rated R. No one under 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.

The Susan Broom Kilmer Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about programs visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

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