Classics

Recovering the Classics: The Results Are In


The final votes for our Recovering the Classics program have been counted! Thank you to all the amazing artists who participated and to everyone who voted: in the library, in our online poll and via Twitter. The winners' artwork can be viewed after the jump.

Watch a Banned Book today!

September 25, 2016-October 1, 2016 is Banned and Challenged Books Week. 

It is no surprise that many of these titles are well loved by many, and have been made into great films.  This list includes classic literature, children’s books and contemporary fiction titles. Treat yourself to a movie based on a banned or challenged book today!

There are many more movies based on banned books. Which one is your favorite?

The Great Gatsby In 1920s Long Island, a mysterious American millionaire's efforts to recapture the sweetheart of his youth result in tragedy.  There are two great versions of this film.  One released in 2013, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, and one released in 1974, starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.

Book Hunters in Brief #31: Jane Austen

BHinB#31: Jane AustenChances are pretty good that Jane Austen didn’t imagine the industriousness she would inspire two centuries after she went to that great cotillion in the sky.

141st Publication Anniversary of "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott

Wednesday, September 30th, is the 141st publication anniversary of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  The book was originally published on September 30, 1868 and is about the four March sisters: Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.  It was an immediate success and Ms. Alcott later wrote and second part to the story, Little Men.  The book is still popular today and has been made into films and plays.  Ask the Jacinto City Branch Library Staff about checking out a copy of this great classic!

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