Interesting to note that many of the Oscar winning movies highlighted at the Academy Awards this week are based on books available at your local library. Someone loved those books so much that they were inspired to make a movie. Check these out!
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Crazy-Heart: a Novel by Thomas Cobb
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Invictus : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin
The lovely bones : a novel by Alice Sebold
Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire
A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
Up in the Air by Walter Kirn.
Which book will be the next to inspire an Oscar winning movie?
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Free event: Cowboys and Cowgirls in Story and Song, Thursday, March 11, 3pm at the Oak Harbor Library. Whidbey Reads 2010 kicks off its 9th season with legends and lore of the American West, as told in story and song by Bruce and Susan Matley (aka Nevada Slim & Cimarron Sue). Contemporary life in the American west is profoundly influenced by the rich heritage of the early cowboys and cowgirls. In song, cowboy poetry and story, this free, all-ages program relates expressions of the work ethic, hardships, and joys of frontier life.
Pick up a copy of Kennedy Foster's novel, All Roads Lead Me Back To You, the Whidbey Reads 2010 selection. The Whidbey Reads brochure also provides questions for discussion, information about the author, recommended reading and a complete listing of Whidbey Reads 2010 events, including the grand finale with the author at the end of April. We look forward to reading and discussing the book with you! Mary
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This month's artist, Nancy Luenn, draws inspiration from the natural world and from the world of the imagination. A former children's book writer, she creates quilts that tell a story. To see more of her artwork, visit her blog: http://storyquilts.blogspot.com
Nancy also has work in a show of the Whidbey Island Surface Design Association at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum through March 28. For more information, visit their web site: http://www.laconnerquilts.com