Picture Books box Wednesday, Jan 20 2010 10:56 am
Posted By: Julie Sutter

It’s one of my favorite seasons: cinema season! The annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony just took place, and as the Academy Awards® draws near – it’s been moved back to March 7 this year - I’m trying to fit in as many films as my schedule will allow. What I prefer to do, given plenty of time, is to read the book (should one exist) prior to watching the movie. Luckily, the Poudre River Public Library District is incredibly reader-friendly, with a huge catalog of books and a convenient online system for placing holds on copies that are in high demand. They even email me when my requested book comes in! Should I enjoy a book enough to purchase my very own copy, I can always visit Old Firehouse Books in Downtown Fort Collins. They carry a fine selection of new and used books, and browsing in their historic location adds a bit of authentic atmosphere to the whole experience. Just a few doors down from the Silver Grill Café, the bookstore is one of my favorite post-cinnamon roll stops, particularly when friends and family are in town. And finally, I just discovered the best of both worlds: a Book and Movie Club being hosted at Lyric Cinema Café on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with a discussion of the book of choice, then participants can grab a seat in the theater for a screening of the corresponding movie based on the book. Speaking of clubs, the group’s first meeting is scheduled for Jan. 26th, with a discussion of Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, followed at 7:00 p.m. by the film, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Popcorn and a paperback, anyone?

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