The Great American Read: Exploring books and their Writers through Film

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The TV series The Great American Read has peaked readers interest in the 100 titles nominated as contestants for America’s favorite book. Following the conclusion of the show, join us in an in depth exploration of several books from the Great American Read’s top 100 list. Each month in this series we will pick one book to celebrate. We will watch a documentary or film on the author, one film adaptation of the book, and cap it off with a book discussion led by retired Siena College Professor, Tom Bulger. All books will be available for at the checkout desk during the month in which they will be discussed.

November: The Great Gatsby

December: Little Women

  • December 1st at 2:00 pm: Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, register online 
  • December 8th at 1:00 pm: Little Women (2018 BBC and Masterpiece theater production, 176 min), register online
  • December 15th at 2:00 pm: Discussion with Tom Bulger, register online