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ITHACA—Tompkins County Public Library will offer an opportunity for students entering grades 3 through 5 to explore the evolution of books from the printed page to the big screen this summer by participating in the “Print to Popcorn” book and movie discussion group.

“Print to Popcorn” participants will read popular books and watch their film counterparts and then engage in fun, judgment free discussions about both versions.

Group sessions will be held on July 9 and 23 and August 6 and 20 at noon in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room. During the first session of each month, participants will receive a free copy of the selected book and enjoy pizza and snacks while completing fun-filled activities. During the second session of each month, participants will watch the film-adaptation of the book and compare and contrast the print and movie versions.

July’s title is “The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide” by Tony DiTerlizzi. August’s title is “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick.

Movies have been selected with a family audience in mind; however, parents are encouraged to review ratings of each movie prior to allowing their children to attend. The Library will not restrict admittance to films based on age.

“Print to Popcorn” is being held in conjunction with the Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program, “Every Reader Has a Story.”
Registration is required. To register, contact the Youth Services Department at (607) 272-4557 extension 275.

TCPL’s 2015 Summer Reading Programming has been made possible with support from the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation thanks to funding from the Harmon Foundation, the Brooks family Foundation, the Phyllis and Charles Brodhead Memorial Endowed Fund and the Michael Kammen Children’s Fund.

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