From Books to the Big Screen

This year has been full of books made into movies! From classics such as Alice in Wonderland to popular such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, kid's books have made their mark in Hollywood! It is always fun to see your favorite book come alive on the big screen. Check out these noteworthy books that have recently been made into movies...and check back for updates on upcoming books made into movies.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Seventeen-year-old Alice returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid follows the travails of a wise-cracking middle school student over the course of an academic year. Featuring all of your favorite characters, including Greg, Rowley, Fregley, Chirag and Patty Farrell, you’ll love seeing the book come to life!

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON is an action comedy that tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

Basic Spanish Classes

Basic Spanish Classes @ the Pearl Public Library

Join us for basic Spanish classes. Class size is limited to 15 people. For ages 5 and up. Pre-registration is required. Call the library for more details. All classes are free.

**Classes are offered on Thursdays during the months of April and May. You can attend the morning session at 9:30 AM or the afternoon session at 4:00 PM.**

Summer Reading Programs are just around the corner!

Even though it is National Library Week (April 11-17) and everyone is celebrating Libraries; staff in all CMRLS Libraries are busy planning Summer Reading 2010!

The theme for this summer is Make a Splash, READ! We don't want to get books wet, but we do want to encourage reading anytime and anywhere! There will be FUN at all the Libraries in Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith counties. Join us for all the FUN and spend your summer with books and friends!
Make a Splash, READ!
Summer Reading 2010