Happy “Hunger Games” Texting!

As part of our Teen Read Week celebrations, join us at the library for a special movie screening of “The Hunger Games” featuring MuVChat! Bring your cell phone and text along to the movie. Answer trivia questions or post snarky comments…YOU are the commentator!

Scene from The Hunger Games

Sunday, October 14th, 2:00 pm @ Central Library
Tuesday, October 23rd, 3:30 pm @  Pike Branch

If you prefer just straightforward movie watching, check out these other showings…

Saturday, October 13th, 1:00 pm @ Franklin Road Branch
Tuesday, October 16th, 3:00 pm @ Eagle Branch
Saturday, October 20th. 2:00 pm @ Decatur Branch
Sunday, October 28th, 1:30 pm @ Wayne Branch
Monday, October 29th, 5:00 pm @ Spades Park Branch
Wednesday, October 31st, 5:00 pm @ Glendale Branch

Life after The Hunger Games

If You Liked “The Hunger Games”…

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Now that you’ve fallen in love with the trilogy, you may be wondering what to read next. The staff of the Lawrence Public Library–that’s in Lawrence, Kansas, not our Lawrence Branch–has compiled a list to help you find your next favorite book, whether you loved The Hunger Games for the action and adventure, the love triangle, or the dystopian elements.




1984 Gathering Blue The Handmaid's Tale Fahrenheit 451 Neuromancer Brave New World Across the Universe The Adoration of Jenna Fox The House of the Scorpion Feed Ender's Game Epic Candor The Line Variant Little Brother The Kindling The Masque of the Red Death Eve Unwind The Declaration Delirium Wither Bumped Incarceron Matched The Selection Birthmarked America Pacifica Ashfall Ashes, Ashes Blood Red Road The Carbon Diaries Life as We Knew It Under the Never Sky Enclave The Diary of Pelly D Cherry Heaven Shatter Me The Supernaturalist The Maze Runner Legend Divergent Article 5 The Knife of Never Letting Go The Bar Code Tattoo Uglies The Scorpio Races Graceling Cinder

Hunger Games Movie = EPIC!

I saw the Hunger Games movie yesterday, and I’m happy to say that I enjoyed the movie nearly as much as I love the books. You don’t have to read the books first in order to get what’s going on, but it does help you get more of the back story. Since the author Suzanne Collins worked on the screenplay herself; it does capture the essence of the book very well. Fans of the novel won’t be disappointed. I would highly suggest reading the book first, and that’s not just because I’m a librarian. ;)

For those (like, 2 of you) who don’t know, The Hunger Games is set in a future of 12 Districts ruled by the Panem government, which is based in the bright and shiny Capitol. Every year two teens are selected from each District to participate in a televised death match called the Hunger Games. 24 teens enter, one teen wins. This is to remind the Districts why the Capitol is in charge. It takes reality TV to a whole new level of scary.

It’s violent. It’s frightening. It will make you cry. It’s also a story full of hope, romance, strength, and rebellion. There really is something for everyone.

The look of the Capitol was just how I pictured it in my head. They did a fabulous job with the costuming. I didn’t feel like Effie was nearly absurd enough, and President Snow should have been a bit of a snappier dresser. The movie used plenty of shaky cam to make sure it got the PG-13 rating.

Last weekend, it raked in over $155 million. It ranks third all-time for opening weekend gross profits. I’m happy to have contributed my 10 bucks.

I can’t wait to see what they do with Catching Fire.

Let the Hunger Games Begin!

It is almost here!!! The premier of the Hunger Games movie!!! Will it live up to the hype?? Sometimes when a book you love becomes a movie it is a letdown. This one looks like it will be good though. It seems like these books were meant to be movies, with the stark contrasts of the different characters, the pageantry of the games, and the electrifying plot.

If you want to learn more about the movie go to:
http://hungergamesmovie.org/

If you want to find out what district you are from take this quiz:
http://www.foreveryoungadult.com/2010/07/12/pop-quiz-find-your-hunger-games-district/

And if you are still looking for more…. Here is an interview with Suzanne Collins in which she gives her opinion of the film:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/01/hunger-games-movie-_n_1313219.html

May the odds be ever in your favor!!!!