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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Libraries are more often associated with books than movies, but the Boise Public Library's Collister branch is changing that perception with its Books to Film series.

A great many films have found source material in books, including 2011's Hugo. Today, you can learn all about Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the illustrated book that won a Caldecott Medal in 2008. Like the film, the book tells the story of an orphan living in a train station keeping clocks ticking. He goes on a quest to restore an automaton and uncovers the identity of a toy shop clerk, the famed film director George Melies. Selznick found Melies fascinating and kept tabs on him through articles he read. That vivid book eventually translated into Hugo, the Academy Award-winning film by Martin Scorsese.

Light snacks are permitted and the film will begin at 6:30 p.m. It's rated PG and the event is FREE to attend. Call 208-562-4995 for more info.

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