Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Read a Movie

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is one fictional character you’ll never forget.  Even when he faces the unthinkable, this intelligent and tender-hearted boy maintains his rabid curiosity and unflinching integrity.  Whether he's devising an invention for the betterment of mankind or corresponding with an everyday hero or a literal icon, Oskar’s personality inspires nearly everyone he meets.  

In the year following his father’s death on 9-11, the tenacious young Oskar undertakes his most ambitious challenge yet – an expedition through each of the boroughs of New York and a quest to learn more about the parent he lost so suddenly. 

But September 11th wasn’t the only tragedy to strike the Schell Family and while Oskar’s search introduces him to a world beyond his own, it also uncovers secrets that originated long before his birth.  Jonathan Safar Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is an inspiring family saga that reveals both the fragile and resilient sides of the human spirit.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 13th for this Oscar-nominated film.  On November 20th our Read a Movie book club will discuss the novel and its adaptation.  Both events take place at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room at our Post Road Library.  To receive a reminder email for this event please register here

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist