Freeland Library hosts ‘Book Thief’ discussion

The virtual discussion will be on Oct. 16.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:30pm
  • Life

It’s an age-old debate, “Which is better, the book or the movie?”

The Freeland Library is leading an online discussion about “The Book Thief,” a story about a foster girl in World War II who learns to read and share her stolen books with her neighbors and a Jewish man hidden in her basement.

Read or listen to the book, watch the movie, then talk about it. Brandon Henry, who works at The Clyde Theater in Langley, will lead the discussion at 2 p.m., Oct. 16.

A book kit has been reserved for this title, and you can pick up a copy of the book at the Freeland library. Digital copies of the book, audiobook and movie may be available for downloading. Titles are also available on DVD.

Registration is required. Go to www.sno-isle.org for more information.

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