Movies at the Library

pile of books, movie board, and popcornMOVIE or BOOK! BOOK or MOVIE! Maybe both!!

It is a timeless question: Why read the book when you can watch the movie? People often choose between one and the other, when each has a magic all of its own. Books have inspired some of the best performances in film and theater, while films have brought books to life. The ability to see the stories and characters on the silver screen has persuaded audiences of all ages to read the classic novels that inspired their favorite films. This is also the case for books that have pushed readers to fill the movie theaters in order to compare the characters and stories on screen to those of their imaginations.

Come and view the great collection of movies and books the library has. In order to check out a movie, bring the call number to the Circulation Desk. Use the Video/DVD Search in the Pfau Library OneSearch.

DVD and book donations are welcomed at all times throughout the year. All material donated to the library is reviewed prior to being added to the library’s collection. For book, DVD, CD, or journal donation questions, please contact Catrina Mancha at (909) 537-5096 or More information on donations and giving to the library.

The following films are all inspired by novels:

Movie adaptations

Winter’s Bone
Virgin Suicides
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Graduate
The Devil Wears Prada
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Shutter Island
The Da Vinci Code
No Country for Old Men
Mystic River
Charlotte’s Web
Where the Wild Things Are
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (inspired by Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood)
The Shining
Interview with the Vampire
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King
Twilight, Twilight Saga: New Moon, Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Eat, Pray, Love
My Sister’s Keeper
Precious (inspired by Push)
The Color Purple
Gone with the Wind
Pride and Prejudice
He’s Just Not That Into You
The Notebook

Books Into Movies

Clash of the Titans
The Thing
New Releases
The Lincoln Lawyer
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Water for Elephants
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Breaking Dawn

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