Movie Trailers for Books at Ralph Ellison Library


It’s lights, camera, action as teens hone their skills as moviemakers at the Ralph Ellison Library in March. 

That’s when librarian Anna Todd will show teens how to make trailers that promote the most popular Young Adult books.  The fun takes place on Thursday, March 17, beginning at 6:00p.m. at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23.

“Trailers are what some people call ‘previews’,” Todd said, “like the previews you see at the movies that about coming attractions.  We’ll write, star in and film our own trailers for the latest YA reads.  You bring the talent and we’ll supply the popcorn.”

Todd thoroughly enjoys working with teens and introducing them to the pleasures of reading.  “There’s a real connection between a good book and the good movie that is based on it,” she said.  “I hope teens will drop by the library and explore that connection with me.”

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