Read Before You Watch (Part 2)

By: James Christian

The Wizard of Oz 3D


The Wizard of Oz

Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in 2D anymore. Audiences will soon encounter munchkins, flying monkeys, and one mean green lady on a broom, all exploding off of the screen. Until then, there’s no place like Rohrbach Library to curl up with the source material. Follow the yellow brick road to the Library Science Department, and pay no attention to the interns behind the curtain.

The Wizard of Oz: Library Science Collection= F Baum

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Winnie Mandela


The Long Walk to Freedom

2013 is the year of the Mandelas. Two biopics are hitting the theaters, profiling the South African civil rights power couple, Nelson and Winnie.

Long Walk to Freedom is based on the autobiography of the same name, while Winnie’s story can be read in her autobiography Part of My Soul Went with Him, as well as Nancy Harris’s Winnie Mandela. All these books are available in the Main Collection.


Part of My Soul Went with Him & Winnie Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom: Main Collection= DT1949.M35 A3 1994

Part of My Soul Went with Him: Main Collection= 968.00496 M312p

Winnie Mandela: Main Collection= 968.00496 M312h




High school can be killer, between bullying, parental drama, and those burgeoning telekinetic abilities. This fall, Stephen King’s troubled teen has her third date with Hollywood (not including the sequels). Whether you prefer the 1976 Brian DePalma adaptation or the 2002 TV movie, if you haven’t read Carrie, we’re all gonna laugh at you. And then direct you to our Library Science Collection.

Carrie: A Novel of a Girl with a Frightening Power: Library Science Collection= F King

The Fifth Estate

With info-leaker Chelsea Manning’s guilty verdict still hot off the newswires, our popular culture seems primed for The Fifth Estate, the story of Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Assange. For a refresher course on this cyber-scoundrel, check out the BBC’s Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies. It’s seeking political asylum on our online Instructional Videos page. Your secret is safe with us. Promise.

Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies: Instructional Video/Streaming= (link)

1 Response to “Read Before You Watch (Part 2)”

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