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With your computer, Android or I-device, you can get started. Or else you can start at this page where eReaders are compared and quick start guides for various devices are provided.  ebooks

If any electronic resource in the library catalog catches your eye, note the alternate author on the item record, the one that is not a person’s name, e.g. One Click, Overdrive, etc. Then go back to the library home page and select “eBooks & eAudiobooks” on the right hand side, under Using Your Library. Once you’ve opened the eBooks & eAudiobooks page, find the tab for your alternate author for directions on how to download your item. A quick start guide may be available for your device; see the first paragraph. If you experience hiccups along the way, use “Ask us!”. Type in a keyword, or submit your question if it has not been answered, and you will receive a reply at the email address you provide.

An alternative is to check the Fremont Main branch calendar and find a Saturday morning when dedicated eBook help is scheduled. Bring your device and your library card.

Or you can always ask for help at the Information or Reference desk in the library. Keep in mind that at either desk you will be competing for the librarian’s attention as other patrons may be in line for unrelated matters.

So, don’t let eBooks or your device intimidate you. Help, self-help or otherwise, is available.

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Here is the November 2010 update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned on this blog to this point. I will attempt to do this once a month in order to follow each film until it reaches the theater/TV/whatever. Please remember that release dates are subject to change, and that sometimes “Announced” and “In Development” films never get made, more’s the pity. (Please note that I update this post during the month as I find new projects, so check back periodically.)

As always, if you have any news about an upcoming book to film adaptation, please comment and let me know.

The current “books to film” list:

1776: In development with a release date sometime in 2011.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter: In pre-production with a release date of 22 June 2012.

The Adjustment Bureau: Due in U.S. theaters on 4 March 2011 .

Agincort: In development with a 2012 release date.

Airborn: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

Airman: In development with a release date in 2011.

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Art of Racing in the Rain: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Associate: In development with a theoretical 2012 release date.

Atlas Shrugged: This film is finally in post-production. Release date is still listed as 2011. (Paul Johansson is John Galt. That answers that question. 😉 )

Barney’s Version: Due in U.S. theaters on 24 December 2010.

Beastly: Due in U.S. theaters on 18 March 2011.

The Bell Jar: In pre-production with a theoretical release date in 2012.

The Big Short – Inside the Doomsday Machine: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Boggart: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2011.

Born to Rock: Announced with a release date sometime in 2012.

The Box of Delights: In development with a theoretical release date in 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 1: Filming with a release date of 18 November 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2: Filming with a release date of 16 November 2012.
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Here is the October 2010 update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned on this blog to this point. I will attempt to do this once a month in order to follow each film until it reaches the theater/TV/whatever. Please remember that release dates are subject to change, and that sometimes “Announced” and “In Development” films never get made, more’s the pity. (Please note that I update this post during the month as I find new projects, so check back periodically.)

As always, if you have any news about an upcoming book to film adaptation, please comment and let me know.

The current “books to film” list:

1776: In development with a release date sometime in 2011.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

The Adjustment Bureau: In post production and due in U.S. theaters on 4 March 2011 .

Airborn: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

Airman: In development with a release date in 2011.

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Art of Racing in the Rain: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Associate: In development with a theoretical 2012 release date.

Atlas Shrugged: This film is finally in post-production. Release date is still listed as 2011. (Paul Johansson is John Galt. That answers that question. 😉 )

Avalon High: Due on 12 November on the Disney Channel. (see trailer here)

Beastly: Due in U.S. theaters on 18 March 2011.

The Bell Jar: In pre-production with a theoretical release date in 2012.

The Big Short – Inside the Doomsday Machine: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Boggart: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2011.

Born to Rock: Announced with a release date sometime in 2012.

The Box of Delights: In development with a theoretical release date in 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 1: In pre-production with a release date of 18 November 2011.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2: In pre-production with a release date of 16 November 2012.
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Avalon High Trailer

Well, it looks like they’ve changed a few things (not too surprising) but it still looks like the Disney Channel version of Meg Cabot’s Avalon High will be fun. It’s showing on November 12, 2010, so check your local listings for the proper time.

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Here is the April 2010 update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned on this blog to this point. I will try to do this once a month in order to follow each film until it reaches DVD. Please remember that release dates are subject to change, and that sometimes “Announced” films never get made. (Sorry about missing a couple of months there.)

As always, if you have any news about an upcoming book to film adaptation, please comment and let me know.

The current “books to film” list:

1776: In development with a release date sometime in 2011.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

The Adjustment Bureau: In post production and due in U.S. theaters on 30 July 2010.

Airborn: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

Airman: In development with a release date in 2011.

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: In development with a 2012 release date.

Anita Blake: No IMDB information as yet, nor do we know what they will be calling the project. Personally, I want to know who will be playing Edward. (more info here)

The Art of Racing in the Rain: In development with a 2012 release date.

The Associate: In development with a theoretical 2012 release date.

Atlas Shrugged: This project is listed as “Announced.” Release date is still listed as 2011.

Beastly: Due in U.S. theaters on 30 July 2010.

The Bell Jar: The status for this project is currently listed as in development with a theoretical release date listed as 2011.

The Boggart: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2011.

Born to Rock: Announced with a release date sometime in 2010.

The Box of Delights: In development with a theoretical release date in 2011.

Breaking Dawn: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.
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The next Twilight Saga film is New Moon. It’s headed to theaters on 20 November. In fact, I’m told that the midnight showings of the film are selling out all over the place already. Good thing I wasn’t planning on catching one of those.

While we wait for 20 November to get here, I offer you a few videos to keep you entertained. They seem to have changed a few things in the transition from book to film, but I remain hopeful. Okay. Really, I can’t wait.

New Moon Clip 1:

New Moon Clip 2:

TV Spot 1:

TV Spot 2:

Most Recent Trailer:

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All I can say is: Wow. I was looking forward to this film already. Now, I’m dying for it to be November. And yes, I’ve given in and am re-reading the book. This is not something that I generally advise before seeing a book to film translation (I tend to re-read after seeing the film so I wont be too distracted by inconsistencies), but I couldn’t resist. If you haven’t seen this trailer yet, give it a try.

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They’ve made a film of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. It has all kinds of fabulous voice talent to boot. I’m definitely going to see this one. Check out the trailer!

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Have you seen the new Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince trailer? Well, if you liked the last one, this one is liable to give you goosebumps. I would also like to note here that last I heard, the film will be opening two days early.

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It seems like there are more books being made into films all the time. Here are a few more book adaptation projects on the horizon.

The Thirteenth Hour by Richard Doetsch, which isn’t even coming out until December 2009, is a time travel thriller. It is currently “in development” with a release date sometime in 2011.

They’re calling it “the next Twilight.” Beastly, by Alex Flinn, tells the story of Beauty and the Beast from a more modern context, and from the Beast’s point of view. The Beast, in this case, being a Manhattan Private school student. The film is currently in pre-production and due out in 2010.

Alex Proyas (Dark City) has stated his interest in bringing Robert Heinlein’s The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag to the big screen. The director was surprised to discover, upon re-reading the book for the first time in twenty years, how much it has influenced his work. The film is currently listed as “in development” with a stated release date in 2011.

What else is Alex Proyas up to? Well, he’s working on adapting John Christopher’s Tripods books into films. “The Tripods” will be the film adaptation of The White Mountains, the first book in the trilogy. He hopes to make all three books into films, but the first will be shot independently, just in case that isn’t possible. “The Tripods” is currently listed as “in development” and has a stated release date of 2012.

Chris Gall’s book, Dinotrux, is coming out in April, and already DreamWorks has optioned it for the purposes of making an animated film. The IMDB does not yet have a listing for the project, so if you would like more information check out this article over on SciFiWire.

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