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Family Fun: Put a DEAR Day celebration on the books

Monday is Drop Everything and Read – or DEAR – Day. Just like the name says, it's a day to read. It was inspired by Beverly Cleary's "Ramona Quimby, Age 8," and April 12 was picked because it's Cleary's birthday.

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EWU’s Get Lit! goes virtual from April 12-18

UPDATED: Thu., April 8, 2021

EWU’s annual Get Lit! Festival is going virtual this year, but audiences at home will still be able to access a wide range of author readings, Q&A sessions, craft classes and panel discussions.
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Everything’s Archie: Archie Comics adaptations

Twenty years ago this spring, the Archie comics spinoff movie “Josie and the Pussycats” was released in theaters. To this day, “Josie and the Pussycats” is the only big-screen release of characters from Archie Comics and one of the few comic book-related films that do not feature characters who wear capes. Here’s a look at other Archie Comics adaptations:
A&E >  Books

The adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”

Brace yourself for your “Do you feel old yet?” moment for today: Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” was released in theaters 20 years ago this December. Here’s a look at all the film and video adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s tales of elves and orcs, sorcerers, intrigue, vast armies and some mighty fancy jewelry.