December’s Book of the Month!

We’re going to be discussing The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien on Saturday, December 15th , 2 – 4 pm at the Main  Branch of the Tacoma Public Library – just in time for the movie release that Friday. Doughnuts and prizes as always! We’ll meet in the 2nd floor conference room and then move to the StoryLab to work on a digital media project! Register here and see me Kristy to pick up your free copy of the book!

How excited are you for Peter Jackson’s first installment of The Hobbit? He did such an amazing job, IMO, with Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, that I have to think The Hobbit will be just as impressive. Any thoughts on the book being turned into three movies? I’m going to hold my breath until I’ve seen the final film.

The Hobbit
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

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