Read About your Favorite Movies and Shows

You’ve watched the movies, and you’ve seen the shows. Now, you can read more about the information that feeds into them:


Joaquin Phoenix stars in Her as a writer who falls in love with a Siri-esque operating system. Find out more about Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple,  in Walter Isaacson’s biography.


With great power, there must also come great facts and information. Superheroes!, PBS’s tie-in to their 2013 documentary, gives the history to some of the most popular characters in comics history. A perfect pairing for Joss Whedon’s Avengers.


In Fargo, Marge Gunderson’s husband is eager to hear if his painting will win the Federal Duck Stamp Contest. In the book The Wild Duck Chase, readers are taken into the world of this very contest.

Parks and Rec

In Parks and Recreation, the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana has some…interesting murals in their city hall and other government buildings that portray the town’s not-so-pleasant past. A Simple and Vital Design portrays some of the actual murals that are featured in Indiana’s post offices.


When facing a particularly daunting mystery, Sherlock Holmes goes into his mind palace, to sort through his observations, organizing and compiling information until the pieces start to fall into place. Learn how to create your own mind palace in Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes.


Throughout The X-Files, Fox Mulder wants to believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life and that the government has been hiding proof of this existence for years. Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base interviews employees and gathers formerly classified information to expose what really happened at Area 51 and just  how UFOs were involved.


Pixar has created a plethora of cinematic milestones and film classics since the release of Toy Story in 1995. Get the inside information behind the company that brought movies like Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc.,and Cars to the big screen in The Pixar Touch by David A. Price.



About Jamie

Jamie is the Programming and Outreach Manager at Eckhart Public Library
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