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2017 Books to Movies Oscars Edition

The 2017 Best Picture winner, Moonlight, was based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue written by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Many Oscar-nominated films were based on, or inspired by books, plays, short stories and comic book characters. Below are some of the books that you can find at the Library that inspired movie goers.

Click to find the books that oscar-nominated films were based on - at the Goffstown Public Library.

Titles that became 2017 Oscar-nominated movies:

  • 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff : book, e-book.
  • Doctor Strange Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko : book, DVD.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling : book, e-book.
  • Fences: a play by August Wilson : book, DVD.
  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly : book, audiobook on CD, e-book, e-audiobook, DVD.
  • Highest Duty by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow (movie Sully) : book, audiobook on CD, e-book, DVD.
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling : book, DVD.
  • Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Ron Suskind : book.
  • A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose (movie Lion) : book, e-book, e-book.
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman : book, audiobook on CD, e-book, e-audiobook, DVD.
  • In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue (play; movie Moonlight) by Tarell Alvin McCraney : DVD.
  • Remember This House (unfinished manuscript; movie I Am Not Your Negro) by James Baldwin : book, e-book.
  • Silence by Shusaku Endo : book.
  • Story of Your Life (short story) by Ted Chiang (movie Arrival) : book, e-book.
  • Suicide Squad based on DC comics villain organization : book, DVD.
  • Tony and Susan by Austin Wright (movie Nocturnal Animals) : book.
  • See the full list at

You can also find many of these as digital downloads, including the movie soundtracks at hoopla digital:


There are more books that will be released as movies in 2017, visit soon to see our next post about “2017 Books to Movies”.

Adult Self-Defense

Officer Jacqueline Pelletier from the Goffstown Police Department will present Adult Self-Defense

Meet the Instructor

On Friday, March 3, Officer Jacqueline Pelletier from the Goffstown Police Department will join us at the Parks & Rec Department to introduce attendees to some simple self-defense moves. Before we get physical, we thought you’d like to get to know her better:

Did you always want to be a police officer?
“I wanted to become a police officer since the 6th grade. It was my DARE Officer who at the time was such a positive role model for me that I wanted to be that guy. I wanted to grow up being a positive role model for other kids who may or may not have anyone in their lives to look up to. I looked at his uniform and remember saying to myself I want to be just like him.”

What inspires you?
“My children inspire me every day. They push me to be a better person. Being a mom is the most rewarding and difficult job there is. I am challenged and I am rewarded all at the same time.”

Do you have a favorite book?
“I recently obtained my BA degree and … when I do read it mostly legal updates and case law to keep myself up to date with my ever changing job.”

What kind of hobbies do you have?
“I LOVE to cook. I am a believer that families should gather together and share a meal at the end of the day. There is nothing more rewarding and satisfying when the people you surround yourself with are enjoying a hot meal. When I am stressed out I can be found in my kitchen. I love to cook so much that when I retire I hope to own my own food truck. Look out world for the Hungry PIG!!! 😆”

Join us on Friday, March 3

Sign up for this event by calling the Library, or registering at our online Calendar.

Click here to sign up for Adult Self Defense March 2017