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LPL hosts program for home-school students

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Linton Public Library is offering a program to allow home-school teens get a visual of classic reading material.

Each Friday in January will feature a different movie based on a book, starting last Friday at 1 p.m. with the movie presentation of "To Kill a Mockingbird."

The following Fridays will include presentations of "The Friendly Persuasion", "The Elephant Man" and "Sophie Scholl", respectively.

Drinks and popcorn will also be served during the movies.

Teen Library Assistant Ginger Anderson said following the films there will be an instruction period and time to discuss the films.

"I know some of the home-schoolers in the area that take a break from their regular co-op classes in the month of January," Anderson said. "This will offer a way to get the teens together. I know the teens like that, and some of the parents do, too."

Anderson said the movies were chosen due to the fact they are all based on classic pieces of literature.

"Home-schoolers tend to focus on classics," Anderson noted.

She said the movies were directed toward teenagers because some of the movies were especially heavy, including "Sophie Scholl."

"It is based on actual documents and letters. A girl, who was about 20-years-old, and her brother stood up to Hitler. They give their life, but they are good heroes for teens to learn about," Anderson explained. "My daughter, Aubrey, suggested the Elephant Man. She thought that person was pretty amazing in the character. They all have inspiring characters."

Anderson added the presentation of the film will also include a discussion amongst the students.

"We will have discussion afterwards. This is something parents can count as enrichment and put down as the English portion of the transcript. It will count academically and socially," Anderson said.

Following "To Kill a Mockingbird" there will be a special presentation from Lt. Comdr. Frank Starr. Anderson said Starr grew up in Monroeville, Ala., where the story takes place and he offered to show photos of the courthouse and other landmarks.

"Friendly Persuasion is written by an Indiana author, and it is also positive and cheerful," Anderson noted. "All these deal with big themes and that's what makes them classics."

Anderson said the home-school teens do not need to pre-register for the program. They can participate by just showing up to the presentations.

"There are a couple different home-school support groups in the area. It may draw together some other groups," Anderson noted.

For more information contact the Linton Public Library at 847-7802.

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