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The Shelby County Public Library will have a free showing of the hit movie Twilight on Thursday at 5 p.m.
The movie, which just came out in DVD form last Friday, was a huge hit at the box office when it came out last year.
Sherry Bogard, with children's services at the library, said she is glad to be able to offer the free showing to the public because she feels the film is suitable for young viewers, even though the movie's theme centers around a vampire romance.
"Everybody I know loved the books and the movie," she said.
The movie is an adaptation of the book, Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, who also wrote several sequels, including New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Down.
Bogard said she is especially impressed by the fact that Meyer, a Mormon, agreed to have the book made into a movie on the stipulation that it be strictly rated PG.
"Even though it's suspense packed with a romantic theme, it's a really clean book and movie," she said.
Bogard also invited Nicole Bright, a promoter of Twilight who has interviewed almost the entire cast of the movie, to be a guest speaker at the library.
Bright will appear at the library at noon on April 25 for "Twilight: A Fan Experience," when she will talk about her adventures on the set of the movie and host a trivia contest and some giveaways and talk about the latest information on the filming of New Moon.
The series of vampire romance novels has collectively sold a reported 10 million copies, Bogard said.
For more information on the event, call Bogard at the library at 633-3803.