Join the McAllen Public Library on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. for the inaugural 90-Second Book Project Film Festival presented by the McAllen Public Library and Best Buy. Two groups of teens will debut their 90-second films based on the novels The Outsiders and The Hunger Games. In addition, each group will present a panel discussion of their experience throughout the collaborative learning experience.

Each group chose their respective book and wrote a script based on that book. They immersed themselves in the filmmaking process that taught them everything from casting and directing, to filming and set design.

Best Buy presented the library with a check for $5,000, for their 90-Second Book Project. They chose McAllen Public Library to receive this award because of their work with teens in the community. The award will support future leaders with the 90-Second Book Project, an initiative that leverages technology to help teens improve essential life skills.

For more information about this event or to inquire about participating in the Book to Screen Project, please contact James Carmona, Teen Services Supervisor, at 956-681-3090.