When a modern film adaptation of a literary work arrives in local theaters, it can often spur a new generation of readers to seek out the original book. The Pima County Public Library is greeting the long-awaited film version of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit with a series of parties that will celebrate the book's enduring popularity with readers of all ages.

Three Pima County Public Library staff members discuss the events occurring all week at various library branches to celebrate the opening of the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.