Friday Film Discussion: The Hollywood Librarian

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In celebration of National Library Week, join staff for a discussion of the 2009 documentary The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians through Film (English, 96mins), available to watch on Kanopy with your library card!

A vivid blend of factual documentary, feature film, and storytelling, it reveals the history and realities of librarianship in the context of American movies. Interviews with actual librarians, intercut with film clips of cinematic librarians, examine such issues as literature, books and reading, censorship, library funding, citizenship and democracy. See and understand the real lives and real work of American librarians who for decades have been a cultural force hiding in plain sight.

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Meeting ID: 851 1864 8678

Passcode: 191666