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20th Century Fox’s THE BOOK THIEF and Little Free Libraries Announce First Ever Partnership

“20th Century Fox and Little Free Libraries today announced a nationwide partnership to promote the Studio’s new motion picture THE BOOK THIEF. “So Little Free Library stewards have been especially glad to have something as beloved as The Book Thief as a part of the treasures their neighbors can find on their daily walks” This is the first time Little Free Libraries, with over 12,000 locations (and counting), has partnered with a major motion picture company. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and newcomer Sophie Nélisse, THE BOOK THIEF opens exclusive engagements today (Friday) before arriving in theaters everywhere later this month.” (via Business Wire)

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Library, pawn shop battle over stolen movies

“If Clermont County residents go into the Union Township library looking for the latest season of “Breaking Bad” or “How I Met Your Mother,” there’s a good chance they won’t find it. Not because the library doesn’t carry those titles, but because 23 percent of the branch’s DVD and Blu-ray Disc collection were stolen. “We’re talking roughly 200 (items),” said Adam Baker, Clermont County Public Library communications manager. The report filed with the Union Township Police Department shows 185 DVDs worth $6,500 were stolen.” (via Lancaster Eagle Gazette)

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“There’s a new source to stream movies and other digital content, and it’s not a tech company with tens of thousands of titles. It’s something more familiar, and might even be just down the street: the public library. Often thought of as stodgy brick-and-mortar havens for bibliophiles, libraries are trying out a new service that allows patrons to check out streaming movies, music, TV shows and audiobooks from anywhere they want.” (via Associated Press)

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Morton Grove Library workers under 17 won’t show movies any more

“The Morton Grove Library now requires its employees to be at least 17-years-old in order to screen movies. Library Director Pam Leffler announced the policy change on Sept. 19, when library trustees met for their monthly meeting. She also told trustees that the 16-year-old projectionist who was the center of controversy this summer is no longer working at the library, but declined to elaborate further for privacy reasons. Afterward, Leffler said trustees want the library to abide by Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) guidelines, even though they’re not law.” (via Morton Grove Champion)

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New Digital Service Gives Library Card-Holders Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks

“Launching a new era of digital access to public libraries, hoopla digital (www.hoopladigital.com) today announced public availability of its new service, providing library-card holders with online and mobile access to videos, music and audiobooks. Public libraries across North America can now partner with hoopla digital to provide their patrons with thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.” (via PRNewswire)

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Classic Hollywood: Motion pictures in still photos

LA Times – “Over the last 41 years, film historian and author Marc Wanamaker has acquired some 200,000 photographs chronicling the history of film production in North America from 1909 until the present day. Many of these photographs are one of a kind. Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received more than 70,000 of these photographs from Wanamaker’s Bison Archives, which was named after the old Bison Film Company. “It is one of my favorite companies because they made films about Sioux Indians from a Sioux point of view in 1909,” Wanamaker said.”

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A spell that has held – through 7 books and 8 films

Boston Globe – “They gathered at the AMC Boston Common multiplex hours early, hundreds of Harry Potter fans, some dressed like Hogwarts students in black cloaks and rep ties, others in peaked wizard caps and woolly beards. Besides an abiding love for the J.K. Rowling book series that has enchanted their generation, the churning throng of fans had another thing in common: precious tickets to the sold-out midnight premiere of the final movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.’’

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A Piece of ‘Gone With the Wind’ Isn’t Gone After All

NYT – “Long thought to have been burned the way the North set fire to the cotton at Tara, the final typescript of the last four chapters of Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind” has turned up in the Pequot Library in this Yankee seaport town. If not quite a spoil of war, the manuscript is a relic of some publishing skirmishes, and it will go on exhibit starting on Saturday, before traveling to Atlanta, Mitchell’s hometown, in time for the 75th anniversary of the novel’s publication in June.”

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Why I Don’t Go To The Movies

Ann Althouse – “I don’t see why people want to spend their precious time together doing something that involves so little interaction with each other”

That’s exactly the reason why Barbie and I don’t go to movies on our date night (which is once a month for us). We rarely get to sit down and just….talk without getting interrupted. We enjoy a nice dinner together once a month, at a nice restaurant, engrossed in adult conversation.

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Libraries and Movie Theaters

The Lexy Librarian – “Libraries and movie theaters actually have TWO things in common. Both venues prohibit the use of cell phones and both venues are patronized by individuals who selfishly flout that rule.”

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