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Review: A Despairing Librarian Is Ready to Check Out in ‘After Words’

“In September, television viewers will have a chance to see Marcia Gay Harden play a brusque, decisive, rule-bending doctor in the new CBS drama “Code Black.” Anyone who wants to see her play more or less the polar opposite of that character is hereby referred to “After Words,” a romance novel of a movie featuring the world’s most stereotypical librarian. Ms. Harden plays that librarian, Jane, a mousy woman who as the film opens is laid off and uses the occasion to give up on life, which she seemed not to be enjoying much anyway. She plans a one-way trip to Costa Rica, leaving her last will and testament behind on her table. Once in that country, though, she hires a personal guide named Juan (Óscar Jaenada) who gradually draws her out of her shell.” (via NYT)

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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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NOW AT YOUR LIBRARY: STREAMING MOVIES, MUSIC

“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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