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30,000 and Growing: Lilly Library DVD Collection Celebrates Milestone

“Ask Duke staffer Jae Furman for the best things he’s seen from Lilly Library’s DVD collection and you won’t get an easy answer.“There are so many good ones, it wouldn’t be right to just give you a few,” said Furman, a higher education analyst.Furman, who’s worked at Duke for 16 years, is a self-described “cinephile” and usually watches at least a movie a week. When he finally settles on a few recommendations, they range from the 2015 Matt Damon flick “The Martian” to “Mostly Martha” a 2001 romantic drama from Germany.” (via Duke Today)

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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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