Wednesday, September 19, 2007

FILM: The Hollywood Librarian

Sneak Preview Showing: October 3, 2 pm
Tri-City Premiere : October 3, 7 pm -9 pm
At the Guilderland Public Library

They have more cardholders than Visa, and more outlets than McDonald's: MEET THE LIBRARIANS.

If you've always wondered exactly what librarians do all day, then join us for the Tri-City Premiere screening of the documentary, The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film.

Using the "hook" of Hollywood motion picture clips, the film gives you a chance to peer into the world of librarians: the skill and passion it takes, the real lives and work of U.S. librarians, challenges of book censorship, and - most troubling - the pressures of declining library funding.

Deborah Andersen, Associate Professor at the University of Albany's College of Computing and Information, will lead a discussion after the evening premiere. The screening, scheduled in conjunction with the celebration of Banned Books Week, is also a fundraiser for the Library.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors. Librarians and Library students are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the Adult Reference desk. The Hollywood Librarian is appropriate for audiences young adult and older.

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