In the Library: 10 Books and Movies to Celebrate National Library Week

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This week is National Library week. Not quite as awesome as National Grilled Cheese month, but significantly better than National Tax Day. To celebrate, here’s a list of ten books and movies that have some connection to libraries. Enjoy!

GhostbustersregrepGhostbusters:The opening scene of this classic 80s flick plays out in the New York Public Library, and the first ghost the intrepid paranormal investigators encounter is the disembodied spirit of a librarian. What’s not to like?

Possession by A.S. Byatt: As a pair of young scholars research the lives of two Victorian poets, they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire, from spiritualist séances to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany. What emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passion and ideas.

The Dewey Decimal System of Love by Josephine Carr: Is it silly? Yes, absolutely. But if you are looking for a silly…

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