The Library of the University of South Florida Lakeland is proud to present The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians on Film during Banned Books Week in October. This is the first movie on the subject of the real lives and actual work of U.S. librarians. The Hollywood LibrarianÂ was completed in May 2007, and had its red-carpet premiere at the American Library Association annual conference in Washington, D.C., on June 22, 2007. Using the entertaining and appealing context of American movies, the film will hold some surprises for people who may think they know what librarians do. Instead of a commercial release, the film is distributed to libraries to bring attention to the 2007 edition of Banned Books Week and to censorship, the freedom to read and the work of libraries and librarians.
Two showings: Tuesday, October 2 at 6:15 p.m.Â and Friday, October 5, at 1:15 p.m.
Location: USF Lakeland, LTB Auditorium (LTB 1100). Group discussions will follow immediately.
Tickets are on sale at the USF Lakeland Cashierâ€™s Office (LTB 1135).
The Office is open Monday through Thursday from 9Â a.m. to 6 p.m.Â and Friday from 8Â a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ticket sales on October 2 for paying audience will stop promptly at 6 p.m.
Accepted methods of payment are cash or personal check.
Free for library employees (proof of employment at a library/as a librarian or proof of current status as a student at a library science school allows free admission).
$8 for adults (age 12 through 60);
$5 for students with valid student ID, children and seniors (61+).
Children 6 and under are free.
We suggest that you procure your tickets in advance as seating is limited.
Part of the proceeds benefits the USF Lakeland Library.
You are all invited to come. The USF Lakeland Library is one of the only two libraries showing this film in Florida so donâ€™t miss your chance to view it!