Staff Picks: Movies
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.
Who's your hero?
You never know what you’ll find at KPL (unless you look in our catalog or browse the New Items). The other day I was browsing the action movies when I happened upon The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice. I was so excited at the thought of a librarian as an action hero that I checked it out and brought it home. Once there, I looked more closely, and discovered that it is the third in the series. The series, which starts with The Librarian: Quest for the spear, and continues with The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s mines, stars Noah Wyle in quite a departure from his role on ER. (The first movie also has Bob Newhart’s first ever action sequence.)
It is a facet of my personality that I much prefer to start a series at the beginning. Quest for the spear was checked out, and the only available copy of Return to King Solomon’s mines was at a branch I wasn’t planning on visiting immediately, so I placed holds on both of them and they arrived shortly for pickup. Hooray!
Watching these movies was a blast. They also got me thinking about librarians as heroes. Here at KPL we can help you with research for a class assignment, find you diagrams that will help you repair your own car, and make suggestions for books to read for pleasure. We bring you exciting programs for children, tweens, teens, and adults; offer resources for genealogy as well as legal research. We do this all on a shrinking budget. I work with some amazing people who provide fantastic services.
So stop in and meet some of our hero librarians and other staff. We’ll save you from rainy-summer-day doldrums with books, movies, music and magazines.
(PS: One line review: I laughed so hard that I drooled on myself.)
The librarian: quest for the spear