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A Nod to Black History and Bright Futures

Remember earlier this month when I mentioned pulling movies for the feature shelf? Well, guess what–the project panned out!

Voila! A composite of the finished product.

Early in February, while we enjoyed a lazy Saturday, a patron gave the rest of the staff and me a rude awakening. Well, actually it was incredibly polite; but you get what I mean. He was a nicely dressed man who, by all acounts, seemed indomitably happy.He approached the desk, movies in hand, only after perusing the feature shelf for a short while. He didn’t seem troubled or upset in the least. In fact, I couldn’t even figure out what he needed at first–and (darn it) my record was so strong up until that point!

Anyway, it turned out the man was curious about how we chose our featured films. He couldn’t help but wonder why there wasn’t a nod to black history month anywhere on our shelves. And can you blame him? Just a few feet west of the shelves is a charming display dedicated to the success of the civil rights movement. It only made sense that we should oblige as well. So that’s exactly what we did.

Yes, you read that correctly–did. Unfortunately, I was a bad blogger and didn’t get the word out as it happened. But! There’s still time to take advantage of the awesome selections we curated.   Come enjoy such classics as The Color Purple (who doesn’t love Alice Walker?), Imitation of Life, and Satchmo’s live recordings! The selections will be available for perusing as a unit until Feb. 28th, 2014. However, they’ll still be dispersed throughout the standard stacks even after this end date.