Confessions of a Librarian

I confess that I sometimes wish librarians still dressed like they did in the movie Desk Set. Heels, pearls and all that jazz! I loved the styles of that era and just the general put togetherness it represented.I loved that Katherine had a fur and wore silk shantung…so chic and yet super smart as well! Librarians can be both you know. (I would choose a nice fake fur though, don’t worry.) If you have not seen it, Desk Set is a must and only one of many movies done by Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy together.

As we all know National Library Week is coming up April 11-17th. Make sure to thank your local library, librarians and staff. With the recent recession have come budget cuts causing salary reductions, reduced hours and even the closing of libraries… tell them what they and their services mean to you. I promise it will make their day! As a book blogger my local library is a place that I use to the maximum for books to review and generally enjoy. I could never afford to purchase every book that I review…and that is the joy of libraries! Now as I embark on a new career at home…I will admit to missing checking my shelves regularly…coming in to the library first thing in the morning when it’s so quiet…the smell of books all around….and all those little eyes looking brightly at you during storytime as though you were doing magic by simply reading them a book.Ā  Well…I guess that may sound odd to some but it’s the sure calling of being a librarian and I am very proud to have answered it. Now although I am no longer in the library professionally, I get the joy of taking my son to storytime and sharing the joy of reading with all of you through Stiletto Storytime.

And now for some fun: Hodge Podge did a nice post awhile back about movies involving either libraries or librarians…can you name some below in the comments before you go to the site and see the answers?



Filed under Library Fun, Movies

7 responses to “Confessions of a Librarian

  1. LR

    I’ve never even heard of this movie… and it looks like such a fun movie! šŸ™‚ Thanks for the tip!

  2. Rae

    I enjoy reading this, Courtney. Wishing you luck in the new career move!

  3. I LOVED the movie Desk Set! šŸ™‚
    I can’t think of any movies with librarians (and probably wouldnt’ have thought of this one without your mentioning it – not so good at such)

  4. stilettostorytime

    My second favorite movie with a library theme is The Breakfast Club although there is no librarian and the library is only the setting…still LOVE it!

  5. Just found your blog! As far as library movies. . . there’s a library scene in the beginning of Ghostbusters; in It’s a Wonderful Life Mary Bailey becomes a librarian in the alternate universe without George. . . Librarian: Quest for the Spear and a bunch of sequels, with Noah Wylie. . . Oh! In The Mummy, Rachel Weisz’s character is a librarian. . . and there’s a movie about a librarian with Parker Posey but I can’t remember the name. And the musical with Marian the Librarian. . . I forgot the title. How’s that to start?

  6. Had to check the Hodgepodge list, but I just remembered another one! City of Angels (a remake of Wings of Desire) has a scene in which two angels played by Nicolas Cage and Andre Braugher are watching people in a library.

  7. stilettostorytime

    I love the part in City of Angels when Meg Ryan goes to the library…I love that Angels would hang out there. It says something to the effect of how I have always felt libraries to be holy places…places to be respected. I have always felt that way even as a child. You got so many of the references! Way to go but then again you are a librarian! =)

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