I have written about movies in a former blog titled “Film V. Books: Which do you like better?”, so some of you already know that I have a passion for both books and movies. There are people who ask me, "what do films have to do with the library?”, to which I have many (some often cheeky) replies. As it turns out the definition of library is, "a place in which literary, musical, artistic, or reference materials are kept for use but not for sale" (www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/library); so clearly it is not always about books. As technology evolves, so too must our institutions. Movie theaters now show images in 3-D, universities provide courses on-line, and museums have exhibits with interactive touch screens. Libraries, which once housed newspapers, magazines and books almost exclusively in hard copy and found through card catalogs, must also grow in order to continue providing what patrons want and need. So instead of NO books, it now means books PLUS: internet access, downloadable magazines, CDs and DVDs, and on-line catalog search engines. The best part of all this is that unlike friends and relatives who may be reluctant to loan their possessions, the library WANTS you to have access to all its material. Case in point, APL recently made access to the usually harder to find films, like those from independent filmmakers, readily available through indieflix. Additionally, staff love to share personal recommendations for movies available within the library collection (an act which frequently translates into an open showing of a film). Within APL there is staff with tastes varying from foreign language films to stop-motion classics. Presenting movies is becoming more of a regular part of our city's library culture. This month we have screenings for Banned Book Month at Yarbourgh, a Weeknight Cinema at Millwood, Family Matinees at University Hills, next month there is a series called The Haunting at University Hills, while throughout the year Twin Oaks and Cepeda have a regular Family Movie Night. So to those still pondering the relationship between movies and libraries, I invite them to peruse the virtual library, future event listings, and enjoy, "a place in which...materials are kept for use" (www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/library) and shared with our diverse community.