Ex Libris

Ex Libris

The New York Public Library

DVD - 2017
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Frederick Wiseman's film, Ex Libris- the New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. With 92 locations throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this diverse and cosmopolitan city, and beyond. The New York Public Library exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual's right to know and the be informed. It is one of the most democratic institutions in America-everyone is welcome. The Library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA :, Zipporah,, 2017
ISBN: 9781885918383
Branch Call Number: 027.47471 EXL
Characteristics: v
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Additional Contributors: Wiseman, Frederick
Zipporah Films
Alternative Title: The New York Public Library


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Jul 27, 2018

One star because I didn't get the library tour I thought i'd get. I never enjoyed listening to speeches and attending board meetings in my working life, so why would I spend 3 1/2 hours in my retirement years? I actually did watch and listen to the first 10 minutes of a dry speech, then began the fast forwarding, hopping in and out of real time now and then at spots that seemed to hint at something watchable. I finished the movie in something like 20 minutes total, having never spent a moment inside a public area of the library, and no wiser than before. A total waste of time for someone who wishes to learn about the history, collections and rooms of the New York Public Library!!!! Very disappointing!!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

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