Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Digging for Gold at the Library: Shackleton

(by Gina Bardi, Reference Librarian)

Cover of George Butler's film, Endurance

There’s a quite a chill in the air. Or at least there is in the library. As the winds have turned I like to call "brisk," my thoughts to cozying up with a warm blanket, a hot toddy and a film about Ernest Shackleton. The library has two Shackleton films on DVD. Both are documentaries and go in depth describing Shackleton and crew's incredible hard to imagine two year odyssey in Antarctica. The photography is stunning, partly because expedition photographer Frank Hurley went through desperate measures to save his glass plates (We’ll talk about that in another post). So come on over to our mostly warm Library and watch some great films about Endurance--both the ship and the concept. Unfortunately, hot toddies aren't allowed in the library but you can have one when you get home--I'm sure Shackleton did!

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