Did you know that the library has DVDs? The AV department is located on the lower level and is giving your neighborhood rental chain a run for its money. In addition to buying all the usual "library" stuff (eg. PBS specials, kids' movies, educational things, etc.), we buy fun things too! Get groovy with the first season of That 70's Show, check out Jack Black in Nacho Libre, or if teenage drama is more your thing, we have Degrassi: The Next Generation and the third season of The OC.
And if you want to be cool, you can check out my favorite teen show of all time, Freaks & Geeks. The show follows the lives of high schoolers in suburban Michigan in the early 80's. It was only on for one season in 1999, but helped launch the careers of Linda Cardellini (E.R.), James Franco (Spider Man, Annapolis), and Jason Segal (How I Met Your Mother). This show was written and directed by Paul Feig, who not only wrote the hilarious book, Superstud, but also directed episodes of Arrested Development and The Office, both of which I love as well. Perhaps I should have titled this entry "I Love Paul Feig..." Too late now!
If you'd like to get involved in selectinmg DVDs for the library, you should join our new Teen Advisory Group! jlewis [at] westportlibrary [dot] org (E-mail ) me for more information.