[movie spoilers ahead]

I caught The Day After Tomorrow on tv the other day. And from the minute I saw they had taken refuge in the library, my heart sank a little. You know some book-burning is coming. And it was the NYPL, which has archives!

But it wasn’t as bad as I expected. They had a debate over which books to burn, and finally settled on law textbooks from the 1970s—about as painless as possible. In one of the final shots, there was even a librarian clutching a precious volume as they got evacuated to Mexico.

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