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John Waters - Caught Reading!

Did you know that May is Get Caught Reading month? All month long, I'll be featuring some of the people who have gotten Caught Reading.   Today's person is John Waters.  If you have seen our display in the Teen Books area (lower level, back wall), you'll see that there's this photo of John Waters, and a handful of DVDs on display.  So what do movies have to do with Get Caught Reading?   Well, I didn't have a book about John Waters to display, but the library owns several of his movies.   And, there's a photo of Johnny Depp in this display --- so you'll notice that the John Waters movies on display are ones that star Johnny Depp.

So just who is John Waters?  He's an American film director/screenwriter/actor who is known for his far-out films, although he's made some pretty mainstream movies, as well.   He made the original Hairspray movie starring Ricki Lake and Divine, and also made Cry Baby (starring Johnny Depp).   What you might not know about him is that he is an avid bibliophile: he has a collection of over 8,000 books.   So, it's easy to see that he doesn't mind getting caught reading!

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