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Senator Patrick Leahy appears in Dark Knight Rises

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As  some critics pan the new film “The Dark Knight Rises”,  many of us in the state of Vermont are cheering one of our best known citizens,  Mr. Patrick Leahy,  as he makes  yet another appearance in the latest installment of the Batman movie franchise.

Many  library users  in Montpelier , Vermont  appreciate the Senator’s acting efforts.  Over the years,  Senator Leahy has donated  his acting royalties to the Kellogg Hubbard Library, to the children’s room,  from  his “gentleman at the party” appearance with the Joker  in  the 2007  film.  Over  10 000$ has benefited the  town library since that film appearance.  Leahy has been a strong supporter of the library which gave him his first library card.  Mr. Leahy continues to share his warm childhood memories of reading  to reporters who interview him.

The relationship with DC Comics began  when he  caught a minor error in a Batman comic publication.  The comic book world learned that the Senator’s favor for the caped crusader. For his latest role in the Dark Knight Rises,  Leahy spent one weekend on the film set playing a powerful businessman.

Most recently, the Senator helped raise tens of thousands of dollars at a special sneak  preview premiere in Williston,Vermont of the movie on July 15th, 2012. The funds raised will be split between the library and the Echo Aquarium and  Science Center (for which bears Senator Leahy’s name on the building) on Burlington waterfront.

Whether its learning about the ecology of Lake Champlain or discovering the love of reading, it seems clear the next generation of Vermonters will benefit from this man. Whether speaking out about censorship issues in the US  Senate , 2006 vote against the PATRIOT act, or donating his royalties to the town library and local science center,  Senator Patrick Leahy is  definitely a superhero of mega portions.  We applaud you, Mr. Leahy!

Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to my community. I love books, reading with my son, properly placed apostrophes, canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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