Cataloging party

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Cataloging parties were started back in the late 1980s. Following the Great Fire, large numbers of books were donated to the Forum. The stacks of boxes in Central Hall nearly reached the ceiling. These books all had to be sorted, stamped and carded. Snacks and movies were used to dupe lazy Forumites into cataloging the books. The last Cataloging Party following the Great Fire ended with the final dramatic scene of the movie Excalibur where the Lady of the Lake takes back King Arthur's sword. (Alas the mood was broken when another pile of books was found. We had to rewind the movie and replay the final scene while the last books were cataloged.)