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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Season 3 Episode 5

The Library

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 22, 1994 on CBS
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The Library
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After receiving a shipment of her father’s books from her mother, Michaela decides to start Colorado Spring’s first public library. However, the Reverend disapproves of many books in the library and demands that those books be removed. Dr. Mike and the family must fight a battle to keep their library open. Also, Brian and his friends learn a valuable lesson about frog jumping and gambling; Jake attempts to learn how to read as his relationship with Dorothy moves to a new level and Michaela and Sully have a heart to heart about Walt Whitman’s poetry while Michaela’s fears about their relationship.moreless

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  • Censorship! Sully and Michaela! My favorite!

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    After Michaela decides to use the books of her late father to open a public library, controversy takes over the town about which books are appropriate.



    I thought this episode was amazing... I love how Michaela and Colleen had to fight against censorship and all the crazy people, but I felt so sorry for Colleen not being allowed to read her book. But it was great when they broke in to steal the books from the library. And the way Dr Quinn totally serves EVERYONE at the end, that was amazing.



    Plus this episode had some really sweet Sully and Michaela moments, which I totally loved.



    Great, revelant, and just amazing episode!moreless
Chad Allen

Chad Allen

Matthew Cooper

Erika Flores

Erika Flores

Colleen Cooper (1993-1995)

Jane Seymour (I)

Jane Seymour (I)

Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn

Shawn Toovey

Shawn Toovey

Brian Cooper

Joe Lando

Joe Lando

Byron Sully

John Christian Graas

John Christian Graas

Charles

Guest Star

Alan Altshuld

Alan Altshuld

Man #1

Guest Star

T. J. McInturff

T. J. McInturff

Boy #1

Guest Star

Barbara Babcock

Barbara Babcock

Dorothy Jennings

Recurring Role

Jim Knobeloch

Jim Knobeloch

Jake Slicker

Recurring Role

Geoffrey Lower

Geoffrey Lower

Rev. Timothy Johnson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The poetry Sully is reading is by Walt Whitman, who is featured, in a later episode of Dr. Quinn, which deals more with his poetry and homosexuality.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Michaela: I brought you something.
      Reverend: Oh I think we've had enough to do with those books for awhile.
      Michaela: Your absolutely right. But I brought this because I think we can all agree with what to do with this.
      Reverend: I'm glad to see you've had a change of heart.
      Michaela: How could I not? With a book that tells of a father who sacrificed his own daughter. A book that tells of a man who was married to more than one woman at the same time. Why this book even has a passage in it that describes how God accepted a bet from the Devil!
      Reverend: You're right Dr. Mike. That's a book that we can all agree on. And handing it over to me is the kind of gesture that will heal the spirit of our town. I thank you for showing so much faith.
      Michaela: Not at all Reverend.
      Loren: What is it?
      Michaela: The Holy Bible.

    • Sully: Courtin' is like reading a book, you've got to take each chapter in order.
      Michaela: But some chapters are harder to get through than others.
      Sully: But you read them all, otherwise you'd be cheatin' yourself out of the whole book.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Faust is the book that Colleen was reading during this episode, which sparked the new library's controversy. It was evidently a German tale based on the life of the German alchemist and magician Dr. Johann Georg Faust. This tale is used as the basis for many fictional works. Which one Colleen was reading, I'm not sure of.

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