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It's been 30 years since Wayne's World launched the catchphrase, "Party time! Excellent!" into the pop culture lexicon and we're still not worthy! We're commemorating three decades of this classic with some of our favorite books and movies about best buds.

Party on, Wayne!

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Winnie-the-Pooh (1954)

by A. A Milne

Adult stories about friendship tend to drag in a lot of extraneous drama, but these simple, beautiful tales get right to the heart of what friendship really is: accepting people (or in this case, piglets, bears, donkeys, tigers, etc.) for who they are. — Kris Milhousen, Information Desk Assistant


Give Me Your Hand (2018)

by Megan Abbott

This psychological thriller traces a relationship between two female friends that involves secrets, competition, and science. This absorbing book was hard to put down with an unlikely friendship at the center. — Allison Bies, Fiction Librarian


Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1999)

by Touchstone Pictures

Quirky story of two friends returning to their 10-year high school reunion. In their effort to try to impress old friends, they discover their own friendship is best. — Carol Kalvig, Information Desk Assistant


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (2007)

by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Come for the by-the-seat-of-your-pants lifestyle of robbing banks and trains in this 1969 film. Stay for the gorgeous cinematography, the sly, devastating chemistry and humor that clicks between Paul Newman and Robert Redford and, oh yeah, the wonderful bicycle scene of “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.” — Jane Rozek, Reference Librarian


My Best Friend's Exorcism (2016)

by Grady Hendrix

High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade, but then Gretchen's personality suddenly changes and she becomes inexplicably moody and irritable. Abby searches for answers, makes some startling discoveries, and ultimately must make drastic measures to save her friend. This book is full of witty, tongue-in-cheek humor, '80s nostalgia, and genuine scares, but it is the friendship between these two characters that has stuck with me. — Emily Vinci, Fiction Manager


Lumberjanes (2014), Volume 1 (2018)

by Shannon Watters

This comic series follows a wonderfully fun group of five best friends and their shenanigans at summer scout camp. It's full of fantasy creatures and camaraderie. These comics are a delight to read for ages 10 to 100+. A list of great friendships wouldn't be complete without mentioning the Lumberjanes! — Allison Riggs, Teen Librarian

Uni the Unicorn (2014)

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Unicorns are all unique, but Uni is extra special — no matter what everyone else says, she knows that little girls are real and there's one out there waiting to be her best friend. This was one of my daughter's first favorite books, a lovely bedtime read. — Sarah Strzalka, Digital Services Manager