The Durland Alternatives Library will be on a limited schedule for Cornell Spring break (a bunch of our staff won’t be here). That’s March 25th to April 3rd. During this time we’ll be open 11:00am – 5:00pm Weekdays only (close weekends). We’ll be resuming our regular hours on April 4th. Feel free to contact us anytime if…

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Many prisoners have nothing more than pencil, paper and books to keep them engaged while in solitary confinement. At the upcoming poetry reading students and community members will read select poems from prisoners in our Poetry Anthology #15.   Public Reading: On April 13 at 7:30 pm in Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel, come share in…

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Spirograph, origami, marshmallow geometry, music, building, games, and puzzles. We make math engaging.  Both parents and children are invited to explore mathematics together at the upcoming math night. We’ve prepared a gallery of activities such as spirograph, origami, marshmallow geometry, music, building, games, and puzzles. Math games and puzzles now available at Durland Alternatives Library: Once you explore…

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You’re invited to an evening forum to welcome our neighbors from Islamberg, a community in nearby Hancock, NY. The event begins at 6:00pm with light refreshments, a short film, and a brief presentation.   This event is hosted by the Durland Alternatives Library along with members of the Ithaca  community.   We’ll learn about their…

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Wednesday, July 20th, 6:00pm at the Durland Alternatives Library 127 Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University Delicious Refreshments Provided About the event: Panagioti Tsolkas, organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons is coming to Ithaca to discuss opposition to a new max-security federal facility in the coalfields of Appalachia. Tsolkas will also share reflections from…

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Child sexual abuse is not isolated – it’s a public health problem. When we recognize the conditions that support it we can prevent it and protect children in our family and community. At this presentation volunteers with Enough Abuse Tompkins will help us develop a deeper understanding of how child sexual abuse impacts all of us. You’ll learn what kinds of behaviors…

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