Library News & Updates

Library Closed Until Further Notice

March 13, 2020

Dear patrons, The Durland Alternatives Library is closed to the public until further notice and all items will have an extended loan period. Please check our website again or email…

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Winter Break Hours

November 23, 2019

The library will be hibernating over winter break (we hope you’ll catch up on some much-needed sleep too!). See below for our winter break schedule. Closed: Thursday 12/19/19 – Sunday…

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The Alternatives Library Documentary

November 2, 2019

Last year, filmmaker Shira Evergreen created a documentary film on our little library. Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving Hours

October 28, 2019

The library will be closed from Wednesday, November 27th to Sunday, December 1st for Thanksgiving. We hope you all have a safe and restful break 🙂  — The Alternatives Library 

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Fall Break Hours!

September 30, 2019

The library will be closed during the weekend of Fall Break on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th. We’ll be open again on the following Monday and Tuesday for…

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Criminal Justice or the New Jim Crow?

May 1, 2019

The rate of incarceration in the United States is higher than anywhere else in the world, and our legal system has shown a particular structural bias against black males. Author…

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Art News from Prisoner Express

April 20, 2019

Prisoner Express has begun two new art projects inviting the community (both local and national) to participate with prisoners through letter correspondence focusing upon art. The first art project is…

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Upcoming Events

Thu 02
Fri 03

PE Volunteering: Poem

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Organizer: Prisoner Express
Mon 06

PE Volunteering: Art Pen Pal

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Organizer: Prisoner Express
Tue 07

PE Volunteering: Journals

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Organizer: Prisoner Express
Wed 08

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