Library News & Updates

CUSLAR Fall Spanish classes online! Starting Sept 22

September 4, 2020

Our friends at CUSLAR (Committee for US Latin American Relations) are hosting their Fall 2020 Spanish classes online beginning 9/22. Now, wherever you are, you can improve your Spanish with the supportive environment and expert instruction in CUSLAR classes. They’re offering 2 levels this fall, with the same small classes and a fee that’s competitive…

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Library Closed for Fall 2020 Semester

August 20, 2020

Hello friends, For public safety the Durland Alternatives Library will be closed for the Fall 2020 semester. As of this moment, Anabel Taylor Hall where the library is located is closed until further notice. Unfortunately we have not been able to adapt library programs to an online format because it requires access to the space…

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Digital Support for Local Non Profits!

August 4, 2020

Libraries first and foremost are a public resource. Beyond books, libraries have provided access to new technology whether it’s the early days of the internet to modern 3D printing and maker spaces. But with Covid-19 and the subsequent closures, we’ve been finding new ways to continue our mission online and via mail. Prisoner Express is…

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New Website Outlines a Path to College for Court-involved and Formerly Incarcerated People

July 22, 2020

College Initiative Upstate is an organization well deserving of attention, praise, and support. They’re programs build community and create opportunities for people who are court-involved or formerly incarcerated. This week they announced their brand new website – which was completed in partnership with the Durland Alternatives Library and our new Community Supported Website Program! Check…

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Black Lives Matter!

July 1, 2020

All of us at the Durland Alternatives Library believe that Black Lives Matter. We support and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests demanding freedom, self-determination, and dignity. We support racial justice for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and we are committed to being an inclusive, anti-racist organization.

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A-Z Impacts of Plastic

June 4, 2020

Each month from May to August the A-Z Impacts of Plastic Digital Series is hosting online events with presenters and live discussion on the impacts of plastic in 4 areas of our lives, health, economy, environment, and climate. Speakers will also participate in networking sessions and breakout discussions. The Alternatives Library has long been an…

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Library Items due JULY 6

May 12, 2020

In accordance with the Finger Lakes Library System, all library items will now be due on Monday, July 6, 2020. You will not incur any fees or fines for holding those items with you in the meantime. Stay safe, healthy, and reading!

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