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Join Us for Opening Night–Art from Behind Bars April 17

April 15, 2019

We invite you to join us on April 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 to view art and write letters of encouragement to the prison artists! Prisoner Express is one of the library’s longest-running programs.  Its annual prisoner art exhibit, Art from Behind Bars, features the work of incarcerated individuals and will be held from April…

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Thank you! Our Podcast is fully supported

April 14, 2019

Last month I wrote a quick blog post about a plan to release a podcast from the Durland Alternatives Library about the ways people are taking action to implement solutions to some of today’s challenges. Today I’m happy to announce that the project is fully funded! We were asking for a modest $300, just enough…

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Movement-based Book Club

April 12, 2019

Peanut butter and maple cream. Peanut butter and coffee. Books and movement. How wonderful it is when we can take two things that are perfectly sublime on their own and then introduce them to each other—sparks fly! Being a librarian means I get to connect with people, information, and ideas daily. And then connect them…

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Will you help us launch season one of our podcast?

March 11, 2019

The Alternatives in Action podcast has been “coming soon” for way too long. But now we have 15 completed episodes, and an introduction. What are we waiting for!!!!???? Well, turns out creating and running a podcast has quite a learning curve, but I’ve broken through and figured it out thanks to the support of wrfi.org…

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Full Bound For Glory Schedule Now On The Library Calendar

March 1, 2019

Hey everybody, I’m excited to announce that the entire bound for glory schedule is now posted on the Library’s Events calendar. You can find out who is performing, listen to their music, and mark your calendar’s for these lovely music events that happen every week at the library. This event has been happening in this…

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Event Recap : Many Worlds Are Possible

December 16, 2018

Thank you so much to everyone who attended and supported the Many Worlds Are Possible event last week. There are so many amazing outcomes, so here’s a quick list full of links too for your reading pleasure. 150 people attended! We shared food, connected, enjoyed the music, and had a chance to share work of the library and Prisoner…

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How The Alternatives Library Will Adapt in 2019

November 29, 2018

If we didn’t exist, the kinds of books we carry and topics we pursue would not be as widely available to the public as they are right now. When a student searches “US foreign policy” our books are part of the results in 33 libraries in the region. When a new homeowner wants to learn…

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Upcoming Events

Thu 19

LIBRARY CLOSED: Winter Break

December 19, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Jan 13

Limited Winter Break Hours

January 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mar 04

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