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Botanica Los Angeles

April 5, 2012

Material expressions of spiritual belief are integral components of the Los Angeles landscape. Cathedrals, temples, churches, and shrines dot the city, but they are not the only sites where notions of the divine, or at least the supernatural, are made visible. Reflecting the broad ethnic and cultural reconfiguration of Southern California in recent years, botanicas…

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New item ; Smoke Signals DVD

March 30, 2012

A great movie. It’s been circulated many many times at our library in VHS, so I figured we should get the DVD. Have you seen it? What do you think? Watch the Preview HERE

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Prison Blossoms: A Dramatic Reading

March 29, 2012

Anarchist Voices from the American Past We are honored to present this dramatic reading by the editors themselves of their recently published book “Prison Blossoms“. This event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. In 1892, three immigrant anarchists, Alexander Berkman, Henry Bauer, and Carl Nold, were imprisoned for the attempted assassination…

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Gender Outlaws – by Kate Bornstein

March 23, 2012

In the 15 years since the release of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein’s groundbreaking challenge to gender ideology, transgender narratives have made their way from the margins to the mainstream and back again. Today’s transgenders and other sex/gender radicals are writing a drastically new world into being. In Gender Outlaws, Bornstein, together with writer, raconteur, and…

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Warrior Writers – Veterans Sanctuary

March 15, 2012

Alternatives Library has just received a generous donation of hand-made and self-published books from Veterans Sanctuary. We’re honored to be able to feature these items in our library. I Hacky Sacked In Iraq – Nathan Lewis Life After War & Other Poems – Jan Barry Warrior Writers : Move, Shoot, and Communicate – edited by…

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Take off your glasses and see.

March 13, 2012

Suggested by a patron and now, here it is. This revolutionary new look at vision will broaden your understanding of how you see and how you can see without your glasses or contact lenses. Take Off Your Glasses and See shows you how to free yourself from the crutch of prescription lenses, to build your…

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Silent City Distro, coming soon at Alt-Library

March 9, 2012

The new zine section is being generously donated by Silent City Distro… It is currently under-construction. Zines are self-published booklets or magazines that are easily reproduced–passed on by hand through underground social currents. Silent City Distro is Ithaca’s downtown info-shop for radical, self-published media. They will be stocking Alternatives Library with zines, posters, Freeskool Calendars,…

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