Library News & Updates

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…

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16 Ithaca Organizations That Create Possibility

November 27, 2018

Nothing is more inspiring to me than people who give so much of themselves in service of others, in service of the land, in service of future generations — people…

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Does it matter where we buy books? (Part 2: Autumn Leaves)

November 26, 2018

This is part two of my reflection on going local with our library’s collection development. In the last episode I spoke with Lisa Swayze from the cooperatively owned book store…

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Does it Matter Where We Buy Books? (part 1: Buffalo Street Books)

November 24, 2018

In this episode I spoke with Lisa Swayze, the general manager of Buffalo Street Books about the impacts of shopping local vs shopping online. Over the past couple years the…

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Does it matter where we buy books?

November 20, 2018

The obvious answer is YES! But the reality is… and I bet you can relate… we slip up on our values and shop online from ‘you know where’. This is…

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Introducing Heidi Eckerson, our new librarian at DAL

August 3, 2018

We’re so excited to introduce everyone to Heidi Eckerson, the newest member of our team at the Alternatives Library. She brings a spark of energy and passion to the library’s…

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Tea And Coffee For Your Reading Pleasure

August 2, 2018

When was the last time you brewed cup of tea, and browsed the collection at the library? You can now brew yourself tea or coffee at the Durland Alternatives Library, totally…

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Upcoming Events

Thu 02
Fri 03

PE Volunteering: Poem

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Organizer: Prisoner Express
607-255-6486
Mon 06

PE Volunteering: Art Pen Pal

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Organizer: Prisoner Express
607-255-6486
Tue 07

PE Volunteering: Journals

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Organizer: Prisoner Express
607-255-6486
Wed 08

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