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Art Show : Prisoner Expresso – Coffee anyone?

January 25, 2018

Like the rest of us, many prisoners start their days with a cup of coffee. Some get in it at morning chow; some make it in their cells (if they are in those prisons allowing small coffee makers in cells). Perhaps what is unique to prisoners is that some of the prisoners save part of…

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Library Re-opens January 15th

January 10, 2018

Dear patrons, Due to some sever water damage (burst pipe) the library will be closed this week and re-opening on January 15th. We’ll still be in the building, mostly cleaning and sorting, throughout the week so if you’re in the area feel free to stop on by – we just can’t promise all areas will…

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Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendars (2018) are here!

December 13, 2017

We’re so excited to announce the arrival of Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar at the Durland Alternatives Library. You can now get your copy at the front desk with any contribution to Prisoner Express of $20 or more. Please contribute to Prisoner Express to help us send books to prisoners Here’s some information about…

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Can We Have Our Event At the Library?

August 24, 2017

Yesterday I had a fun interaction. Someone walked into the library with a notepad. “I’m scouting a space for a music event” she told someone. This got my attention. Not just because she started testing our piano, but because we have a really simple process in place for reserving this space. Events Like: Film Screenings…

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HUGE Magazine Giveaway – Historical & Recent

June 22, 2017

Hello artists, readers, collectors, and friends; From now until July 1st, the Alternatives Library is giving away a significant portion of our Periodicals Collection which include periodicals/magazines of various genres, dating from the 1990’s to present day. The collection includes titles and genres that range from politics, outdoor guides, literature, art, environmental sustainability, pop-culture, etc. Some…

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New Icons by Naima Reddick

March 8, 2017

We’re so lucky to be able to work with such a talented person as Naima Reddick. Naima is the independent artist and graphic designer who created our new set of icons. She also worked with us on the Prisoner Express logo and helped create the branding elements we started using with the new (check…

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Coming Soon… Alternatives in Action Podcast

February 18, 2017

  a podcast for people who think outside the box, who want to solve our society’s greatest problems, and about how we (and you, dear listener) can be just a little more innovative in our day to day lives. This show is a project of the Alternatives Library in Ithaca NY, and with each episode…

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