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Winter Break Hours

The library will be hibernating over winter break (we hope you’ll catch up on some much-needed sleep too!). See below for our winter break schedule. Closed: Thursday 12/19/19 – Sunday 1/12/20 | Reopened: Monday 1/13/20 – 1/26/20, 11 to 5 M-F Regular Schedule begins Monday 1/27/20 Have a safe and restful winter break everyone! – The…

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Thanksgiving Hours

The library will be closed from Wednesday, November 27th to Sunday, December 1st for Thanksgiving. We hope you all have a safe and restful break 🙂  — The Alternatives Library 

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Fall Break Hours!

The library will be closed during the weekend of Fall Break on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th. We’ll be open again on the following Monday and Tuesday for limited hours between 11-5PM, and we will resume normal hours of operations starting Wednesday. Wishing a safe and relaxing fall break to everyone on Cornell’s…

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Criminal Justice or the New Jim Crow?

The rate of incarceration in the United States is higher than anywhere else in the world, and our legal system has shown a particular structural bias against black males. Author Michelle Alexander explores and documents this phenomenon in her book, The New Jim Crow, and we wanted to know what prisoners across the country thought…

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Art News from Prisoner Express

Prisoner Express has begun two new art projects inviting the community (both local and national) to participate with prisoners through letter correspondence focusing upon art. The first art project is in conjunction with Prison Arts Coalition. Established in 2008, the Prison Arts Coalition serves as a national network for prison arts in the United States.…

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Getting ready for Spring earth keeping

We’re excited and honored to be participating and sponsoring the upcoming Climate Wise Gardening, An Earth Keeping Fair event on April 27th. This is a free, all ages event from 10 – 3pm at Boyton Middle School featuring talks, exhibits, demonstrations, plant sales (and freebies), and films. Exciting! We hope you’ll join the Alternatives Library in sharing…

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