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Library Re-opens January 15th

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!

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?

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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New Icons by Naima Reddick

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 prisonerexpress.org (check…

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Coming Soon… Alternatives in Action Podcast

  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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Fight the power : We re-opened in the dark

Fifteen minutes into our grand re-opening party the power went out. We shared food, browsed books, and celebrated the library’s 40+ years of community resistance in the dark. It was awesome. We could hardly see, but we still managed to serve 150 plates of amazing food from Enat Ethiopian Cuisine under the emergency lights in the…

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