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To Do: Digital Rights in Libraries

[Hi, pirates. The following is a press release from our dear comrade Alison Macrina of the Library Freedom Project. If you are going to ALA, or live near the Bay … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

To-Do: The Activist’s Guide to Archiving Ephemera

Pirates! My colleague Amy & I are giving a workshop at the Interference Archive here in Brooklyn this weekend: “The Activist’s Guide to Archiving Ephemera.” From Interference’s website, Do you … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

To-Do: Western Mass, NYC, Chicago

A pal brings this event, in Amherst, MA, to our attention: The publication of Hampshire College librarian Alana Kumbier’s book Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive will be celebrated on Oct. … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Books Through Bars Fundraiser

Hey, real quick, pirates. Here in NYC Books Through Bars, “a non-profit community group and collective which sends free donated books to people in prison,” is having their annual bingo fundraiser … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

To Do List

I’m told Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Broadway musical based on Tupac Shakur’s music, is very good, but it is closing Sunday after poor box office returns. If you’ll be … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

To-Do List

On Thursday, June 5, is the Phase I opening of the Chachalu Tribal Museum & Cultural Center in Grand Ronde, Oregon. The opening ceremonies start at 4pm, with a tour … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

To-Do List, Volume Next

Join NYC Anarchist Black Cross at the Base for a May Day card-writing night on Tuesday, April 29. Send notes to political prisoners & eat pizza, what could be better? Word … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tonight: Informed Agitation at Bluestockings

Tonight your dear co-captains, along with some of our brilliant friends and colleagues, will be at Bluestockings to speak about Informed agitation. We hope you will all come see us! … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

To Do List [updated]

Friends of the Shipwreck John & Molly Knefel are having the monthly Radio Dispatch Live! at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, March 26 at 8pm. This month their guests are … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

World’s Oldest Procession

Short notice, bookish types, but if you’re not doing anything this evening & are within shouting distance of Brooklyn, you should definitely join friend of the Shipwreck Melissa Gira Grant … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Call for Proposals

The Luddbrarian sends me things.  Yesterday it was a call for proposals.  He’s probably bogged down somewhere under a pile of books and cat hair, so I will take the … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

To Do List: mostly NYC again, sorry (updated)

First of all, as previously mentioned, Jeremy Hammond has been moved to MDC Brooklyn, which is in Sunset Park.  There will be a noise demo for him tonight (12/3) at … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tonight (10/24)

Quickly, friends, in case you aren’t doing anything else in NYC this evening — Librarians & Archivists to Palestine are giving their report back on the trip they took this … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Do List

Three quick things, friends. First, our pals at Urban Librarians Unite are getting bigger and better by the second.  (Congrats to the new west coast chapter, ULU Bay Area!)  Which … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fucked up & Bullshit, But Completely Predictable

I assume you’ve all heard by now that George Zimmerman was acquitted?  Well, he was. Here in NYC, we’ll gather at Union Square at 6pm this evening, Sunday, July 14. … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tonight: friends of the Shipwreck

Sorry for the short notice, but my brain is a little fried. Not that that’s anything out of the ordinary. Anyway, John & Molly Knefel of Radio Dispatch (@Radio_Dispatch) are … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hey, Queers!

Short notice, but this evening is Que(e)ry’s birthday party.  They’re turning 3! The party, doubling as a send of to ALA, is at Metropolitan Bar, 559 Lorimer St., Brooklyn.  6-9pm.  Yours truly … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Left! For…um… (the Left will return as soon as it remembers how to do so)

Since 1981, New York City has annually played host to the Left Forum conference, a quasi-academic/quasi-activist gathering which brings together a hodge-podge of representatives from the union hall to the … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

Exciting Things Happening Wednesday 5/29

Ok, bookish friends, everything ever is all happening tomorrow.  I’ve mentioned these all before, but this is my blog (partially), so I can repeat myself. First up is the beginning … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Upcoming Library Events: Mostly Drinking

If you’ve got nothing to do after work this Tuesday, join ULU for their May happy hour at LIC Bar, on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, at 8pm.  They … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

BookExpo America: see your captains in person!

Oh, hey, BookExpo America is in a couple weeks!  And, wouldn’t you know it, your captains will be there!  We, with our lawyer, Normal Siegel, will be presenting the closing … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Odds & Ends: mostly about Bluestockings

First of all, the monthly Radical Librarian Book Club at Bluestockings would normally be this weekend; it is being skipped this month, so the next meeting will be Sunday, May … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

OWS vs. Bloomberg – text of the settlement

For those looking for more information on the lawsuit between OWS (which included the People’s Library) and Bloomberg (NYC) you should head on over to: peopleslibrary.wordpress.com There you can see … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

#winning

Dearest supporters, we’ve been paddling like the dickens under the surface here lately, and I have big news for you! Our court case against New York City’s various officials and … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tonight & Tomorrow: Jeremy Hammond

To review, Jeremy hammond has been locked up here in New York for over a year awaiting trial for the Stratfor hack.  He has court tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10, at … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

#ulcon13 Was Pretty Awesome!

Hi, librarians!  I went to the  Urban Librarians Conference on Friday!  It was awesome!  And not just because I took a day off work to attend!  I hope there are … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Do List (Brooklyn Edition)

Reminder, friends — the Urban Librarians Conference is in a week.  I just registered and my boss gave me the day off, so I’ll be there!  So excited! Also, Saturday, … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

This Sunday: Radical Librarians Book Club at Bluestockings

Reminder, friends, this Sunday, March 17, at 2PM is the monthly meeting of the Radical Librarians Book Club at Bluestockings, located at 172 Allen St. in Manhattan.  From their website: … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tonight: Librarian Libations

Tonight is the monthly Librarian Libations here in NYC.  6-9pm at Beauty Bar.  Yours truly might stick her head in, depending on the snow and how the other three things I … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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