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Saturday and Sunday, November 10th and 11th, 10a-6p
Come check out the 2nd Annual Boston Anarchist Book Fair
Hosted by the Progressive Librarians Guild @ Simmons
Constructed by the tireless Boston Anarchist Book Fair Committee
Join us for an amazing weekend — shop for radical books, watch films, attend lectures and workshops! Sunday sessions include a presentation by Simmons students on “Activism in the Archives”. Chat with librarians in the Radical Reference Collective, meet Progressive Librarians Guild officers and members, check out reps from the Papercut Zine Library, and the list goes on… Complete details can be found at http://www.bostonanarchistbookfair.org/.
This event is free and open to the public, of course 🙂
March 28th, 9am-3pm
State House, Boston
Support Massachusetts libraries and library funding by letting your legislators know that you believe in the importance of libraries!
Check out the Massachusetts Library Association for more info! Hope to see you there!
Can you spare two hours – or more!? If you are able to join us, please contact Susie at email@example.com. We’d love your help!
Pappenheim Library TLC Days
February 19 & 20, 10am – 6pm
Community Change, Inc.
14 Beacon Street, Rm 605
Boston, MA 02108
The Community Change library houses some of the best sources of information on racism in the United States – and its right here in Boston! Last year, four librarians came together to give some tender loving care to this amazing collection. We’ve updated the online catalog, and begun outreach to new communities, but we need your help to move forward.
On Saturday and Sunday, February 19-20, we will be conducting a comprehensive inventory of the collection. By going book by book, through the 3,000 volumes, we hope to catch errors in the catalog, determine subject areas in which to expand, and identify books that need repair. This is an easy task – but it takes time, and we need your help to complete the inventory in just one weekend!
Myrna, Rebecca, Patrick & Susie
Boston Radical Reference Collective
The Yvonne Pappenheim Library at Community Change is a free lending library of materials about racism and white privilege in the United States.
was born out of the Civil Rights Movement and in response to the Kerner Commission which named racism as “a white problem.” CCI has done what few organizations are willing to do: shine a spotlight on the roots of racism in white culture with the intention of dealing with racism at its source, as well as with its impact on communities of color.
|Nearly 7000 People Got Books in 2010!|
|1500 MORE THAN LAST YEAR
It’s been a record year at PBP! We’re still counting a few more packages, but it looks like we will be just shy of 7000 packages sent out in 2010! That’s 1500 more than 2009.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated their time, their books and their money to help us reach this milestone. We’re looking forward to an even bigger 2011!
|‘Tis the Season for Year-End Giving
As you consider your end-of-year giving, please keep the Prison Book Program in mind. Your support and generosity makes it possible for us to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people in prison.
It costs an average of $4 to send a package of books to a person in prison. Approximately $3 of that is postage and rates are going up on January 3rd. Please help us reach even more people in 2011!
Online donations can be made at www.prisonbookprogram.org/donatenow
Thank you for your support!
|PBP Closed for the Holidays
|WILL REOPEN ON JANUARY 4TH
So that our volunteers can enjoy the holidays with their family and friends, the PBP office will be closed
We will resume our regular Tuesday and Thursday evening volunteer and book drop-off hours on January 4th.
From everyone at PBP, we wish you a safe an happy holiday season!
|We Need Your Help on December 28th|
|DAYTIME VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
A local library is closing and has donated all of their unwanted books to PBP. Are you free on Tuesday 12/28 from 11am to 4pm? We’re still looking for 6-8 volunteers to help us sort, pack and prepare the books for shipment. The library is in East Milton, MA.
Lunch will be provided.
Please note that this job does involve lifting and carrying boxes of books.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details if you are interested and available!
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*Thursday, November 18, 2010*
*6:00 – 8:00 pm*
*Northeastern University School of Law, 250 Dockser Hall *
(2nd level in the new School of Law building; entrance at 65 Forsyth St.)
The NLG Massachusetts Chapter is a co-organizer of an event on the FBI
and its tactics – then and now – to crush political dissent.
The event, titled */”The FBI and the Murder of a Black Panther”/* and
moderated by *Michael Avery*, will feature *Jeffrey Haas*, the author of
*/”The Assassination of Fred Hampton”/*/;/ *Geraldine Hines*, Superior
Court Judge; *Soffiyah Elijah*, Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard
Law School; and *King Downing*, member of the NPAP.