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An appropriation-friendly, image-rich, experimental research library. Independent and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Our Upcoming Public Talk in Brooklyn

To Build a Library: An Analog Landscape in Eight Squares: On September 5th, we'll be very honored to present this talk about the library in Brooklyn, New York. We will be guest speakers at Proteus Gowanus gallery and reading room at 543 Union Street (near Nevins), at 8 p.m. Our host is colleague Andrew Beccone of the Reanimation Library, which is now housed at Proteus Gowanus. Please join us! --MSP & RP

Note: As space is limited, Proteus Gowanus has asked people to reserve in advance. Please email or call 718-243-1572.

Monday, August 14, 2006

My Trip to the CDF Library

Last week, August 8 through 10, I was at a workshop on hazardous materials handling safety (long story). The workshop was held in the library of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention in the picturesque town of Ione, California. The town's landscape is dominated by the imposing hilltop silhouette of the abandoned Preston Castle, former home of the Preston School of Industry for wayward children. In the library, I spent my breaks trolling the shelves. All kinds of interesting books populated the shelves, from California Lands: Ownership, Use, and Management (Dana and Krueger) to The Effects of Atomic Weapons (U.S. DOE), Community Relations and Riot Prevention (R. M. Momboisse) and Christian Firefighting. Of all the library's interesting features, the most picturesque was this anti-loitering sign outside the door. --MSP