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Location: San Francisco, California, United States

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

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Come see us at Maker Faire

We're going to bring a miniature library to Maker Faire on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, at the San Mateo County Event Center and Fairgrounds in San Mateo, California. If you're planning to attend, please come, sit down, relax and read a selection of old and new how-to and DIY books and magazines.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Radio Ephemera Challenge

We are delighted to announce our first, and hopefully not last, collaboration with the Third Coast International Audio FestivalRadio Ephemera!

Radio Ephemera, which is Third Coast Festival's 2008 audio challenge, invites producers, artists, writers and radio fans of all stripes (newbies to veterans) to submit finished audio works (aka Radio Ephemera) inspired by two books from the library, including the voice of a stranger, and lasting two and one-half to three minutes.

Working with the Festival's Julie Shapiro, we chose five books. Your challenge: to craft a story connecting any two of them, using the voice of a stranger. The books, which include some of our favorites, such as Trees as Good Citizens and The Big Strike, may all be reached, browsed, downloaded and excerpted from here. This is a wonderful chance to bridge text and performance, libraries and radio, past and present.

The deadline is midnight on August 3rd. We can't wait to see what you will make.