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October 18th
8:43 AM EST
blogfrombookstores:

At Zuccotti Park, A People’s Library

Amid one of the most dynamic political events in recent American history lies one of the most harmonious of places – a library.
Occupy Wall Street has become known for its animated protests and run-ins with police, but walk inside Zuccotti Park – the movement’s unofficial headquarters – and you get a different story. Organizers have created a medical center, food station, and donation drop-off point. But it’s “The People’s Library” that has become an example of the group’s mission and outside support.  
“The library is a demonstration of the fact we aren’t just a bunch of crazies,” said Stephen Boyer, 27, who volunteers there. “Were trying to build a community and we’re succeeding.” (Read more)
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[photo by Kevin Lorla]

blogfrombookstores:

At Zuccotti Park, A People’s Library

Amid one of the most dynamic political events in recent American history lies one of the most harmonious of places – a library.

Occupy Wall Street has become known for its animated protests and run-ins with police, but walk inside Zuccotti Park – the movement’s unofficial headquarters – and you get a different story. Organizers have created a medical center, food station, and donation drop-off point. But it’s “The People’s Library” that has become an example of the group’s mission and outside support.  

“The library is a demonstration of the fact we aren’t just a bunch of crazies,” said Stephen Boyer, 27, who volunteers there. “Were trying to build a community and we’re succeeding.” (Read more)

(via)

[photo by Kevin Lorla]

October 10th
11:43 AM EST

blogfrombookstores:

The People’s Library at Occupy Wall Street

It doesn’t seem likely that the site of a large protest would be a suitable place for reading quietly. Which is why you might be surprised to find that Zuccotti park, home of the Occupy Wall Street protests, has its very own public library and that many protestors can be found with their noses buried in books, reading and occupying all at the same time. (Read more)

September 30th
10:19 PM EST
The People’s Library @ Occupy Wall Street

The People’s Library @ Occupy Wall Street

August 25th
2:25 PM EST

blogfrombookstores:

Jack Kerouac display at The New York Public Library

This whole exhibit was like a writer’s wonderland.