At Bread and Roses, we are building a street library so that houseless folks can have regular access to books as well as a place to sit and read them. This will be in conjunction with our developing literacy and GED programs. There is a book drop off point in Cafe Vita.
I saw this by Rob Richards in the Book exchange thread and I want to help publicize it. A street library is an excellent idea.
Plus as the weather warms it is time for spring cleaning. We can clear out books in good shape that we don't need anymore, help out the library, and free up more room for ourselves. We all win.
I had planned to spend the day at the history museum at Tacoma where there will be a presentation about Katrina survivors but my friend, who is a Katrina survivor, cancelled due to illness and I've decided to celebrate by posting about The Feminist Book Project at the Olympia Free School instead.
The project focuses on works by women with emphasis on works by women of color. I've volunteered to do the initial set-up for the project including creating the section dividers and lettering on the sign above the display. I'd like to invite you to go in to take a look, check out a book and even, if you feel so inclined, to donate a feminist book...especially a book by a woman of color.
I'll be posting more about this project in the future.
What are you reading? What have you read in the last couple of months? (Sometimes I find it interesting to find out what others are reading. Perhaps a short title and description would be useful to someone else.)I have read lately:
Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane hard back Oly Library Story of an astronaut from his childhood to the shuttle program with emphasis on the Challenger Disaster. Funny, insightful, exciting.
Feynman's Rainbow by Leonard Mlodinow book on tape Oly Library Something of a memoir about a young scientist meeting his idol Richard Feynman at Cal Tech. Explores a side of Feynman outside of science. Fantastic. Interesting. Insightful.
Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Ablom book on CD Oly Library Story of a guy who dies in an accident and how he meets five people who intersected his life, to some degree and have a lesson to teach. Heartfelt, sad, thoughtful.