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On this date in history: When police raided a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. Learn more about the Stonewall uprising.
[Community libraries] have been able to be very local, very flexible. It’s when you have that really great librarian on the ground, with a good staff, with an excellent custodian, and they take care of things and they keep the connection and they maintain a vitality.
A night owl who loves libraries and wants to see them funded? Then you may want to sign up to read during a late-night slot at Urban Librarians Unite’s 24-hour “We Will Not Be Shushed Read In” to help save NYC libraries.
"Lauren Comito and Christian Zabriskie [of Queens Library] have started a movement called Urban Librarians Unite, a library advocacy organization that will train and dispatch a Volunteer Library Brigade across the city…”