Stop by your local library and ask if they expect to be open next year. The NYC Library is facing a $40 million budget cut that it calls the biggest cut in its 100 year history. Loyal library patrons face a 4 day week, fewer new books, branches closures and a great deal of staff reductions. Yesterday, I spoke with Ken Gordon of Woodhaven (Queens) Library branch about how important it is for people to attend and support library rallies across NYC.
MY SMALL STORY
Over the past 15 years I have traveled, filmed and and acquired a library of over 6,000 hours. From the recording studio in NYC to South African Safari’s, I have filmed my conversations and watched my library grow. On April 26, 2010, I launched www.MySmallStroy.com in NYC as a way to share insight. My Small Story contextualizes life through a collection of unscripted filmed conversations with small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and everyday people filmed, edited & shared weekly by LaRon Batchelor – a videographer/ethnographer with 15 years experience filming conversations in 4 continents.