UPDATE – DUE TO RAIN, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 16TH
Although this event is not sponsored by the Committee to Save the New York Public LIbrary, we encourage everyone to attend!
Books Not Billionaires Flash Mob to Save NYPL
Monday, December 9 at 12:00 noon sharp
Steps of the 42nd Street Library
(rain date: Monday, December 16)
The New York Public Library is in peril. Plans are afoot to exile its legendary research holdings to storage in New Jersey. Why? So the nearby Mid-Manhattan Branch, one of the country’s busiest libraries, can be sold to billionaire real-estate developers and replaced with a luxury tower. A much smaller Mid-Manhattan library would then be crammed into the space made available by evicting the research collection.
Help stop this crazy “renovation” by joining in a street theater flash mob at noon sharp on Monday, December 9 on the steps of the 42nd Street Research Library. Dress as a favorite book or as one of the real-estate billionaires who see the books as an obstacle to profits. Be ready to take part in theatrical improvisation as the plutocrats try to displace the books, and the books alternately lament their fate and seek to stand their ground.
It’s easy to make a giant book costume out of cardboard or foam core. Here’s one model:
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