The good people of Alameda have been hoodwinked! During its construction, the enormous, sun-blocking building across from the police station was billed as the Alameda Public Library. Well, I went into it last week and I think you'll be as shocked as I was at what I found. Books written by people who do not live in, and — even worse — have never even been to, Alameda!
That's right — books by complete strangers! Wake up, librarians — it's not called the "Everywhere Public Library"! If the city had stayed true to its stated goal, stocking only books written by residents of our treasured isle, the building would've been much smaller, allowing for much more parking. What Right-Thinking Alamedan wouldn't support that?
What can we loyal islanders do? Simple — refuse to read any book not written by a resident of any City That Is Not Alameda. Let's show those fat cats at the library who's boss!
Thursday, January 17, 2008