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  1. Pdog

    Yesterdays travels Los Angeles to Slab City

    Most people hate mondays. However yesterday I took the opportunity to check out Slab City Library and the Salton Sea. I gotta say the drive was worth it! I just wish i had more time off work. Anyways, back to work!
  2. Honey Crust

    Hitchin' Denver to California: What Could Go Wrong? (Pt. 4)

    "What do you mean you can't take me to Vegas?" "Apparently some other guy got that load, and dispatch is trying to send me to Montana. I'm sorry." I rubbed my eyes and tried to think quickly enough that I wouldn't go into panic mode. I had just woken up to the news that a promised ride after a...
  3. Matt Derrick

    #05 - Andrew and the Slab City Library

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T5S3nw9MW0 This week we talk with Andrew, who is helping run the Slab City library this past summer while Cornelius is in Alaska. We discuss what it's like to live in Slab City during the summer, how to prepare if you decide to come out, what's involved...
  4. Faunus

    Urban Herbalist and Sundry Other Projects: A Reminder

    I'm kinda putting together a note to self regarding what I'd like to accomplish wherever I am, wherever I end up; a lending library full of reading nooks and porch swings, with a food forest instead of a lawn (GardensNotLawns), with a bunk for whoever wants to help (HomesNotJails), a long table...
  5. Cornelius Vango

    Video Leaving Slab City - packing up my bus and saying goodbyes

    This is the first of the videos I'll be uploading about my on-going adventure rubber-tramping poor (as fuck) from Slab City to Alaska where I have tentative plans for adventure!
  6. Cornelius Vango

    Slab City Library 2018 update

    This past winter season at SCL has been INTENSE. Mostly in a great way. We've had ups, some downs and were thrown a few loops. Overall, I feel like we've grown quite a lot. This is the first summer since I've re-established the place that it's been able to continue running without me for an...
  7. VikingAdventurer

    Video New video from Slab City Library!

    Here's a new video I just uploaded!
  8. VikingAdventurer

    Video Some updates on the Slab City Library

    Hey, everyone! Sorry about the "radio silence", I've had my hands pretty full lately. To make a long story short, I've been working closely with @Cornelius Vango at the Slab City Library. Last month, they placed me in charge of the place. It's been a LOT of work, but extremely rewarding so...
  9. Cornelius Vango

    Video Library Projects and Fun! (my newest video)

    This is a video I took of the end of the season. A few STP staff and members are in this!
  10. Dunedrifter

    News & Blogs Little free library on two wheels (Arcata)

    https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/feb/2/arcatas-little-free-library-on-wheels/ Arcata Woman Opens Little Free Library on Two Wheels; Touring Trading Post Hopes to Build Community With Books LIBRARY LAUNCH: Bicycle Librarian Elanna Erhardt lauched her bookcycle last Jan. 21 at Sunny Brae’s...
  11. Cornelius Vango

    Video Interview with STP's founder, Matt Derrick!

    Here's an interview with Matt Derrick that I took almost two months ago, with some footage of the gathering. Enjoy!
  12. Matt Derrick

    Slab City Library Time Lapse Video

    So I set out one day to try and do a time lapse video of the Slab City library, but unfortunately I set the angle far too wide, so it wasn't quite what I was going for. Rather than delete it though, I figured I'd go ahead and share it here for anyone that's interested.
  13. Matt Derrick

    After a dust storm at the Slab City library

    Here's a short video showing what the kitchen looks like after a major sandstorm came through, caking almost everything in a fine layer of dirt.
  14. Matt Derrick

    Slab City Living: Town run for supplies

    Hey folks, I'm playing around with a few ideas for doing a video travel blog, so here's something I filmed and edited using nothing but my cell phone. I just covered my day running to town to get supplies for the Slab City library, so take a look and let me know what you think.
  15. EphemeralStick

    Event NOV 17 First Spoken Word of the Season

    NOVEMBER 17 @ SUNDOWN @ LIZARD TREE LIBRARY, SLAB CITY Greetings everyone! It's time to kick off the Slab winter season with the return of Spoken Word Thursdays, hosted by yours truly, Andy. This will be a weekly event so if you can't make it don't worry! There will be plenty of...
  16. Cornelius Vango

    Squatters Needed to Maintain Library

    Well, some fortuitous events have led me to wanting to go and buy myself a farm. I've been running an off-grid library in the famous squatter town of Slab City, and I don't want to just abandon it. The Library has been the home of the last two STP gatherings and may possibly host more in the...
  17. Archon Haz

    For Everyone that was at the Jambo

    Hey guys, if anyone is wandering, I was that crazy Israeli kid Vizion. Anyone is welcome to message me to chat or try to meet up at some point. Another thing is that I would like to get any and all Pics and Vids of me, preferably unedited. Anyone is welcome to use Pics and Vids of me, but if...
  18. Cornelius Vango

    New Library Sign to Help You Find Us

    I put up a new library sign so you can find your way to the library more easily. There are three other signs along the way, so just keep an eye out at the intersections.
  19. Cornelius Vango

    Slab City Library Fundraiser

    This is a link to my fundraiser for a new solar power set-up for the Library. Check it out!
  20. Hillbilly Castro

    Anarchist Library: Against Identity Politics

    https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/lupus-dragonowl-against-identity-politics what do you think?
  21. Leocalifornya

    Public Libraries

    Not really sure where this should go. So maybe one of the wonderful MODs can set it right, or leave it here? Anyway, I just wanted to start a discussion on public libraries. So far I have been to about 25. They all have their ups and downs. Some are big, some are small. Some suck ass, whereas...
  22. Caveman118

    Caveman from Slab City library..

    Hey im the caveman from slab city library, Finally created a profile, rarely online but let me know if u have questions about the library or just say whats up
  23. Matt Derrick

    Giving back to the Lizard Tree Library

    Hey folks, I just wanted to create this thread to see if I can pitch the idea of possibly helping the Lizard Tree Library build some new facilities while we're there for the 2016 gathering. While we were there in 2015, there was a serious fire ant problem which caused a lot of problems when we...
  24. eske silver

    Massive eBook Library

    So, I've got about 37 GB worth of eBooks, in mostly .pdf format. All freshly edited and organized. I have a huge amount of books in the 'Gardening', 'Health (Herbal Remedies)', 'Psychology', and 'Survival' sections, but I'd like to expand it some more. Especially the 'Survival' and 'Travel'...
  25. landpirate

    The Anarchist Library

    I found this website whilst on my internet wanderings. It looks interesting and has many essays and articles to read online and also it seems, download as pdfs. I haven't had time to fully explore it so if it turns out to be a load of rubbish then I apologise. http://theanarchistlibrary.org/
  26. shiftingGEARS

    anarchist library

    food for thought http://theanarchistlibrary.org/topics-index.html
  27. spoon

    Library turretts guy update

    There is a guy that works in the library I go to with turretts. Today he keeps yelling "ON TBS!!!"
  28. 40ozprophet

    Online woodworking library

    Stumbled across this the other day, thought it might be of interest to youns. It's an online library with more than 175 full books, almost all .pdf, on the subject of woodworking and pretty much all related topics of interest to woodworkers, all public domain. There are whole sections with...