It is cold outside, and rainy. I am at Batdorf and Bronson, where I just a few minutes ago witnessed someone get removed by two police officers. It appears that the reason for removal was due to lack of patronage. I heard one of the police officers say that the library is open and suggested that the person go there. Modern day society: library as de facto shelter system.
*update: After speaking with an employee, it turns out that the subject may have some serious health issues. At one point they approached the service counter and angrily demanded to be told where the bathroom key was, and then promptly urinated in their pants. Whereafter, they were helped to the bathroom, and then found sometime later laying on the floor, asleep. Which leads me to wonder whether the library has the necessary services for this person's (and society's) well-being.
Bread & Roses will be holding an informational meeting for the general community on Thursday, June 25th at 7:00PM. The meeting will be held at St Michael's Parish - 1208 11th Ave SE Olympia
Come find out the details about what's happened, where we're going, and how you can pitch in!