The Henry Miller Library Closed!?
What Happened? Mother Nature Closed The Henry Miller Library!
What? Really? Really!! No more film, music, books, poetry, art and music!
What Would Henry Do? Open a new place, of course!…Please read on!
Mudslides. Wildfires. Falling trees. Collapsing highways.
No one said living and working in Big Sur would be easy. But the current situation is unprecedented.
The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge is now a heap of rubble. It was demolished on March 20th due to structural damage caused by relentless winter rains.
The Henry Miller Library has been closed since mid-February. It will likely re-open mid-May, but to far less foot traffic since vehicle access will remain cut off from the north.
The loss of donations, book sales, plus event and rental income has already far exceeded $60,000. This income is cut off until a new bridge is in place at the earliest six months from now.
We're not sitting idle on one side of the bridge we're DOING something to help ourselves and the community as a whole but we need your help!
On May 28, 2017 we will, thanks to our good neighbors to the north, open the doors of the Henry Miller Library in the Barnyard— a new gallery/bookstore in the Barnyard shopping center off Rio Rd. in Carmel, California!
The gallery will bring Big Sur to "town." Books, live music, movies, talks—everything you've come to love about the Library but can't enjoy due to the whims of Mother Nature.
A new location advances the Library's mission of promoting the arts during a time when we could all use more of it. Henry would agree—and we hope you do too!
The cost of ‘moving to town’ is not huge but with rent, exhibit materials, bookshelves, new inventory, framing, utilities, some remodeling, lighting… etc. it adds to our already serious loss.
We need help to reverse the drain on our resources!
Your donation to the Library - a 501 (c) 3 Non Profit Arts Organization - is tax-deductible.
Thank you for your support and hope to see you soon...at the Barnyard!
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH AS MANY YOU CAN!
If you have any questions please e-mail us!
Mike, Magnus & Sarah
PS. Please, do anything and everything you can to get the word out about our GoFundMe Campaign (share it on Facebook, forward this e-mail, send pigeons!) and by allmeans send us your ideas!
In fact, as of this morning, we’re a mere $96 from $40,000!
The reality is that any little bit helps — $96 or otherwise.
So once again, feel free to share the link or this very FB post with friends, AND THANKS!!
WE'LL BE OPENING OUR DOORS IN MID-DAY - SO STAY TUNED!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Check out of GoFundMe campaign for more information — any little bit helps!
* Photo Manny Espinoza
How cool that someone donated $10,000!! Had you considered offering books, etc for sale online?
How about doing an auction with authors, agents, and editors who can donate signed books, critiques and such? That has worked for many other causes like this! Then you can set it up and we can all share on social media!
On that "Movable Fundraiser" note.... What about a rolling bookstore? With rolling arts/music/discussions...all the goodness that HML shares, but now, it's On The Road? I'll bet cafes all up and down the coast would be jumping at the opportunity to host events in the name of Henry Miller and the library's mission. This could reach more people, and cost less rent if you can find an affordable trailer/rv/bus.