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Dharamshala Community Library
Photo: The Tibet Post
The Dharamshala Community Library re-opened on 26 April 2010 in its new location on Jogibara Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala. The DCL was started by and operates under the guidance of four founding members: Mr. Tenzin Tsundue, writer/activist, Tenzin Choeying, director of Students for a Free Tibet, Ashwini Bhatia, journalist/photographer, and Bhuchung D Sonam, poet/writer.
The main aim of the Library is to promote intellectual and creative awareness in the Community by providing a space for reading. The other goal is to give Tibetan youths a way to gain more knowledge in their free time.
What's at the Library?
The Library needs books
"What we need is more books on Chinese history, culture, stories, biographies, autobiographies, and novels. Recent publications on Chinese politics and economics would be very useful for us. Films in DVD or VHS format would also be useful for us."
Books can be now sent directly to the Library to this address:
What books to give?
Here are some ideas at the
Amazon DCL Computer Books wish list
See left side of page for other kinds of books: Buddhism, History, English, etc.
The Library needs more space
The DCL has 20,000 books, most of which are kept in the Gangchen Kyishong (Central Tibetan Administration) area because the current facilities are too small to house them all. With more funding they will be able to pay rent for a large space and make these books accessible as well.
The Library needs you!
Tibetan techies in McLeod Ganj can find current books on web development and programming. Tibetan Geeks keeps all books for classes there for loan, and will be adding CDs and DVDs of free software for website editing, programming, Ubuntu and Fedora linux, and more.
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