The literary affair, which features authors, DJs, a raffle, a sexy trapeze act and a dance floor loaded with rug cutting librarians, will take place on Saturday December 4th at the Bell House in Brooklyn. Proceeds from the benefit go to Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, a non-profit who works to teach incarcerated NYC teens how to read. Follow this link to buy tickets.
Here is more from the Desk Set’s blog: “Since 2008, hundreds of New York City’s savviest librarians and bibliophiles have flocked to Brooklyn for the nerdiest party of the year: the Desk Set’s annual Biblioball. Photo archivists mingle with children’s book authors to the sounds of the city’s finest DJs spinning soul 45s. Live music follows a sexy trapeze act, and guests win big in the Fancy Pants Raffle–all to support LIT, and their work to provide programming for incarcerated and detained youth–only at the Biblioball.”
We interviewed The Desk Set to get their take on eBooks this past summer. Librarian/Desk Set co-founder Maria Falgoust told us that eBooks exceeded her expectations. “I didn’t think that I would like to read a book on a Kindle, but I was wrong,” she said in the interview. “The upper-school library that I work at purchased one deluxe Kindle to test out but we have not offered them to students. Many private schools are working on pilot programs trying out various types of e-books, circulating them for students and faculty.”