Dance, rambunctious red library book! Dance!
So, every year for the past year now, The Desk Set, the social group for librarians and the people who dress like them and the people who like the people who dress like them, has held the Biblioball, a formal-dress prom for grown-ups (complete with portrait photography), at the Bell House. They're doing so again this year—it's on December 4.
As the Desk Set website goes into more detail about, funds will be raised for Literacy for Incarcerated Teens; there'll be DJ sets from writers, rock music for nerds, and, apparently, trapeze. (Plus a special pre-party Happy Hour, with giveaways, if you buy the most expensive tickets, which are $55. Regular tickets are $20 advance/$27 doors, and $10 gets you in after midnight, if you happen to be in Gowanus, wearing a suit, with nothing better to do.)