Now that the "quiet, please" work week is over, The Desk Set--socialite librarians who most certainly fall into the PLA (Public Library Association)--invite you, little black book in hand, to shake your buns in your Amicus curiae briefs. Hold onto and get some blood-circulating PLAy from a stacked, hardbacked hardbody on the dance floor as spot in the library of your ALA-accredited university's stacks where the 98.1 Dewey Decimal-looking latex condom percentage rate of success is tested. From stacks of mass market-edition vinyl, DJ Jonathan Toubin (New York Night Train) spins reserve express copies of 60s soul, garage, boogaloo, psych, international pop and more subgenres than there are library divisions.
A benefit for Books Through Bars (party location double entendre?), donate a new or gently used paperback dictionary (or thesaurus) and, while music bumps through 808s and you spit fiction to hotties at the bar, get a free drink. Otherwise, leave your ac'credit'ed university cards behind the bar--all of the fake IDs held there creating another kind of card catalog--with libation librarians who are looking to get you exponentially drunker and drunker by pouring Dewey Decimal-themed cocktails.
Come for the homemade cakes and free swag (buttons, totes), stay for the Bibliophile's Raffle--with money raised going toward Books Through Bars and fabulous prizes donated by Brooklyn Vanguard, Continuum Publishing, Diamond Comic Distributors, Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl, Magic Hat Brewery, McSweeney's, MoMA, The Morgan Library, New York Society Library, Kara Jesella and Marissa Meltzer, Ky Anderson and Tokion. At press time, there was no word of a Dead Poets Society-styled Desk
Dance Dance Library Revolution, May 16
560 Manhattan Ave, at Driggs Ave, Bklyn (L to Bedford Ave, G to Nassau Ave)