Libraries, Archives, Technology, Impending Doom
This year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting is in Philadelphia, which makes it a lot easier for us New York City librarians to get our asses there. It’s cheaper if you register ahead of time, so get on that if you haven’t already. (Some of your captains may or may not be thinking about maybe looking for new jobs; employers, get at us?)
For old fuddy-duddies like me (I know I’m not the only one), Brooklyn Contra is having it’s 3rd birthday dance in at Camp Friendship in Park Slope this Friday (12/6) at 7:30pm! I hear there will be cake! I haven’t been dancing in a while & I’m SO EXCITED. Let’s party like it’s 1829.
This Saturday is Biblioball, the annual Desk Set fundraiser. It’s at 8pm at The Bell House in Brooklyn, and you can buy tickets here. They’re raising money for Literacy for Incarcerated Teens & BOOKlyn Shuttle.
This Sunday (12/8) both the radical educators meet-up (12:30) & the feminist book club (2:30) are meeting at Bluestockings.
Next Thursday (12/12), also at Bluestockings, author Artie Bennett will be speaking & book-signing. Apparently he writes children’s books about butts, so I KNOW some of you are interested in what he has to say. Also, the event description is pretty funny:
Meet acclaimed children’s book author Artie Bennett who will sign, discuss—and read!—his latest superfun book, Poopendous! Hailed as the Dr. Seuss of your caboose, Artie will also read and sign his picture-book classic, The Butt Book. A fun time is 99⅞% guaranteed! You won’t want to miss it! Bennett is the executive copy editor for a children’s book publisher and he writes a little on the side (but not the backside!). He and his wife, Leah, live deep in the bowels of Brooklyn, New York, where he spends his spare time moving his car to satisfy the rigorous demands of alternate-side-of-the-street parking. Visit ArtieBennett.com . . . before someone else does!
Friday, Dec, 13 is the December edition of Librarian Libations. 6-9pm at Beauty Bar. This event happens on the second Friday of every month.
On Tuesday, Dec. 17, my favorite hometown bookstore (I’m being serious here, I love this bookstore) is hosting Newt & Callista Gingrich. Don’t be jerks to the store, but maybe go make the Gingriches feel like doofuses with some very pointed questions or something?
The Base in Bushwick, Brooklyn has a whole lot of things going on all the time, and I hardly even know what to highlight. There are regular Spanish classes, Marx reading groups, and intro to anarchism classes, among other things.
Hey, ULU are you doing anything in December?