Monday, May 17, 2010

The Desk Set Benefit for Books Through Bars, New York, NY

The Desk Set Proudly Presents…

The 6th Dance Dance Library Revolution:

Benefit for Books Through Bars

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Enid’s

10:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.


In Memory of Carlos Alvarez (1980-2009)

New York, NY, May 15, 2010 – It’s that time of year again when librarians are in the mood for breaking out their Spring frocks, and longer days mean later curfews. Ever socially conscious, The Desk Set are back again and raising funds for literacy and incarcerated individuals. Bring a new or gently used dictionary, thesaurus, or Spanish-English dictionary for Books Through Bars, which serves incarcerated individuals across the U.S., and receive a free drink courtesy of Enid's! Get lucky in the Four Eyes Raffle, with all proceeds going to B.T.B. The more money they raise, the more books and programming nonprofit Books Through Bars can provide to incarcerated individuals across the U.S. The night is also a celebration of the life of our friend Carlos Alvarez (1980-2009), who was passionate about prisoners’ rights, the smoothest dancer the world has ever seen, and a spectacular DJ who was scheduled to spin at this event. DJ Fine Wine, Mister Jonathan Toubin, Megan Awesome, Jimmy T. & Jason Andrews on the decks all night! And remember, you don’t have to be a librarian to join the party you just have to dance with one!

Who We Are: The Desk Set is an informal group of librarians, archivists, Library Science students and other individuals who love books and occasionally throw fund-raising parties for non-profit organizations whose missions support literacy and culture. Our parties have benefited such organizations as Books Through Bars, the New Orleans Public Library, and Behind the Book. Read more about us in The New York Times and The New York Sun.

Event Details: This year’s Dance Dance Library Revolution is Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Enid’s from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. Enid’s is located at 560 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 11222. This is our 5th “Dance Dance Library Revolution” fundraising party at Enid’s – what can we say, it’s one of our favorite bars!

About The Desk Set

The Desk Set is an informal group of librarians, archivists, Library Science students and other individuals who love books. Desk Set events include visits to libraries and collections of interest, book swaps, literary themed parties, and benefits to support literacy. Desk Set events are open to everyone. Check us out at For more information about The Desk Set, please contact Maria Falgoust: 917.456.7535,; or Sarah Murphy: 718.809.9034,

About Books Through Bars

Founded in the late 1980s and formally incorporated as an organization in 2000, Books Through Bars was established to address the paucity of educational resources and programming made available to prisoners hoping to use the time of their imprisonment to effect positive change in their lives. By distributing free educational materials to prisoners, Books Through Bars facilitates prisoner education, thereby promoting successful community re-integration. Because successful community reintegration requires transformation within and outside of prison walls, Books Through Bars utilizes our book distribution service as the foundation on which we build innovative programs designed to engage a broad cross-section of the general public in thinking critically about issues of imprisonment. Please visit: