Our pals at The Desk Set are hosting an after-party for the Brooklyn Public Library gala, which in all fairness, is probably way cooler than the gala itself. It’s also $35 bucks.
Not only is tonight the party that we look forward to all year, The Desk Set’s Biblioball, but it’s also the release party for “The Borough is my Library: A Greater Metropolitan Library Workers Zine”. An exploration of the bibliographic undergrowth of New York City through the eyes of those at work in independent libraries, academic institutions and in the streets. Featuring day-in-the-life comics created by zine librarians, narratives of those who started their own collections from scratch, and other […]
Our favorite librarians throwing a party at one of our favorite venues? Yes! The Desk Set take over The Bell House for one night all to benefit Literacy for Incarcerated Teens. And if a raffle, 2 marching bands, foot juggling and trapeze artists aren’t enough to make you say “this might in fact be the greatest party in the history of parties thrown by librarians”, then we think there might just be something seriously wrong with you. Biblioball 2009 from […]
On Monday night, Vol. 1 Brooklyn presented the first Battle of the New York Nerds. We thought “hey, this will be a nice way to settle the north vs. south Brooklyn battle with the help of two great local independent media crews”: Overflow Magazine and Greenpoint Gazette. Good times were indeed had, but it was such a hotly contested outcome with the score being 22 to 22 3/4ths (in Greenpoint Gazette’s favor) that immediately after the event, our judges James […]
We decided it was high time to settle the war between the North and the South – of Brooklyn. Our two competitors for this inner-borough civil war include staff from the Greenpoint Gazette and Overflow Magazine. The pride of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Greenpoint are on the line as the Gazetters, representing the northern section of Brooklyn, face off against the southerners of Overflow from the mean streets of Gowanus. These two teams will compete in a no-holds-barred battle of the […]
Lit. The New York Review of Books has a stack of books on our 16th President Daniel Steel and “That Madea Guy” both make the list of “15 Rich-Ass Authors I’ve Suddenly Decided to Like“. (Thanks HTMLGIANT) The Desk Set asks: “Why should we, librarians and friends of libraries, care about the state of the humanities?” JK Rowling getting a comic book Bikes Copenhagen Bike Share Competition. (Thanks Cool Hunting) Music – Art Chuck Klosterman reviews the recently remastered Beatles albums […]
The Desk Set’s Second Annual Library & Literature Trivia Night Thursday August 27th Sign up begins at 6:30 7 PM MC Cadillac French will join Sarah and Maria to challenge you to show off your knowledge of MARC records, library history, famous librarians, noir, children’s and young adult literature, and much more. Play with a team or fly solo. The Black Rabbit, 91 Greenpoint Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn Everyone is welcome! It’s Free! There will be prizes and shots!