The Friends of Petworth Library is joining up with Petworth Citizen for a special happy hour to raise funds for the Library on Tuesday, March 21st from 5-7pm. There will be a raffle for some excellent books, and five locals will be reading their choice selections from authors who have March birthdays. Petworth Citizen will donate 10% of the alcohol sales during Happy Hour (5 -7pm) to the Friends group.
So come out and drink and listen to excerpts of the celebrated authors as read by local peeps -- including me reading from Rabbit, Run by John Updike.
- Brandon Todd, Ward 4 Councilmember, reading Ralph Ellison at 5:15 pm
- Drew Schneider, Petworth News, reading John Updike at 5:30pm
- Jonny Grave, Jonny Grave and the Tombstones, reading Jack Kerouac 6:00pm
- Kristen Barden, FaPL and Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District, reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez at 6:15pm
- George Morgan, Petworth resident extraordinaire, reading John McPhee at 6:30pm
Each reader will explain why they chose their book and passage and read for about 5 minutes.
You can learn more at the Friends' Facebook Event page.
Raffle tickets are $1 each, or 7 for $5 and you could win:
- Ezra Jack Keats - Louie
- Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) - Green Eggs and Ham
- Douglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- John McPhee - Coming Into Country
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez - El Ontono del Patriarca
- Robert frost - Various poems
- Tom Wolfe - The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flaked Streamline Baby
- John Updike - Rabbit, Run
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Various poems
- Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man
- Jack Kerouac - On the Road
See you at Petworth Citizen!