Celebrate Literature and Support Community Literacy
Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8-11 p.m. at the Artisphere
The Friends of the Arlington Public Library present the Eight-Thirteen Ball – a literary-themed social event created to raise money for the Library’s Early Literacy initiatives – at the Arlington Artisphere.
The Eight-Thirteen Ball gets its name from the Dewey Decimal Classification for American Fiction: 813. Our inaugural theme is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” and prizes will be awarded for the best 1920s-style attire.
Tickets can be purchased from the Friends of the Library for $30 each.
Highlights of the Ball include:
- 1920s music performed by the Hot Society Orchestra of Washington
- Fidgety Feet - D.C.’s premier Lindy Hop dance troupe – will demonstrate 1920s dances
- Master of Ceremonies Garrett Peck, author of Prohibition in D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t
- Canapes served reminiscent of the time
- Silent auction to benefit 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, a new early literacy initiative designed to encourage families, teachers, childcare providers, and librarians to read with children from birth and beyond
- Prizes awarded for the best 1920s-style attire
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase with credit or debit card