Kidlit Drink Night Returns! For One Night Only
They said it was dead. They said it was over. They said it would never return again. But what they didn’t count on was the fact that when I leave a city I doggone LEAVE a city! Ladies and gentlemen, I have grabbed my jumper cables, attracted a lightning storm of epic proportions, and rejuvenated the monster. In short, I’m having a final Kidlit Drink Night to say goodbye to New York City.
What: Kidlit Drink Night: Bye Bye Birdie Edition
When: Tuesday, July 14th at 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Houndstooth Bar at 520 8th Avenue at 37th Street. We’ll be in the lower portion.
Why: Because I’m leaving and I would like to say goodbye to you. Or, if you happen to be in New York at that time, hello to you. I’m not all that choosy.
While I acknowledge that from a thematic standpoint it would have made more sense to say goodbye in the Bookmarks Lounge or the Bemelmans Bar, I figured I’d instead choose a venue where you could, say, afford a glass or two of something. So come on over to midtown to bid me farewell and luck with my move to beautiful Evanston, IL. Buy me a drink and I may restrain myself from bragging about the beauty of the town, the impossible coolness of the library, the incredibly cool children’s literature community that thrives there, the fact that I can now rent a house with a mudroom, etc. etc. etc.
See you next week!
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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