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Book Club Mon Apr 27 2009

Upcoming Book Swap/Drive

bookswap.jpgI made a quick mention of this at our last meeting and the details are now official -- we are teaming with the non-profit organization Open Books to hold our very first Book Swap/Drive! It'll be held on Thursday, May 14, from 6pm-9pm, at Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen. The way it will work is that everyone will be allowed to bring in as many books as they'd like, everyone will be allowed to swap and take as many books as they'd like, and any books left over will be donated to Open Books who will sell them and use the proceeds to fund their literacy programs. It's a great excuse to comb through your shelves and weed out those books you no longer need and pick up some new, free ones in exchange. And you'll be helping improve literacy while you do it! Whether you've been a regular at the meetings or just following us on the mailing list, all of you are welcome to come and join in the book swapping fun. Feel free to spread the word to friends, family, co-workers, or whoever else loves books, too.

Of course, such events cannot take place without the help of lovely volunteers. We've already got a few people on board to help us out, but we can certainly use more, so if you're interested in lending a hand for all or part of the night we'd love to have you there too. Just fill out the volunteer form on the Open Books website (link above) to let us know you'll be there.

We're very excited about this event and hope that you all enjoy it. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at bookclub[at]gapersblock[dot]com.

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