monkeybook3: the desk set 08.23.2007, 1:20 PM
posted by ben vershbow
Monkeybook is an occasional series of new media evenings hosted by the Institute for the Future of the Book at Monkey Town, Brooklyn's premier video salon and A/V sandbox.
Monkeybook 3 (this coming Monday, Aug 27, reservation info below) is presented jointly with the Desk Set, a delightful network of young New York librarians, archivists and weird book people that periodically gets sloshed in northern Brooklyn. (If this rings a bell, it may be because you read about them in the Times last month - ?somehow this became one of the "most emailed" NYT articles of recent months).
I first collided with the Desk Set at a talk I gave at Brooklyn College this June. We resolved to get together later in the summer and eventually this crazy event materialized. The crowd will be primarily librarians and folks from the Desk Set community. Dan and I will be masters of ceremonies, presenting the Institute's projects and then spinning an eclectic assortment of films and other goodies (including some stuff by Alex Itin, who was the star of Monkeybook 1). It'll basically be a big librarian party. How can you resist?
Oh, and how cool: we're an editors' pick on Going.com!
Monkey Town reservations: http://www.monkeytownhq.com/reservations.html (book soon, it's already pretty packed!)
Monkey Town: 58 N. 3rd St. (between Wythe and Kent), Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Chris Meade on August 23, 2007 5:38 PM:
This sounds excellent - we will definitely have to do an equivalent if:book night at the Poetry Cafe in London. Enjoy those weird bookpeople.