Celebrate Literature and Support Community Literacy

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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 to be held Saturday, September 28th from 8-11 pm at Arlington Artisphere.

The Eight-Thirteen Ball gets its name from the Dewey Decimal Classification for American Fiction: 813. The 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 by visiting this website.

Highlights of the Ball include 1920s music, a Lindy Hop dance troupe demonstrating 1920s dances, and a silent auction to benefit 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, a new early literacy initiative. Canapes will be served and drinks available for purchase.

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