Saturday, February 19, 2011

Scrabble day at Freebird Books on Sunday

Sunday, February 20, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Freebird sponsors a special dictionary book drive for Books Through Bars.

For the cover charge of one used paperback dictionary, compete for prizes in a Scrabble smackdown. Six Point Brownstone beer and refreshments will be on hand for those intimidated by the checkered boards.

Prisoners send thousands of requests to Books Through Bars each year, and number one on their list is the humble pocket dictionary. Books Through Bars NYC can barely keep up with those requests and is in constant need of more copies to fill their shelves. To hammer that point home we sponsor a unique single subject book drive to highlight why literacy is so important to the incarcerated.

Two Scrabble games will be going concurrently for anyone comfortable enough to exercise their verbal acuity without those reference guides safely at hand. We will have refreshments and Books Through Bars volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and show off the library and workspace in Freebird's basement.


* Beginners board & expert board

* Beer & snacks on hand


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