Although the program is new, it’s gotten off to a good start, and the Shirlington branch library expects to have “book dating” appear on its events calendar in months to come.
The library’s hope is that the book dating program will help create new chapters in the lives of nearby singles, and perhaps even lead to some romantic endings.
She also explains how they’ll make an announcement to all library patrons just prior to the book dating sessions, in hopes that they’ll gain some additional guys that way.
But Prisbrey has had to experiment with variations on this.
Currently, the way it works is that men and women, men and men, and women and women have all had a chance to “talk books” during three–four minute segments.
"I'm halfway through and that hasn't happened yet, so I'm hoping someone finished it and tells me the ending." "It was on my list," Kamath said, smiling.
Four minutes later, they were back at introductions with other book-clutching speed daters.
“It’s not really about the food though,” explains Prisbrey, “so any food donations are extra …
and very welcome.” Prisbrey admits that the Shirlington branch is lucky in that they’re located in Shirlington Village where there are so many restaurants and businesses.less Pencils, paper and heart-shaped candies were provided at an LGBT speed dating event at the Main Library in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. Participants were encouraged to bring their favorite ...more Fiddling with a heart-print pencil in one hand and a New York Times bestseller in the other, Ameet Kamath waited for his date - a fellow book lover - to pop the question: "Will you explain why you chose this book?The first event was catered by Ruth Chris Steak House, the second by Extra Virgin (Italian cuisine), and the third event featured cupcakes donated by Cake Love.Johnny Rockets and Capitol City Brewery have also offered food donations.The event is intended to draw young people into the library while providing an opportunity for them to meet other singles in the area. Prisbrey has since been in touch with “Lacey,” the librarian who developed the program in Fargo, who admits that she didn’t actually create the idea either.