Those über cool peeps from The Desk Set* are hosting a Mardi Gras Party and it looks like it’s going to be one hell of a shindig. I can’t think of a better way to spend Fat Tuesday. Just the though of being able to win a bar tab is enough to get me very excited.

The Desk Set is proudly hosting a Mardi Gras Party
to Benefit the New Orleans Public Library Tuesday February 5th 8pm til late
Daddy’s Bar
437 Graham Ave., Williamsburg

DJs playing classic greasy R & B sides from the great state of Louisiana, tons of Mardi Gras beads, homemade King Cakes, hurricane drink specials, raffle prizes, perhaps some second lining, & much more!

Here are some of the raffle prizes from from fabulous local businesses (the list is growing; expect more prizes to come!)

Buy one ticket for $2, five tickets for $5 and fifteen tickets for $10. Contact us if you can’t make the party and would like to purchase some tickets.

The drawing will be held at 10:30pm at the party.


You do not need to be present to receive your prize – we’ll contact you.

All of the proceeds from the Raffle and drink specials will go to the project described below:

The New Orleans Public Library NOPL Archives:

The City Archives and Special Collections have microfilms of the Times-Picayune that are going vinegary. We need to replace the films back to mid- late-19th century and clean/replace the cabinets. We have been negotiating with ProQuest, which holds the license, and hope to achieve a price considerably lower than their original figure, but we’re trying to raise $50K, perhaps more, soon.

Come out, bring your friends, and let the good times roll, all while supporting a great cause!

*The Desk Set is an informal group of librarians, archivists, Library Science students and other individuals who love books. The Desk Set gatherings usually entail meeting up at bars in Greenpoint or Williamsburg and sometimes we go on field trips, have picnics or book swaps. Check us out at &

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