Library holds literary speed-dating events
| Mar 07, 2011
"Outside of college campuses and romantic comedies, the library is not usually a place to pick up a date," wrote Malia Wollan in a recent article for the Fashion and Style section of The New York Times online. "But that didn’t stop several dozen singles, mostly in their 20s and 30s, from showing up on a recent Tuesday night at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library for its first speed-dating session."
"In a basement meeting room a boombox played love songs while daters were assigned numbers and had four minutes to chat, flirt or wrinkle their noses at one another’s literary tastes. Then the men rotated, book in tow, to the next woman. Later, librarians would tally scorecards and connect any two people who indicated mutual interest." To learn more, read the full article.