ELBURN – Town & Country Public Library is commemorating its 90th anniversary and the start of summer reading with a one-of-a-kind speakeasy party at 7 p.m. June 7. For one night only, Old Elburn Hall will transform into a roaring 1920s speakeasy, complete with period attire, bouncers, swing dancing and a live jazz ensemble, according to a news release from the library. .
“Each year, the library throws a family-oriented bash to close out summer reading,” stated Dwayne Nelson, roving reference librarian, in the news release. “But for this milestone anniversary, we wanted to add another special summer reading event just for adults. Because the library was founded in 1929, a speakeasy-themed celebration was the perfect choice.”
The party will also feature other fun and immersive opportunities, such as a Charleston dance contest, costume contest and old-time photo booth.
“We absolutely welcome attendees to dress up and really have fun with the 1920s theme,” Nelson stated.
Included with admission is access to a delicious buffet catered by Ream’s Meat Market. Patrons will also be able to order specialty alcoholic drinks from a fully stocked cash bar.
All Town & Country Public Library patrons ages 21 and older are invited to sign up for this event. Tickets are $25. Once registered, attendees will be emailed a password to give to the bouncer on the night of the party. Old Elburn Hall is located at 130 N Main St.
Patrons can sign up for this event at the circulation desk or on the library’s online events calendar (elburn.librarymarket.com). For more information about Town & Country Public Library, please visit elburn.lib.il.us.