EveryLibrary Fundraiser at CLA in Pasadena
We're excited to see you in Pasadena during the California Library Association Conference. Get your tickets today!
EveryLibrary is excited to announce our fundraiser and pre-party just before the California Library Association Conference in Pasadena on October 24th. We are thrilled to be hosted by Barney's Beanery once again. Your ticket will include free well drinks, beer and wine, and light snacks from 8:30 p.m. - Midnight (or as long as our bar tab holds out). This will be a night of dancing, drinks, pool playing, and networking with your fellow California librarians. How else should you kick off CLA then by making some new friends and celebrating our profession?
This is a ticketed event and if you get your tickets before October 1st then you can get the discounted rate of just $25. After that, ticket prices increase to $35 until October 24th. Tickets will be priced at $45 on the day of the event and at the door. So don't wait! Besides, we often sell out of our events.
If you're unfamiliar with the work that we do - EveryLibrary is a nonprofit social welfare organization chartered to work exclusively on local library ballot initiatives. We work with local ballot committees and PAC leaders in support of local library ballot measures, on specific state legislative measures which impact libraries ability to act as districts, and independently to advocate for specific library initiatives among the voting public. We have worked with a number of libraries in California and across the United States to help them win their campaigns. In fact, we've helped libraries earn over 1.7 billion dollars in stable funding and every dollar we raise helps us ensure over $1,600 in library funding.
All of our work is pro-bono and completed supported through fundraisers like this one, large donations from vendors, and countless small donations from supporters like you. Find our more from our website - www.everylibrary.org
About Barney's Beanery
If you haven't been to Barney’s Beanery, it's a well established local scene that first opened in West Hollywood in 1920, and very quickly established itself as a fixture in Los Angeles with a history and a following that is unmatched.
At the outset, Barney’s Beanery was not the sprawling, sectional playground that it is today. A 1942 description in Rob Wagner’s Script describes it as so; “It is a little wooden shanty, with a whole row of cheap floor lamps illuminating the counter, and a dinky little bar down at one end.” The Herald called it “a shack, on Santa Monica Boulevard near La Cienega, which has not greatly changed since I dropped in there one afternoon in 1929 for a hamburger and root beer.” Seemingly, the filmland community took a shine to Barney’s laissez-faire, early. The first movie star customer to Barney’s knowledge was Monte Blue. ’20s screen goddess Clara Bow, swashbuckling John Barrymore, and the original blonde bombshell from the ’30s, Jean Harlow, all made Barney’s Beanery a regular stop. Into the ’40s, the likes of Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Hoot Gibson, Lawrence Tibbets and Gene Fowler were counted as familiar customers. Celebrities would cause no heads to turn, because the guy in the corner may have owned the studio at which they worked. Barney treated them all the same, according to Herald-Examiner columnist Mike Jackson; “You do not get that great big smile when you are up. And you don’t get the brush off when you are down. Barney has seen too many personalities through these ups & downs to be impressed by anyone.”
During the ’90s, films such as The Doors and Out of Bounds featured Barney’s Beanery as a location. As the altrock.com and independent film generation emerged, scriptwriters such as Quentin Tarintino would hole up in one of the multi-colored padded booths, ordering chow from the extensive, newspaper-like menu, to write such epics as Pulp Fiction. Controversy can still surround the place, as when Drew Carey formed a public protest in 1999 against California’s smoking ban by inviting press and television cameras to the bar at Barney’s Beanery, to watch him and his pals light up a few cigarettes.
You can read the fascinating history of this establishment here - http://barneysbeanery.com/about/