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Party for Literacy

By Jess D'Amico in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 7, 2008 9:31PM

2008_04_book%20bike%20rack.jpgIs there a better way than to validate your Monday night drinking than by combining it with donating to a literacy program?

We're pretty sure there's not, which is why we're excited about Danny's Tavern tonight [edit: next Monday]. Danny's hosts a monthly Peace Party to benefit a worthy cause. This month they're donating half of all drink prices tonight to benefit for Open Books, a literacy program that next spring will launch the city's first nonprofit literacy bookstore.

Open Books aims to improve literacy in Chicago through their reading buddies program working with volunteers, Chicago public schools, and adult reading programs. If one of your New Year's Resolutions was to be a volunteer, Open Books has several openings. More information on their programs and the ladies who run it is available here.

Open Books will also have another benefit on April 23 at Mystic Celt.

1951 W Dickens, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free, 21+

Image via Joel Mann