On Saturday, November 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien will be hosting the IPPL Foundation’s fundraising event “Singing’ in the Stacks,” which will include music, dancing, food, drinks, and karaoke.
The band Bandaroke will be the stars of the show with their energetic mix of rock, azz, blues, country, pop, and oldies.
There will be snacks and a cash bar, so attendees must be 21.
Tickets for the event are $15 before October 20 and will be $20 after that date, and at the door.
People can purchase tickets at the library checkout desk at during regular library hours. Every ticket purchase will include an entry into a drawing for a free, engraved brick in the library’s Reading Garden, along with other door prizes.
“Our community is so supportive of the library,” said Crystal Megaridis, President of the IPPL Foundation, “I know we’ll have a great turnout and a great time. Last year, many people said they hoped we’d do this again. Well, we are! This could turn out to be an annual event where library supporters can gather with friends and neighbors, listen to music, and have a night out..."
Popular at many Chicago area live venues, Bandaroke’s playlist has the lyrics to more than 230 songs. Songs range from At Last by Etta James to Bad Romance by Lady GaGa.
For singers who want to preview the selections, the list of songs will be posted on the IPPL website. Singers sign up the night of the event. Each singer will get a prize from the band and be entered into a drawing for a grand prize.
The IPPL Foundation, formed in 1994, has supported the library throughout the construction of the current facility, the remodeling project of two years ago, and for all the years in between. Currently, the Foundation’s goal is to help the library enhance its technology for kids.
“Computer literacy is an absolutely essential skill for students today,” said Library Director Jamie Bukovac. “If the Foundation can help us to provide the latest computers as well as the software that the schools are using, we can bridge the gap that many families experience.”
The Indian Prairie Public Library District serves residents in Willowbrook, Darien, Burr Ridge and unincorporated areas. Individuals who require an accommodation for a disability for any library program should contact the library at least five days before the program. More information can be found at www.ippl.info.