As a part of Banned Books week, the Redwood City Library Foundation (RCLF) will be hosting the Upscale Pub Crawl fundraising event on Sept. 21, from 5-8 p.m. in Downtown Redwood City.
The Upscale Pub Crawl is inspired by speakeasies, which the RCLF says were pubs that served banned beverages to patrons back in 1922.
The purpose of the event is to create awareness and educate participants about banned books, as well as to advocate in favor of a future where libraries do not end up becoming speakeasies for books that are banned, according to the RCLF.
Participants of the event will first check-in at the Downtown Library, and then will proceed to enjoy discounted beverages—alcoholic and non-alcoholic—at downtown establishments that are participating in the event.
Among the establishments participating are Alhambra, City Pub, CRU, Gourmet Haus Staudt, LV Mar, The BottleShop, The Hub, The Sandwich Spot and more to be announced.
On top of discounted libations, each pub will also feature a banned book display, with each display having a RCLF board member present to answer any questions that participants in the event may have.
Tickets for the event can be purchased here, and any tickets purchased before Sept. 1 will qualify for an Early Bird discount, according to the RCLF.