Single? Literate? Try Library Speed Dating! - NBC Bay Area

Single? Literate? Try Library Speed Dating!



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    Tired of the bar scene? Want to meet at least a literate better half? Then a date at the library might be the right move for you.

    At least it will be quick.

    Literary speed dating has led couples to success, so much so that the San Francisco Public Library will host its second round of literary speed dating at the Main Library's Larkin Street location on Tuesday. Specifically, this go-round will be for the LGBT community -- straight folk, wait until Aug. 9 -- from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Latino Hispanic Community Meeting Room in the library's bottom floor.

    The library did speed dating in February, and folks from 22 to 40 met up and discussed whatever it is speed daters mull over, in a bibliophile's setting. "That went really well," said Joan Jasper, a curator of public events at the library, according to the San Francisco Appeal online newspaper. "We don't know if there were any marriages, but both [LGBT and straight-oriented events] were very popular."

    So popular that there are space limitations and folks are urged to RSVP. Only 36 folks will be given four-to-five minutes to discuss a book they love, hate or are mystified by with an anonymous partner.

    Straight men, the women's straight event is so popular that only spots for men are available. LGBT of both genders, reserve your spot now at or at (415) 557-4277.