It's the rare invitation that says "don't come."
In fact, most invites are built very much around the idea of "we'd love to have you, see you soon." Usually events and parties and happenings give times and directions and dress codes, but the Los Angeles Public Library's Stay Home and Read a Book Ball pretty much sums up exactly what you'll need to do in its very name.
Don't come. Stay home. Wear whatever you dang well please. Read whatever book you dang well please. And do it all on Friday, March 1.
(We know, the library probably doesn't use words like "dang" -- it likely takes the high road when it comes to language rules -- but we think LAPL has a way of letting loose.)
There's a bit more to you lounging about in your skivvies on a gorgeous Friday, reading romance or mystery or a biography. The Stay Home and Read a Book Ball is an annual fundraiser for our library. Money goes to supporting the "cultural and educational programs" of the Library Foundation.
You can, of course, click and give while wearing your pjs, too.
A stay-at-home fundraiser built on a beloved activity is rather a stroke of brilliance; figure you can donate what you would have spent in gas, parking, and an outfit for an actual go-to event.
It's year 25 for this "Novel Event," so bet it'll be set for another chapter next year.