A Book Lover’s Fix

With all the work being doing to the Raven library, I’ve been asked more than a few times if I plan to create checkout system. Short answer: No.

As a restaurant, our primary focus is to get folks their fare and drinks in a fast, friendly and efficient way.

Therefore, we are going to try an idea suggested by one of our staff. An area upstairs will be designated where folks can store books they are in the process of reading. For a quarter, patrons can purchase a special bookmark to keep their place, and it will be a signal to other patrons and staff that the book is in use.

This privilege will belong to our regulars. As you can see on the bookmark, patrons must come in at minimum once a month and date their bookmark as they read their book. If more than a month passes, we’ll reshelf the book and store their bookmark.

To keep the library neat and somewhat organized we’ve hired Irene Ratajczak-Smith, student at Port Huron Northern, to manage the library.

The books are on the shelves for you, our regular patrons, to enjoy, so start enjoying them today and never lose your place in our place!

Let’s Celebrate At A Celebration That Is More Than A Celebration!

10341427_10153045362754837_1847466319330218446_nA lofty title for a party with a lot going on. Fashioned after the Poe quote, “We loved with a love that was more than love,” from his poem Annabelle Lee, we here at the Raven hope you love what we have in store for you.

On Sunday, February 22nd from 6-9 p.m. we’ll be having a little shindig that will celebrate a few things:

We’ll have a special VIP area upstairs, just for you. With your name on our list, you cross the velvet rope to enjoy complimentary coffee and special hors d’ouevres, surrounded by walls upon walls of the printed treasures that you made possible.

The sale of the Raven completed during the holidays, one of our busiest times of the year, so we couldn’t immediately celebrate. Now that things have settled down a bit, we’ll be taking the opportunity to properly party. We’ll be offering numerous drink specials and a fresh sushi menu (while supplies last, get there early and hungry!).

Helping us set the mood will be Todd & Pav. Raven patrons will recognize this duo, who perform regularly here. Branden Pavlov and Todd Armstrong play all of your rock n’ roll favorites, spanning decades of material. They’re nice guys, to boot.

Book donors! Be on the lookout for a special invite via e-mail or snail mail, and for all of our other awesome patrons looking to attend, there will be a special event created on our Facebook page. Please R.S.V.P.!

Sunday Night Trivia

Sunday Night Trivia is held upstairs every Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Teams can be any size so bring lots of friends. It’s free to play and  1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded.

We post weekly warm-up questions on our Facebook. Be the first to answer correctly and you could win you a free medium beverage!