Looking for a place to stay in DC for the inauguration?

barack20obama20capitol1Here's a way to get a place in Washington for the inauguration -- and support the Monroe County Library at the same time! Just received this email from Christopher at Voltaire Books: Give the gift of history this holiday season.  The owners of Voltaire Books are auctioning off their guest room in Washington, DC, for a lucky couple who wants to attend the Inauguration of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States (Tuesday, January 20, 2009).  100% of proceeds benefit Friends of the Key West Library. • Washington, DC, guest room available for January 19th – January 21st   (two nights, three days, limit two people) • Located in Chevy Chase Circle, DC, (near Military Road and Connecticut Ave., in upper NW) • Walking distance to Friendship Heights Metro Station • There is a golden retriever puppy in the house • Does not include Ball tickets or reserved Mall tickets

  • Bidding NOW OPEN at Voltaire Book (330 Simonton St. at Eaton) • Auction closes: Monday, December 29th, 5 PM (ET) • Bidding begins at $250 • All bids require $25 increase • Pictures of the house are posted in the store • Gift is not tax deductible