Parties & Openings
Feb. 10 – Hudson
BlkQueer Romantics Reception
Feb. 3 – Hudson
Jan. 25 – North Adams
The 50 Card Project Reception
Midsummer Dream Big Evening at The Norfolk Library
While hawking books that ranged in subject from weeds to wit and wisdom, from mysteries to memoirs, local literary luminaries and bibliophiles showed their support for The Norfolk Library, on Friday August 24th, at the Midsummer Dream Big Evening fall fundraiser. A phalanx of authors, stationed at tables under a tent, greeted eager readers, discussed their work, and signed copies of their books, as summery marimba music filled the air. The evening’s co-hosts Joel Howard and Rita Freedman (at left) welcomed guests, thanking them for their support before passing the mic over to book collector, Peter Vosbergh, who donated antique books and original editions that were for sale inside the historic library. Proceeds from the evening benefit the library’s many free community programs, including film screenings, readings, concerts, and children’s events.
Daphne Holzman, whose husband Edgar Holzman was a participating author, received an autographed copy of The Lightening Keeper from Starling Lawrence; Emily Werne and Richard Johnston.
Annika Trobman and Reese Bernstein flank Jan Rathbun in mellow yellow; author Sarah Borden with her daughter Anya Wareck and Levi Moore and David Moore Jr.
Carlene Laughlin, participating author Susan Galassi, Isabel Galassi, and Christina Vanderlip.
Participating authors Pete Peterson, library trustee Robert Dance, and Christopher Little; Liam Reilly and Elizabeth Van Buren.
Roger Johnson and Jordan Rose Lee; Barbara Gridley, book collector Peter Vosbergh, and Helen Davis.
Todd Johnson, Molly Ackerly, and Michael LaHart
Linda Bell, Mark Erder, and Kitty Thumpstone; marimba player Andrew Thomson with Chris Keyes.