“Albany Reads” Fundraiser is April 16

“Albany Reads” Fundraiser is April 16

March 4, 2016 | Library News


Book lovers and foodies can satisfy these two interests by participating in the second annual “Albany Reads: Books and Bites” fundraiser hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation on Saturday, April 16.

On that evening, a number of Albany residents will host small-plate dinners at their homes to discuss books by two local authors, “Sweet Solitude: New and Selected Poems” by Leonard Slade Jr. and “The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text on Writing & Life” by Marion Roach Smith. After dinner, everyone will gather at the Washington Avenue Branch of Albany Public Library for a dessert reception provided by Crisan Bakery and Edible Art Gallery.

The featured “Albany Reads” books can be borrowed from APL or purchased at The Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza.

The minimum contribution to attend the event is $40 per person and RSVPs are required by April 11. The APL Foundation is also looking for Albany residents to host “Albany Reads.” Interested hosts are asked to register by April 4.

Details and registration information can be found at the APL Foundation’s website, or by calling 427-4367.

The APL Foundation provides critical financial support to enhance education, literacy, career development, cultural enrichment, and lifelong learning for all ages at the library.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.