Join us for Albany Reads

Join us for Albany Reads

April 17, 2015 | Library News

Calling all foodies and bibliophiles…the Albany Public Library Foundation is hosting a special fundraiser called Albany Reads: Books and Bites on Saturday, April 25, and would love for you to join them!

This entertaining event calls for hosts to invite friends and neighbors to read Wicked, written by Albany native Gregory Maguire, and then come to their homes for small-plate dinners to discuss the book. After the dinner parties, there will be a dessert reception for all participants at the library’s Washington Ave. Branch.

Limited copies of Wicked are available at the Albany Public library and may also be purchased at a 20 percent discount from The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.

The minimum donation to attend Albany Reads: Books and Bites is $40 per person. You can go to the Foundation’s website and make a reservation OR you can leave a message at (518) 427-4367 and a foundation member will contact you.

This event is a great opportunity to raise funds for the library and share your love of a good book with friends and neighbors!

Scott Jarzombek

Scott Jarzombek grew up as a loyal patron of his local public library, spending the bulk of his childhood poring over history books and attending comic book club. During high school, Scott combined his penchant for skateboarding and music with his interest in multimedia and photography as a member of the school library’s audiovisual club. During his junior year of college he became a “jack of all trades” for his college library director, which led him to apply to SUNY Albany’s Library Science Program. During his second semester in library school, Scott was hired at Albany Public Library and worked here as branch librarian for nine years. After leaving the organization in 2009 to develop his career, he returned to Albany in 2014 as the executive director.