Friends of the Library prepare for a ‘Feast of Words’
— About a dozen seats are still available for the Friends of the Cecil County Public Library’s “Feast of Words” dinner this Saturday.
The dinner comes at the end of National Poetry Month. Attendees are invited to dress up as their favorite poet, lyricist or rapper – or just come and enjoy an evening of games, poems and prizes while eating literary-themed treats.
The event at The Granary runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. The evening will kick off with a welcome beverage – “The Last Barman Poet” from the movie “Cocktail”
– followed by a four-course meal with beer and wine pairings. Other menu items pay homage to such poems as “Crab” by Sharon Olds (blue crab salad with avocado mousse) and “Strawberrying” by May Swenson (puff pastry with vanilla cream, fresh strawberries and an apricot glaze).
Tickets are $60 per person, which includes a choice of beverage per course, tax, gratuity and a donation to the Friends. There will also be a cash bar.
The Friends of the Cecil County Public Library is a nonprofit membership group of volunteers who advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of the Cecil County Public Library. A major recipient of the Friends’ efforts is the library’s summer reading program. Right now, the group is fundraising to assist the library in purchasing a new bookmobile.
Although hosted by the Friends, it’s not necessary to be a member to attend the upcoming dinner. However, if someone does want to join, membership applications will be available the day of the event and can always be found at any branch of the library.
For more on the Friends, visit www. cecil.ebranch.info or find the group on Facebook.
Advanced reservations are required. Reservations should be made through The Granary in person or by phone at 410-275-1603 or by emailing Monica Rehfuss at firstname.lastname@example.org.