Friends of the Li­brary pre­pare for a ‘Feast of Words’

Cecil Whig - - JUMPSTART - By DARA MCBRIDE

dm­cbride@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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”

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– 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 mon­ica.gra­nary@gmail.com.

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