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2012 FOL Book & Author Luncheon Photos

  /  2012 FOL Book & Author Luncheon Photos
On May 11, 2012, nearly 250 attendees packed the North Hills Country Club for the Friends of the Library’s 43rd Annual Richard D. Whittemore Book & Author Luncheon. Speakers were bestselling science writer Dava Sobel and cultural reporter/biographer Julie Salamon. The moderator was novelist Susan Isaacs. Enjoy the photos below. PHOTOS: Will Wright, with Seth Ehrlich

Library Board President Lee Aitken, authors Julie Salamon and Dava Sobel, and FOL president Amy Bass

Event sponsor Yasuko Yamaguchi,Toshiko Mape and Amy Bass

Library Board President Lee Aitken with Michael Pollack of the Library Foundation

Dava Sobel fascinated the audience with the story behind her book and play on Copernicus

The FOL Board with authors Julie Salamon and Dava Sobel (seated) and Library Director Nancy Curtin (sixth from left)

Novelist Susan Isaac, a longtime FOL supporter, served as Program Moderator

Author Julie Salamon discusses her biography of playwright Wendy Wasserstein, "Wendy and the Lost Boys"

FOL secretary Eleanor Rybecky, Vice President Ellen Zimmerman, and college volunteers Marissa Williams and Mariel O'Connell sold raffles for beautiful prize baskets

Joan Prior of the PW Garden Club, which provided lovely centerpieces, with FOL vice president Nancy Wright

Doris and Wilda Whittemore with Amy Bass. The luncheon was renamed in honor of Richard Whittemore, longtime FOL president, in 2000

Library trustee Tom Donoghue and Dorothy Donoghue

Event sponsors Thomas Mager and Jennifer Ditta from Cullen & Danowski, LLP

Attendees included Debbi Honorof, Lisa Hendrickson deBruin, Terry Mady Grove, Alyce O'Rourke-Reis, Robin Sigman, and FOL board member Pamela O'Connell

School Superintendent Dr. Geoff Gordon with Joan Lisecki, chair of the Schreiber English department, and student Amanda Goorin

Ellen Zimmerman with Ruth Feingold of the Music Advisory Council

The dining room at North Hills Country Clubs was packed with nearly 250 guests

Event sponsor Judy Wertheim and Amy Bass