Book Lovers Luncheon
Friday, May 17, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Springdale Golf Club
The Friends of Princeton Public Library present the 2019 Book Lovers Luncheon featuring New York Times best-selling author Judith Viorst. Viorst will share her latest poetry collection “Nearing 90,” in which she candidly reflects on the complicated joys and everyday tribulations that await us, all with a large dose of humor. Viorst is also the author of the much-loved children’s book “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and the popular young readers’ Lulu series.
Participants will enjoy a three-course luncheon and be seated with library staff who will share buzz-worthy titles to add to your summer reading list. Advanced reader copies of yet-to-be-published books by some other favorite authors will also be available.
Tickets are $75 and include lunch and a copy of both “Nearing 90” and “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” A group rate is available for parties of four or more. Tickets are limited and can be purchased here. Proceeds benefit the library.
Co-sponsored by the Friends of Princeton Public Library and Beatrice Bloom of Weichert Realtors.
Upcoming Friends Evenings
The Friends of the Princeton Public Library hosts evenings at private homes throughout the year; tickets are required, and limited seats are available for the following events.
For questions, call the Friends at 609-924-9529 ext. 1280.
Art Collection and Garden Tour by Rysia de Ravel
Wednesday, May 29 at 5:00 p.m. At the home of Rysia de Ravel.
Join Lindsay Griffith, International Head of Contemporary Editions at Christie’s Auction house, as she guides you through Rysia de Ravel’s very special contemporary print collection. Two of Rysia’s Frank Stella prints were recently part of the exhibition, “Frank Stella – Unbound” at the Princeton University Art Museum. You will also be introduced to one of Princeton’s architectural and artistic gems – La Maison de la Verre, lovingly updated and expanded. This grand Frank Lloyd Wright-esque home was a collaboration between William H. Short, FLW’s Clerk of the Works for the Guggenheim Museum and William F. Shelman, Princeton Professor of Modern Architecture. The evening will begin outside in the meticulously curated garden, designed by Robert Zion (inventor of the vest-pocket park and designer of Paley Park in NYC), and then continue inside as Ms. Griffith guides you through the home and its extensive and exquisite art collection. This exciting and rare glimpse into this exclusive art collection, and the home that houses it, is not to be missed! A sit-down dinner follows the tour.
There are a limited number of seats available at $150 per person.
SAVE THE DATE
The Friends Beyond Words Benefit will be held on November 2, 2019 featuring Zadie Smith interviewed by Deana Lawson
COUNCIL MEMBERS 2019