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A SAMPLING OF RECENT EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
FriendSHIP Getaway Cruise
4 Days Round-Trip from Tampa on the Jewel of the Seas
Everyone is welcome - Family & Friends on this dazzling Radiance-Class Royal Caribbean International Ship- the ultimate cruise getaway offering: Incredible views, Vitality Spa with an extensive treatment menu, 3 pools including the Solarium - an adults-only retreat, 3 Whirlpools, State-of-the-Art Fitness Center, Library & Card Room, Mini-Golf Course, 16 Lounges/Bars, Casino RoyaleSM, Broadway-Style Shows, Family friendly activities, and Specialty restaurants available, PLUS MUCH MORE!
Friends of Selby Library to Present the 3rd Annual Fundraiser, LOOKING INTO the CRYSTAL BALL
on Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Support Selby Library and join us for this 3rd Annual Fun "Friend-Raiser" that has drawn over 1500 attendees in the past, resulting in rave reviews by those who were enthralled by an eclectic variety of more than 30 quality performances, plus 50 exhibits including artists, authors and specialists. Over two dozen local restaurants offered tasty samplings of their specialties. See some past highlights of the evening on News & Links page.
Join us for an explosive lecture as we explore the human body and how pH affects each and every one of us.
We will shift your perspective of food and water, and develop your understanding of “you are what you eat and drink,” meaning, “maintenance and healing comes from what we ingest.” You will begin to understand why we, as a world, have become too acidic.
The SPEAKEASY at the Library, a casual friend-raising fundraiser presented by Friends of Selby Library, will be held on June 17, 7-10 PM. Party inside Selby Library, 1331 First Street, Sarasota. Enjoy 30 performances, lite bites and a cash bar. Proceeds to benefit Selby Library 's new Teen Center.
Meet the distinguished master of the historical family saga including The North and South Trilogy, Charleston & Savannah, The Kent Family Chronicles, The Gods of Newport … Epic tales and compelling characters unite in all of this bestselling author's fiction works… Enjoy his personal story of "The road to Sarasota: Tales of a Writer's Journey."
Monday, March 7 at 11:30 a.m. at Sarasota Yacht Club. Paid reservation deadline is February 25.
Cost: $55 per person. Proceeds to benefit a proposed Library Teen Center
~ Cash bar ~
~ Choice of John Jakes' German-inspired cuisine: choose pork, chicken or vegetarian ~
Call 861.1140 or click here for further information and order form: Luncheon with bestselling author John Jakes
Crystal Ball “See what the future holds”
Please read about the success of the recent fundraiser sponsored by the Friends, "Looking into the Crystal Ball".
Click here: Selby Library a happening place - Pelican Press
The fundraising gala "Cocktails by the Book" was presented by Friends of Selby Public Library on January 23rd. The Library pulsed with fun throughout the evening. Fete created the savory food and libations. There were few who left without raving about the music of Jennifer Leigh and her New Digs who made the dance floor rock with excitement. Lots of eclectic raffle items were won, donated by many generous local businesses and sponsors such as Jerry & Mary Bernas -- they donated a fabulous boat cruise outing on Sarasota Bay with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
Phyllis Werber, Friends Board Member & Event Chair is pictured left next to (L-R) Friends Board members Charlotte Ryan, President Jeanne Brown, Nina Belott, Barbara Geldbart, and Sue Brady. Photo by Aimee Chouinard.
Every Board Member assisted in some way to create a stunning backdrop to a truly memorable event. Yellow roses, blue hydrangeas, delphiniums and swirls of royal blue organza accented the Library thanks to the expert touch of Rose LaChappelle. All proceeds will benefit free programming for adults and children at Selby Library.
If you would like to vicariously relive some of the moments, please see the event program and check out the photos on these sites:
Our many generous and thoughtful sponsors are listed in this PDF.