BLACK, WHITE and REaD: AN ANNIVERSARY AFFAIR
CLEVELAND: On Saturday, November 16, 2019, the Cleveland
Public Library Foundation will host “Black, White and
REaD” 150th Anniversary Affair benefiting the Cleveland
Public Library. The fundraiser celebrating the Library's
sesquicentennial will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library
and Louis Stokes Wing.
The Anniversary Affair will showcase the Library's renowned
collections as partygoers mingle with nationally recognized
authors with ties to Ohio. Authors in attendance include: Paula
McLain who wrote New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife,
D.M. Pulley, best-selling author of The Dead Key,
American poet Philip Metres, Dan Chaon who wrote national
bestseller Ill Will, and bestselling author Loung Ung
whose memoir, First They Killed My Father, inspired a
Netflix Original movie directed by Angelia Jolie.
Attendees will feast on literary-themed food and cocktails while
they stroll through different parts of the Main Library's unique
finds and interactive technology. The Library’s Special
Collections highlight the Library's greatest treasures such as
the world's largest collection about the game of chess and
Celebrants will get to turn ideas into reality in TechCentral,
view the Library’s illustrious city through photos, documents,
and interactive media in our Cleveland Digital Public Library,
and peruse historic Brett Hall, where the current exhibit
"The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen" is now on
The Anniversary Affair is a place to meet new friends and dance
to the sounds of the Mike Petrone Band and other Cleveland
favorites. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.
The Cleveland Public Library Foundation raises vital funds for
the Library's education and community programs. "The Foundation
is integral to the operation of the Cleveland Public
Library. Help us strengthen our role as a center for learning, a
cultural institution, and a neighborhood access point for
critical social services by attending this once-in-a-lifetime
event," says Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and
CEO of Cleveland Public Library.
Tickets are on sale now for “Black, White and REaD”
celebrating 150 years of stories. General admission is $150. VIP
tickets and sponsorship opportunities are also available. The
VIP experience includes a special cocktail reception in the
Cleveland Digital Public Library and a special invitation to a
preview night of our upcoming Cleveland 20/20 exhibit.
For tickets and more information about the anniversary affair,
To learn more about the sponsorship opportunities contact the
Foundation office at (216) 623-2821 or email email@example.com.