Greenwich Library to Host Book Sale and Community Day May 17-19
Greenwich Library will host a special Book Sale weekend Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Library's programs and services. Thousands of items will be available including fiction, biographies, cookbooks, romance novels, young adult, children's books, DVDs, special collections, audiobooks and much more.
The weekend kicks off with a Preview Party on Friday, May 17 from 5-8 p.m. Between 5 and 6 p.m., attendees will receive exclusive early access to the Book Sale. At 6 p.m., antique book appraiser Ken Gloss will discuss "Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books?" in the Cole Auditorium. Gloss is the proprietor of Brattle Book Shop and a frequent appraiser on PBS's Antiques Road Show. Finally, at 7 p.m., delicious food and cocktails will be served in the Baxter Courtyard provided by Burke Catering, Barcelona, NEAT Artisan Coffee, Horseneck Wines & Liquors and Whole Foods Market Greenwich. The $100 ticket includes complimentary book and document appraisals (up to five items) with Ken Gloss. To purchase tickets, please click here or contact Sarah Falvo at (203) 622-7957.
The Book Sale kicks off on Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the lower level of the Library's parking garage. Families are encouraged to visit the Community Day on the garage's upper level for activities between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. including an eReader petting zoo, arts and crafts, stories, henna tattoos, music, local history artifacts and more. Delicious food will be available for purchase from Melt Mobile, Lobster Craft and Tandoori Express. The event concludes on Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. with a Box Sale ($7/box or $10/2 boxes).
All proceeds will support Greenwich Library's programs and services. For more information, please contact Sarah Falvo at (203) 622-7957.
About Greenwich Library The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches. The mission of the Library is to provide free and convenient access to information and to promote the love of reading and research, the joy of lifelong learning, and engagement with the arts, sciences and humanities. With 1,400 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community. Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.5 million, the highest reported in Connecticut. Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal for the fourth time. The Main Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. More information is available online at www.greenwichlibrary.org or by calling 203-622-7900.