A Tasting With Friends
Schedule of Events
|6-9 PM||Local authors, live music, hors d'oeuvres, wine/beer sampling, book sales|
|8:30 PM||Poster Auction and NOOK Raffle. Win a NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight donated by Barnes & Noble (valued at $139!).
All ticket prices include 3 wine/beer samples of your choice, hors d'oeuvres and dessert! Additional tastings will be available for purchase at the event. A portion of each ticket sale is tax deductible.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased with cash or check this evening at the event. Please make checks payable to 'Friends of the Washington-Centerville Public Library'.
About this Fundraiser
A Tasting With Friends: Featuring Ohio Wines, Books and Brew is a collaborative effort between the Friends of the Washington-Centerville Public Library and Washington-Centerville Public Library to showcase the talented writers in the Miami Valley, as well as sample some fine spirits and food, and raise money for the Friends.
The Friends of the Washington-Centerville Public Library host several fundraisers each year, including book sales, a 5K Fun Run and more. Money raised at these events is then awarded, in the form of grants, to Washington-Centerville Public Library to fund special projects like new computers for the children’s library or tablets and eReaders for librarians to use in training the public to download digital books.
Unable to attend? Consider making a donation directly to the Library. All donations are tax deductible under IRS Code section 170 c(1).
Mingle with local authors, purchase their books and have them signed that evening! Barnes & Noble will process most book sales and a portion of those sales will be donated to the Friends of the Washington-Centerville Public Library!
Meet the Authors and their Showcased Books!
Local Wine and Beer
You'll have an opportunity to sample local wines and beers.
Special thanks to Tom Sands, co-owner of Rue Dumaine, for helping select the wines and beer to complement the books written by the local authors featured at this event.
Hors d’oeuvres by Cardinal Catering.
- Beef Tenderloin - thinly sliced on a toasted crostini with dill sauce
- Chicken Satay - with spicy peanut dipping sauce
- Crimini Mushrooms - filled with manchego cheese, herbs, seasoned bread crumbs
- Spinach & Feta Spanakopita - a Greek savory pastry
- Red Pepper Hummus - pita crisps with fresh parsley
- Bruschetta - roma tomatoes, fresh basil, balsamic, mozzarella on toasted ciabatta
- Beer Cheese Dip - with water crackers
- Fresh Fruit Kabobs - pineapple, strawberries, melon, minted citrus dipping sauce
Desserts By JuneBug's Cupcakes.
- It’s 5:00 Somewhere Maragarita cupcake
- Buckeye Blitz cupcake
- Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Spice cupcake
- And others
Enjoy the outstanding music of The Odyssey. This jazz ensemble is comprised of several talented local musicians who are all students at Centerville High School. The group is known for their classic interpretations of jazz standards, but they are continually adding a modern spirit and energy to their music, making them a crowd favorite wherever they play.
Washington-Centerville Public Library
The individuals and organizations below have made significant contributions to this event and we are most grateful!
- Barnes & Noble
- Benham's Grove (See Map)
- Cardinal Catering
- JuneBug's Cupcakes
- Tom Sands, Rue Dumaine
- The Odyssey
- Kosins Party & Tent Rental
If you have questions or comments, please contact Georgia Mergler, event coordinator, at email@example.com.