Bring your friends and enjoy this unique fundraising opportunity that connects readers and writers. The Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library and Washington-Centerville Public Library will again host A Tasting With Friends Featuring Local Authors, Great Wines and Beers on Thursday, March 10 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Yankee Trace Banquet Center. Proceeds from this event benefit Friends of WCPL which makes grants to support Library projects. Tickets are on sale now!
|6:30 - 8:30 PM||Local authors, live music, hors d'oeuvres, wine/beer sampling, book sales|
|8:00 PM||NOOK Raffle - Win a FREE NOOK eReader donated by Barnes & Noble Dayton Mall ($100 value).
All ticket prices include wine/beer samples of your choice, hors d'oeuvres and dessert. Additional samples and full glasses will be available for purchase at the event.
|Purchase by March 3||
|Author Circle Members*||$38 each
ENTER DISCOUNT CODE located on the back of your paper invitation to receive $38 ticket price.
|At the Door||
|Purchase by March 3||$60 each
|Author Circle Members*||$58 each
ENTER DISCOUNT CODE located on the back of your paper invitation to receive $58 ticket price.
|At the Door||
*Not an Author’s Circle Member of the Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library? Purchase a membership now and get discounts to this and future events.
Tickets may also be purchased with cash or check at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library. Please make checks payable to: "Friends of the Washington-Centerville Public Library".
Vick Mickunas, book reviewer for WYSO, Dayton Daily News and Springfield News Sun, will be the emcee for A Tasting with Friends. Vick has interviewed more than 1300 writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities over course of his career. Throughout the evening he will share his knowledge of the featured local authors, and their works, along with personal anecdotes and stories.
Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them.
Mingle with local authors, purchase their books and have them signed that evening! Book sales made possible by Barnes & Noble Dayton Mall. A percentage of all book sales will be donated to the Friends of WCPL!
Wine Specialist, Jiffie Hart, will be on hand to educate attendees about the wines being featured at this event.
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 Odyssey 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.
The Friends of WCPL 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 the 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 tax-deductible donation directly to the Library.
The individuals and organizations below have made significant contributions to this event and we are most grateful!
If you have questions or comments, please contact Georgia Mergler, event coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.