OCTOBER 24, 2013 | LOMBARDO’S To Benefit the Milton Library Foundation About Our Guest Author – Tom Perrotta Tom Perrotta is the author of six previous works of fiction: Bad Haircut, The Wishbones, Election, and the New York Times bestselling Joe College, Little Children, and The Leftovers. Election was made into the acclaimed 1999 movie directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. Little Children was released as a movie directed by Todd Field and starring Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly in 2006, and for which Perrotta received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for best screenplay. HBO has acquired the television rights to The Leftovers and is currently adapting the book as a TV series. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts. About Our Honoree – Andrea Gordon Perrotta’s] most mature, “[absorbing novel…though he still hasn’t left the suburbs, Perrotta has managed to prove again, as Updike and Cheever did, that here in the quiet, tree-lined streets of a nice neighborhood, people are fighting cosmic battles with their own and others’ demons. - Ron Charles for the Washington Post on The Leftovers As our first honoree, Andrea had the vision of a new, vibrant library for Milton. Her dedication and energy inspired all those who joined the effort to make it a reality. As a result, the Milton Library has fostered a love of reading at an early age, offered access to information and digital media and inspired lifelong learning. All of this is provided free of charge thanks to the generous supporters of the library. ” RSVP by October 9 Parking Available cordially invites you to Presenting Sponsor Where Stories Begin Early Literacy Sponsor 9TH ANNUAL LITERARY GALA Thursday, October 24, 2013 Lombardo’s – 6 Billings St | Randolph, MA 02368 6:00 p.m. VIP Reception | 6:30 General Registration Media Sponsor COCKTAILS, SEATED DINNER, LIVE AUCTION AND A DISCUSSION AND Q&A WITH OUR GUEST AUTHOR For more information, please contact Tasha Bracken 617.916.5453 or [email protected] Where Stories Begin Gala Planning Committee Chris Kaster Tasha M. Bracken Kathryn Fagan Mary L. Hanifin Tom Petersen Milton Library Trustees Brendan McLaughlin, Chairman Raymond C. Czwakiel, Secretary Kristine Hodlin, Treasurer Elizabeth Alvarez Hyacinth Crichlow Mary Riffe Hiss Barbara Mason Frank Schroth Herbert F. Voigt Milton Library Foundation Board of Directors Chris Kaster, President Tom Waye, President-Elect Kathryn Fagan, Past President Fred Carter, Clerk Jeannine Reardon, Treasurer Gene Boylan Denis Bustin Anne Collins Brian Gilmore Mary Gormley Mary L. Hanifin Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter Gregory Pauly Tom Petersen June Robinson Aisha Saunders Jackson Suzanne Sigman Robert Turner Herbert F. Voigt Michael F. Zullas Library Director William Adamczyk Event Honoree Andrea Gordon The Milton Library Foundation The Milton Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure Milton Public Library’s growth towards excellence. It raises funds to supplement and expand municipal support for library services and collections, a Small Grants Program for library staff, technological assets and capital expenditures. Having completed a major renovation and systems upgrade in 2009, Milton Public Library is a vibrant community cultural center and usage is at an all-time high. In the last year, over 400 programs were offered for people of all ages at the Library and the number of digital downloads from Library collections, including eBooks, Audio books, and music, more than doubled from the previous year. The 2013 Literary Gala Fund-a-Need will support the Technology for a Twenty-first Century Library Fund.
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