Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for a Friends of the Library Pasta Dinner on Thursday, October 13, 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the United Congregational Church, corner of Appleton and Maple Street, Holyoke. The dinner menu includes pasta with sauce, meatballs, grated cheese, rolls and butter, salad with dressing, beverage and dessert, all for $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children four to twelve years old. Children three and younger will receive their meal free of charge.

All are welcome!   Invite your friends and family to come enjoy this meal and support the Library at the same time. A good cause!
All proceeds from the dinner will be contributed to the renovation and expansion of the Holyoke Public Library. Tickets for the dinner are available at the Holyoke Public Library and will be available at the door that evening. The United Congregational Church is handicapped accessible; enter by the side door from Appleton.  Ample free parking is located in the lot immediately across from Appleton Street, and in the lot behind the War Memorial. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

GALA plans expanding

Christine Alger, event chair for this fall's Holiday GALA, has called a planning meeting for Tuesday Sept 20, 5:30pm, in the Library Community Room.

There are some exciting new developments and a proposal to EXPAND the event in collaboration with the HPL Campaign Office. We're exploring whether the Library Building Project timeline would allow us to create a special event inside the 1902 Library just before the remodeling construction starts.

Same date (Saturday November 19), same caterers (Holyoke Country Club), but perhaps to be held at the Library.

Curious?  Come to Tuesday's meeting...  Help us make this a fantastic party.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Planning the big GALA!

Friends of HPL Holiday Gala party planning -- Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5:30p.m. in the HPL Community Room.   Come help with the planning for this festive party.   

This years event will be held in style at the Holyoke Country Club* on Saturday November 19, 6-11p.m.  Please mark your calendar now and SAVE THE DATE!
Help is always needed!  Raffle donations are great as well.  Feel free to contact the event chair at   See the Gala on Facebook and the C.R.U.S.H. Events list.
*News-flash Sept 16:  Plans for this party are EXPANDING and the location MAY change to accommodate a larger crowd.  Save the date, but stay flexible about the location. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Join Friends at the Block Party

Come find us at the Great Holyoke Block Party, which takes place on Saturday September 3rd on Chestnut Street at Veterans Park in downtown Holyoke.  The Friends of the Library will have an information table. Drop by and say Hello!   Help us promote the Library, and the Friends group, to the public.

This is the 3rd year of Block Party; here's the exciting schedule:
11-12       Tours with MIFA at the Victory Theatre (81-89 Suffolk St)
11:30        Parade around the site with Expandable Brass Band
12-12:45  Carpe Diem (Cover Rock)
1-1:45      Katelyn Richards (Rock)
1:30         One Mile Walk around the area with the Holyoke YMCA
1:45-2      Tango Performance with Veronika Kruta
2-2:45      Dicey Riley (Irish Rock)
2:45-3      Expandable Brass Band (Activist Street Band)
3-3:45      Shawn Patric Project (Blues)
4-4:45      Evelyn Harris (Soul/R&B)
4:45-5      Holyoke YMCA-Zumba!
5-5:45      InterTrip (Jazz)
5:45-6      Grupo Folklorico (Traditional Puerto Rican Dance)
6-6:45      Toussaint the Liberator (Reggae)
6:45-7      Artistic Dance Conservatory
7-7:45      DJ Jay One (Dance)
8-9:00      Conjunto Barrio (Latin)
[Rain date Sunday September 4]