2010 Friends Book & Author Luncheon

The 41st Annual Book & Author Luncheon on May 14, 2010, drew a crowd of more than 220 attendees to hear moderator Susan Isaacs and authors Linda Fairstein (“Hell Gate”) and Thomas Fleming (“The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers”) at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links.  Please enjoy these photos from the event! Photos/Will Wright.

The Friends of the Library Board with Authors Linda Fairstein and Thomas Fleming (seated) L to R: Margaret Desiervo, Library Director Nancy Curtin, teen volunteer Luke O'Connell, FOL Vice President Nancy Wright, teen volunteer Annelise Meyding, FOL President Amy G. Bass, Vice President Ellen Zimmerman, Secretary Eleanor Rybecky, Treasurer Tinu Thakore, Pamela O'Connell

Corporate sponsors and raffle item donors helped make the 2010 Luncheon a financial success.

Linda Fairstein graciously signed books for June Brereton and Jill D'Agostino, as well as dozens of other copies of "Hell Gate" purchased at the event.

More than 220 attendees filled the dining room at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links.

Library Director Nancy Curtin, FOL President Amy G. Bass, Author Thomas Fleming, Moderator Susan Isaacs, Author Linda Fairstein, Rita Castagna and Deirdre Costa Major representing event sponsor Americana Manhasset, Yasuko Yamaguchi representing event sponsor Yamaguchi/Seyak Corp., Library Board of Trustees President Julie Geller

Teen volunteer Luke O'Connell sold raffle for FOL tote bags filled with books and gift certificates to local restaurants and shops.

Yasuko Yamaguchi, one of the event's generous corporate sponsors, greatly enjoyed the speakers.

FOL President Amy G. Bass

Linda Fairstein regaled the crowd with the real-life stories behind her crime fiction.

Library trustee Myron Blumenfeld and his lovely wife

FOL Vice Presidents Nancy Wright and Ellen Zimmerman with best-selling novelist and luncheon moderator Susan Isaacs, and Leslie Abramowitz

Teen volunteer Luke O'Connell and Annelise Meyding were busy selling raffles!

Julie Geller, president of the library Board of Trustees, with FOL vice president Nancy Wright and Amy Mann

FOL supporters Ed and Dot Slade with Sandy Ehrlich

FOL Vice President Ellen Zimmerman, Barbara Zucker, President Amy Bass, and Kay Ullman



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