2014 FOL Book & Author Luncheon

More than 300 attendees enjoyed the FOL’s 45th Annual Book & Author Luncheon on Friday, May 16, 2014  at the North Hills Country Club. The featured authors were Delia Ephron and Kevin Baker, and Port’s own best-selling novelist Susan Isaacs returned as program moderator. Enjoy these photos from the event!   PHOTOS: Seth Ehrlich.

 

The FOL Board, Library Director Nancy Curtin (seventh from left), student volunteers, and authors (seated) Kevin Baker and Delia Ephron.

The FOL Board, Library Director Nancy Curtin (seventh from left), student volunteers, and authors (seated) Kevin Baker and Delia Ephron.

Authors Delia Ephron and Kevin Baker signed copies of their books for dozens of attendees.

Authors Delia Ephron and Kevin Baker signed copies of their books for dozens of attendees.

Author Kevin Baker

Author Kevin Baker

Susan Isaacs

Susan Isaacs

Susan Isaacs and Amy Bass

Susan Isaacs and Amy Bass

Teachers and students from Schreiber High School

Teachers and students from Schreiber High School

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Denine Shedrick and Saveeta Ramprasha representing Silver Sponsor Community National Bank

Arthur Buhr of Silver Sponsor Total Dollar Management with FOL Board member Bob Drew

Arthur Buhr of Silver Sponsor Total Dollar Management with FOL Board member Bob Drew

Deirdre Costa Major (second from left) representing Gold Sponsor Americana Manhasset with her guests Caryn Hirshleifer and Nancy Morris, and FOL Board member Pamela O'Connell

Deirdre Costa Major (second from left) representing Gold Sponsor Americana Manhasset with her guests Caryn Hirshleifer and Nancy Morris, and FOL Board member Pamela O’Connell

Ellen Fox, a Silver Sponsor, and Jane Tafarella

Ellen Fox, a Silver Sponsor, and Jane Tafarella

Former FOL Board member Susan Kass (center) and friends.

Former FOL Board member Susan Kass (center) and friends.

Nathalie Aujard-Pearson and Beth Horn, a Silver Sponsor together with her husband David.

Nathalie Aujard-Pearson and Beth Horn, a Silver Sponsor together with her husband David.

Sam Guedouar (center), Executive Director of The Amsterdam at Harborside, the luncheon's Authors Sponsor, with guests from The Amsterdam.

Sam Guedouar (center), Executive Director of The Amsterdam at Harborside, the luncheon’s Authors Sponsor, with guests from The Amsterdam.

Susan Issacs with Yasuko Yamaguchi of Silver Sponsor Seyak Corporation/Yamaguchi Restaurant.

Susan Issacs with Yasuko Yamaguchi of Silver Sponsor Seyak Corporation/Yamaguchi Restaurant.

Library Trustee Myron Blumenfeld with guest and FOL Treasurer Tinu Thakore (right)

Library Trustee Myron Blumenfeld with guest and FOL Treasurer Tinu Thakore (right)

Student volunteer and raffle seller Luke O'Connell

Student volunteer and raffle seller Luke O’Connell

Program moderator Susan Issacs with author Kevn Baker

Program moderator Susan Issacs with author Kevn Baker

Abby Orshefsky, Val Taylor and Barbara Fishman

Abby Orshefsky, Val Taylor and Barbara Fishman

Former President of the library Board of Trustees Fred Kramer and Laurette Kramer

Former President of the library Board of Trustees Fred Kramer and Laurette Kramer

Library Trustee Nancy Comer and Nora Haagenson

Library Trustee Nancy Comer and Nora Haagenson

FOL President Amy Bass, program moderator Susan Isaacs, author Kevin Baker, FOL Vice President Nancy Wright, author Delia Ephron and FOL Vice President Ellen Zimmerman.

FOL President Amy Bass, program moderator Susan Isaacs, author Kevin Baker, FOL Vice President Nancy Wright, author Delia Ephron and FOL Vice President Ellen Zimmerman.

Author Delia Ephron

Author Delia Ephron

Dot and Ed Slade of Event Sponsor The Slade Family Foundation.

Dot and Ed Slade of Event Sponsor The Slade Family Foundation.

The packed dining room at North Hills Country Club enjoyed both the delicious meal and the entertaining speakers.

The packed dining room at North Hills Country Club enjoyed both the delicious meal and the entertaining speakers.