Friends in Action

Annual support from the Friends is counted upon to supplement each department’s programming budget. The following photographs illustrate recent events, speakers and programs funded in part, or in full, by the FOL.

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Bestselling authors Philippa Gregory

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John Berendt

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Filmmaker Doug Block, a Port native, screened his award-winning documentary "51 Birch Street"

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Barron spoke about his Steinway book while a pianist demontrated on the library's Steinway

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Award-winning theater and film composer Jeanine Tesori, a Port native, performed for an enraptured Cabin Fever audience

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Oscar winner Patricia Neal appeared with her biographer

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The mysterious Gael Greene took off her hat for library patrons

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Slam poet Taylor Mali performed at Schreiber High School

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Silent vaudevillian Chip Bryant wowed children of all ages

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NY Times sports columnist George Vecsey and… two-time Pulitzer winner Walt Bogdanich appeared in programs on sportswriting and investigative journalism, respectively (both are Port residents)

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PBS History Detective Elyse Luray regaled a "Cabin Fever" audience



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