13th Inspiration Gala: Honoring the ABC's of Library Leadership

Invites you to attend the 13th Inspiration Gala on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 6:30PM at the Port Washington Public Library

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PWPL Art Gallery Named Karen and Ed Adler Gallery

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The Library is pleased to announce that the Art Gallery is being named for Karen and Ed Adler, in recognition of their continued and generous financial support of the Library and their special interest in the arts.

Ed Adler, the mayor of Sands Point, is one of the founding board members of the Port Washington Library Foundation. He and his wife Karen have been generous contributors to the Foundation’s endowment and to the new Children’s Library campaign. The couple have been lifelong devotees to the arts and the Library Board is honored to recognize their tremendous generosity.

“Karen and I have always shared an interest in the arts,” says Ed. “Touring galleries and museums has been a regular part of our married life for more than four decades. When we were raising our children in Port, the Library’s exhibitions and other programs in the arts brought us much pleasure for the many years when getting into the city together was rarely a possibility.

“In recent years we were able to resume museum and gallery visits in Manhattan and build our own collection, but we continue to enjoy the great creativity and talent exhibited at the Library. In fact, a painting exhibited in the Library’s gallery a few years ago graces the wall of my office in Manhattan. We can’t think of a more appropriate purpose for the income from our endowment gift.”

Director Nancy Curtin says of the naming, “a gallery named for this generous and involved couple adds distinction to our fine arts space. Their support fosters our mission to exhibit a wide array of artistic expression for the Port community.”


Bookplate Promotion Supports Children's Library

Be a part of the new Children’s Library!

Renovations for the new Children’s Library will soon be underway. Join the excitement by purchasing a commemorative book plate. A custom label will be inscribed and added to the inside cover of “your” book.

To make a secure online donation and see books offered, please log onto: pwpl.org/foundation