This Friday, May 9, Cromaine District Library will partner with the Friends of Cromaine to offer two events, both featuring former Library Director Sandra Scherba Novacek and each a fundraiser for the Friends of Cromaine Library.
Tickets for both events are available at each of the libraries’circulation desks.
“A Visit with Sandy Scherba Novacek, Author, Publisher and Librarian” will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Waldenwoods Banquet & Conference Center. Sandy will talk about her path from Librarian to Publisher. She will have the book, “Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance,” a memoir of Charles Novacek’s experience during World War II as an 11-year-old boy warrior, for sale and signing. The event will include a breakfast buffet with omelet station. Your $25 per person ticket is a contribution in part to the Friends who give more than $10,000 each year to fund library events, collections, and services.
The same day, Friday, May 9, there will be an after-hours event at the Village Library from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. At the evening event, Sandy will talk in more detail about Charles’ life as a child warrior, as well as his love of art and paintings. The paintings will be on exhibit at the Village Library through Memorial Day and into the first week of June. A menu of Czech foods, from appetizers to soup to desserts (OH, the pastries!!!) and non-alcoholic beverages, will be offered. Bayanina, Eastern Europe accordionist, will entertain as you enjoy the exhibit and purchase and have signed your copy of “Border Crossings.” Your ticket for the evening event only is $35 per person.
If tickets are purchased for both the morning and the evening events at the same time, there is a $5 discount--making the cost to attend both events a total of $55 for the community.
This is a wonderful investment in the Friends of Cromaine who singlehandedly manage donations of many thousands of used books and media each year turning your discards into summer music, the Big Read, scholars, performers, free NEW books, and much more.