From the Wellesley Free Library Centennial Fund:
Are you a Wellesley author? The Wellesley Free Library Centennial Fund wants to celebrate you.
To commemorate its Silver Anniversary, on April 15th the Centennial Fund will host a Wellesley Authors’ Reception, to pay tribute to the exciting diversity of talent found right here in our hometown. So we want to identify Wellesley’s authors, poets, illustrators, playwrights — everyone who creates books and scripts and all kinds of publications. Please let us know about you and your works so that we can create a comprehensive list (a valuable resource which will eventually be housed at the library), and so that we can invite you to this gala evening.
This event will have special meaning because the Centennial Fund was born at a Wellesley Authors’ Reception 25 years ago, when a local author discovered that the library couldn’t afford to buy a copy of his book. He created the Fund to “enrich and enhance” the library’s collection, and since then the generous contributions of townspeople have enabled the Fund to donate $866,000 to the library (most recently this totaled 24% of its annual materials budget), ensuring the depth and richness of the collection. Authors — please share with the Centennial Fund your name, address, e-mail address, and names of publications.
You may e-mail this information to EMacLennan@minlib.net, or send it to: Centennial Fund Authors Reception, c/o Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley 02482. And everyone in town — mark your calendars for April 15th, 7 p.m. at the library.
You’re all invited to meet and celebrate the gifted and intriguing authors who share our town. See you there!