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Literary Libations

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Enjoy cocktails, dinner and networking time with your colleagues, friends and well-known authors. Be sure to save Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, to enjoy this entertaining event and support KDL.

Frederik Meijer GardensMary Ford accepting the Library Champion Award at the 2019 Literary LibationsShellie Adamy accepting the Library Champion Award at the 2019 Literary Libations
1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 5:30 - 9:00 PM
General Reception: 5:30 PM
Dinner & Program: 6:30 PM

All ticket prices include a copy of one of the author’s books.

Sponsorships are available now.

Last year's Library Champions were Mary Ford (pictured wearing the scarf) and Shellie Adamy (pictured wearing the sleeveless dress).

Contact Claire Horlings at chorlings@kdl.org or 616-784-2092 with questions.

2020 Authors to be announced.

Sponsors

2019 Presenting Sponsor

Centennial Securities logo

"Centennial Securities has been involved with Kent District Library's Literary Libations from the start and we couldn't be more pleased. The event is amazing, the people at KDL are great to work with and our employees and clients love it. It is fast becoming one of our most popular, client-friendly events. Now add to all that the wonderful work KDL can do with the dollars raised and you can see why Centennial Securities values this relationship."

Randy Hansen
President
Centennial Securities Company

2019 Bookplate Sponsors

 

Adamy Valuation

 

Baker & Taylor

 

Van Eerden Foodservice

2019 Table Sponsors

Media Sponsor

WZZM 13 On Your Side logo

Catherine Behrendt, Emcee
Catherine Behrendt

Past Authors

Literary Libations 2018 authors: Dale Brown, Lynne Olson, Wiley Cash and Lori Rader-Day

 

Literary Libations 2017 authors: Joshilyn Jackson, Peter Heller, Elizabeth Berg and James Andrew Miller

 

Literary Libations 2016 authors: Michael Harvey, Helen Simonson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Chris Pavone

 

Literary Libations 2015 authors: Laura Lippman, Ron Rash, Paula McLain and Christopher Moore

Comments from attendees

"I was thrilled to be part of this gala event in such a glorious setting. It’s lovely to be among friends who are so passionate about supporting the library. Wonderful company, delicious food and literary entertainment make for a great evening."  – Susan Wiggs, author

"This is an exciting event! It’s wonderful to meet four diverse authors and hear about their personal insight and writing techniques."  – Jay Smith

“Congratulations on a great event! Our guests had a great time. You should be very pleased with the final result!” —John Schuring, Dickinson Wright

"Thank you again for including me in your fantastic event … All of you at KDL are doing God’s work, and I really enjoyed being part of your family, at least for a night."  – Lynne Olson, author

“So glad the event was a hit! Would love to work with you again on this. Give me a call when you’re ready to talk authors for 2016! Thanks again for all you did for our authors. Much appreciated.” —Virginia Stanley, Harper Collins

“All of us from Hungerford Nichols really enjoyed the evening — just keep getting interesting authors to speak and we will come back.”

Highlights from 2018

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Highlights from the 2018 Literary Libations