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 Gardens
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 email@example.com or 616-784-2092 with questions.
2020 Authors to be announced.
2019 Presenting Sponsor
"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."
Centennial Securities Company
2019 Bookplate Sponsors
2019 Table Sponsors
- Fifth Third Bank
- Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Inc.
- Lighthouse Group
- Medema Consulting
- Midwest Capital Advisors
- Midwest Tape/hoopla
- Miller Johnson
- Norris, Perné & French LLP
- Old National Bank
- Sabo PR
- Steelcase Inc.
- Universal Forest Products
- Van Eerden Foodservice
- Williams Kitchen & Bath
Catherine Behrendt, Emcee
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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