Sip & Savor, Rhythm & Rhymes
Celebrate the Library with Our Friends!
Friday, April 17, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Central Library Rotunda
The Friends of the Springfield Library will host a special get together on Friday, April 17 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. celebrating National Library Week and Springfield’s first Poet Laureate María Luisa Arroyo. Imagine enjoying hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and mingling under the soaring dome of the Central Library Rotunda while listening to beautiful music provided by Joel Meginsky!
Tickets to Sip & Savor, Rhythm & Rhymes, with all proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Springfield Library, are $35 per person. You are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets by April 15 by paying online, by mailing a check made out to Friends of the Springfield Library to the address below, or by paying in person at any Springfield City Library location. Walk up tickets will also be available at the event.
Friends of the Library
220 State St.
Springfield MA 01103
The Friends of the Springfield Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the work of the Springfield City Library. The Friends work to promote awareness of library resources, raise funds for special programming and advocate on behalf of library interests.
Opened on January 10, 1912, the Central Library, 220 State Street, built in the Italian Renaissance Revival style, has a pink granite base surrounded by white Vermont marble, a frieze of white terra cotta and a dark green tile roof. Funded with $240,000 from Andrew Carnegie and $155,000 contributed by Springfield residents, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
At its dedication ceremony on January 11, 1912, Mayor Edward H. Lathrop said, “We speak of libraries as of household things. The library touches us on all sides. It appeals to us through brain, heart and sentiment. We go to it for comfort, for hope, for devotion, for rest, for inspiration, and for amusement. It beckons us with impalpable fingers.”
Over 100 years later those words hold true. Please buy your ticket and support the library on April 17, 2015.