by Rachel Senechal
Every year, on the first Saturday of December, the library is transformed into a magical place with lights, flowers, food, drink and many happy people celebrating the beginning of the holiday season. Some of our favorite writers and illustrators have been honored at what has become a signature fundraising gala known as An Evening at the Library and include Katherine Paterson, Reeve Lindbergh, Tom Slayton, Chris Bohjalian, Howard Frank Mosher, Chris and Nancy Graff, Mary Azarian and Archer Mayor.
We are very happy to announce that award-winning Vermont author Howard Norman will be our special guest of honor at An Evening at the Library, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Also joining us is Vermont novelist Howard Frank Mosher who will be introducing his good friend, Howard Norman. Norman is a three-time winner of National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and a winner of the Lannan Award for fiction. His 1987 novel, The Northern Lights, was nominated for a National Book Award, as was his 1994 novel The Bird Artist. Norman is also author of the novels The Museum Guard, The Haunting of L, and Devotion. His books have been translated into 12 languages.
Admission to the gala is $60 per person and can be paid at the library.