Monday, March 15, 2010

Patrons Get Sneak Peek at Howe Library

Swiped from Stephanie Simon, APL

More than 70 library supporters got a sneak preview of the newly renovated Howe Branch Library on March 4 as part of a fundraiser hosted by the APL Foundation. Party-goers enjoyed champagne (donated by Delaware Plaza Wine & Liquor), chocolate (courtesy of Cravings), and strawberries (donated by Hannaford and the Madison Fruit Garden). They also dined on hors d'oeuvres donated by South End neighborhood restaurants (V&R Ristorante, Café Capriccio, and Lombardo's). Attendees were entertained by a duo from the Capital Chamber Artists. Patrons toured the refurbished library, noting such wonderful features as: the Rip Van Winkle Moravian tile fireplace in the children's room, original quarter-sawn oak bookcases and woodwork, glass room dividers (called for in the original 1920s design, but never installed), and the new addition housing an elevator and bathrooms. The party was a wonderful way to help us kick off our Howe opening celebrations.

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