Friday, September 21, 2007

Author, Author

Friends Of The Library To Sponsor Distinctive Author Reception

Last year, we opened a spanking new public library on the Turnpike in Elmont. [Why do they call it the Elmont "Memorial" Library? Did Elmont die?]

Anyway, in about a month's time, our friends in West Hempstead -- not to be outdone -- will be cutting the ribbon on their new facility located on Hempstead Avenue. [Do you think Hempstead Town Supervisor will have the audacity to show her smiling face?]

Our friends at the library -- literally the Friends of the Library -- have let us know about a very special event scheduled for Thursday, October 18th: A Distinguished Author Reception.

It truly is the latest and the greatest, and all are invited -- not only from West Hempstead -- to join the celebration.
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Celebrating the Theme of Community and Volunteerism”
West Hempstead, NY 516-565-3714

The Friends of the West Hempstead Library announces the Long Island Distinctive Author Honorees

The Friends of the West Hempstead Public Library’s Long Island Distinctive Authors Reception is being held on Thursday, October 18th at the West Hempstead Public Library beginning at 7:00 pm. The Friends program will be featuring several distinctive authors from Long Island as they celebrate the launch event of their new headquarters. Announcing today the Long Island Event Author Honorees:

Bob King, “Raising a Fallen Treasure,” “The Vanderbilt Homes,” “ A Dream Remembered”
Bob McMillan, “Global Passage”
Valentina Janek, “In Love and Friendship”
Jim Ryan, “Simple Happiness”
Sheila & Letty Sustrin, “The Teacher Who Would Not Retire”
Christian Carrington, “The Time Paradox”
Diane Baumann, “Show Dog”
Steven H. Post, “Samsara Moon”
Lynn Broder, “The Long Winding Road”
Ann Schrank, “Growing Up Italian”
Lori Gershon, “Child of Light”
Kathleen Bart, “A Tale of Two Teddies,” “Global Gourmet,” “Town Teddy & Country Bear”
Kevin Durst, “Glitter That Was Once Gold”
Tim McHeffey, “Juggling the Journey”

The Friends are looking at the Long Island Distinctive Authors Reception as a tribute to authors who have made a special contribution to Long Island and who clearly represent community spirit. All proceeds from the event will benefit the West Hempstead Public Library’s Enhancement Campaign.

As quoted by Kathleen Dunne, President of the Friends, “watching the new library being built, one can’t help but see it as a testament to the vision and dedication of an entire community. A dream like this can only take shape through the passion, commitment and support of local organizations and community leaders.” Local author, Valentina Janek, recently published a book describing the love and friendship that can be generated in a community. “They say in the end, all that really matters are the connections and relationships people share” stated Janek. “When people come together in love and friendship, that force and tenacity can do wonderful things for a community.”

To celebrate this spirit of community and involvement, the Friends of the West Hempstead Public Library would like to invite you to not only make a difference, but to actually be the difference at the Long Island Author’s Reception on October 18th, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the new West Hempstead Public Library located at 500 Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead, New York.

The cost to attend the benefit is $50.00 per person. For reservations, sponsorships and congratulatory messages to distinctive authors, visit or

All checks should be made payable to “Friends of the WHPL.” Questions can be emailed to us at or The Friends can also be reached by calling Carol Segrete at 516-481-6591, Valentina Janek at 516-565-3714 or Patricia Locurcio at 516-385 8766.

The Friends of the West Hempstead Public Library work to support and enhance the resources, services and facilities of the West Hempstead Public Library, through public awareness, advocacy and fundraising.

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