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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Friends of Library wine-tasting set for Saturday

Friends and supporters of the Plainfield Public Library will gather Saturday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for a wine-tasting event titled 'Un Gusta di Italia' -- a taste of Italy -- featuring a selection of fine Italian wines served with a variety of Italian fare.

This year's event is being hosted at the home of Michael Mattevi, 966 Hillside Avenue, which has recently undergone significant and dramatic renovations.

Music will be provided by Plainfield's jazz legend, pianist Ernie Scott (and my neighbor!).

The annual event is sponsored by the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library, a volunteer support organization which has a dual purpose of providing interesting activities for its members and raising funds to supplement the Library's programming.

The fundraising activities have assumed a more important role as libraries everywhere face pressures to offer expanded services -- especially job training and literacy skills -- in an era when these services are more important than ever and government support is constrained.

Tickets are $75/person and may be purchased at the Plainfield Public Library, 8th Street at Park Avenue, online at the FOPPL page (see here), or at the door on Saturday. (Make checks payable to FOPPL.)

Come on out and support Plainfield's premier cultural institution -- free and open to all since 1892.

I'll be pouring at one of the stations and will be glad to see you and chat for a while.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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