Annual Library After Dark Gala

About Library After Dark

Now, more than ever, it is clear how important libraries are to society. More than the books on the shelves, libraries are a place for community, release from the pressures of everyday life, and a place of learning and laughter.

Our gala celebrates MCPL and all those who are instrumental in the success of our libraries. Join FOLMC & MCPL staff and volunteers, elected officials, and philanthropists to honor our awardees and raise funds to continue their great work.

This year, we’re thrilled to announce the Honorable Connie Morella is our Honorary Chair. “My husband proposed to me at the Boston Public Library,” Morella says. “Libraries have become community connectors,” she continued. “The library is free—not confined by any political climate. It is the most democratic of institutions. No one can tell you what, when, or how to read. It is where ideas are born and where history comes to life.”

Date: April 10, 2021
Time: 7:30PM
Where: The comfort of your own home.
Dress: Pearls & Pajamas. We’ll all be at home, so feel free to dress up or down as you’re comfortable.

7:15 – Scotty’s Cocktail Hour, brought to you in partnership with Scotty’s Handcrafted Vodka.
7:30 – Program Begins
8:00 – Live Auction
10:00 – Silent Auction Ends (Fill out this form and email to to contribute an item to the auction)





Thank You 

2021 Sponsors

Gordon & Pamela Saussy*
    Eddie Snyder & Ann Wimpfheimer
Anonymous Wilson Badillo* G2 Ops, Inc.
Parker Hamilton Larissa Johnson, MPA*
Denise Neary*^ & Chris Kelly  Paige*^ & Eric Nerenberg The Honorable Jeffrey Slavin
Karl Debus-López & Tanner Wray+  Penny & David Yao Rivka Yerushalmi
 Lynn* & Dan Abrahamson Kathy Bittinger*^ & Kevin Esser Fred S. Evans
Ari Z. Brooks Laura Frene, CPA & Associates LLC Frances Frost*
Hoover Family
in honor of Tyler Hoover*
Lysette & Joseph House Mark Kimmel
Rachel Maleh* Melissa Anne McDonald* Daniel and Vijaya Melnick
Murakami Family
in honor of Tyler Hoover*
Carrie Mills James Montgomery*
The Honorable Connie Morella* Paisley Green, LLC Sonja Roberts+
Eric Smith* & Sarah Brooks Mark Schwartz* Tony Spearman-Leach*^ & Mike Laux
 Summit Group Tom* & Irina Thomson Anita and Sam Vassallo
 Jane Williams+ and George Singleton+

*Current or Former FOLMC Board of Trustee Member

+ Honorary Committee Member

^ Host Committee Member

5th Annual Library After Dark Gala

Photos by Stephanie Williams Photography.