Join us for “Building the Collection: Celebrating the Creative Spirit,” a live and silent auction to benefit the Iowa City Public Library, hosted by the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. The event will be held at hotelVetro from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 2, with the live auction starting at 7 p.m.
Just of the very special items you can bid on during Sunday’s “Building the Collection” silent auction: This collection of pins for University of Iowa Homecoming, bowl games, and other occasions, has some pins dating back to 1970.
Make a reservation at the door on Sunday (6 p.m. at ICPL) or by calling 319-356-5249.
Bid on one of these one-of-a-kind events at “Building the Collection”! Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation Live Auction “Chapters” for May 2, 2010:
Mark your calendar for October 15, 2010, for an unforgettable dinner for 10 with author David Rhodes, whose novel “Driftless” is the All Iowa Reads selection, hosted by Monica Moen at her Plaza Towers home.
“Do-over!” author Robin Hemley will keep your group of eight guests laughing as you enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeurves with him at the magnificent home of UI Women’s Basketball Coach Lisa and David Bluder.
Enjoy brunch for eight with nonfiction author Hope Edelman, whose works include the bestsellers “Motherless Daughters,” “Motherless Mothers,” and the recent memoir “The Possibility of Everything,” at Ann Donahue’s downtown home.
Lan Samantha Chang
Hear about author Lan Samantha Chang’s eagerly awaited new novel, “All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost: A Novel,” during a special late fall luncheon for 12 women to be hosted by Joyce Summerwill at her superb home.
Hosts John and Ellen Buchanan will welcome 24 guests to their spectacular home for an outstanding evening of cabaret with singer Kristen Behrendt, featuring cocktails and delicious appetizers from Atlas.
with Dan Coffey
Come to a garden party and let author and professor Dan Coffey fill you in on “Iowa Curiosities” during a fun get together for you and your group of 12 at Michael Lensing’s fabulous near-Northside home.
You won’t be able to sit still during a marvelous Sunday afternoon gathering at Kevin and Julie Monson’s, featuring The Mayflies as the musical entertainment and hosted by the Library Friends Foundation.
with Tess Weaver
“Encore Opera Cat” is children’s author Tess Weaver’s newest enchanting book. Six special children will enjoy a party hosted by Jenny and Pat Duffy featuring Ms. Weaver, an opera singer, and delicious treats from DeLuxe Bakery.
Playwright Lisa Schlesinger’s play “Leaner than Light: 12 Frames of Paul Engle” will be the conversation starter at dinner for six with her and her musical husband. Hosted by Bill Nusser and Betsy Boyd.
Felix de la Concha, Ana Merino
The historic home of UI President Sally Mason and Prof. Ken Mason is the special setting for dinner for 12 with plein air artist Felix de la Concha and his award-winning poet wife Ana Merino.
Tim Barrett, UI Center for the Book paper specialist and MacArthur Fellowship recipient, will delight six during a Saturday morning tour of the Oakdale Paper Facility followed by lunch catered by Motley Cow, hosted by Linda and Ed Farkas.
Design help with
You won’t want to miss garden design help from Backyard Abundance’s Fred Meyer, and conversation with author Connie Mutel about “The Emerald Horizon” over treats from Friendly Farm at Mary Crooks’ home.
To bid on one of these fabulous auction events, attend Building the Collection: Celebrating the Creative Spirit
What: Live and Silent Auctions to benefit the Iowa City Public Library
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2010
Time: 6 -8 p.m.; Live Auction begins at 7 p.m.
Where: hotelVetro; 201 South Linn Street, Iowa City
Hosted by: Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation
Reservations: $50 per person. Reservations required. Registration opens Friday, April 09, 2010. Registration closes Monday, April 26, 2010.
For more information: Contact Patty McCarthy, Library Development Director, 319-356-5249, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our sponsors.
Corridor Business Journal
Goodfellow Printing, Inc.
A W Welt Ambrisco Insurance, Inc.
Bachmeier Interiors Carpet One
Blank & McCune, The Real Estate Company
Bradley & Riley PC
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals
Tom and Becky Gelman
Hands Jewelers, Since 1854
Hills Bank and Trust Company
Iowa City Landscaping & Garden Center
Iowa City Press-Citizen
The Java House
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service
McGrath Financial Services
Marc Moen & Bobby Jett
The Mighty 1630-KCJJ/1630kcjj.com
Neumann Monson Architects PC
OB/GYN Associates of Iowa City and Coralville
Phelan, Tucker, Mullen, Walker, Tucker, Gelman LLP
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
Payment for live and silent auction items may be made by cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard, before you leave the event on May 2, 2010.
If you are part of a group that successfully bids on an item, and individual group members want to receive a charitable gift acknowledgment letter for tax purposes from the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation, each member of the group must make his/her own payment. The Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation cannot accept one payment on behalf of the group and later divide tax receipts among the group members. The gift acknowledgment will go to the person(s) making the contribution.
For example, six people are members of a successful bidding group. In order for each of the six people to receive a donation acknowledgment from the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation, each person must make his/her separate payment before leaving the auction.
Questions? Please contact 319-356-5249 or email@example.com.