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Thank You 2017 Harvest Table Event Donors!

Our Two Event Honorees
Mary Hoholick and Victoria Wooters
for their boundless energy, determination, and hard work on behalf of our Library

Our Financial Sponsors

Diamond
Prospect Capital Management (John and Daria Barry)

Benefactor
John Rudge & Sara Weale

Special Gift
Alan & Judith Appelbaum
Douglas Durst

Sponsor
Stuart & Victoria Marwell

Friend
Phyllis Bertin
Robert & Patricia Ivry
Edward & Sue Kelly
Jeanne Markel & Chris Wedge
Doug & MaryEllen McLaughlin
Old New House
Stephen & Patricia Pickering

Our Hardworking Food Servers from John Jay Middle School
Jocelyn Blachar | Jordyn Blachar | Alicia DeGaetano
Elena Gill | Sofia Gill | Julia Gold
Shelby McCaine | Maddy McLoughlin | Samantha Salazar
Ben Wysmuller

Our Patron Ambassadors/Auction Spotters/Ticket Sellers
Annika Carlson & Lauren Diack
John Jay High School Juniors | Nat’l Honor Society Members

Amy Drucker
Event Photographer

Nelson Salazar of Coldwell Banker
for Photo Booth

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

Cask Fine & Rare Wines
for our Welcome Cocktail

Katonah Wine & Liquor

The Hip Replacements
Robert Kessler, keys | Dan Potash, drums | Emily Tabin, alto sax | Crazy Feet Pete, bass

Blue Dolphin Ristorante
and
Katonah Woods Kitchen & Bar
for fried calamari

Auction Item Donors
Bacio Trattoria
Brew & Co.
Charity and Steve Brotmann | Nathalie and Jim Dalrymple
MaryEllen and Doug McLaughlin | Virginia Lanigan and Glenn Ticehurst

Live Auction Preview – 2017 Harvest Table

Please scroll down to preview all of our upcoming live auction lots. Purchase your tickets now!

Lot #   Description
1

Spend One Week in June in a Fire Island Beach House

Enjoy a week on Cranberry Walk in Fair Harbor, two blocks from the ferry and four houses in from the beach. Rest easy in this three-bedroom cottage which sleeps nine. Kick back in the large enclosed front porch or on a large side deck.

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2 paddle-preview

Paddle Party for Twenty at Bedford Golf & Tennis

One of KVL’s most popular auction items in years past! Party includes a keg of beer, “Jim-burgers” on the grill, the Blazer Pub’s award-winning tomato-bacon soup. Plus four hours reserved for the use of all three paddle courts, gaslamp-heated outdoor deck to chill out and watch the matches, and the beautiful “paddle hut” with comfy furniture, gas fireplace, and icemaker.

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3 Brew&Co

Brew & Co. Tasting Party for 20 Guests

You and your pals (and if you win this item, you’ll discover you suddenly have a lot more of ‘em) will enjoy a craft beer and cider tasting from among 12 unique and delicious draft selections, with snacks. This will be a private event led by Brew & Co.’s resident Beer Monger, Mikey Fishbone.

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4 Rufus Wainwright

Dinner Out and Rufus Wainwright Tickets for Two … a Swell (and Easy) Night on the Town!

Picture this amazing evening on Thursday, November 30, 2017… First stop is dinner for two at Bacio Trattoria. Next hop over to Ridgefield Playhouse where there is a VIP parking spot with your name on it, right out front. Enjoy third-row center seats to the 8 p.m. show from Rufus Wainright, with Special Guest Sloan Wainwright. After the show, head backstage for a meet-and-greet with the artists!

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2017 Harvest Table Tickets Available!

Mark your calendars – Saturday, November 4, 2017 – for our upcoming Katonah Library Fall Fundraiser – Harvest Table! This year’s festivities will feature an elegant harvest menu, craft beer, wine and signature libations and live music as well as our fabulous live auction and popular raffle basket drawing.

This year, we are pleased to be honoring Mary Hoholick and Victoria Wooters.

We are sorry, but online ticket ordering for the 2017 Harvest Table has closed. Tickets will be available, however, at the door on the day of the event for $125 each.

 

 

A Special Thank You to our Donors

A special thank you to everyone who donated towards the Spring into Summer Library Benefit

Beverages and Nosh:
Katonah Wine and Liquors
Vine and Co.

The Beer Committee:
John Albert, John Bart, Mike Dwyer, Doug McLauglin, and Joe Stark

Contributions to our tapas menu:
Susan Scofield and Krista Stanley

Decorating Committee:
Daria Culver, Amie Dave, Renee Mattiello, Jennifer Niles, Leslie Pilcher, Heather Samuelsen and Heather Trotta

Event Sponsors:
Silver: Phyllis Bertin
Bronze: Chris Wedge and Jeanne Markel

Silent Auction Items:
&James
Avenue K
Bijou
Breathe Salt Rooms
Ellen Brief
Caramoor Center for the Performing Arts
Catherine H
Charles Dept Store
Barbara Chintz
Corinne Lapin-Cohen
Celeste Crosby
Colette Elena Style
Ebba Katonah
Eiluj
Fine Lines
Jack Freudenheim
Kate Galligan
Mary Gaza
Gil Vaknin Portrait Photography
Gloss Salon
G. Willikers
HIM by Catherine H.
Jacob Burns Film Center
Jems of Katonah
Katonah Barber Shop
Katonah Insurance Agency
Katonah Juice Bar
Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah Poetry Series
Katonah Wine and Liquor
KD Studio
Kellogg and Lawrence
KR Café
Ben Krieger
Lily Pad Yoga and Mindfulness Studio
Little Joe’s Books
Doug McLauglin
Mustard Seed Studio
Old New House
Floyd Rappy
Ridgefield Playhouse
Rodan and Fields
Ruby Sue’s Boutique
Satori Spa
Marisa Scheinfeld
Tom’s Men Shop
Ultimate Auto Body
Uovo Moderno
Carly Vaknin
Weinstein’s Pharmacy
Wild Orchid Boutique

Spring Into Summer – Saturday, June 3, 2017

Please come to Katonah Village Library for our Spring Into Summer Benefit Cocktail Party and Silent Auction on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 7:30 pm on the Garden level of Katonah Village Library.

Connect with friends and neighbors over wine, craft beer, and savory bites. There will be raffles (gift baskets and 50/50), a silent auction and a music DJ.

Advanced online ticket sales have ended. Event tickets ($60 per person) and raffle tickets may still be purchased at the door. Walk-ins are welcome!

New York’s Suffrage Centennial – Photo Exhibit

The Katonah Village Library is the first library in Westchester to host a comprehensive photo exhibit from the New York State Museum, Albany, entitled Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial during the month of March. The exhibit is brought to the Katonah Village Library through the generous support of the League of Women Voters of North East Westchester (LWVNEW) serving Bedford, Lewisboro, Mt. Kisco , North Salem, and Pound Ridge. The opening reception is on Friday, March 3 at 6:30 pm, followed by a screening of Iron Jawed Angels, a historical drama (2004) starring Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, and Anjelica Huston. On Friday March 24 the library will host the film Suffragette, the 2015 drama starring Casey Mulligan at 7pm. The opening reception and the movies are free of charge and all are welcome.

Votes for Women celebrates the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State. The Empire State was three years ahead of federal suffrage for women in 1920. The exhibit spans from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention through 1917, when New York State granted women the right to vote. The exhibition also highlights the role of New York State leaders in women’s rights and the feminist movement through the twenty-first century. The LWVNYS was born out of the suffrage movement in New York in November 1919 and the National LWVUS in 1920. The large exhibit at the State Museum opens in November 2017 and features suffrage material never displayed before.

The exhibit will go to the John Jay High School Library in Cross River for the first two weeks in April and travel to other area schools. The exhibit will be on view in the Garden Room, located on the accessible lower level through the entire month of March, which is Women’s History Month.

KVL Presents 3rd Annual GospelFest

gospelfest_3For the past two years on a Saturday afternoon in February, the doors have been blown off of the library by the joyous voices of area gospel choirs. The tradition continues this year with three choir groups performing. This will be the third visit of the Antioch Baptist Church Choir. They have been singing hymns, anthems, and spirituals for the Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford Hills for over one hundred years, St.John’s Wilmot Choir of New Rochelle is also returning for the third year. With a more experimental repertoire, they have performed at the Palace Theater and for the NY Diocese Convention. This year they will combine forces with the library’s own choir, harmonize this. Newcomers to the GospelFest are the choir of Nyack College NYC called Purpose.

The festival was started by Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella, the Youth Services Librarian, who just can’t stop singing. She saw GospelFest as the way to bring gospel to a wider audience. Hartwell-Mandella has also built a choir right at the library’s Steinway Grand Piano with Frank L. Pisani (New York Blues Hall of Fame) with the idea that everyone can sing: “We are always looking for positive ways to connect. Everyone has so much fun. And it is true that we all sound better together!” There will be a chance for all to experience that harmony when the choirs and the audience join together in the final song. So come and expect to be lifted and inspired, roused, and filled with hand-clapping, foot-stomping rhythm.

Saturday, February 18 at 2pm

Tickets available at the door: $5.00 donation, children under the age of five are free.

The concert is on the lower level of the library, located at 26 Bedford Road in Katonah. 232-3508

Meet Gail Carson Levine!

ella-enchantedCome and meet Newbery Honor Book author, Gail Carson Levine. You know her as the author of Ella Enchanted, Dave at Night, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly, and numerous other titles for many ages. Find out what motivates, inspires, awes and intrigues her!

This annual meeting of the Katonah Village Library and the Katonah Village Improvement Society will begin with refreshments and mingling. This year, Harmonize This, the Library’s own chorus, will be performing a few songs. The author will speak after the KVIS and the library report on their programs and goals.

The evening is presented by the Katonah Village Library and the Katonah Village Improvement Society. All are welcome.

Thank You Event Sponsors!

harvest-table-postThanks to our wonderful community support, our November fundraiser was a huge success. We would like to especially thank our generous Harvest Table Benefit Sponsors for their contributions:

Local Business Sponsors

Individual Sponsors (Financial, Live Auction Item donors, In-Kind)

“Benefactor” Sponsors

  • Anonymous, “with thanks to all the Book Sale volunteers!”
  • Anonymous, “Thank you for all you do – we love KVL!”
  • The Durst Family

“Friend” Sponsors

  • Tara and Jeff Coniaris
  • Patricia and Robert Ivry
  • Laura and Joel Kaplan
  • Jeanne Markel and Chris Wedge

Doni and Robert Belau
Nathalie and Jim Dalrymple
Marianna Kuhn
Susan and John Scofield
Mark Stanley
Joe Stark
The Welch, Pou-Song, Hjerpe & Latham Families

2016 Harvest Table Cocktail Party & Auction

harvest-table-postMark your calendars – Saturday, November 5 2016 – for our upcoming Katonah Library Fall Fundraiser – Harvest Table! This year’s festivities, honoring Lynn Lovett and Vicki Marwell, will feature an elegant harvest menu, craft beer, wine and signature libations as well as our fabulous live auction and popular raffle basket drawing.

A special thank you to our community sponsors for their generous support of the KVL Harvest Table event.

Please click here for a sneak peek at some of the amazing items that will be up for auction.

Advanced online ticket sales have ended. Event tickets may still be purchased at the door. Walk-ins welcome!