Mark your calendars for the 28th Annual – and first ever virtual – Celebration of Learning! There are so many fun reasons to join us in spirit on Friday, November 6:
- Raise a toast to Achea and Michael Redd who are serving as our Honorary Chairs
- Help honor Mary Lazarus with the Julian Sinclair Smith Award for Lifelong Learning
- Enjoy a timely keynote by bestselling author and infectious disease physician, Dr. Abraham Verghese
We’ve retained many of the elements that make the event so special. From friendly faces to delicious food, you can enjoy the evening your way from the comfort and safety of your home. And, most importantly, your support is a true celebration of the joy of libraries and literacy in our community.
We hope you’re as excited as we are and we can’t wait to “see” you!
John Behal and DeeDee Glimcher
2020 Celebration of Learning Co-Chairs
Healing Power of Community
Our author, Dr. Abraham Verghese, will share his unique perspective as an infectious disease physician whose acclaimed novel, My Own Country, focuses on the impact of a health crisis and the healing power of community. He is a bestselling author and a prominent voice in medicine with a uniquely humanistic view of the future of healthcare. His most recent novel, Cutting for Stone, was a runaway hit, topping the New York Times bestseller list for over two years and earning a movie deal. His upcoming book, The Maramon Convention, is highly anticipated. In addition to being a renowned author, he has served on the faculty of many universities, is a popular TED speaker, a regular contributor to NPR and the New England Journal of Medicine, and, in 2015, President Obama awarded him with the National Humanities Medal.