More than 300 attended the recent Friends of The Port Washington Library’s 45th Annual Richard D. Whittemore Book & Author Luncheon at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset.
This year’s featured authors were noted essayist Delia Ephron (Sister Mother Husband Dog) and historical novelist Kevin Baker (The Big Crowd).
Best-selling novelist Susan Isaacs served again as a moderator.
At the luncheon Friends’ President Amy Bass received the 2014 Friends of the Library Award, in part for her recognition for her “commitment and determination to expand library resources through outreach, advocacy, fundraising and programming.”
Ephron spoke of coping with life after dearly missing her recently deceased and famous sister Nora Ephron. She also touched on growing up in Beverly Hiils, while her mother was dying of alcoholism. In fact Ephron’s mother, while she lay dying, told Nora to take notes on her deathbed.
Baker revealed how his writings brought about a personal love affair with New York City. He was drawn to the the storied past of the 1940s and its bigger than life characters, ranging from mobsters to mayors.Learn more about upcoming Port Washington Library events by visiting its website.