Monday, May 14, 2007

Mid-City's Library Needs Your Help Sunday

My neighborhood in New Orleans, Mid-City, had a public library at 2940 Canal Street until 1958 when it was closed. It was Moler's Beauty College until Katrina, and now that location is set to open as the Zeitgeist. One of the brightest spots of all of my neighbors' effors in the recovery process has been that we are getting a new library, and the Mid-City branch at 330 N. Carrollton is set to open June 1. We received funding for some furnishings, but we need quite a bit more. Bart Everson and I raised over $1500 with our Boozocracy campaign. But now the Library Committee (chair Jeannette Thompson) and the Education Committee (chair = me) at MCNO are doing something more highbrow in order to raise money for the furnishings for the children's room at the library.

This Sunday, May 20th, from 5-8 PM we're holding a fundraiser called "Sultry Sunday Soiree" at 4301 Iberville. It's $100 per person, it's tax deductible, and it's limited to 60 people. Thus far we've got some great food from Mandina's, Juan's, Tokyo Bay, Parkway Tavern, and many more, and we've got some great music with Armand St. Martin and Ingrid Lucia, and we've got free booze thanks to Glazer's and Sterling Vineyards. There will also be raw and charbroiled oysters. The hosts are Ken Knevel and Toby Burroughs. We've got about 15 tickets left, and I encourage my fellow NOLA bloggers to attend this worthwile event. There will also be a silent auction with some great things donated up for grabs. Email me at mhoman at xula.edu for further questions or to get your tickets.
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