Beer & Chocolate Pair Up for Library Foundation Fundraiser - September 12, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2011
Contact: Jennifer Collins, Executive Director
Office: 608.266.6318 Cell: 917.838.9233
BEER & CHOCOLATE PAIR UP FOR LIBRARY FOUNDATION FUNDRAISERMadison, Wis - The Madison Public Library Foundation has teamed up with local brewers and chocolatiers for a new twist on its annual fall fundraising event on October 6. This year’s event ‘Ex Libris: A Review of Beer and Chocolate’ will feature artisanal beer and chocolate pairings from New Glarus Brewing Co., Ale Asylum, Furthermore Beer and Potosi Brewing Company and chocolatiers Gail Ambrosius and Candinas. Madison author Jim Miller will discuss foodie culture and his book, “The Eater Reader” as guests enjoy appetizers.
"The food we eat is as much a part of who we are as the books we read - 'Ex Libris' is really a celebration of both,” said Tom DeChant, event committee chair. “It’s a great opportunity to taste something new, enjoy fellow Madisonians, and, of course, support the library."
Guests are invited to bid on the silent auction items ranging from a year’s supply of Organic Valley products to a bike from Pacific Cycle. All proceeds benefit the Madison Public Library Foundation to support facilities, services, and programs in each of the nine library branches.
“Our fall event is always an important piece of the foundation’s fundraising efforts, but I am particularly excited for this year’s event,” Jenni Collins, Executive Director of the foundation said. “Our tasting partners have come up with some interesting combinations and tickets are selling really quickly!”
The event will be 6 to 8pm on Oct. 6, at the Boardman Law Firm (1 S. Pinckney) overlooking the Capital Square. For ticket information visit mplfoundation.org or call 608.266.6318.
About Madison Public Library Foundation The Madison Public Library Foundation promotes and supports Madison’s library facilities, services and programs. Established in 1993, the foundation provides annual project grants, raises funds for capital projects, and promotes awareness of the libraries and their programs. Learn how to support your libraries at www.mplfoundation.org.
About Madison Public Library
Madison Public Library’s tradition of promoting education, literacy and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 135 years. Our nine locations throughout the City of Madison are open six days per week and welcome over 2.35 million visits each year. Visit the library online at www.madisonpubliclibrary.org to learn more.