Friends of the Library announces 2019 Book & Author Luncheon speakers


The Friends of the Library will celebrate the 50th Golden Anniversary this year of its signature “Annual Book & Author Luncheon” on Friday, May 10 at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset.

The two featured authors will be Meg Wolitzer and Anthony Tommasini.

Award-winning novelist and Long Island native Wolitzer will speak on her best-seller “The Female Persuasion,” an absorbing look at female power and self-determination, which was recently selected as the 2019 Long Island Reads pick.

Tommasini, the chief classical music critic for The New York Times, will discuss his book “The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide”, a master class in what greatness means in music.

Port’s own bestselling novelist Susan Isaacs returns as program moderator.

Tickets are $85 per person. Reservation brochures will be available starting April 1 in the library and online at For information email The event will include special features highlighting the luncheon’s illustrious 50-year history as the North Shore’s premier annual literary event.

The FOL welcomes individual and corporate luncheon sponsors beginning at $250. A special Anniversary Sponsor category, $7,500, has been added that will be reserved for a single sponsor who will receive special recognition and a full table of 12 complimentary seats.

To learn about the benefits of sponsorship, which include bypassing first-come, first-served ticketing to this sellout event, please contact board members Margaret DeSiervo at 516-883-2722 or or Nancy Wright at 516-883-8418 or nprw@aol.comSponsors are asked to commit by April 1 in order to have guaranteed seating. 


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