Evening in the Stacks: Sparkle and Spurs
Saturday, February 23, 2013
7 - 11 pm
Howard County Library System, Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center
Join us for a spectacular evening in the grand new HCLS Miller Branch featuring live music, literary entertainment, silent auction, and fine food and drink.
Dave Chappell & The Lone Stardusters is a Baltimore-based band, heavily influenced by the kings of western swing, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and the western dance bands of the 1930s and 40s from Texas and Oklahoma. The Lone Stardusters' mix of Blues and swing makes for a foot-tapping, dance-the-night-away evening.
During the band breaks, learn line dancing with Mo and Barb Dutterer. Mo and
Barb have been teaching couples and line dance for the past 22 years
in Howard County. The pair currently teach Salsa, Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz, and
Two-step, plus the latest and best past line dances.
Cocktail attire. Black tie optional. Sparkly accessories and boots encouraged.
Tickets are $125 per person and are available only at the door beginning at 7 pm.
Proceeds benefit HCLS' educational signature initiatives, including A+ Partners in Education and Project Literacy.
Celebrity Bartenders are back by popular demand. Some of Howard County's favorite people will be pouring drinks for a limited time during the evening. Make sure to stop by to say hello to the bartenders, including Tom Coale, Mickey Gomez, Vicki Goodman, Kristi Simon, Paul Skalny, and Dick Story - then vote with your tips for the best bartender! Cocktail bars sponsored by The Wine Bin. Beer sponsored by the Columbia Ale House.
If you can't be there in person - or if you want to give your favorite bartender a head start, vote via a virtual tip jar through 12 pm on Saturday, February 23. Click "Add special instructions to the seller" to get a note field and enter the bartender's name.
Award-winning author Mary Doria Russell will discuss her latest novel, Doc, a well-researched biographical account of wild west dentist and gambler John Henry Holliday. This beautifully written book includes murder, horse wrangling, saloons and brothels, dentistry, gambling, and the legend of Doc Holliday.
"Filled with action and humor yet philosophically rich and deeply moving—a magnificent read." –Kirkus (starred review)
"I am in awe of how confidently Russell rides through this familiar territory and remakes all its rich heroism and tragedy." – The Washington Post
Russell's previous books include The Sparrow, The Children of God, A Thread of Grace, and Dreamers of the Day. She is currently writing the sequel to Doc, and touring the country promoting her books and the newly established Doc Holliday Trust for The Smile Train.
Moderator Ron Charles is deputy editor and a weekly fiction critic of The Washington Post "Book World," the newspaper's book review section. Before joining Book World in 2005, he spent seven years as the book review editor and staff critic at The Christian Science Monitor. Charles won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.
Sponsorships available online, by printing and mailing the sponsorship form, or by calling 410.313.7799. Special thanks to the event sponsors.