Howard County Library System
Evening in the Stacks: Vintage Vegas

Date: Saturday, February 22
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Place: Howard County Library System, Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center

Join us for an evening of glamour and good times.
  • live music by The Chairmen of the Board
  • cocktails
  • raffle and silent auction (check out the list of fabulous prizes here)
  • casino tables
  • dancing
  • celebrity bartenders

Featuring New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian, in conversation with Ron Charles from The Washington Post.

Cocktail attire. Black tie optional.


  • $125 per person
  • Doors open at 7 pm.


Special thanks to our 2014 sponsors.

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Proceeds From Evening in the Stacks benefit HCLS' educational signature initiatives, including A+ Partners in Education and Project Literacy.

Chris Bohjalian photoChris Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of 16 books, including nine New York Times bestsellers. His best known works include Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls, and his most recent novel, The Light in the Ruins, debuted as a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller. The story re-imagines the tale of Romeo and Juliet as set in Tuscany at the end of World War II. His works have been translated into more than 25 languages, and three novels have become movies.

Bohjalian's awards include the ANCA Arts and Letters Award for The Sandcastle Girls, as well as the Saint Mesrob Mashdots Medal; the New England Society Book Award for The Night Strangers; a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award; and the Anahid Literary Award. His novel, Midwives, was a number one New York Times bestseller, a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and a New England Booksellers Association Discovery pick.

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.


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