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Library to hold "One for the Books" dinner book club fundraiser in Skaneateles

The Skaneateles Library will hold its first ever "One for the Books" event on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. This is a novel fundraiser designed to promote reading and to raise funds to support library programs and the acquisition of new materials.

The event will be a one-night book club where the participant chooses from 16 intriguing books. Based on the book choice, a participant will dine at the home of one of the volunteer hosts and have a discussion led by the author or a speaker with a unique and interesting perspective on the work.

Once participants rank their three book choices in order of preference and send in payment, they will learn within a short time, which book they will be discussing.

A week or two before the event, the guest will discover who is hosting their dinner party, the location and the speaker. What will remain a mystery is who will be sitting next to you sharing a similar appreciation for a chosen book.

A guest will find new insights on a favorite book, get their neighbor's take on it, share a great meal and support The Skaneateles Library.

The cost to participate in the "One for the Books" fundraiser is $100 per person. Those who are interested should visit the library, call 685-5135 or sign up online at skaneateleslibrary.org. There are a limited number of spots for the event due to the seating capacity of the volunteer hosts.

About The Skaneateles Library:

The Skaneateles Library is an independent association library, part of the Onondaga County Public Library system and is located at 49 East Genesee St. in Skaneateles.

For more information, call 685-5135 or visit skaneateleslibrary.org.

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