Sanibel Public Library Foundation says “Thank You!” for another successful Lunch with the Author!

The Sanibel Public Library Foundation hosted a luncheon with author Melanie Benjamin on March 13, 2017. Melanie Benjamin is the author of the novel, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, which is about Truman Capote and his infamous betrayal of his socialite friends. At the luncheon, Melanie revealed that her next book will bring to life the friendship between Mary Pickford and Frances Marion during the golden age of Hollywood.

Beginning this spring, the Sanibel Public Library will undergo an extensive renovation. While both the beauty and quality of the structure are outstanding, the infrastructure is in need of replacement and upgrading. At the same time, the interior of the building will be reconfigured to a more user-centered service design with an emphasis on flexibility. Proceeds from the luncheon will help to furnish several new quiet reading areas.

This was the sixth annual Lunch with the Author event which directly supports the work of the Sanibel Public Library Foundation to enhance and enrich your library experience.

To be added to the mailing list for next year’s luncheon:

email: authorluncheon at  or call (239) 214-0088

Presenting Sponsor:
Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners

Silver Sponsors:
Jan and Blake Devitt, Barbara and Tom Dunham, Dr. Linda E. Estep, Gwenda Hiett-Clements, Laura Hansen, Linda and John Kramer, Kay and John Morse, Patricia Schwarz

Host Committee:
Jan Egeland, Liddy Johnson, Sandy and Ken Nirenberg, Martha and Rick Siders, Nanelle Wehmann

A Big Thank You to:
Island Inn
Pink Tangerine, Naples

Special thanks for donations to the gift basket auction: Ace Hardware, Anne Sharpe Carter, Adventures in Paradise, Amy Jo’s Boutique, Amy’s Something Special, Bailey’s General Store, Beach Piez, Billy’s Rentals, B Unique Boutique, Bromeliads by Appointment – Judy Hicks, Cape Nails, Cip’s Place, Cargo Trading Co., Coffee Bar at Bailey’s, The CROW Shop, The Carpenter’s Bookstore, The Dale Home, The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, Exotic Orchids, Forever Green, Finnimore’s Cycle, Island Cinema, Island Paws, Island Therapy, JB Designs, Joey’s Custard, Kathee Jones, Lily & Company Jewelers, The Lighthouse Café, Love Boat Ice Cream, Luc Century, On Island, Over Easy Cafe, Pandora’s Box, Pasture & Pearl, The Pecking Order, Rosie’s Café, R.S. Walsh, SCCF Native Landscapes & Garden Center, Sanibel Art & Frame, Sanibel Day Spa, Sanibel Home Furnishings, Sanibel Island Golf Club, Sanibel Sweet Shoppe, Seabreeze Café at Sundial, Sea Glass Lane,, Suncatchers’ Dream, ’Tween Waters Inn, Whitney’s Bait & Tackle, Whims, and Why Knot.

For more information about the Foundation or to make a donation, call the Library at (239) 472-2483.

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