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

The Sanibel Public Library Foundation hosted a luncheon with author Elinor Lipman on March 12, 2018. This was the seventh annual Lunch with the Author event which directly supports the work of the Sanibel Public Library Foundation to enhance and enrich your library experience.

Sanibel Public Library is undergoing an extensive renovation. While the quality of the structure are outstanding, the infrastructure was in need of replacement and upgrading. The interior of the building is also being 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. For more information about the Foundation or to make a donation, call the Library at (239) 472-2483.

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
Brenda and David Bass
Linda and Wayne Boyd
Jan and Blake Devitt
Dr. Linda E. Estep
Gwenda Hiett-Clements
Linda and John Kramer
Kay and John Morse
Patricia Schwarz
Penny Wilkinson and Dick Boehning

Host Committee
Barbara and Tom Dunham
Jan Egeland
Laura Hansen
Sandy and Ken Nirenberg
Martha and Rick Siders
Nanelle Wehmann

Special Thanks to
Island Inn
Pink Tangerine, Naples

A big thanks for donations to the gift basket auction: Ace Hardware, Adventures in Paradise, Amy Jo’s Boutique, B Unique Boutique, Bailey’s General Store, Bank of the Islands, Billy’s Rentals, Bromeliads by Appointment – Judy Hicks, Cape Nails, The Carpenter’s Bookstore, Luc Century, Cip’s Place, Coffee Bar at Bailey’s, The CROW Shop, Eileen Fisher, Forever Green, Her Sports Closet,  Il Cielo, In the Garden- R.S. Walsh, Island Cinema, Island Paws, JB Designs, Jerry’s Foods, Joey’s Custard, Kathee Jones, Lazy Flamingo, The Lighthouse Café, Lily & Company Jewelers, Love Boat Ice Cream, MacIntosh Books + Paper, Ninon Boutique, Old Captiva House, Pandora’s Box, Peach Republic, The Pecking Order, Sand Castle Gifts & Gourmet, Sanibel Anne, Sanibel Art & Frame, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Day Spa, Sanibel Deli, Sanibel Home Furnishings, SCCF Native Landscapes & Garden Center, Spatini Teabar Organic Spa, Traders 2 Gift Shop, Whims, and Why Knot.

About the Author:

People magazine has christened Elinor Lipman “the diva of dialogue.” On Turpentine Lane is her latest novel. In a New York Times review Michelle Wildgen writes, “Light and tight, On Turpentine Lane is constructed with an almost scary mastery.” Lipman’s first novel, Then She Found Me, was made into a movie with Helen Hunt and Bette Midler. Other works include The Inn at Lake Devine, The Family Man and The View from Penthouse B.