2014 Manchester City Library Foundation Gala Fundraiser

Bestselling author Dennis Lehane will headline the Manchester City Library Foundation’s Gala Fundraiser at 7:30pm, Tues., Sept. 23, at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., as part of the Carpenter Memorial Library’s 100th Birthday Celebration.

Lehane is the bestselling author of Mystic RiverGone Baby Gone, and Shutter Island, which have been adapted into award-winning films; and Creative Consultant for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. A film adapted from Lehane’s most recent novel, The Drop, featuring James Gandolfini in the last role of his career, opens September 19.

“We are excited to welcome Dennis to this year’s Gala Fundraiser and 100th Birthday Celebration”, stated Denise Van Zanten, Library Director for the Manchester City Library. “The Library Foundation provides necessary financial support to the Manchester City Library, and over the past several years has supported the funding for items such as: downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, an AC unit, LCD computer monitors, a projector and screen for the auditorium, and many other important items. Events such as the upcoming Gala Fundraiser are crucial to support our ongoing financial contributions to the public library and local community”.

Tickets are available at the Palace Theatre box office or online at http://www.palacetheatre.org

About Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane grew up in Boston. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he has published eight more novels with William Morrow & Co. that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers: Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; and Moonlight Mile. Three of his novels — Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, and Shutter Island — have been adapted into award-winning films. His tenth novel, Live By Night, was published in October 2012. Mr. Lehane and his wife, Angie, divide their time between the West Coast of Florida and Boston.

About the Manchester City Library Foundation

The Manchester City Library Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation committed to providing supplemental support to the Manchester City Library. The Foundation reinforces the need for continued and increased public support for the library, and serves as a catalyst for attracting private funding from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations in order to enhance library services to our community.

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