Reading our Past—Writing our Future

Our 150th Anniversary Celebration Events include:

TODD ELLISON IN CONCERT

Todd returns to Ivoryton to perform a benefit concert for the Ivoryton Library. Come join us! The New York Times describes him as “One of Broadway’s Electric Conductors.” Todd Ellison is one of the most accomplished and sought-after music director/composers working today. His Broadway credits include Michel Legrand’s Amour, Monty Python’s Spamalot (Tony Award-Best Musical,) La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award-Best Musical Revival,) 42nd Street (Tony Award -Best Revival), Elton John’s Lestat, Annie, The Wild Party, On the Town, Once Upon a Mattress (starring Sarah Jessica Parker), How To Succeed (starring Matthew Broderick), She Loves Me, Taller Than a Dwarf and A Class Act.

 

KICK OFF FESTIVAL IN THE VILLAGE

Fun for the entire family, join in the celebration with the entire Ivoryton Village. A day full of fun events and activities including music, entertainers, roaming characters, farmers market and time capsule ceremony.

VICTORIAN LADY TEA

An intimate tea to warm up a winter day. Learn about a women’s attire of the era that the library was first established. How did they get all of those garments on? How many layers was common? Come find out the answers of how it was done and ask yourself the important question: “How could we live like that today?”

PAINT AND SIP NIGHT

Join us in a night of exploring your artistic talents while we learn how to paint a portrait of our historic building. Enjoy refreshments, music and a night of fun and creativity.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER EVENT

You think you’re an expert because you may read murder mystery books? Well, come find out. Join in the intrigue and mystery yourself at our Murder Mystery Dinner Party. Perhaps YOU are a suspect.

GALLERY SHOWING

Enjoy browsing through a collection of historic photos of Ivoryton Village and its founders while sipping some of our area’s finest wines. See a display of some of the original Ivory artifacts made in our area and learn of the process that built the town. Learn about our history and what shaped the library and our village.

VILLAGE SPELLING BEE

Take part in a competitive Spelling Bee! Create a team for your business. Let’s see who knows their A B C’s in this town.

CELEBRATION GALA

Come join us for the grand finale of events as we conclude our 150th with an amazing, fun gala. Food, drinks, dancing with friends and neighbors as we come together as a community to recognize each other and celebrate our library’s future.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our patrons run the gamut from avid reader to the stranger asking directions, and they include local residents, seasonal residents, visitors to our area, actors from the playhouse, employees of local businesses and researchers of our local history. Your support will help ensure that we continue to offer these benefits to our patrons and our community:

Free educational resources to all, regardless of socio-economic status

Educational and professional programs

Guidance for reading selection

Free internet access

Computer and internet assistance

Meeting space for groups, organizations and tutoring

Preservation of local history materials available for browsing and research

Foreign language classes

Book groups

Kids programs to encourage lifelong learning: storytelling, music, art and literacy