Curtis Contemporaries logoWHO WE ARE:

In 2014, the Curtis Contemporaries came together working to engage a new generation of library patrons and their peers by getting to know Curtis Memorial Library better through participation and support. Our focus is library stewardship and advocacy. We are active patrons of Curtis Library and we are eager to contribute to this vibrant hub of our community.

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CURTIS CONTEMPORARIES COMMITTEE:

We welcome new ideas and perspectives through your participation on the Committee (we currently meet the first Friday of the month via Zoom) or on a project-by-project basis. Joyce Fehl, Development and Marketing Manager, would love to connect with you, hear your ideas or answer any questions.

WHAT WE DO:

We collaborate with library staff to host a series of community events. Planning and hosting the annual BOOKED FOR THE NIGHT party is a big part of what we do and how we raise money for Curtis Library.  We encourage participation in and attend the monthly Books & Brews Book Club at Flight Deck Brewing (check out the 2021 book list and meeting dates here); we have a membership program; and we host pop-up events like the (BO)OKtoberfest Garden Party.

WHAT WE SUPPORT:

For many years, proceeds from BOOKED FOR THE NIGHT supported presenting exhibits in the COLLABORATORY, the interactive learning lab featuring new educational and cultural themes each month.  When the library closed to the public due to COVID-19 safety protocols, we temporarily shifted our support to new and pressing needs determined by library staff, including support for:

  • Co-Sponsor of a new Contact-Free Self Check-Out Machine
  • Sponsor of a new Smartphone CloudLibrary App for Contact-Free Self-Check-Out

BOOKED FOR THE NIGHT:

Booked’ goes virtual in 2021. Save Saturday, March 20 (International Day of Happiness!) featuring an online auction; pre-ordered food and beverage pick-up at Curtis, local celebrity readers/writers/storytellers; music, comedy and other surprises.  While it won’t replace being in the library after-dark with 250 of your closest friends and library supporters — we promise you an entertaining hour from the comfort of your home — all in support of our favorite community library. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram and check back here for updates.

MEMBERSHIP:

A $25 annual household membership to the Curtis Contemporaries offers early information and discounts to our annual sell-out event, BOOKED FOR THE NIGHT, as well as invitations to special events and a Facebook group.

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