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 2024 book list and meeting dates here); we have a membership program; and we host pop-up events like the (BO)OKtoberfest Garden Party.

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.


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


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.

2024 Curtis Contemporaries Committee

Meg Austin  |  Kate Boak   |   Emily Brill    |   Daniel Clark

Jessica DePaiva   |   Izzy Janzen   |   Cassie Jones   |   Kamis Ley

Brenna Mayer   |   Laura McCandlish   |   Molly McGrath

Judy McGuire   |   Lizzy Soucie   |   Joel Soucie

Judy Strano   |    Kara Tillotson   |     Megan Ware

Courtney Yeager

Staff Advisors:  Joyce Fehl   |   Liz Snowdon


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.