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Fundraiser & Author Talk with Gail Collins

Thursday, November 14 7:00pm at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

Journalist, New York Times op-ed columnist and author, Gail Collins.

Gail Collins is most recognized for her work with the New York Times which she joined in 1995 as a member of the editorial board and later as an op-ed columnist. In 2001 she was appointed the first female editorial page editor. Her new book No Stopping Us Now: A History of Older Women in America is a lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at American attitudes towards age. Collins gives women reason to expect the best of their golden years.

Event hosted by Chappaqua Library, cosponsored by the Friends of the Chappaqua Library and the Town of New Castle.

LOCATION: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514.

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$35.00 Ticket price includes a copy of the book.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Chappaqua Library, a 501(c)(3) organization. Approximately $2-$4 is tax deductible.
A copy of the Friends most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the NY State Attorney General's website ( or, upon request by contacting the NY State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or the Friends at PO Box 445, Chappaqua, NY 10514. You may also obtain information on charitable organizations from the NY State Office of the Attorney General at or 212-416-8401.

2018 Young Writers Winners and Honorable Mentions

Friends of the Chappaqua Library Board Members

President Katherine Whymark
Treasurer Sharon Chikota
Secretary Toni Kelly
Membership Diana Walker
Book Sale

Paul Zelnick   

Barbara Cardone

Marian Williams   

Young Writers Contest Rich Ma, Tom Post
Mail Fundraising Melanie Smith-Klein
Publicity Joan Sepler
Member-at-Large Wendy Nolan
Library Director Pamela Thornton


Membership is open to anyone over age 18, regardless of where you live. Annual membership starts at $30, and we happily accept more! Remember, we rely on annual membership renewals, meaning you pay every year (which makes up 50% of our total fundraising efforts). Members are entitled to a special preview of books the evening before the annual book sale.

Annual Book Sale:

Stay tuned for Book Sale 2020!
2018 Book Sale: $17,900 + $5,248 (342 items directly sent to Library)
2017 Book Sale: $18,100

Mission of the Friends

" encourage, receive and administer gifts for... special items or projects not covered in the library's operating budget... and to support the library in developing its services and facilities..."

The Friends meet 10 times a year to plan programs, prepare for the annual book sale and investigate sources of funding. Meetings are held in the Chappaqua Library, and open to the public.


Donate and Join the Friends!

Donate now to the Friends! 100% of our funds go to the Library.
Pay with any major credit card. All donations, regardless of payment type, are tax-deductible.

Join the Friends Now! Submit your annual membership fee, or your renewal, through the digital link above. If joining for the first time, drop us an email with your contact details.

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Or pick-up a paper membership brochure in the library (or print) and drop off check and information to the front Desk.




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