Come to “A Novel Affair, Chapter 3: The Masquerade Ball”

The Guilderland Library Foundation is pleased to announce
A Novel Affair, Chapter 3: The Masquerade Ball, on
September 29, 2018, at the Albany Country Club.

Gregory Maguire

The theme of a masquerade ball is an homage to our two honorees, one of whom has created a new world of fantasy and the other whose reporting has opened our eyes to the many characters who make up our community: Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked” put a new spin on one of our favorite tales, and Paul Grondahl’s articles and books chronicle our times.  We invite attendees to get in the spirit of our masquerade ball and come as their favorite character.

Paul Grondahl

This event is the premier social event of the Guilderland Library’s year, and is the Foundation’s primary annual fund-raising event. We hope you will be able to join us. The cost is $75.00; tickets may be purchased below.

The Gala starts at 6 pm on Saturday, September 29, with Silent Auction Viewing and Bidding, and a Cash Bar.  Dinner will be served at 7 pm, with Honoree Presentations and a Live Auction to follow.  There is after-dinner dancing, and a chance to meet and chat with our two honorees.

These are always fun events and an excellent way to meet your friends and neighbors. Four tickets to “Wicked” on Broadway will be auctioned, as well as many other interesting items and events.

The Albany Country Club is located at 300 Wormer Road, Voorheesville, New York, 12126

To purchase tickets and make your meal selections, please use the appropriate buttons below:


Roasted Salmon Fillet with Soy Ginger Glaze




Flat Iron Steak with Wild Mushroom Demi Glaze




Chicken Florentine




Portabella and Smoked Gouda Vegetable Napoleon



We look forward to seeing you at the Gala!

About the Guilderland Library Foundation…

The Guilderland Library Foundation is a private, separately incorporated fundraising organization the works to support the mission of the Guilderland Public Library. Encompassing the traditional activities of a Library “Friends” organization, the Library Foundation underwrites many of the programs and services that make GPL a cultural nexus of the Guilderland community.

If you would like to become part of the Foundation, please click here to email the Foundation Secretary.

The Foundation has upgraded the Library’s Young Adult area, created the ever-popular Community Literary Garden, and continues to sponsor the Carol J. Hamblin Notable Authors Speakers Series that has hosted Joyce Carol Oates, Jeff Shaara, Joseph E. Persico, Paul Grondahl, Gregory Maguire, Tim Green, Ela Stein Weissberger, Will Moses, The New Yorker magazine Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff, Lincoln historian and author Harold Holzer, crime novelist Alafair Burke, Elizabeth Rosner, TV Commentator and former Mets baseball star Ron Darling, and most recently Dr. David Oshinsky.


Please send donations to the Foundation at:
The Guilderland Library Foundation
2228 Western Avenue
Guilderland, NY 12084


Foundation Officers and Members

President: Rosemary Revoir: Oct 2013 – Sep 2018
Vice President: Steve Wacksman: Nov 2015 – Nov 2018
Treasurer: Anne Lala: Oct 2014 – Sep 2018
Secretary: Lisa Brainard: Oct 2013 – Sep 2018

Foundation Members:
Jane Bonavita: Oct 2015 – Sep 2018
Kelsey Dorado: Jan 2017 –  Dec 2020
Bryan Gregory: Jan 2017 –  Dec 2020
Hillary Koldin: June 2016 – May 2019
Jacob Lamme: Oct 2015 – Sep 2018
Kim Leis-Keeling: Oct 2014 – Sep 2018
Erin Lancraft: Dec 2013 – Nov 2018
Michael Laster: Oct 2013 – Sep 2018
Susan Nevins: Oct 2014 – Sep 2018

Library Director: Tim Wiles
Library Assistant Director: Margaret Garrett
Trustee Representative: Chris Aldrich
Trustee President: Bryan Best
Foundation Attorney: Vacant

Honorary Members:
Judith Kahn
Jane Schramm

Staff Representative:
Mark Curiale, Library Public Information Officer