Fight the Winter Blues!

Let’s face it. February can be gloomy. It’s the time when we all think winter is dragging on for way too long and, at the same time, we’re seeing that glimmer of spring…just out of reach. Time for a party!


Join us at Café Le Perche Thursday, February 5, from 6pm-8pm for a get-together with author Tim Federle. A born entertainer and “quipper” extraordinaire, Tim will be sharing stories about the grueling research necessary to write his two “mixology” books: Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist and Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist. The event is free with purchases of drinks and books garnering a 20% donation to the Campaign.

The evening is a chance to get together with friends and have some fun. Tim will tell a few stories, then mingle with the crowd to get first-hand input on which cocktails are favorites. “Eeny, Martini, Miny Mo”? “Ring Around the Rosé”? Maybe “A Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose”? With wordplay his forté, and fine drinks mixed by the bartenders at Café Le Perche, there will be plenty to talk about. “I am a pun slinging guru of drinking,” he says.

Come join us for a fun evening. Bring friends. There is no entry fee, but we would appreciate an RSVP to or by phone at 518.828.1792. Our thanks to Kelley Drahushuk, owner of Spotty Dog Books and Ale, for being our on-premises bookseller.

And if you’d like, make a reservation for dinner following the event. Café Le Perche chef, Robert Pecorino, will open the kitchen exclusively for Library supporters. Advance dinner reservations are required. 518.822.1850.