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- , , , , POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 22, 2010 Page9 ff00he 8ociallg Set by j00IiMa 5I. Morrill Left to right: Madeleine, Susan, Nicholas and Steve Potter smile for the camera at the BPL's "Literary Lights for Children." Susan was the Event Chair. (Photo by Roger Farrington) The Associates of the Boston Public Library (BPL) recently celebrated the elev- enth annual "Literary Lights for Children" awards cer- emony at a festive tea party. The award winners -- Sook Nyul Choi, Katherine Paterson, Brian Selznick, David Small and Sarah Stewart -- were honored for their extraordinary contribu- tions to children's literature• The authors chosen as the 2009 "Literary Lights" have collectively won dozens of major awards for their in- spiring books, written for children and young adults. "Literary Lights for Chil- dren" seeks to raise aware- ness of children's litera- ture, promote literacy, honor children's authors, and raise money for the library's children's services and collections. The event began with the awards presentation in the historic Bates Reading Room. Four students se- lected from Greater Boston- area schools presented the awards to each of the hon- ored authors. The honorees discussed their writing careers and shared their love of books with the audience of more than 450 children and adults. Tea refreshments were served and enjoyed. The 2009 "Literary Lights for Children" volunteer com- mittee was chaired by Susan Potter, with Rebecca Forres- ter and Mary Pfeifer Lentz as the Honorary Chairs. Sponsors for the pro- gram included Scholastic Children's Book Publishing and Tiffany & Co., along with other corporate sponsors and private donors• For information about "Lit- erary Lights for Children," contact the Associates Office at the Boston Public Library at 617-536-3886, email, Liesl Gilman and her daughter Isabelle at the BPL. (Photo by Roger Farrington) or visit www.LiteraryLights forChildren, org. ....... The Boston Wine Expo takes place this Satur- day and Sunday, January 23- 24 at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston• The largest trade and con- sumer wine event in New England, the Expo offers wine enthusiasts an unpar- alleled educational and entertaining wine-and-food experience• The Grand Tasting show- cases more than 350 inter- national and domestic wineries from 13 countries pouring over 1,800 different wines• Special features include an exclusive Grand Cru Wine Lounge. Reserve level wines will be featured in this separate and sophisticated setting for the most serious wine enthusiast. Industry experts host the 2010 seminar program, offering seminars for all levels of wine-lovers. This year's all-star lineup in- cludes Marilisa Allegrini, founder, Poggio al Tesoro; Gloria Maroti Frazee, Wine Spectator; Paul Hobbs, owner/winemaker at Paul Hobbs Winery and Vina Cobos; Leonardo LoCascio, President, CEO and Founder of Winebow, Inc; Leslie Sbrocco, award-winning au- thor, Adventures of a Thirsty Girl; Tim Mondavi, Con- tinuum Estate; Christian Tietje of Four Vines Winery; and Gary Vaynerchuk of WineLibraryTV. com. This year's keynote speaker Kevin Zraly, noted author and lecturer, leads his highly acclaimed one- hour, fast-paced, action- packed wine seminar• Zraly, often called the "one man Cirque du Soleil," takes his audience on a tasting tour of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. For times, tickets or more information, please call 1-877-946-3976 or visit www. ....... "Dress for Success: Celebrating Self-Sufficiency" takes place on Friday, Janu- ary 29 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, begin- ning with a reception at 11:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon, program and live auction. Laura and Dave Lamere of Weston are the event co- chairs• The Honorary co- chairs are Governor Deval L. Patrick and Mrs. Diane B. Patrick, and Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Mrs. Angela Menino. The luncheon will mark the fourth year that a group of Boston's leaders will come together to celebrate and support the work done by Dress for Success Boston. Rebecca and Robert Forrester with their daughters Iona and Claudia (standing), pose with "Literary Light" children's author Brian Selznick and his award presenter Zeke Mercer-McDowell (student at Epiphany School in Dorchester) during the book-signing session at the "Literary Lights for Children" benefit at the Boston Public Library. Rebecca was Honorary Chair of the event. (Photo by Roger Farrington) The event will be entertain- ing and informative and will help raise funds to support the beneficial programs pro- vided to each client• The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by pro- viding professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Live auction packages include five nights at a pri- vate home on Martha's Vineyard, Opening Day Red Sox vs. Yankees tickets, a trip to Bermuda with a round of golf, an elegant "Fashion Package," and much more. There is also an Online Auction at For further information about the "Celebrating Self- Sufficiency" luncheon, please call 617-204-4292 or send an email to dfsb@conventures, com. For more information about Dress for Success Boston, please call 617-779- 2177 or visit www.dressfor The large committee in- cludes Jody Acford and Steve Burgay, Jacqui and Wayne Budd, Sara Campbell, Kristen Daly, Peggy Dray, Boston City Councilor Mau- reen Feeney, Carol and Bernie Fulp, Karen Mari- nella Hall, Denise Hajjar, Joanne Jaxtimer, Julie Kahn, Mary J. Kakas, Karen Kaplan, Pat Kreger, Mimi La Camera, Irma Fisher Mann, Doctor Mallika Marshall, Margaret McKenna, Thomas F. Reilly, Dusty S. Rhodes, (Continued on Page 13) f DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. . Jim (617) 263-7766 Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street • Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 • Fax (617) 523-3530 ",i, •