Lenox Library Association to Host a Stay at Home & Read a Book Ball

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LENOX, Mass. The Lenox Library Association will host its first Stay at Home and Read a Book Ball "non-event" to benefit the Lenox Library on Saturday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m.
Guests are invited to stay at home and curl up with a favorite book while donating what they might have spent on a gala night out to support the library.
"There is no better way to celebrate and support the library than by losing ourselves in a great book at the Stay at Home and Read a Book Ball. I am excited to curl up on the couch, next to the fireplace and let the pages transport me to another world. Thank you, LLA, for this wonderful event (excuse) to stay home and read," said Lenox resident and Lenox Library Association Trustee, Marybeth Mitts.
The event will begin online with a short welcome webinar where participants will meet their seven hosts followed by a live Q&A and conversation session. The Stay at Home and Read a Book Ball hosts are local author and professor at Bard College at Simon's Rock, Brendan Mathews; host and composer for the award winning children's WBUR podcast Circle Round, Rebecca Sheir and Eric Shimelonis; pediatric development specialist and Lenox Library youth department volunteer, Sara Jarvie; book enthusiast and former Lenox Library Association trustee, Susan Dana; voracious reader and Lenox student, Eliza Cass; Lenox family and avid readers, Team Moriarty; and owner of The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar, Matt Tannenbaum.
Three local Lenox food establishments have partnered with the Lenox Library Association to support the Stay at Home and Read a Book Ball by offering specials on the day of the March 25th event. Dare Bottleshop and Provisions will offer a special discount for specific purchases on the day of the Book Ball. Firefly Gastropub will donate 15 percent  of the day's proceeds to the Lenox Library Association. All pre-paid Book Ball RSVP donations are eligible for a Loeb's gift basket drawing to be picked up on the afternoon of March 25.
To participate, RSVP with a donation in person at the library, by mail at LLA, Attn. Book Ball, 18 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240, or online at https://lenoxlib.org/support/. Suggested donations start at $25. Donations are tax-deductible and will support the many literacy and educational programs of the Lenox Library.
Guests are invited to share their plans and/or photos with us by either emailing them to contact@lenoxlibrary.org or by posting on social media and tagging #lenoxlib, #stayathomeandreadlenox, and #lenoxbookball.
The Stay at Home and Read a Book Ball is open to the public and invites guests to have a ball while reading at home and showing support for the Lenox Library by donating what might have been spent on a night out in the Berkshires. Please visit https://lenoxlib.org/support/ for more information.


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The signal work is scheduled to be conducted on Monday, March 27, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
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Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.
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