Party for a great cause at the Bozeman Public Library and help support the programs and services that the library provides. (Maybe they could re-name this cool event "Beer for Books"? Just kidding. Details here:

On Saturday, April 14, the Bozeman Public Library Foundation will host its fourth annual Cornerstone Celebration: Honoring Arts & Ideas fundraiser held in the Library proper. Doors open at 7pm.

The evening will feature a full program of locals talking food, including Alan Kesselheim reading from his latest book (just out!), Seabring Davis, Christy Stillwell, and emcee Kent Davis who will keep us moving along. Singer/songwriter Jim Averitt will be performing songs from his new CD “Cooking With Love” and other favorites, joined by Sally Newsome, Britt Smith, and Mark Dixon. CDs, books, and more will be available for purchase, with a portion donated to the Foundation.

The prestigious Cornerstone Award will be presented that evening to MSU Professor and Renne Reference Librarian Janelle Zauha. Jan has been a tireless promoter of reading, literature, poetry, and community involvement. Her support of the Bozeman Library has been incredibly beneficial – she has been a campus leader for library internships, has been a part of One Book – One Bozeman, and is instrumental in bringing an annual poetry event to the Library. The Library Foundation is pleased to honor her with this annual award.

Held in the Bozeman Public Library, you can eat, drink, and be merry with food provided by The Bountiful Table with emphasis on local foods, wine from Winegardner’s Wine, and all sorts of food surprises. This year’s Celebrity Bartender is Todd Scott, Bozeman Brewing Company owner and brew master who will be serving up Irish Stout black and tans and specially made rootbeer and rootbeer floats with ice cream from Wilcoxson’s.

Tickets are $75 per person or $125 for two, which is all-inclusive.

The Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of services, programs, and community events offered by the Bozeman Public Library, benefiting the residents and communities it serves, while advocating for private and public support of the Library.

For more information, please contact Paula Beswick, Bozeman Public Library Foundation at 582-2426.