Do you remember what you wore on your first date with Mr. Right? Do you remember what you cooked when Mr. Wrong came to dinner? This is how my memory works, so I am especially excited about our upcoming Meet the Author(s) event! On Thursday, April 23rd at 7 p.m., Ilene Beckerman, the author of the bestselling book Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and Giulia Melucci, the author of the BRAND NEW (it comes out on April 8th) book I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, will be at the Library for a special event that we're calling Girls Night Out!  

 Ilene Beckerman had a runaway bestseller in the 1990s when she poignantly told her life story through the clothes that she wore. Love, Loss, and What I Wore struck a chord that still resounds. So many of us can relate to the idea of memories evoked from a certain outfit or article of clothing. The author of this deliciously illustrated memoir reminds us that what we wear may help to shape our memories and ultimately may be forever intertwined in every recollection.

If every outfit tells a story...what's in your closet?


How many of our memories are somehow wrapped up with food associations? How many conversations do we have over food? About food?! Few things evoke such strong memories for us... childhood, home, cafeterias, restaurants, good times, bad times, seduction, socializing, status,  nurturing, caring, love, relationships...the list is practically endless. When it comes to relationships, my food instincts (unfortunately) lead me to food as comfort. In Giulia Melucci's new book, I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, the author leads us on a culinary journey through her dating minefield, complete with laughs, disappointments, hope, worry, and wonderful recipes.

...and speaking of food, refreshments will be served! Please join us!

This Meet the Author(s) event is part of our Grand Opening Author Series.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).