Sunday, April 15, 2007

Such a Notable Night!

The evening of April 14th was truly enjoyable for all who attended the Night for Notables, celebrating the 2007 Michigan Notable Books authors.

The evening began at the Governor's residence where Governor Granholm and the First Gentleman are establishing a residence library to be used and enjoyed by their family and guests and by the family and guests of future Michigan governors. It's a great idea, and we were so pleased to have a part in celebrating its inception and to inaugurate it by facilitating the addition of Michigan Notable Books to the residence's library shelves. Many thanks to Governor Granholm and Mr. Mulhern for inviting us into their home to celebrate the program and the authors with us!

After the reception, those in attendance there moved to the Michigan Library and Historical Center for the evening's keynote event. The Rotunda and the Forum were packed with a standing-room only crowd that got to meet the authors and get books signed while snacking on wine and desserts.

Then we were all treated to a fascinating panel discussion featuring moderator Bill Rustem, biographer Dave Dempsey, and former Governor William Milliken. Governor Milliken's open, honest, and colorful telling of
some stories from his administration and his frank answers to the many interesting questions the audience had for him was truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

The authors deserved the recognition the evening provided and a wonderful time was had by all. Thanks to all of the sponsors for the evening, especially our hosts, the Library of Michigan Foundation.

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