Ethiopia Library Night

From radical librarian Brenda Brady at Holland College comes word of an intriguing and worthy fundraiser.

The Island Libraries group that Brenda helps shepherd has adopted a partner library in Frewoyeni, Ethiopia, and is raising funds at an evening at the Holland College Culinary Institute cafeteria on November 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. Brenda explains:

It’s an open mike event, with performers, singers/instrumental soloists, a jazz combo, and several rock musicians. The star attraction, however, will be the food: the Culinary guys are whomping up a batch of African street food for us, including ostrich, spicy shrimp, lamb sausage, fried plantain, Kenyan soda bread, and other yummy delights. For a $5/head admission fee, you’ll get a sampler of African food plus drink (fair trade Ethiopian coffee or lemonade) and will be royally entertained. There will also be a silent auction (books, music, etc.), bake sale table, and sale of fair trade coffee.


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John McIntyre on November 17, 2006 - 01:50 Permalink

Cool! Jordan and August and I will be there—thanks for the heads up…

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davem on November 23, 2006 - 16:45 Permalink

That was a lot of fun. The food was awesome. Great people. If they had one of those every month I’d be all over it.