I forgot to mention that the Ethiopian Library Night was amazing: the food was absolutely fantastic, there was lots of it to go around, and some of it was hot enough to peel paint. The music was great, and the items in the silent auction were worth bidding on (Catherine snagged a coveted Don Moses kinetic sculpture and I a CD of Ethiopian music).
There was a healthy crowd out — perhaps a couple of hundred? Don has photos. Like Dave said: “If they had one of those every month I’d be all over it.” Kudos to Don and Brenda and their library brethren for a job well done.