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Charity Begins…at Your Local Library

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 15, 2017

‘Tis the season when we Princetonians draw closer to the heater, and spend time indoors with a good book and a cup of tea. Or a glass of wine.

Or, if you’re one of hundreds of literary-loving residents, you brave a chilly November evening to benefit Princeton Public Library. And that’s exactly what Gabriel Lependorf and David Silverstein, partner attorneys of the personal injury law firm Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., did.

Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., was proud be a sponsor of this year’s Beyond Words, the annual fall benefit gala hosted by the Friends of Princeton Public Library. The evening started at Nassau Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m. with a lecture entitled “Transformations of a Butterfly: Identity and Creativity in America Today” given by David Henry Hwang, an American playwright perhaps best known for his Tony Award-winning play M. Butterfly.

After a quick .3-mile walk, the event continued inside Princeton Public Library with a delicious dinner catered by Elements Restaurant, and then a reception and silent auction. The benefit completely sold out, and hundreds of Princeton Public Library friends, partners, and supporters mixed and mingled under the bright florescent lights and shelves packed with books. Some big-ticket auction items included four seats to M. Butterfly’s Broadway revival in October, Tumi luggage, a week on Martha’s Vineyard, and a pizza party at Nomad for 25 people.

We at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., love having fun to support a worthy cause.

“The library is truly the best place in our community to relax and escape with a great work of literature, to research something important and groundbreaking, learn something practical, or explore the past or the future,” said Beth Walsh, this year’s honorary chair. “There’s no other Princeton institution that is so versatile, inclusive, and welcoming as our library…. We all benefit from seeing that the Princeton Public Library grows and thrives.”

For more than 100 years, Princeton Public Library has welcomed every person who walks in the door, whether a world-class researcher or a child needing homework help. Want to help them? You can donate or check out the volunteer opportunities. We know we’re already looking forward to next year: Beyond Words 2018, here we come!

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