The event will also introduce Susan Meddaugh, a local children's book author, as the honorary campaign chairperson. She will speak about her life as a Sherborn resident, her work on the book and TV program "Martha Speaks," and what she gets from the library.
"It's not a fundraising event," Library Director Elizabeth Johnston told Patch on the phone, "It's a party."
At the time of writing, about 200 people have already signed up for the party, she told us.
"It's going to be quite the shindig," Johnston added.
In about 18 months, library officials anticipate a grant of up to $3.6 million for expansion and renovation plans of the 43-year-old building. After the state returns with the grant information, the town has six months to raise its share of the funds needed for the project--either through the town budget, or privately.
The Library has already started raising funds during what Johnston refers to as the "quiet phase" of fundraising, which she says has been very successful over the last year.
The event is, in part, "celebrating and acknowledging the quiet phase donors," she says.
After the event, Sherborn residents will receive a newsletter with more information about the library's plans, and other ways residents can get involved. Donor forms and more information is available at the library itself.
The event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at the library, and you can book online or at the circulation desk. Tickets are $50 each ($35 for seniors).