One of their most anticipated events at the Newberry is the Annual Book Fair. Dan is the manager of the Newberry Library Book Fair, whose services have been invaluable to the continued success of the fair. We learned the best way to find that exact book you have been looking for at the book fair, and fun facts about the books and the staging. Whoo! It certainly is an overwhelming job, but a Bibliophiles dream.
We learned a great deal about the incomparable "Lenny" his role in creating the musical and his slight from both Broadway and Hollywood when it came to handing out awards. The final duet of "Tonight" sung by a young Jose Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa elicited spontaneous applause from the audience and reminded us how great Bernstein's score is.
Ina shared personal glimpses into the life of The Breakfast Queen. As a child, the brave Madeline inspired Ina to overcome the restrictions of her Polio.
After 21 jobs in 25 years, she finally found her calling and became the Breakfast Queen of Chicago. Recipe for Life: You only have to get up one more time than you fall...
A big thank you to Ina Pinkney for making our first meeting of the year fabulous. Come join FAW at one of our upcoming meetings.