Hosted by UNO Libraries and the UNO Library Friends, the special event showcased Criss Library and its unique collections while entertaining guests with a dynamic program and five flights of wine accompanying a five-course dinner. Guests had the library to themselves to tour the Osborne Family Art Gallery and Creative Production Lab while Dr. Kay Keiser, Department Chair of Educational Leadership at UNO, played the harp.
Library Friends president, Marie Hiykel, welcomed guests for the formal portion of the program. Dave Richards, Dean of Library Services, provided a four-part presentation on the art and history of the book. Corkscrew Wine and Cheese Manager, Janell Wortman acted as sommelier for the evening, providing information about wine varietals from California, Italy, and France. Chef Joseph Vaughn of UNO Dining Services detailed the five-course dinner, which included duck Rossini, braised pork shank, and chocolate pots de crème with crème Chantilly. Guests were ecstatic to take a turn from the wine pull and, in many instances, gifted free bottles from Dean Richards.
Collections Uncorked raised awareness of the Library Friends and their work supporting the library, while also highlighting Criss Library’s unique collections and services. If you would like to be included in next year’s invitation list, please contact Linda Riviera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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