gatsby thank you 400wA big thank you to everyone who came and partied with us!

It was wonderful to see so many friendly and enthusiastic faces, as well as some great outfits! We hope you enjoyed our Gatsby Gala as much as we did. Hopefully this will be the first in a string of big, fun, yearly events!


Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and supported us. Also, we couldn't have made the Gala happen without our wonderful sponsors. Please support them as they supported us:

Also a big shout out to the members of the Elmwood Park High School Jazz Band who came and entertained us with some great music! Much thanks to our volunteers who helped with bar tending and the sound system. And of course thanks to all the staff who pitched in to make this event possible!


Saturday, September 30 8:00-11:00 p.m.

For one night, Elmwood Park Public Library transforms into a 1920's underground nightclub, complete with signature drinks, jazz music, dancing, light refreshments, and lots of glamour.

So, put on your best dress or pinstriped suit* and enjoy an Adults Only** evening. It'll be the cat's pajamas! 

Event tickets are $20.00*** and are on sale now. Purchase tickets at the Circulation Desk or online with the button to the right.

Each ticket includes two drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and photo booth picture. During the Gala, there will also be fun prize drawings for gift baskets. Other activities will include stations for beer tasting, making accessories to spruce up your outfit, and more.


*Fancy dress or costume is strictly optional. Please come as you like!

**This is a 21 & over event. IDs will be checked at the door

***The Gatsby Gala is a fundraising event. All proceeds will help fund the last phase of the Library’s major improvements, which include a lobby redesign with snack space (see sneak peak below) and a modernized Story Room. We hope you have fun and thank you for your contributions!


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