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Boozy Books & Food Event to Benefit NKU Library Students

What better name for an event that features good food, good drinks, and good books than "Good Food. Good Drinks. Good Books."?

Friends of the Steely Library are hosting the event on Wednesday, March 22, benefiting library informatics students at Northern Kentucky University.

“Good Food. Good Drinks. Good Books.” - held this year at New Riff Distilling in Newport - will support the Friends of Steely Library scholarship, established in 2016 to help high-achieving library informatics students continue and complete their degrees.

The event will also benefit the library’s “Bridging the Gap: Supplying the Next Generation of Librarians” program, which has helped dozens of library employees throughout rural Kentucky and West Virginia earn library science degrees online.

The “Good Food” will be provided by Chef’s Choice Catering and “Good Drinks” by New Riff Distilling. The “Good Books” will include an opportunity to meet the authors of featured books Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America’s Whiskey by Carla Harris Carlton; and Love Brunch: Great chefs share their passion for good food and gathering on Sundays, a compilation of recipes by a variety of five-star chefs including Jean-Robert de Cavel with sales benefiting the de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation. Brad Myers and Michael Sharfe will provide musical entertainment.

Tickets are $100, and include food, beverages, a silent auction, door prize, and live entertainment. Registration is limited to 200 guests and ends Wednesday, March 15.

Created in 1985, Friends of Steely Library supports Steely Library with programs to enrich the lives of students by creating long-lasting impressions in pursuit of their artistic and scholastic interests.

For registration and more information, visit or call 859.572-5348.

-Staff report

Photo: Steely Library at NKU (via Twitter)