STAMFORD, April 3, 2015 – The Ferguson Library’s major fundraiser, A Novel Affair, will transform the library (at Bedford and Broad streets, in Stamford) into an elegant venue Thursday, April 9 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The event, which raises funds for library services and collections, is a foodie’s delight, featuring small plates from some of the most popular area restaurants and caterers, an open bar and wine tastings hosted by BevMax.

There will also be craft beer tastings courtesy of Charter Oak Brewing Company and Half Full Brewery, a live and silent auction, and a ‘Giving Bookshelf’ to help the library literally put books on the shelf. This is the fifth year for the event, which last year netted $196,000 for the library. Illusionist Ryan Oakes will be back this year to wow the crowd with his magic!

The Ferguson is pleased to honor Reyno Giallongo, Chairman and CEO of First County Bank and President of First County Bank Foundation, for his support of the Library.

Tickets are $125. Reservations available at or by calling 203 351-8205. Sponsorship information at 203 351-8208.

Participating restaurants and caterers:

  • Bravo New York Delicatessen
  • Charter Oak Brewing Company
  • David’s Soundview Catering
  • Greenwich Staffing
  • DiMare Pastry Shop
  • Eventi Café
  • Half Full Brewery
  • Hudson Grille
  • Kona Grill Lorca Ocha
  • Thai Japanese Cuisine napa & co
  • Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza Company
  • Susan Kane Catering
  • Tawa Indian Cuisine
  • Villa Italia Ristorante