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Alexander McCall Smith, Reception: November 10, 2018

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The Lakes Golf & Country Club

6740 Worthington Road

Westerville, OH 43082

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This fundraiser is presented by The Westerville Library Foundation in support of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library which mails a free book to every registered child in the Westerville City School District each month until their 5th birthday.

Enjoy a high tea with one of the world's most prolific and best-loved authors, Alexander McCall Smith.



This exclusive experience will be held prior to an afternoon presentation and book signing with the author. For tickets to the presentation (for an additional cost), visit this page.


ABOUT THE RECEPTION

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Cost: $75 per person

Tickets include admission to the high tea reception, a pre-signed copy of The Colors of All the Cattle, and audience Q&A. This event is limited to 100 people. Presentation tickets sold separately.

Accommodations can be made in advance for guests with disabilities and dietary restrictions. For more information, contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.


11am | Check-in begins

Location: The Lakes Golf & Country Club, The Drake Room
Address: 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville, OH 43082

Seating is first come, first served.


11:30am | Reception begins

Each table will be served a menu of assorted tea sandwiches and crostinis, scones and mini muffins with clotted cream and fresh lemon curd, plus fresh fruit.

Alexander McCall Smith will visit each table and answer questions based on suggested topics while microphoned. This event is limited to 100 people.

Note: This exclusive experience will be held prior to an afternoon presentation and book signing with the author at Westerville Central High School starting at 1pm. For tickets to the presentation (for an additional cost), visit this page.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alexander McCall Smith was born in what is now Zimbabwe and was educated there and in Scotland. He became a law professor in Scotland, and it was in this role that he first returned to Africa to work in Botswana. For many years he was a Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh, and has been a visiting professor at a number of other universities elsewhere, including ones in Italy and the United States.

Often referred to as 'Sandy', Alexander has written and contributed to more than 100 books and has received numerous awards for his writing and holds twelve honorary doctorates. He currently lives in Edinburgh with his wife Elizabeth. His hobbies include playing wind instruments, and he is the co-founder of the amateur orchestra called “The Really Terrible Orchestra” in which he plays the bassoon and his wife plays the horn.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Precious Ramotswe dips her toe into the world of politics in the newest addition to the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to promise anything beyond what she can deliver--hence her slogan: "I can't promise anything--but I shall do my best." To everyone's surprise, she wins.

As it turns out, politics does not agree with Mma Ramotswe. Though everyone is supportive, she eventually resigns. She thinks there will be a new election, but she discovers that the rules state that in such an event, the runner-up automatically takes the seat. Violet is triumphant, and sure that she will get the Big Fun Hotel planning application through without a hitch. But Mma Makutsi and Mma Potokwane are not about to make it easy for her.

Through it all, Mma Ramotswe uses her good humor and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate divisive issues, and proves that honesty and compassion will always carry the day.


ABOUT THE SERIES

To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community.

Follow along with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag #wplauthors.

View highlights from past events or read more about the series.


FAQs

Is there a limit to the number of tickets I can order?

Yes, you can order 10 tickets per order/transaction.

If you would like help ordering tickets for a book group, please call 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or email programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.


Can I get a ticket at the door?

If the event is not yet full, you may purchase a ticket onsite. Please know that there are a limited number of seats and that ticket availability may be limited. No entry is allowed without a ticket.

Can accommodations be made for guests with disabilities?

Yes. Contact the Program Office to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.


Can accommodations be made for guests with dietary restrictions?

Yes. Contact the Program Office to request necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.


What is your refund policy?

At this time, we are unable to offer a refund. All sales are final.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must show either a printed ticket or your ticket on a mobile device.


Can I choose my seat in advance?

No. Seats are first come, first serve. Doors open and seating begins at 11am.

Guests with disabilities can contact the Program Office to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.


What time does seating begin?

Doors open and seating begins at 11am.


Does this event include a book sale and book signing?

No. Your ticket includes one free pre-signed copy of The Colors of All the Cattle. For the option to purchase more books and have them signed by the author (for an additional cost), visit this page.


Does this event have an official hashtag?

Yes! Follow along or share your experiences with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag: #wplauthors.

Does the library host other author events?

Yes! To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community via the Meet the Authors series. Learn more.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.

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