San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join us Wednesday, October 30th, as we introduce the new Mercantile Library bow tie, created in conjunction with BowTie Cause. The evening will culminate in a bow tie tying competition. Note that contest participants tying one of our new ties will be given special consideration during judging. The prize is a free ticket to next year's Niehoff Lecture.
The tie is emblazoned with the names of notable speakers brought to the city by the Mercantile during its rich 178-year history as the literary center of the region.
Bow Tie Cause was founded by former Cincinnati Bengal Dhani Jones after a close friend was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, in order to help raise awareness of the disease. Since then, Bow Tie Cause has worked with over 50 non-profits to create distinctive bow ties, which are sold for $57 - Jones's NFL jersey number - to benefit the organization.
Ties will be available for purchase at the event.
When & Where
The Mercantile Library
The Mercantile Library is a membership library. It is a non-profit institution supported by members' annual subscriptions, gifts, and income from an endowment fund. The Library receives no tax support. The name refers not to the collection but to the Library's founders who were young merchants and clerks. Organized in 1835, it is the city's senior library and one of the oldest cultural institutions in the midwest.