June 13, 2018

Summer Reading Soiree at HSP’s Updike Farm Features Benedict

Marie Benedict will be the featured author at this year’s Summer Reading Soiree, a festive celebration of books taking place on Tuesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. The event is being held in the restored barn at the Historical Society of Princeton’s Updike Farmstead at 354 Quaker Road.

Benedict will discuss and sign copies of her book, Carnegie’s Maid, during the event, and copies of The Other Einstein, her first historical novel, will also be available. Registration is not required.

“We are excited to partner with the Historical Society of Princeton for the library’s third annual Summer Reading Soiree,” said Public Programming Librarian Janie Hermann. “The soiree, a lovely evening where we gather to share our enthusiasm about summer reading, is held each year in a location that reflects the theme of the book or author being featured. Marie Benedict is an author of historical novels, so holding the event at the Historical Society’s Updike Farmstead was the perfect match.”

In addition to the chance to interact with Benedict, the Summer Reading Soiree is an opportunity to stroll the grounds of the Historical Society and visit its exhibits. All attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a basket of books and other prizes. Appetizers, sorbet, and sparkling beverages will be served.

The Summer Reading Soiree is co-sponsored by the library and the Historical Society of Princeton with support from Labyrinth Books. This event is presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the NEH.