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Newark Public Library Hosting Two Fundraisers for the Philip Roth Personal Library
February 28, 2020
The Newark Public Library is hosting two fundraising events for the Roth Library. The first is on a Saturday, April 25th. It is a(n updated) tour of Roth’s Newark, followed by a display of materials that have come to us so far for the personal library — a kind of sneak preview. The materials have some interest: Roth’s handwritten eighth grade year book (“My favorite author is John R. Tunis”), an email exchange with Kundera tucked into a book, and books with marginal notations. We will also serve lunch at the library after the tour and display of materials. The cost for that event is $500.00 per person.The next event is on June 3rd, in the early evening. Ben Taylor has a book on his friendship with Roth being published in May. He will do a reading and book discussion. The cost for that event is $100, though whoever signs up for the tour can attend the book discussion for the same cost ($500).