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Black & White Party and Mr. Pratt Presents…

As the Library’s premiere fundraisers, the Black & White Party and Mr. Pratt Presents raise more than $650,000 to support programming at the Library through corporate sponsorship, individual tickets, and fundraising activities. We look forward to both events returning home to the beautifully renovated Central Hall.

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The Pratt Contemporaries will host the 2020 Black & White Party on January 25, 2020. This year’s theme, The Wizard of Oz, will transport guests to the iconic fantasy land that defined a generation of readers and movie-goers alike! This year the Party will return to the Central Library…after all, there’s no place like home! You won’t want to miss it! Upper level members of the Contemporaries receive complimentary tickets.

This year’s event, Mr. Pratt Presents…An Evening with John Grisham, will take place on April 18, 2020 and offer guests the chance to hear from one of country’s most prolific writers. Grisham is a New York Times best-selling author and has been called America’s “favorite storyteller.” Grisham will share his powerful takes on modern law, the stories behind his best-selling novels, and why he left the courtroom for a life in literature. This year’s event will be particularly special as we welcome 350 corporate and community leaders back to the gorgeously renovated Central Hall for the elegant black-tie affair.

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This affinity group bridges our Pratt Contemporaries and Pratt Society membership circles and offers unique, stimulating, and engaging programs and special events that suit a busy lifestyle.
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