Redwood Library Garden Party Honors Its Noble Traditions

Jonna Chewning & Jack Jefferies


“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” --Jorge Luis Borges

Executive Director Benedict Leca & Chiara Leca

With stylish hats, music and elegant hors d’oeuvres, the Redwood Library & Athanaeum celebrated its annual Garden Party, which seems to be constantly, consistently enchanted when it comes to weather.

The late Sunday afternoon event was blessed with blue skies, patrons, well-wishers, and, this year, the music of the Lois Vaughan Trio on the steps.

Celebrating the Library’s new initiatives, its exhibitions in the Van Alen Gallery and its successful Wednesday Night "Life of the Mind" Salon Series, the welcome by R. Daniel Prentiss, Esq., Board Vice President , and Executive Director Benedict Leca was short and cheerful.


Gabriel Leca & Leora Maltz Leca

Seen were Redwood stalwarts and supporters Dr. Garry Fischer, Board Chairman, and Angela Fischer, Ronald Lee Fleming, Captain Nicholas Brown and Diane Brown, Leora Maltz Leca, Jennifer Booth, Jack Jefferies, and young Lecas, Chiara and Gabriel.



For a full schedule of hour and activities at The Redwood Library, go to

Friends & Harle Tinney


Bonnie Matheson & Ruth Buchanan


The Lois Vaughan Trio plays


Jennifer Booth &


Angela Fischer, Torre & Patricia Peterson


Katy & Elijah Duckworth-Schachter


Niall Tarell  &Shaun Singer


John Gatcher, Federico Santi, Marc Baunstein & Elizabeth Nilmiec



Jocelyn Sherman, Molly Magee & Brenda Sullivan


Jemison Faust, Chris Cobaugh, Justin McLaughlin & Linda Gordon


Ronald Lee Fleming & Captain Nicholas Brown


Pamela  & Brendan Kelly


Current exhibit in the Van Alen Gallery


Friend, Miles & Carol Bidwell


David Reed & Lori Brostuen


Betsy McStay, Leilani Brenner& Brad Shear


Nancy & Ernst Rothe



Marion "Oatsie" Charles


The grounds


Janelle Feigley, Marc Lewinstein, Julie Warburton & John Dalsheim


Steve Walk, David Ford & David Reed



Victoria Leiter Miele & David Ford


Victoria Leiter Mele, Garry Fischer & David Ford


Bobbie Brewster, Frank Ray, Lila Ray & Betsy Ray



Dr. Leca & R. Dan Prentiss welcome the guests


Kim Bakoledis  George Clark, Janelle Feigley & Jack Jefferies



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