April 29th, 2017 | 6 p.m.

Take a trip around the world and help support Samuels Library! Table Hosts will be essential participants and key to the enjoyment of everyone. The Library will be sectioned into six continents, and we invite volunteer groups, book clubs, businesses and others to host a buffet table representing a country within one of the continents with your food, dress and decorations.

This year, each guest's ticket is a passport with blank pages ready to collect 'stamps' from around the world. Each table will receive a sheet of 'stamps' (stickers) showcasing an iconic image from your country so you can 'stamp' the guest’s passport when they come to your table. The guests will need to visit each country to be eligible for the grand prize drawing at the end of the night - this encourages everyone to come and see you.

Pick your favorite adult or children's book that takes place in your chosen country and let it be your inspiration for your table's design and food.

Each table will provide dishes inspired by the country they've chosen - if you're stumped, please click here to view some suggestions. Alternatively, groups have the option of donating $100 toward food that the Library will purchase for you to serve at your table, however no complementary tickets come with this option.

In return for hosting a table, your group will receive two free admissions and chances to win awards for Best Dressed Hosts, Best Decorated Table and Tastiest Table, as well as publicity for your group in the event brochure and on this website.

For more details, download the table host form.