Serata Virtuale | Evening in the Stacks

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Date(s) - Saturday, February 27, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Howard County Library System invites those from near and far to discover the magic of Italian cuisine and culture during an interactive online fundraising event.

Serata Virtuale | Evening in the Stacks will virtually transport guests to Italy while they stay safe at home. Stops include a cooking class with Chef Francesca from Agriturismo Diacceroni in Tuscany, winemaking experience from a Tuscan vineyard, a Tuscan truffle hunt by moonlight and a Southern Italy dance party.

While whetting their appetites during the tours, guests can enjoy Italian cuisine and wine (with pickup and delivery options) from Howard County proprietors, Tino’s Italian Bistro, Aida Bistro & Wine Bar La Prima Catering and The Wine Bin. Adding to the fun will be a wine and Tuscan beverage pull, as well as presentations from the following authors:

• Juliet Grames – Italian-American author whose books include The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna
• Pauline Frommer – Award-winning writer of Italian travel guides, among others
• Adriana Trigiani -Italian American fiction and nonfiction author

Event proceeds will support hands-on STEM, art & literacy learning activity kits for students K-12, and access to Chromebooks and hotspots for Howard County residents without internet access. Tickets – at $55 or $175/person based on the experience level and $275/couple – are available for purchase at