A Novel Affair

A Novel Affair: Our Tenth Year


A Novel Affair 2023 is April 20!

A Novel Affair is the library's signature fundraiser. Now in it's 12th year, the event helps us raise funds to buy books for children and adults, and provide services such as  children's early literacy programs, job skills training, English language learning and more. 

This year, we are delighted to honor Polly O'Brien Morrow and Pitney Bowes for their extraordinary service to the library and the Stamford community.

Early registration opens February 15.

For sponsorship information contact Linda Avellar  linda@fergusonlibrary.org
203 351-8208.





Friends of the Ferguson Library

Du Bois
Pitney Bowes

Judith Block
Ellen Bromley & Tom Gizicki
First County Bank
Amy & Andrew George

Abate & Abate, LLC
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey
Connecticut Public
Cummings & Lockwood 
Amy & Tony Downer
Garden Homes Management
George Comfort & Sons
Michael & Jennifer Hyman
Stamford Health
Wells Fargo Advisors

Kerrin & Stephne Behrend
David & Andrea Cohen
Susan DiMattia
F.D. Rich Company
Sue & Ed Greenberg
Hooker & Holcombe
King School
Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home
Alex & Ricki Miller
M&T Bank
Deborah & Robert Neiman
Nuvance Health
Mary Sommer & Jay Sandak
The Dilenschneider Group
UConn Stamford

Bloka Literary Society
Cacace Tusch & Santagata
Susan & Paul Duarte
Philip Farin & Carolyn Nadel
Deborah & Michael Golden
Sam & Emily Gordon
Joseph & Linda Milano
Stephen Perry & Susan Toliver
Betsey & Arthur Selkowitz
Marsha Shendell
Jami Sherwood

In Kind Sponsors
MBA Graphics
SignCrafters, Inc


Event Committee

Leslie Bruzik Co-Chair
Vicki French-Sanches Co-Chair
Ce Aita
Deborah Andrianos
Barbara Aronica
Linda Avellar
Elizabeth P. Ball
Marie Belfiore
Glenda Blume
Ellen Bromley
Leslie Bruzik
Laurie Cingari
Susan Iorio Duarte
Lynne Fife
Gail Goldberg
Sam Gordon
Gail Hofmann
Gaby Katze
Alice Knapp
Roni Leavy
Lise Leist
Gail Malloy
Shivonne Mathison
Mary Murano
Eileen Rosner
Ann Sexton
Melanie Soper
Patricia Togra
Brian Yomtov

Event Coordinators
Betsy Mercede
Jami Sherwood

Media Partners

STAMFORD MAGAZINE/Moffly Media, Exclusive Magazine Sponsor

Hey Stamford

The Ferguson Award special edition pin created by Russ Hollander, Master Goldsmith

Past Honorees

2022 Ann Sexton
2021 Tom Cassone
2019 Jay Sandak and Mary Sommer
2018 Sandy Goldstein
2017 Gail Malloy
2016 Ernest Abate
2015 Rey Giallongo
2014 Greg Caggainello
2013 John Stewart
2012 George Harvey