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2008 Library Lions Benefit

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On Monday, November 3, 2008, The New York Public Library held its annual Library Lions Benefit at the Library's landmark Humanities and Social Sciences Library.

Each year Library Lions honors several distinguished individuals for outstanding achievements in their respective fields of arts, letters, and scholarship. This year the Library honored playwright Edward Albee, children's author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, screenwriter and essayist Nora Ephron, and novelist Salman Rushdie.  Nobel Laureate and Library Trustee Toni Morrison was the master of ceremonies.

The event's co-chairs are Mr. and Mrs. Oscar de la Renta; H.R.H. Princess Firyal and Mr. Lionel I. Pincus; Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Fuld, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hess; Mr. and Mrs. Felix Rohatyn; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Schwarzman; and The Honorable Merryl H. Tisch and Mr. James S. Tisch.

The evening also featured a disco dance party hosted by the Young Lions, a membership group of New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s who support the work of the Library. The Young Lions dance co-chairs are Mr. Nicholas T. Brown, Ms. Claire Danes, Ms. Amanda Hearst, Mr. Michael Hess, Mr. Hudson Morgan, and Ms. Andrea L. Olshan.

Library Lions co-chairs and 2008 Library Lions honorees. Back row: Merryl Tisch, James Tisch, Princess Firyal of Jordan, Elizabeth Rohaytn, Catherine Marron, Paul LeClerc, Susan Hess, John Hess, Christine Schwarzman, and Stephen Schwarzman. Front row: Nora Ephron, Edward Albee, Ashley Bryan and Salman Rushdie
Library Lions co-chairs and 2008 Library Lions honorees. Back row: Merryl Tisch, James Tisch, Princess Firyal of Jordan, Elizabeth Rohatyn, Catherine Marron, Paul LeClerc, Susan Hess, John Hess, Christine Schwarzman, and Stephen Schwarzman. Front row: Nora Ephron, Edward Albee, Ashley Bryan and Salman Rushdie.

Library president Paul LeClerc and Toni Morrison
Library president Paul LeClerc and Toni Morrison.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Ashley Bryan, Nora Ephron, Edward Albee, Salman Rushdie
Library Lions Ashley Bryan, Nora Ephron, Edward Albee, Salman Rushdie.

Oscar de la Renta, Annette de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta, Annette de la Renta.

  Nora Ephron, Zoe Kazan and Mamie Gummer
Nora Ephron, Zoe Kazan and Mamie Gummer.

Elizabeth Rohatyn and Felix Rohatyn
Elizabeth Rohatyn and Felix Rohatyn.

Young Lions Dance co-chairs Nicholas T. Brown, Andrea Olshan, and Hudson Morgan
Young Lions Dance co-chairs Nicholas T. Brown, Andrea Olshan, and Hudson Morgan.

  Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump.

Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano
Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano.

  Mamie Gummer
Mamie Gummer.

Library Lion
Library Lion.

Young Lions Disco Dance party
Young Lions Disco Dance party.

Photos: Courtesy of The New York Public Library
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