The verdant gardens of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research provided an appealing setting for the Houston Public Library Foundation's annual "Party in the Stacks," created to showcase the jewels in the Houston Public Library's collection of specialty and neighborhood libraries.
Mayor Annise Parker, serving as honorary chair, addressed the importance of libraries in the community and the library's commitment to the city's cultural diversity as seen in the recent appointment of Mikaela Selley as a specialist in Hispanic archives.
Foundation board chair Cathryn Selman was joined in the charge by board members including Harriet Latimer, Franklin D.R. Jones, Tina Peterman, Cyvia Wolff, Annette Mullins and Allison Leland. President emeritus Susan Bischoff was also on board, as was Library director Rhea Brown Lawson.
Beneath the Museum District oaks, guests swayed to the sounds of Grupo KaChe while grazing through a field of taste sensations from A Fare Extraordinaire. They included Ginger and Jack Blanton, City Council member Ellen Cohen, Susanne and Randall Evans, Bevin and Dan Dubrowski, Carolyn and Platt Davis, Minnette Boesel, Truett Latimer, Sherry and Gerald Merfish and Susan Garwood and George Peterkin.