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Library supporters mambo through Clayton House gardens for "Party in the Stacks"

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Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Rudy Rincon and Grupo KaChe
Rudy Rincon and Grupo KaChe mix it up at the Houston Library Foundation's "Mambo in the Gardens." Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Ellen Cohen, Kathy Hubbard, Mayor Annise D. Parker
Ellen Cohen, from left, Kathy Hubbard and Mayor Annise Parker at the Houston Library Foundation's "Mambo in the Gardens." Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Sherry Merfish and Gerald Merfish
Sherry and Gerald Merfish at the Houston Library Foundation's "Mambo in the Gardens." Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Alison Leland and Frank Jones
Alison Leland and Frank Jones at the Houston Library Foundation's "Mambo in the Gardens." Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Mitja Peterman, Cyvia Wolff and Tina Peterman
Mitja Peterman, from left, Cyvia Wolff and Tina Peterman at the Houston Library Foundation's "Mambo in the Gardens." Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Jack Blanton and Ginger Blanton
Jack and Ginger Blanton at the Houston Library Foundation's "Mambo in the Gardens." Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 George Peterkin, Susan Garwood, Harriet Latimer, Steve Croxson and Truett Latimer
George Peterkin, from left, Susan Garwood, Harriet Latimer, Steve Croxson and Truett Latimer at the Houston Library Foundation event. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen, Margaret Regan and Susanne Evans and Randall Evans
Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen, from left, Margaret Regan and Susanne and Randall Evans at the Houston Library Foundation's "Mambo in the Gardens." Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 gardens of the Clayton House crowd venue
The gardens of the Clayton Library were setting for the library fundraiser. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Rudy Rincon and Grupo KaChe
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Ellen Cohen, Kathy Hubbard, Mayor Annise D. Parker
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Sherry Merfish and Gerald Merfish
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Alison Leland and Frank Jones
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Mitja Peterman, Cyvia Wolff and Tina Peterman
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Jack Blanton and Ginger Blanton
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 George Peterkin, Susan Garwood, Harriet Latimer, Steve Croxson and Truett Latimer
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen, Margaret Regan and Susanne Evans and Randall Evans
Houston Public Library Foundation benefit May 2013 gardens of the Clayton House crowd venue

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.

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