Friends of the UD Library Annual Dinner

Each spring, the Friends of the University of Delaware Library sponsors a dinner in northern New Castle County to gather and celebrate shared interest in the humanities. All members, students, faculty, staff and the community-at-large are invited to this event, which features a prominent keynote speaker, historian or author. In the past, speakers have included Wil Haygood, Margaret MacMillan, Rick Steves, Jennet Conant and Judith “Miss Manners” Martin to name a few.

Promotional image for the Friends of the University of Delaware Library 2020 Annual Dinner

Building Bridges: Expanding the Reach of Rare Books in the Next Generation

Keynote by Rebecca Romney, co-author, rare book specialist and TV personality from the History Channel’s Pawn Stars.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 6-9 p.m. | Deerfield Country Club

Please register no later than Tuesday, March 17 to secure your spot.


Past Dinners

A Writer Tell Stories of Freedom (Keynote by Wil Haygood) – April 29, 2019

The Meaning of the First World War for Today (Keynote by Margaret MacMillan) – March 28, 2018

An Evening with Maureen Corrigan and The Great Gatsby (Keynote by Maureen Corrigan) – April 12, 2017

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (Keynote by Erik Larson) – April 6, 2016

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Keynote by Daniel Okrent) – April 15, 2015

The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family (Keynote by Oscar Andrew Hammerstein III) – April 10, 2014

Catherine the Great: A Woman as Well as an Empress (Keynote by Robert K. Massie) – April 17, 2013

A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS (Keynote by Jennet Conant) – April 18, 2012

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Keynote by T.J. Stiles) – April 12, 2011

Travel as a Political Act (Keynote by Rick Steves) – March 25, 2010