NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS
THE 2018 LIBRARY LIONS
RON CHERNOW, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, JESSYE NORMAN, CLAUDIA
ELIZABETH STROUT HONORED
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY RENÉE FLEMING
#LibraryLions @NYPL @sceneatnypl
Honorees Ron Chernow, Francis Ford Coppola, Jessye Norman,
Claudia Rankine and Elizabeth Strout; Special performance by
former Library Lion Rénee
Past Library Lions
in attendance included: Renata Adler, Louis Begley, Skip Gates,
Annette Gordon-Reed, Nicholas Lemann, Norman Manea, Joyce Carol
Oates, David Remnick, Salman Rushdie, Simon Schama, Lionel
Tiger, and Calvin Trillin.
attendance included: Anthony Marx (President and CEO, New York
Public Library), Angela Yee (New York Public Library
Ambassador), Lisa Blau, Dixon and Arianna Boardman, Tory Burch,
Sharon Bush, Ken and KathyChenault, Joan Hardy Clark, Richard
Cohen, Sofia Coppola, Thomas Croquet, Rory Culkin, Jake
Horowitz, Rachelle Hruska, Crystal McCrary, Howard and Abby
Milstein, Gigi Mortimer, Kyle and Zibby Owens, Darryl Pinckney,
Pierre-Yves Roussel, Marcus Samuelsson, Stephen Schwarzman,
Tabitha Simmons, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Lauren and Andres Santo
Domingo, Tali and Boaz Weinstein, among many others.
year The New York Public Library honors several distinguished
individuals for outstanding achievements in their respective
fields of arts, culture, letters and scholarship by naming them
Library Lions. This year, the event raised over $2.7 million
dollars to contribute to the New York Public Library's mission
of providing essential, free services to New Yorkers and the
world at large.
include Margaret Atwood, President Nelson Mandela, Steve Martin,
Martin Scorsese, Zadie Smith, Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey, and
The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue and
42nd Street, New York, NY 10018
Monday, November 5, 2018
Library Lions Gala 2018 co-chair committee included: Dr. Mahnaz
Ispahani Bartos and Mr. Adam Bartos, HRH Princess Firyal of
Jordan, Ms. Sana H. Sabbagh, Mr. and Mrs. Andrés Santo Domingo,
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Schwarzman, The Honorable Merryl H.
Tisch, Mrs. John L. Weinberg, Mrs. Lally Graham Weymouth and Mr.
Joseph M. Cohen and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Yoseloff.