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Girls' Night Out
Girls’ Night Out – 10th Anniversary Celebration presented by Schwartz Levitsky Feldman
with Gayle Forman, Emily Lockhart, and Sarah Mlynowski

“How friendship helped me survive...” Listen to the personal stories of New York Times Best Selling authors Gayle Forman, Emily Lockhart, and Sarah Mlynowski about high school, boys and friendship in an inspiring evening with desserts, door prizes, and raffles.

Bring your moms, daughters, granddaughters, and friends for a truly unique, inspirational and fun Girls’ Night Out!

General Admission $25.  Patron tickets $150 (for two tickets, supper with the author and more).  To purchase tickets call Shannon Gaskell at 514-345-2627 ext. 3042. 
 


How an idea became an annual fest for girls of all ages

2005 2006 2008 2009
Sarah Mlynowski
Libba Bray Robin Friedman Jordana Fraiberg
       

2010 2011 2012 2013
Sara Shepard Ally Carter Lauren Kate Lauren Oliver


Nine years ago, GNO co-creators Penny Fransblow and Heidi Gossack Majnemer felt that young girls were lacking appropriate role models in the media, and with the help of participants of the JPL mother/daughter book club, they decided to do something about it. Heartened by the success of the book club, and discouraged by the message being sent to young girls by films and TV shows like “Sex in the City” – which Penny noted had gotten little buzz when it was a book before it was a TV series – the women realized that little was being offered to inspire young adolescent girls from ages 10 through 18 in Montreal and that The JPL could fill that void.  By inviting well known authors to talk about themselves and their careers, GNO has become an empowering event for girls with the message that they can do it too!

GNO 2012 did not disappoint.  Aside from getting to hear an inspiring talk from the author of the “Fallen” series, Lauren Kate, close to 150 guests enjoyed desserts and coffee in a cool café style atmosphere while getting to know Lauren on a more personal level through a question and answer period.  Amazing door prizes were given out and everyone walked away with great S.W.A.G (teen lingo that stands for “stuff we all get” essentially, grown up loot bags. Who doesn’t love that?) Those who purchased the patron package were additionally offered a light supper with Lauren beforehand with a private book signing and reserved VIP seating at the event.

In addition to being a fantastic fundraiser for the Jewish Public Library, Girls Night out continues to be a fun, fresh and exciting program for adolescent girls and their 35 -50 year old moms.