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20th Annual Friends of MSU Library Benefit Dinner and Auction

Thursday, October 17, 2013, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Bozeman, MT, Hilton Garden Inn

The 20th annual Friends of MSU Library Benefit Dinner and Auction will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bozeman. A silent auction and social hour with no-host bar and music by jazz guitarist Craig Hall will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and a live auction to follow at 7:30 p.m. Nationally recognized mountaineer, rock climber and author Conrad Anker will present "Exploration in the 21st Century" at 8:30 p.m. This event is presented by Toyota of Bozeman and sponsored by Ressler Motors, Sue & Jim Hamilton and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Auction items for this event include a half-day climb with Conrad Anker, two badges to the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, a Whistler Ski Getaway, a Napa Valley Epicurean Adventure an Everest gift basket from the Country Bookshelf, and a climbing lesson at Spire.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of this event, the Friends of MSU Library are proud to celebrate the local community. At this year's dinner, we're pleased to offer a Montana-made menu and present Conrad Anker, a local mountaineer with national recognition.

In addition, the Friends are proud to support the launch of the MSU Library's Acoustic Atlas, the first comprehensive online archive of the animal and environmental sounds of Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This exciting new collection provides a unique reference source for researchers and educators in the biological sciences, media arts, human health, education, engineering, philosophy, and the social sciences and connects people the world over to the landscapes and life of Montana and the Rocky Mountain West.

This is the primary fundraiser for the Friends of MSU Library. Proceeds of this fundraiser enhance the collections and services of the MSU Library through collection and facilities endowments.

The Friends of Montana State University Library are dedicated to enriching MSU, the lives of students and our community by strengthening the MSU Library.

Tickets are $75 each or $520 for a table of eight. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 406-994-3119 by Oct. 11. For a complete list of auction items, visit

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