LHS students poured tea at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts


LHS students poured tea for members of the

 Maria Hastings Cary Legacy Society


Eighth Annual Legacy Society Celebration

Legacy Tea table spread at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts

On May 24, 2016, the Cary Memorial Library Foundation held its Eighth Annual Legacy Society Celebration to honor members of the Maria Hastings Cary Legacy Society and special donors. More than forty guests attended. 

In keeping with this year’s fundraising theme for the library’s Transformative Spaces project and the planned new Teen Space, guests were served tea by LHS students. Finger sandwiches, scones, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and more from 

Legacy Tea attendees at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts

Lexington-based caterer The Delicious Dish brought a homey elegance to the festivities. 

Lexington author E. Ashley Rooney regaled attendees with stories of her twenty years working with young people and establishing a youth fund at Cary Library. “I no longer work with youth,” Ashley said, “but through Cary Memorial Library, I still have the joy of giving to them and knowing that the youth have found a safe place to be in town—a place where they can get answers for their questions, find friends, and share their stories.”

Legacy Tea table set at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts

Library Director Koren Stembridge noted the importance of legacy giving to the library, saying, “A gift made with caring and concern in some moment in the past is providing us with the resources we need for today, and similar gifts will enable moments we can’t even imagine at some future moment down the road.” She thanked guests for their support.

We hope you will be our guest at next year’s Legacy Society Celebration. All you have to do is join the Maria Hastings Cary Legacy Society.

Cary Cabaret

On March 11, 2016, students from Lexington High School hosted an evening of A capella harmonies, piano sonatas, along with a smattering of David Bowie to raise funds for Transformative Spaces, the forward-looking redesign of the interior of Cary Library. With an audience ranging in age from two to ninety-something, the young performers charmed, delighted and entertained with their musical performances. It was a blast!

Cary Cabaret student performers

Cary Cabaret student singers

Looking down at the Cary Cabaret

Student singers at Cary Cabaret

Student violinist at Cary Cabaret

Student performers at Cary Cabaret

Lineup of student performers at Cary Cabaret