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For Immediate Release:         June 6, 2013

For More Information:               Joy Testa Cinquino,
                                                      Assistant Deputy Director, Development & Communications,                                                         
                                                      testaj@buffalolib.org, 716- 858-7182



Downtown Library to Host

Writer/Home Renovator Ron Tanner June 13


The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library in cooperation with Preservation Buffalo Niagara will host a presentation by house restorer and author Ron Tanner on Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at the downtown Central Library Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. This program is free and open to the public.

Tanner, an award-winning writer and preservationist, will discuss his heartwarming book From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story. Combining romance with history and humor, Tanner tells the true story of how he and his wife bought a condemned property in Baltimore – a wrecked former fraternity house – and restored it to its original Victorian splendor. They knew nothing about fixing houses when they started. A book for lovers, dreamers, do-it-yourselfers, and fans of old houses, From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story recounts Ron and Jill's adventure, offering inspiration, insight, and hilarity as they hammer away at the American Dream of home ownership and true love. In 2008, This Old House magazine published a feature story about Ron and Jill's work. The online version of this story drew more than 400,000 readers to the magazine's website.

Copies of the book will be available afterward for purchase and signing courtesy of Talking Leaves Books.

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