Hats and attire inspired by the Mad Hatter character in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland are encouraged at the Feb. 10 gala to benefit the Williamsville Branch Library.
The Mad Hatter's Gala begins at 7 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton Street. The event features wine, beer and tea tastings, hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions, a theme basket raffle, a 50/50 split and more. Free valet parking will be available.
Tickets are $30 until Feb. 1, when the price increases to $35, and available online at loveyourvillage.org, at all Amherst public libraries and at Village Artisans, 5560 Main Street.
The Williamsville library has depended on private donations to remain open since the Erie County budget crisis of 2005.