BETHANY, PA — Bethany Public Library will welcome its guest speaker—the New York-based actor, Alan Muraoka, who for 20 years, has portrayed “Alan,” the proprietor of Mr. Hooper’s Store on Sesame Street—at the library’s annual fall dinner on Sunday, November 11. Muraoka is the creator, driving force and current member of a group called The Humans of Sesame Street. He will offer a behind-the-scenes perspective on the human characters who appear side by side with the iconic Muppets on the longest running children’s program on television.

Celebrated local chef, Marcia Dunsmore, will prepare a gourmet, fall-harvest feast for the event.

To end the evening, there will be a live auction, featuring a painting (1983) of Bethany Library by renowned artist Howard D. Becker (1914–1995), who, though widely traveled, settled in Honesdale and made it his home.

The event will be held at the Highlights Foundation’s Conference Center, known as The Barn at Boyds Mills, on November 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $65 and usually sell out before the event. Contact the library at 570/254-4329.