October 1, 2021

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The Busiest Season

Hello ,

Every year, fall is your Library Foundation’s busiest time – an exciting, energizing, exhilarating kind of busy. And this is the busiest fall yet…because we’re planning a November to Remember!

The eighth annual Verse & Vino is November 4, streaming live to celebrations large and small – we’re especially excited about the viewing party at Town Brewing Co, where we’ll host the live pre-show and launch a new beer supporting your Library. Join us - and an incredible lineup of five New York Times best-selling authors, plus a bonus debut author who wrote her first novel in a library.

This year only, we’re planning One for the Books, a free celebration of Main Library’s past, present and future on North Tryon Street. Meet us at Main November 6, 7, 13 or 14th for tours, an auction and sale of Main Library memorabilia, performances, activities for all ages, and more - or participate as a 24 Hours of Booky reader. We’re looking for volunteers to read for a few minutes in person or on video from their favorite books.

Of course, One for the Books is happening because Main Library is closing in a few weeks to make way for construction of the new Main Library – a technology-forward educational hub and dynamic uptown destination for everyone in our community for generations to come.

I can’t think of a better reason to be so busy. Thank you, as always, for your support. I hope we’ll see you in November.


Jenni Gaisbauer, CFRE
Executive Director


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Verse & Vino
November 4, 2021

The authors are in, are you? Join us for the most-anticipated literary event of the year! Ticket options include individual streaming links, date night dinners, party packages, and a viewing party at Town Brewing Co.  

Get your tickets now!

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One for the Books
November 6,7,13 and 14, 2021

Join us for a one-time, free event to mark a turning point in Main Library’s history. Honor the history of an uptown anchor, say goodbye to the current building and welcome the future together. 

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Family Literacy Night
November 16, 2021

November is National Family Literacy Month - join your Library for some fun literacy tips to use at home with children in grades K-5.

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