Foundation Stories

The Central Library is set!  We are ready for this  festive event with experiences, entertainment, food, drink and fun ways to donate spread throughout the library — all evening long!

Set for Saturday, September 29 from 6 – 10 pm at the Central Resource Library, it’s our signature fundraising event featuring live music, food, drink, silent auction and interactive experiences. Tickets and sponsorships are still available online or at the door.

And, no need to wait for the event night, our silent auction is currently live online! You can bid on several stunning original pieces of art and jewelry, many of which are currently on display at the Central Resource Library. Simply go online to view these works and place your bid, or simply enter the “Buy it now” price. A percentage of each sale will benefit the Foundation thanks to our partners with GUILDit.

Other interactive experiences include hands-on activities in the Black and Veatch MakerSpace, robot drawing and paintings, literary performances by local actors, and trivia contests. Creative food and drink pairings will be served throughout the evening  – including a signature cocktail!

If you haven’t visited the Library in a while or, if you’re a frequent visitor, it’s a great way to see the Library in a whole new light. And, you’ll help us contribute to the Library’s important collections and programming.  We hope to see you there!

The countdown has begun — Library Lets Loose is Saturday, September 29 from 6 – 10 pm at Central Resource Library!  But if you hurry, you still have a few more days  to purchase tickets and sponsorships.

Library Lets Loose is not your typical sit down dinner kind of fundraiser. It’s a choose your own adventure kind of event!” So says Foundation Director Stephanie Stollsteimer. ”The event is a more of a free-form party for adults, with lots of experiences spread throughout the library — all evening long.”

Also included in the festivities are more ways extend your fun and stretch your support through several donation opportunities.   A portion of all sales and donations will directly benefit the Library’s programs and collections!

Still need some convincing? Listen to our special edition podcast featuring our food and drink lineup!

Library Lets Loose is not your typical sit down dinner kind of fundraiser. It’s a choose your own adventure kind of event!” So says Foundation Director Stephanie Stollsteimer. ”The event is a more of a free-form party for adults, with lots of experiences spread throughout the library — all evening long.”

Library Lets Loose is Saturday, September 29 from 6 – 10 pm at Central Library. It’s the Foundation’s signature fundraising event featuring live music, food, drink, silent auction and interactive experiences. Tickets and sponsorships are still available.

“The Library’s theme for fall programming is Women’s Voices,” said Stephanie. “Following along that theme we are incorporating several fabulous live performances from local female bands including, The Black Mariah Theater, Katy Guillen & The Girls, and Jessica Paige, plus a silent auction of original artwork by local women artists.”

Other interactive experiences include hands-on activities in the Black and Veatch MakerSpace, robot drawing and painting by Andy Wise, literary performances by local actors, and trivia contests. Imaginative food and drink pairings will be served throughout the evening from local restaurants – including a signature cocktail!

Included in the festivities will be a Fund a Need campaign for specific Library programming and collections needs, and raffle ticket sales for gift baskets donated by community sponsors. A portion of all sales and donations will directly benefit the Library’s programs and collections.

“If you haven’t visited the Library in a while or, if you’re a frequent visitor, it’s a great way to see the Library in a whole new light,” said Stephanie. “We hope to see you there!”

Listen in to the Library’s special edition podcast to learn more about Library Let’s Loose:

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