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Pouring Over Books – Feb 12, 2023

Pouring Over Books, along with the accompanying Wine Divas Wine Tasting, is our premier annual event.

Each year, library supporters enjoy an afternoon with a local author(s) and live music. Refreshments include a complimentary selection of fine wines, craft beers and premium teas along with delicious light bites.

This year on February 12, 2023, the Friends will meet at Prospect House in Dripping Springs for this gala event. Event activities include panel talks from popular local Texas authors, a silent auction and uplifting live music from the Dripping Springs Youth Orchestra.

Generous local businesses and individuals donate marvelous items for a Friends Silent Auction, as well. This event would not be possible without our many community sponsors who demonstrate their support of our community library.

Last year on February 27, 2022, we were all excited to be together in person back at the Prospect House. Austin author, Sarah Bird, shared a behind-the-scenes view of her writing process and enticed us with a presentation of her newest book, Last Dance on the Starlight Pier.

Craig Hillis generously provided background music.

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and all the hardworking volunteers that made this year’s event possible.

We’re happy to announce that Pouring Over Books raised more than $8,200.00 for the library this year.

Details about Pouring Over Books Event

Ongoing Events

Christmas on Mercer Street

The Friends enjoyed visiting with shoppers at the 17th Annual Christmas on Mercer Street. We sold loads of like-new books for sale and shared information about our group.

Each year the street comes alive on the first Saturday of December from 10 am to 5 pm as Mercer Street and the Dripping Springs downtown area transform into a hometown holiday festival.

Don’t miss holiday shopping, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, children’s activities, and more.

Book Sales

The Dripping Springs community has a lot of booklovers. With the addition of the Big Blue Bin located in front of Sententia Vera Cultural Hub, we are collecting a lot of great books. In fact, our Book Sale chairperson says they’re amazed at the quality and quantity of books being donated.

The Friends collect quality used books during the year and sell them at Christmas on Mercer, Founder’s Day, and occasional other sales throughout the year. Please bring donations to the Big Blue Box located on the front porch of the Sententia Vera Cultural Hub.

The Wine Divas Wine Tasting

The Wine Divas is a generous group of library supporters who contribute to the Pouring Over Books event by contributing a $300.00 donation and attending the gala wine tasting party. They always have a great time while choosing the wines to be served at the Pouring Over Books event. If you’re interested in joining the party, just get in touch.

Occasional Special Events

Each year the Friends sponsor various events to raise awareness about the Dripping Springs Community Library and raise money to support the library.

In 2019, we enjoyed ‘Letters+Tunes’ a CD release party and book reading by Nathan and Ashley Brown at the Station at Mercer Street, including complimentary wine and snacks.

Christmas on Mercer in 2021 and 2022, we had a booth selling like-new books, raffling off some great gift baskets, and talking about the Friends. We were proud to raise another $1,000 each year for the library.

We are hard at work planning even more events for 2023.

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Together we help create a stronger library for all to enjoy and benefit from. Becoming a Friend means you share a passion for our library and its programs.

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