Current Events

Pouring Over Books

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

Each year, library supporters enjoy an evening with a local author and a complementary selection of fine wines and premium teas chosen by our Wine Tasting Divas, along with delicious light bites. This fundraiser has been hosted at the homes of gracious hosts and a variety of Hill Country venues.

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

February 23, 2020, we enjoyed hearing from local author, Ben Rehder. He entertained the crowd with stories from his well-known Blanco County mysteries and discussed his writing process.

Previous years have featured authors and musicians such as Nathan Brown and Larry D. Johnson, former Poet Laureates of Oklahoma and Texas, respectively, singer/songwriter Kasey Landsdale, and Susan Wittig Albert – among others.

The Friends are already planning the 10th Annual Pouring Over Books for 2021. Our partnership with local businesses is essential to our fundraising and we encourage you to plan ahead to help sponsor this event.

We are excited to return to the event space at the Prospect House here in Dripping Springs and we’ll keep you informed as planning continues.

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Ongoing Events

Christmas on Mercer Street

The Friends enjoy sharing a booth with the Dripping Springs Library at the 15th Annual
Christmas on Mercer Street. We will have loads of like-new books for sale and information about
our group. The street comes alive on Saturday, December 7 from 10 am to 5 pm as Mercer
Street and the Dripping Springs downtown area transform into a hometown holiday festival.

Enjoy holiday shopping, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, a petting zoo, trackless train,
pony rides, children’s activities and more.

Book Sales

We love books in the Dripping Springs area and folks donate books they are through with for
our Book Sales. All the money raised benefits the Library, too. Last year we had a good turnout
for our Books for Cooks sale at Wilson Appliance.

More information is available at the top of this page.

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 needed 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.

Become a Friend of the Dripping Springs Community Library

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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