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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. In 2021, we shifted to a Virtual Event, due to the pandemic. 

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

February 28, 2021, we enjoyed hearing from local author, Joe Nick Patoski. He entertained the audience with stories from the Texas music scene. We were also privileged to have musician, author, scholar, and more, Craig Hillis join us. 

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

We are so happy to say the 2022 fundraiser will be held again at the  Prospect House on Sunday, February 27.

We’ll be serving wines carefully chosen at the Wine Diva Tasting Party, along with small bites. Hopefully, the Hill Country Ramblers will be able to perform as you browse our Silent Auction items and place your Virtual Bids. The author for the evening is not yet confirmed but we’ll be announcing them soon.

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

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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 2020, we were excited to have a socially-distanced table and sell several hundred dollars worth of books.

We are hard at work planning even more events for 2021 with consideration for the restrictions of COVID-19.

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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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