Pouring Over Books

12th Annual Pouring Over Books – Feb 12, 2023

On Sunday, February 12, 2023, the Friends will host the 12th Annual Pouring Over Books fundraiser at The Prospect House in Dripping Springs. This event is our biggest fundraiser and will include a discussion and book signing with two local Texas authors Dixie Lee Evatt and Helen Currie Foster, musical entertainment, as well as an online auction!

Guests will be offered complimentary fine wines, craft beers and premium teas, as well as delicious bites. Uplifting live music will be provided by the Dripping Springs Youth Orchestra.

The event runs from 3PM to 5:30PM. The silent auction ends at 4:30PM so winning bidders can collect their prizes at the event. Join us for this joyful event to benefit our community library!

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We look forward to seeing you at Pouring Over Books 2023.

How We Help

A new record amount of $22,000 was donated in 2022 for library equipment, programs, and services.

11,000 Active library patrons use our local Dripping Springs Community Library to access library equipment, programs, and services, early learning software, summer programs, musical concerts, an expanded eReader program, a Maker’s Space, and so much more.

In 2022, some of the Friends donated money was spent on:

  • $4500 for library expansion
  • Three DELL computers for patron usage.
  • Jazz Concert on the Porch series in May and August.
  • Manga Drawing and Paper Collage workshops.
  • 30×50′ tent rental for Summer Programs.
  • Art supplies for children’s Summer Programs.
  • Instructor fee for Memoir Writing Workshop.

The Dripping Springs Community Library is an essential resource. Look at these

There are 41,804 people living in the library service area
and 10,062 library active library cardholders.

Featuring Two Best-Selling Texas Authors

Dixie Lee Evatt

A former political reporter in Austin, Dixie taught writing at Syracuse University. When she teamed up with Sue Cleveland to write fiction, they sold a screenplay to a Hollywood producer. The seed money financed ThirtyNineStars, their publishing company. Through it they published two award-winning thrillers (Shrouded and Digging up the Dead) under the pen name, Meredith Lee. Dixie’s newest solo mystery is Bloodlines & Fencelines, set in an imaginary hamlet near Georgetown. Kirkus reviews describes the book as, “A twisty whodunit that’s crafted with care and saturated with down-home Southern charm.” The book was a 2022 National Indie Book Award Finalist as well as a finalist for the 2022 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award in the Humor category.

Dixie Lee Evatt

Helen Currie Foster

Award-winning author Helen Currie Foster lives and writes north of Dripping Springs, Texas, in the beloved Hill Country, supervised by three burros. She’s deeply curious about human history and prehistory and how, uninvited, the past keeps crashing the party. In her Alice MacDonald Greer mystery novels, small town lawyer Alice must unravel a murder with its roots in the past.

Helen earned a BA from Wellesley College, MA from the University of Texas, and JD from the University of Michigan where she grew fascinated with dirt and water law. After practicing environmental and regulatory litigation for thirty years, she found the character Alice had suddenly appeared. Helen’s active with Austin Shakespeare and Heart of Texas Sisters in Crime, and a member of the Hays County Master Naturalists, still trying to learn her native grasses.

We’ll be back in 2024 with more fine Texas authors.

Helen Currie Foster

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