Pouring Over Books

On Sunday, February 28, 2021, the Friends will host the 10th Annual Pouring Over Books fundraiser as a virtual event broadcast in Dripping Springs. This event is our biggest fundraiser and will include a discussion and book signing with local author Joe Nick Patoski, musical entertainment, as well as an online auction!

Help us by becoming one of our sponsors. There are several sponsorship levels available for you to choose from. Supporting the Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library is supporting our library.

Complete the online Sponsorship Form and enter your Sponsorship Level Amount to recognize your business or family.

Your generosity will help fund and support the thriving Dripping Springs Community Library.

We invite you to join us at Pouring Over Books 2021.

How We Help

$17,500 Donated in 2020 by the Friends for library equipment, programs, and services for our growing community.

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programs, musical concerts, an expanded eReader program, a Maker’s Space and an updated digital scanner for archiving historical documents of Dripping Springs.

$5,000 paid for a new video editing laptop to broadcast events

3,288 Children and adults participating in summer programs and activities in 2020.

40,000 Population served in the Dripping Springs area.

Joe Nick Patoski – Writer. Historian. Texan.

Joe Nick will speak virtually at our event this year, reading from his work and answering questions. Don’t miss this chance to speak with one of our favorite authors.

Joe Nick Patoski is an award-winning journalist and author who is widely considered a leading expert on Texas, particularly with his reporting and writing on music, the environment, and myriad aspects of Texas culture.

He has authored biographies of Willie Nelson and Selena, and he has co-authored a biography of Stevie Ray Vaughan. He has collaborated with photographer Laurence Parent on books about the Texas Mountains, the Texas Coast, and Big Bend National Park, all published by University of Texas Press.

A long-time writer for Texas Monthly, Patoski’s byline has also appeared in many other magazines and newspapers. He lives near the village of Wimberley in the Texas Hill Country where he swims and paddles in the Blanco River.

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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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