Each year, The Friends hosts its annual fundraising gala that benefits one of the most important and beloved institutions in our community – the Library. Proceeds from the evening support initiatives like early literacy, workforce development, and other lifelong learning opportunities for individuals of every age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background. To headline the event, we bring in five best-selling authors to share thoughts on their latest work, their process, and their inspiration. The Friends is thrilled to announce that authors Paula Poundstone, who will serve as the evening’s emcee, Ben Blum, Jamie Ford, Tom Perrotta, and Gabrielle Union will join this year’s line-up. You can support your community and mingle with these incredible writers – get your tickets now, and stay tuned for more author announcements!