Save the date for this year's event!
Opus & Olives
Sunday, October 12, 2019
Saint Paul RiverCentre
5:00 p.m. | Cocktails and Book Signing
6:15 p.m. | Dinner and Author Presentations
Opus & Olives is a fundraiser that supports the Saint Paul Public Library and local literacy programs of the Pioneer Press. When you join us at Opus & Olives, you support early literacy, workforce development, and other lifelong learning opportunities for individuals of every age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background. This lively and elegant evening is not your average gala. More than just fabulous dinner, drinks, and conversation, Opus & Olives is a celebration of the power of the library to transform communities.
Each year, we feature five bestselling authors who entertain guests, sign books, and share their love of libraries. Check out this year's incredible line-up below.
Tickets will go on sale shortly - stay tuned!
Guests receive premier seating tickets (tables seat ten), a three-course plated dinner, complimentary valet parking, and recognition for table host(s).
Guests receive tickets (tables seat ten), a three-course plated dinner, complimentary valet parking, and recognition for table host(s).
Because The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all but $75 of each ticket is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Support Learning for a Lifetime
By sponsoring Opus & Olives, our biggest, most visible fundraising event, you are helping us make an impact in your community and beyond. Your partnership supports early literacy, workforce development, and lifelong learning, for individuals of every age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background.
Entertain and Enjoy
This lively and elegant evening features more than just fabulous dinner, drinks, and conversation. Opus & Olives is a celebration of the transformative power of the written word. Each year we host five best-selling authors that deliver engaging presentations with personal stories about their work, their inspiration, and the importance of libraries on their journey.
Now in its fifteenth year, Opus & Olives is recognized nationally as one of the premier literary and social events of the year. Whether you’re entertaining clients or mingling with Twin Cities leaders, you’ll find an audience of smart, savvy, influential Minnesotans.
If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, you can download our sponsorship kit or contact Greg Giles, Vice President of Development and Community Engagement, at 651-366-6499 or [email protected]
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library thanks the following 2018 sponsors for their generous support of Opus & Olives.
Co-host and Media Sponsor:
A Marketing Resource
BMO Harris Bank
Bradshaw Celebration of Life Centers
Briggs and Morgan
Delta Dental of Minnesota
District Energy St. Paul/Ever-Green Energy
FTL Corporation/MGM Wine & Spirits
Green Mill Restaurant & Bar/Sweet Pea's Public House
Metropolitan State University Foundation
Penguin Random House
The Saint Paul Hotel
SPIRE Credit Union
St. Paul Radiology Foundation
The Waterbury Group at Morgan Stanley
Winthrop & Weinstine
Don’t see your company’s name? Join us in promoting libraries and literacy! For more information on any of The Friends’ giving opportunities, please contact The Friends at 651/222-3242 or [email protected].