Thank you to everyone who joined us at this year's Stories Gala and helped make it a great success! See you next year!

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The Library Foundation’s Annual Gala Goes Virtual! Join us from the comfort of your home for an evening to celebrate the Austin Public Library. 

The annual Stories Gala helps The Library Foundation support Austin Public Library collections and programs, including Kids Block Party, Mayor’s Book Club, and more! Tickets, sponsorships, and donations empower the Austin Public Library to serve future generations of Austinites.

Friday, November 13 | 6:30pm

6:30-7:00 pm: VIP Zoom Cocktail Reception featuring the Library Foundation’s Read Local campaign authors

7:00-8:00 pm: Stories Gala Program—join us online for the virtual experience!

This year's Stories Gala will feature special guest Matthew McConaughey discussing his new memoir GREENLIGHTS with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright.

With a special music performance by Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s 

Please purchase sponsorships and tickets by October 30th.

From Academy Award®–winning  actor Matthew McConaughey comes an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.

Photo credit: Vida Alves McConaughey


In her book All I Ever Wanted, Kathy Valentine traces the path that took her from her childhood in Austin to the height of rock and roll stardom as a member of the all-female band the Go-Go’s.

Photo credit: Arnold Neimanis


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