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Booklovers Online: Bookmarked!

Support the library from the comfort of your home this year with the reimagined Booklovers Ball. The annual black-tie fundraising gala, traditionally held at the Central Library, has been reimagined in a virtual format due to the pandemic. Booklovers Online: Bookmarked! is scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020

New for event attendees this year is a special guest performance by New York Times award-winning author Kwame Alexander. Mr. Alexander is a poet, educator and bestselling author of 37 books, including the Newbery medal-winning middle-grade novel The Crossover.  

Booklovers Online will also include interactive activities like a cocktail mixing demonstration to kick-off the celebration, inspirational stories of impact from library customers, and an exclusive State of the Library report from City Librarian Michelle Jeske.  

We look forward to celebrating with you online!  Registration is free, but space is limited.  Register today at

Sponsorships including catered meal and cocktail delivery options are also available. For more information, email Nicole Capage-Brown at