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Benefiting the Dallas Public Library system

and honoring Freda Gail Stern

Karen Blumenthal and Beverly Bonnheim, Event Chairs


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tobian Auditorium, Temple Emanu-El,

8500 Hillcrest Road, Dallas

6:45 p.m. - Check-in and Dinner

7:30 p.m. - Program honoring Freda Gail Stern and reading and conversation with Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean, journalist and best-selling author of The Orchid Thief, the basis of the film Adaptation, and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and The Legend, will be our speaker Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm. Ms. Orlean is currently writing The Library Book, which shares the timely story of the Los Angeles Public Library's literal rise from the ashes of a fire in 1986.  We are proud to honor Freda Gail Stern, one of the Dallas Public Library's biggest champions, for her many contributions to the Library system and the literacy community.

Sponsorship levels, tickets and raffle tickets are available below, by calling 214.670.1458, by emailing friends@FODPL.org and by mail. Click here to see our raffle packages. All proceeds from this event benefit the Dallas Public Library and its programs.

Choose below:

$180 for Card Holder Single Ticket

$20 per raffle ticket

$100 for Six raffle tickets

$1,800 for Collector Level - includes seating for 10

$1,350 for Book Hero Level- includes seating for 2 plus a $1,000 Book Hero level Friends of the Dallas Public Library membership

$5,000 for Carnegie Level - includes seating for 10

$10,000 for Gates Level - includes seating for 10


Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Inc.
1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201
P: 214.670.1458 | F: 214.670.1453 | Friends@FoDPL.org