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Friends of the San Francisco Public Library celebrated the return of the Library Laureates Benefit Gala on April 7, 2017 at the San Francisco Public Library’s Main Library. Check out photos from the event on our Flickr page!

2017 Library Laureates Benefit Gala: Library Love Stories

All photos by Drew Altizer Photography.

This exclusive event exceeded fundraising goals in support of the free public library in San Francisco, offsetting the costs of programs, exhibitions, lectures and resources for the community. Highlights from the evening include honoring some of our best and brightest authors and a tribute to community leader Peter Booth Wiley.

Over 300 philanthropists, community leaders, authors and corporate partners joined the celebration at this one-of-a-kind evening of cocktails, fine wine and delectable food within intimate salons with an author at each table. Thank out to all of our Library Laureates and to our supporters, volunteers and sponsors for contributing to a successful and very special 2017 Library Laureates Gala!