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The Library Foundation of Los Angeles requests
the pleasure of your participation for our
30th Annual Stay Home and Read a Book Ball!

With Chair, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Anytime you want to celebrate on Sunday, March 4, 2018 – or throughout the month of March! In honor of the 30th Anniversary, we’ll be celebrating all month long!

Wrapped in a blanket by the fireplace, at your local park, on the train or bus, in front of the T.V. while waiting for the Oscars, or anywhere the pages lead you!

Grab a book (or several), and read! Share your support for the Library on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tell us what you’ll be reading –don’t forget to include #StayHomeandRead

Your most formal ball gown, or your fuzziest robe and slippers!

Cookies, a cheese plate, wine or a mug of tea.

Loved ones, friends, children, family, your book club members, cats, dogs -all are welcome!

All Stay Home and Read a Book Ball contributions are fully tax-deductible. No goods, services, or benefits are provided, and is not a contribution towards Membership.

To learn more about the Stay Home and Read a Book Ball, please contact Sarah Charleton, Membership Director, at 213.292.6242 or [email protected].

Robin Coste Lewis | National Book Award-winning Author and Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

“There is no place I’d rather be than traveling within the pages of a really fine book. Books make it possible for the reader to travel to any place or time, and all while sitting very, very still. What a magical object! And the best part of all, all of this power and energy fits within the landscape of your own two hands. Stay home, open a book: fly!”

LeVar Burton | Actor/ Educator

“Please join me in staying home and reading a book while supporting the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ Stay Home and Read a Book Ball. No actual attendance required, a modest donation would be greatly appreciated!”

Janet Fitch | Bestselling Author

“Here’s to the best party of the year! A guest list to die for, table companions to delight and inform, surprise and charm–the world’s wittiest, wisest, most worldly crew.  Three cheers for the Stay Home and Read a Book Ball!”

Juan Felipe Herrera | United States Poet Laureate, 2015-2017

“Libraries are my second home when I am lost or found or in great need of a place to write a poem.

With first-time writers and artists, in 1974 I organized my first cultural program at the San Diego Public Library — I discovered the beauty of true human expression and delight.”

Louise Steinman | Author and Founder/ Curator of the ALOUD literary series

“The lamp-light is at the right angle, the couch is soft, the blanket is warm, a mug of Irish breakfast is on the coffee table, it’s raining outside and I’m not looking for my boots; I’m going to stay home reading this novel set in Berlin at the same time supporting cultural programs at the library. How great is that”