Library to host fundraiser with panel of authors and area wines

Friends of the Dripping Springs Library hold their “Wine Divas” event in which wines are selected for Pouring Over Books. PHOTO COURTESY OF FRIENDS OF THE DRIPPING SPRINGS COMMUNITY LIBRARY.

John Pacheco


Friend of the Dripping Springs Library (FODSCL) will hold their 7th Annual Pouring Over Books on Sunday February 11, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Prospect House, 12745 Silver Creek Road. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Dripping Springs Community Library.

Music for the fundraiser will be provided by the Hill Country Ramblers, and there will be appetizers as well as wine specifically selected for the event by the FODSCL “Wine Divas.” The event will also have a silent auction.

This year’s event will host a panel of 4 area authors who will discuss the present state of polarization in American society and the “seeming disappearance of the man in the middle who has historically shown a propensity for listening to all sides and engaging in the search for middle ground solutions to some of society’s most vexing problems.”

The panel will include:

Olga Campos Benz, former KVUE news anchor and author of “It’s News to Me."

Nathan Brown, Poet Laureate of Oklahoma for 2013-2014, and editor/publisher of “The Mostly Unedited Poems of Ezra E. Lipschitz.”

Kevin O. Cokley, PhD., UT Dept. of Psychology and author of “The Myth of Black Anti-Intellectualism: A True Psychology of African American Studies

Emily J. Hooks, founder of Forgiveness Academy, and author of “The Power of Forgiveness.”

For the panel discussion, attendees will be able to submit written questions for the panel to the event’s moderator, Dripping Springs Century News Editor John Pacheco.

Tickets are $50 per person. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit or call The Dripping Springs Community Library at (512) 858-7825. Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

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