The annual fundraising event this year honored a diverse group of nearly 30 Bay Area authors who are seen to enrich and enliven the local community.
On Saturday night, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation hosted its 14th annual Authors’ Dinner, a fundraiser which this year will help remodel parts of the Central Library, especially for the use of teenagers.
The West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library, which opened in Decemeber 2013, produced more energy that it used in 2014, and it has been officially anointed as the first “net zero” library in the state and only the third municipal building of its kind in the nation.
Berkeley, a literary city if there ever was one, celebrated local authors, readers and the renovation of its branch libraries Saturday night at the 12th annual Authors’ Dinner.
As soon as word leaked out that Joyce Carol Oates, one of the country’s most prolific and respected writers, would be appearing at the Berkeley Public Library 9th Annual Authors’ Dinner, tickets were snatched up.