top of page
Authors Gala Logo w: date.png
You’re invited to our
and this year we are VIRTUAL!


Join us for a
jam-packed hour of celebrations and surprises!

Bestselling authors C Pam Zhang & Anna North

in conversation with Wendy Voorsanger 

Local dance group Str8jacket 

Winners of the "Eureka!" young writers poetry contest 

Master of Ceremonies, Caitlin McGinty Beanan 

The Library Card.png

Tickets are FREE—Like Your Library!

Join the CA-Themed​​

Trivia Challenge


How Much of These Hills is Gold paperbac
Screen Shot 2021-02-24 at 2.34.10 PM.png

Have we got a show for you!

Support Our Fund-A-Need

Every person deserves guaranteed access to knowledge.

Your generous support for the Library’s FREE services allows everyone to benefit from community outreach programming and enhanced eLibrary content.


If you are unable to attend the virtual gala, you can still make a real impact on the lives in our community by supporting our Fund-A-Need.


Your gift will be recognized during the live event. Click the button to donate today!

Meet our Featured Authors!

C Pam Zhang (c) Gioia Zloczower.jpg

C Pam Zhang

Author C Pam Zhang's debut novel How Much of These Hills is Gold has earned extraordinary praise as a notable book of the year from both the New York Times and Washington Post and one of NPR's best books of 2020. It's long-listed for the Booker Prize, a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and was one of Barack Obama's favorite books in 2020. The National Book Foundation recently named Zhang as one of five fiction writers under the age of 35 whose debut work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape. Born in Beijing but mostly an artifact of the United States, Zhang has lived in thirteen cities across four countries and is still looking for a home. She’s been awarded support from Tin House, Bread Loaf, Aspen Words, and elsewhere, and currently lives in San Francisco.

C Pam Zhang

How Much of These Hills is Gold paperbac
Anna North.png

Anna North


Anna North is the author of Outlawed, published by Bloomsbury in 2021, which was a Reese's Book Club pick and a New York Times bestseller. She has also been a writer and editor at Jezebel, BuzzFeed, and the New York Times, and is now a senior reporter at Vox. North is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the author of two previous novels, America Pacifica and The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, which won a Lambda Literary Award. She grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Brooklyn.

Anna North

Screen Shot 2021-02-24 at 2.34.10 PM.png

Wendy Voorsanger

Born and raised on the American River in Sacramento, Wendy Voorsanger has long held an intense interest in the historical women of California. Her debut historical novel—Prospects of a Woman—tells the story of one woman’s passionate quest to carve out a place for herself in the liberal and bewildering society that emerged during the California gold rush frenzy, and is included in 2 BuzzFeed Books must read lists. Voorsanger currently manages, a blog dedicated to chronicling the accomplishments of California women throughout history. She earned a BA in journalism from Cal Poly SLO and an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and has attended Hedgebrook, the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, and Lit Camp. She is a member of the Castro Writers' Cooperative, the Lit Camp Advisory Board, the Historical Novel Society, and the San Mateo Public Library Literary Society.

Wendy Voorsanger


Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors

Gilead tagline logo.png


Man Booker

Franklin Templeton_logo 2.13.20.png

Pen Faulkner

Putnam Subaru logo.png
BOIA logo.jpg

National Book

Anderson Yazdi Hwang Minton + Horn LLC

Caccia Plumbing

County Consumer Plumbing Service & Repair Group


California Book

St Matthew's Episcopal Day School

Indie List

Junipero Serra High School       Maisonest Properties      Recology

bottom of page