Don't be late for a very important date! 35th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, October 20,22. Brought to you by the San Jose Public Library Foundation. Banner text coupled with an image of a rabbit with a pocket watch, that shows the theme of the gala is related to Alice in Wonderland.

The year 2022 marks the San José Public Library Foundation’s 35th anniversary. And over the past 35 years The Foundation has raised more than $35 million to support our libraries and its programs that benefit our community members by preparing children for kindergarten to serving aging adults, truly encompassing what it means to provide lifelong access and support.

To celebrate this milestone, we invite you to join us for a very special event on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library. Guests will enjoy a whimsical Alice in Wonderland-themed evening with musical entertainment, curated experience stations, cocktails, food, a live auction and a raffle.

Can’t attend? Consider making a donation in lieu of attending.

Sponsorships are also available, please contact

Sponsorship Deck Form | Auction Donation Form

Additional event details:

  • Fun, cocktail attire.
  • Attendance is limited to adults 21 and older.
  • Parking available in 4th street parking garage across the street. Limited valet will be provided for those with mobility issues.

Thank You to Our Event Committee

Adrian McBride
Alex Keilty
Dorien Africa
Jodie Pulliam

Julie JiWon Kim
Lupita Garcia Reilly
Nicole Chitty
Rebecca Turner

Susan Robledo
Tiffany Bradford-Oldham
Victoria Conversion-Baxter


J. Loehr Vineyards

Hafner Vineyard

Gordon Biersch Brewery

The San José Public Library Foundation is truly grateful for the support from our event sponsors, in-kind sponsors, and individual donors.

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