Banquet benefits friends of Dallas public libraries

Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize winning author whose latest book explains Texas to the world, will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Dallas Public Library annual gala on Thursday, Oct. 25. The annual banquet benefits FODPL, the nonprofit organization that raises financial support and advocates for the city’s 29 libraries. The gala will also honor Charlene Howell (pictured), a longtime champion of libraries and literacy in Dallas, with the May Dickson Exall Award. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, call the FODPL office 214-670-1458 or email — Mike Precker

Photo courtesy of FODPL

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