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Cigar Smoker 2021: A SMOKIN’ SUCCESS!

Cigar Smoker 2021: A SMOKIN’ SUCCESS!

On May 5, if you were one of the 300 or so people able to get a ticket then you enjoyed a long overdue night out at the Fort Worth Club. The annual Cigar Smoker Gala benefitting the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation returned this year to a...

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CELEBRATE PHILANTHROPY! Meet Our Founder, Betsy Pepper

CELEBRATE PHILANTHROPY! Meet Our Founder, Betsy Pepper

"...I had an internal understanding of ‘to whom much is given, much will be expected’." Hanging in the foyer of the Central Library is a beautiful portrait of the Founder of The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, Betsy Pepper. What one cannot...

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Meet Our Board Member, Vianei Braun

Meet Our Board Member, Vianei Braun

"...I’m proud the Foundation has been able to help.” Vianei Braun, an employment lawyer with Decker Jones, is a board member who loves exploring restaurants in the Fort Worth area, finding new music on Amplify817, and cuddling with her pack of...

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FWPLF FOUNDER’S DAY

FWPLF FOUNDER’S DAY

Because of YOU, on Thursday, April 15, 2021, The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation celebrates 28 years of supporting both the Fort Worth Public Library and the Fort Worth Community by providing resources that support educational programming,...

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A Library Without Walls

A Library Without Walls

Change is all around us. It’s what 2020 was filled with, and it’s almost certainly what 2021 will overflow with. Out of the difficulties of COVID-19 came opportunities to learn – from forgetting to push ‘mute’ on a Zoom call to leaving your mask at...

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Library Giving Day 2021

Library Giving Day 2021

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise $2,448.90! LIBRARIES STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES AND TRANSFORM LIVES EVERY DAY! The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation is part of a coalition of libraries joining forces to raise funds through a Library...

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Meet our Board Chair, John Mackenzie

Meet our Board Chair, John Mackenzie

We are grateful he chose us. When you meet John Mackenzie, it is quite clear that this is a man that is down to earth, dedicated to his friends and family, he is all in, and loves the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation. John was born and raised...

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CELEBRATE PHILANTHROPY!

CELEBRATE PHILANTHROPY!

Lucy with her four oldest grandchildren in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,1993 "I have never known a more generous-giving community than Fort Worth. Fort Worth is generous and remarkable!” Meet Inspiration, Meet Lucy Darden! Setting: the piney...

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Message from the President

Message from the President

I find myself overflowing with gratitude for how the library and our team pulled together... Happy new year from the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation. It goes without saying that 2020 was a year like no other. Despite the endless challenges we...

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Final Days: Submit to Amplify 817

Final Days: Submit to Amplify 817

The Fort Worth Public Library’s Amplify 817 music platform is seeking to fill 10 more spots for local musicians. We are looking for the next group of artists to join the Amplify 817 collection! Have you produced an EP or full length album in any...

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