Women's History Luncheon


Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and California Book Award winner, will be the featured speaker at this year's Women's History Luncheon. Karen is the author of six novels (two of them New York Times best sellers) and four short story collections, including the forthcoming Black Glass. She has been a Dublin IMPAC nominee, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014." She lives in Santa Cruz, California. Get tickets here: HERE


An annual springtime event honoring Solano women's contribution to history and featuring the nomination and naming of the Woman of the Year.

Friday, March 24, 2017, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Joseph A. Nelson Community Center
611 Village Drive, Suisun City

Please join us in celebrating Solano County women who make a positive difference in our communities.

All proceeds support programs and books about women for Solano County Libraries and Solano County Library Foundation programs.

Click here for tickets or sponsorships.

Nominate a Woman of the Year

The 2017 theme for National Women's History Month honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid.

The 2017 nominees will represent many diverse backgrounds and each will have made her mark in her labor or business field.

Nominations are open to women who reside in Solano County and are from the world of labor or business. Current county library employees, current elected officials and members of the Solano County Library Foundation are not eligible for nomination.

Click here for fillable Woman of the Year Nomination form (PDF).


Your dollars support:

Reach Out and Read, our pediatric literacy program has handed out over 219,000 books in Solano County to children 6 months to 5 years of age. Pediatricians discuss the importance of reading to children and at each well child checkup the child receives a new age appropriate book. In some of the eleven health clinics served, this is the child's first book. Research has proven that children who participate in Reach Out and Read are three to six months ahead when they enter school.

Tutor.com, on line homework help that reduces the dropout rate of high school students and gives resume help to adults entering the workplace.

Adult Literacy and English as a second language provides tutors to adults learning to read. Learning to read improves the quality of life and the hope for a better future.

Solano Kids Read, brings the joy of reading and sharing books to students in grades 4 - 8. Free books are distributed to participating classes, the children discuss the book and meet the author. Each child has the opportunity to have their own book signed by the author.

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope and you are helping build that bridge in Solano County with the help of our Solano County Library's Literacy Programs. Together we are making a difference.

Authors Luncheon 2017

For more than a decade Solano County Library Foundation's Authors Luncheon has been the premier social event for Literacy. In 2016 we continued to honor those who helped create this signature community event, as well as special sponsors and friends who support it.

In 2017 our annual event will be on Sunday, November 5th. Mark your calendars now for this gala event.

Solano Library newsletter

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• Promises Made, Promises Kept
• A Clean Well-Lighted Place to Study
• More E-Books!
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To foster better communication with our supporters and to encourage more participation in Foundation and Library events and projects, we began our membership program in November 2006.


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Learn more about the work of the Foundation and how we came to be.



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The Foundation supports several of the literacy and learning programs of the Solano County Library. Among them are Reach Out and Read, Tutor.Com and Solano Kids Read. Click here to learn more.

• Reach Out and Read
• Tutor.com



The Foundation holds several fund-raising event throughout the year. Learn more about our annual Authors Luncheon and Literacy and Cultural Tour here.


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