Beyond the Book Bash 2014


Please join us for the Mill Valley Library Foundation’s 5th annual Beyond the Book Bash in support of the Mill Valley Public Library. A fantastic evening of entertainment, food, libations and music.

Saturday, September 2oth

142 Throckmorton Theatre

7:00 PM Cocktails and Appetizers

8:00 PM Program

General tickets now on sale HERE or join us as a sponsor by clicking HERE. Sponsors are invited to attend a special VIP pre-party with fine wine and food, receive film festival tickets and are highlighted on our invitation, website and marketing materials.

Last year’s event was sold out.

The evening’s entertainment will feature a fantastic roster of guests organized by Tom Corwin. Comedian Mark Pitta will be the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, with performances to inspire and delight you by:

  • Mill Valley’s own actor, director and screenwriter Peter Coyote
  • Internationally published Discover Great New Writers author, Holly Payne
  • New York Times bestseller Tom Barbash
  • Legendary man of letter Mort Sahl
  • Grammy-winning musician and Santana front man Tony Lindsay
  • and much, much more!

Proceeds from the event will help provide critical funds for our library’s outstanding programs and ensure that the library continues to offer the highest-quality programs, technology, and services. Because of generous supporters like you, we have been able to provide $90,000 in funding annually for programming for children, teens, and adults, and a new computer lab for our community (read further here).

We look forward to seeing you at the Beyond the Book Bash!





Annual Benefit Sweetwater Music Hall April 22nd


Starting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 22, headliner Jesse DeNatale, award-winning singer/songwriter Jafar Thorne, along with Oakland-based indie rockers Felsen will take the stage for a night of music and dancing to benefit the Mill Valley Library.
Tickets cost $25 and all proceeds go to the Library. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Headliner, Jesse DeNatale, has been called “one of the most distinctive singers and creative lyricists of his generation.” His most recent local performance was at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Jafar Thorne has developed a unique, soulful, poetic voice and style largely influenced by artists as diverse as Jackson Brown, Bruce Cockburn and The Grateful Dead. Felsen’s music is both smart and sexy; for Alt Rock fans of Wilco, Radiohead, Beck and the classic sound of Pink Floyd.

The Mill Valley Library Foundation has provided more than $170,000 in new funding to the library from private donations over the past three years. The Foundation and Friends support programs and services not funded by the City of Mill Valley, including the popular First Friday Series, myriad children’s programs, creative writing workshops, late night study halls for teens and a new computer lab.
Click HERE to learn more about this event.

2014 Storybook Ball


The 2014 Storybook Ball presents Peter Pan on Sunday, May 18, 4-7 PM. Sponsor Pre-event at 3:30 PM. Mill Valley Community Center, Cascade Room. Party Attire. $50 per person. Advanced tickets required. click here for tickets or to sponsor this event.

We’re celebrating our 4th Annual Storybook Ball this year with the beloved and classic tale of Peter Pan. The Storybook Ball is presented by the Storybooks committee, a special “chapter” of the Mill Valley Library Foundation. Our mission is to host events that bring books to life for Mill Valley youth. In the tradition of excellence embodied by our more than 100-year old Mill Valley Library, all proceeds from the Storybook Ball provides essential funding for children’s and teen’s programs, adding to the Library’s exceptional programming and the funding provided by the City of Mill Valley. Click here for more information.