Mark Your Calendars for Beyond the Page 2021!

Houston Library Foundation's Annual Benefit Luncheon

Virtual Event - April 29, 2021

Thank you to everyone that joined us Friday, November 20, 2020, for the Beyond the Page virtual event. Special thanks to our sponsors and participants for making this event happen. We celebrated the women and men who made history through the ratification of the 19th Amendment AND acknowledge 21st Century women who have been trailblazers, glass-ceiling breakers, and inspiration for others across Houston.

The keynote speaker for this special 100th Suffrage Anniversary was the exceptionally witty and entertaining Karen Karbo. Karen is featuring her newest novel, “Yeah. No. Not Happening,” a humorous feminist manifesto about learning how to own and appreciate our flaws.

Karen Karbo is the author of 14 award-winning novels, memoirs, and works of nonfiction. Her genre-bending Kick Ass Women series, including the international best seller The Gospel According to Coco Chanel, mingles biography, memoir, philosophy, humor, and self-help to examine how we should live. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in Elle, Vogue, Esquire, Outside, the New Republic, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books,, and other magazines. When not working on her own material, Karen loves to help inspirational outliers tell their stories.

Karen Karbo

Mae West said, “You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough.” Living right includes supporting your Houston Public Library through the Houston Public Library Foundation. Please give generously and support this once in a lifetime tribute.

Beyond the Page is the annual fundraising luncheon in support of the Houston Public Library Foundation whose mission is to unite partners who value lifelong learning. Library programs enhance social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development. Advancing personal skills improve self-sustainability as well as competitiveness and employability. The exceptional programs offered through the Houston Public Library remain free to the public because of your philanthropy.

This year’s event included a silent auction on the Socio Event platform and is also accessible here. Bid generously and support lifelong learning.

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Interested in sponsoring this great event? Lifelong learning enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, personal development that add to self-sustainability as well as competitiveness and employability.
The Houston Public Library Foundation raises funds for the educational programs that serve individuals of all ages and capabilities in multiple languages through the Houston Public Library. Your participation with Beyond the Page advances the free educational opportunities for children, adults, and seniors in Houston.