Manatee County Library Foundation announces 'An Evening with David Baldacci' to be held in March

  • Nov 21, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Manatee County Library Foundation's latest blockbuster author event, "An Evening with David Baldacci." The March 13 event will benefit the Manatee County Public Library System.

David Baldacci headlines Manatee Library Foundation's top fundraiser in 2018
David Baldacci headlines Manatee Library Foundation's top fundraiser in 2018

 “An Evening with David Baldacci” will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Neel Performing Arts Center at 5840 26th St W, Bradenton on the campus of the State College of Florida.


Tickets are available online on the Foundation’s Website at 


A representative from the Foundation will be at each of the six library locations at the following select times, enabling people to purchase tickets in person:


·         Palmetto, 923 6th Street W., Palmetto 34221, TUE, JAN 30, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

·         South Manatee, 6081 26th Street West, Bradenton 34207, THURS, FEB 8, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

·         Island, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217, TUE, FEB 13, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

·         Braden River, 4915 53rd Avenue East, Bradenton 34203,  THURS, FEB 22, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

·         Downtown, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton 34205, MON, FEB 26, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

·         Rocky Bluff, 6750 US Highway 301 N., Ellenton 34222, FRI, MAR 9, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

Baldacci is the international best-selling author of more than 30 novels, including “Absolute Power,” “The Winner,” “Wish You Well,” “The Camel Club” and “No Man’s Land.” An astounding 110 million of his books are in print, while several have been adapted for film and television. Drawing on his experiences in law, publishing, philanthropy and fatherhood, Baldacci reflects on the twists and turns of his life a corporate lawyer-turned-one of the world’s finest storytellers.

Proceeds from the evening will continue to benefit the Manatee Library System’s innovative “I am a Lifelong Learner” program, which focuses on improving literacy among Manatee County’s youngest readers. A Lifelong Learner Campaign Coordinator meets families at the point-of-need to offer outreach programs that develop literacy skills, adds summer reading programs at public libraries and enriches parental engagement through informational programs and supplementary resources, such as Early Literacy Kits, new technologies and books. 

Tickets are $100/each for reserved seating and $75/each for unreserved seating.

A wide range of sponsorships also are available, including the following:

·         Gold Sponsor: $5,000 (includes 10 VIP reception tickets to meet David Baldacci)

·         Silver Sponsor: $2,500 (includes 8 VIP reception tickets to meet David Baldacci)

·         Bronze Sponsor: $1,000 (includes 4 reserved tickets and wine & cheese reception)

·         Patron Sponsor: $500 (includes 2 reserved tickets and wine & cheese reception)


Anyone interested in sponsorships can call (941) 807-5809 or email

"We are grateful for the efforts of the Library Foundation for once again securing David Baldacci, another top notch author," said Ava Ehde, Manatee County Public Library Services Manager. "He is an excellent writer and humanitarian and we look forward to his visit."

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