One of the best ways to find out more about Room to Read and help spread the word about our mission to educate children in developing countries is to attend an event in your area. Room to Read has volunteer chapters around the globe that host events to help us raise money and awareness for our programs. If you're interested in attending one of our local events, please download the invitation and/or contact the name listed below. We hope to see you soon at a local Room to Read event!

Please note that events are listed chronologically.

Our volunteers are busy planning a variety of events. Please check back often if your city isn't listed below. For more information about any of the events on this page, please contact  
Washington, DC 
National Book Festival 
Saturday, September 5, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Washington Convention Center, Washington DC

In partnership with the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book, Room to Read will have a booth at the 15th annual Festival for the Book, a mega-day featuring over 100 authors in 45-60 minute presentations and Q&A.   

2015 Beatty Memorial Lecture at McGill University featuring Room to Read Founder, John Wood 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pollack Hall, McGill University, Montreal, Canada I 555 Sherbrooke Street West 

McGill University cordially invites you to join alumni and friends of McGill and the Montreal Chapter of Room to Read at an exclusive dinner and lecture series. Please join us for the Beatty Memorial Lecture, Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy: Whose Version of the Future Will Win? featuring Room to Read Founder, John Wood. 

San Francisco
Celebration of 10 Million Children Impacted!
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Foreign Cinema Restaurant I 2534 Mission Street

Help us celebrate the exciting milestone of 10 million children impacted through Room to Read since 2000 with dinner at Foreign Cinema. Dinner includes wine and a three course meal prepared by chefs Gayle Pirie and John Clark.

Tickets are $95 and are available here. Invitation can be found here.

Dallas Fort Worth 
Third Annual Booktoberfest - Biers, Brats & Books for a Cause 
Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Lakewood Brewing Co. I 2302 Executive Drive, Garland, TX

LIVE music by the Dan Quinn Band, great silent auction items, and delicious food! All proceeds support Room to Read's Literacy and Girls' Education Programs.  

Registration page will be available soon. Invitation can be found here.

New York 
Booktoberfest Brooklyn!
Friday, October 2, 2015 7:00pm-9:00pm
61 Local, 61 Bergen St., Brooklyn NY 11201

Celebrate Booktoberfest at Brooklyn local beer expert 61 Local (“just a fantastic bar” – Village Voice).  New York’s top local brewer Other Half Brewing Company and dedicated craft beer store Covenhoven are generously donating a bag of craft beer treasures that we’ll raffle off.  All proceeds are going to Room to Read.  Good people, good drinks …and a good cause.  See you there!!!

Visit the event’s Facebook page to confirm attendance: and click “Going”

San Diego 
Art and Fashion Show
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
A private home in Del Mar, CA

Join us for an evening of art, fashion, live music, dinner and drinks in support of Room to Read! We will be featuring the latest designs of premium sportwear by Alp-N-Rock, silk designs by Norma Hill, and international laundry menswear by Studio Il. We hope to see you there!

You can purchase tickets here and view our event's invitation here.


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