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  

Santa Barbara 
Requiem for the Bibliophile and Room to Read

Thursday, November 6 
5-6 pm - Special VIP Reception 
6-8 pm - General Admission
Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Barbara- 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA

Join Room to Read and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Barbara for an exclusive cocktail reception on the evening of Thursday, November 6th. We will be celebrating the power of the library and literacy through the museum’s exhibit titled “Requiem for the Bibliophile." 

As a Room to Read supporter, you are cordially invited to attend a special VIP reception, featuring brief remarks by both MCA Santa Barbara and Room to Read, before the museum is open to the general public. 

Register for the event here

San Francisco Bay Area
An Evening with the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter at Restaurant Sent Sovi

Sunday, November 16 
5:00pm - Reception 
6:00pm - 5-course Dinner and Wine Pairing
14583 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter invites you to join us at Sent Sovi in Saratoga for a 5-course dinner, complete with a special wine pairing. Join us for an evening to learn about Room to Read's work and to enjoy seasonal and stylish French California Cuisine. Executive Chef Josiah Slone, featured in October’s issue of The Silicon Valley Restaurant Week and his wife and partner, Khin Khin Slone, are generously hosting this evening in support of Room to Read’s programs. Sent Sovi features an amazing wine list along with a selection of Tasting Menus. Josiah will be creating a special 5-course menu for our event. See the full invation here

Seating is limited so purchase your tickets now!

Room to Rock: Battle of the Bands

Thursday, December 2, 6:30pm-10:00pm
Mohawk– 912 Red River St., Austin, TX

You are invited to the Austin Chapter's Room to Rock: Battle of the Bands music fundraiser! Five local bands will compete, and you can help decide the winner by donating to Room to Read in their name! Purchase your tickets in advance for the chance to win a door prize. All proceeds benefit Room to Read.

Tickets are available online and at the door for $10.

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