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Nashville Public Library Literary Award Gala
The Gala promises delightful cocktails, conversation, and a delicious dinner in an elegant setting.
Established in 2004, the Nashville Public Library Literary Award recognizes distinguished authors for their illustrious contributions to the world of books, literacy, and reading. Each year, they bring an outstanding individual to Nashville, this year it is two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning, National Book Award-winning, and New York Times bestselling author Colson Whitehead for a weekend-long celebration to honor their achievements while simultaneously raising funds to support Nashville Public Library and its essential education and literacy programs and resources. The Gala will be held in the Grand Reading Room at the Main Library. This event promises delightful cocktails, conversation, and a delicious dinner in an elegant setting. They also have a virtual option that allows you all of the splendor of the Gala from the comfort of your own home.
Metro government is modernizing the parking garage adjacent to the Main Library. The project began late June 2016. Approximately 360 spaces will be added, and other improvements will be made to the garage. Seventy-five parking spaces are temporarily closed for the duration of construction. Project completion is expected in spring of 2018.
Due to the temporary parking space decrease and temporary lane closures, please allow extra time when planning to visit during peak hours or for special events.