Ladies for Literacy Guild members and invited guests gathered for the group’s fall Membership Drive at River Oaks Book Store hosted by Ginger Blanton and Pam Sengelmann, co-vice presidents of membership. Upon arrival, guests were greeted by the Curiosity Cruiser, a one-of-a-kind mobile library that travels to low-income Houston neighborhoods providing books to children in need. During the event, attendees learned more about the impactful work being done by the Guild, while shopping the store and enjoying light bites and champagne. Attendees had an opportunity to join the Ladies for Literacy Guild. In addition, author Julie Manier and her son Grant, eco-artist and illustrator of the book Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe, were on hand with a selection of his artwork, books and Giraffe products. Guests also had the chance to purchase limited-edition aprons that had strands of pearls printed around the neck, a staple in Barbara Bush’s wardrobe, and featured one of her most famous quotes: “The most important things in life are faith, family and friends.” It was a fun event with guests surrounded by books and sharing the power of reading and service to others.