The University of California, San Diego will host its annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. The evening’s festivities – which will take place in the iconic Geisel Library building – will include a gourmet dinner, a silent auction, and a keynote talk on “The Lost Art of Reading” by Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin. Proceeds from the event will help to support the UC San Diego Library’s most pressing needs, including its collections, resources, and services.

The Dinner in the Library silent auction will offer a wide range of packages, including an art lover’s trip to San Francisco, a literary-themed vacation to New York City, a two-night stay at Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, a brewery tasting and limo tour, and more.

In addition, the 2012 Geisel Citation for Library Philanthropy will be presented at the dinner to Don and Maryann Lyle, for their dedication and contributions to the Library.

Tickets for Dinner in the Library are available for $225 per person or $1,800 per table. Cocktails and the silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and Ulin’s talk following at 7 p.m.

For more information or to register for the dinner visit www.libraries.ucsd.edu/about/dinner.