Tonight at the Old Church, the Friends of the Multnomah County Library kick off a two-part library funding campaign: a May bid to renew the library levy that's set to expire in June, and a push to put a library tax district on the ballot in the fall. (Read more about the numbers.) At tonight's kickoff event, authors Jean M. Auel, Molly Gloss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Phillip Margolin, and Kim Stafford will talk about the value of libraries. It's a free event, but I'm sure they'll be passing the hat around, as well as signing up volunteers for the campaign.

That's tonight at 6 pm, details here.