Vive le Livre 2016

Now in its 30th year, Vive le Livre is an end-of-the-year gala celebrating libraries, books, and literacy. It is the goal of the Foundation to share with the community the literary world's best and brightest as we support the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. This is the primary fundraiser for the Huntsville Library Foundation each year, and proceeds pay for the Digital Media Zone and programs and resources at all twelve library locations.

This year we are very proud and excited to announce that Erik Larson, world-renowned author of Dead Wake: Last Crossing of the Lusitania, Devil in the White City, and In the Garden of Beasts, will be our guest of honor and keynote speaker. The gala includes a cocktail reception with the author, a seated gourmet dinner, keynote address by Erik Larson, and a book signing afterward. 

Join us at the Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Drive, in Cummings Research Park on Wednesday, November 16. The evening will begin with an author reception at 6 p.m. followed by a seated dinner at 7 and the speaker at 8. Tickets start at $125 per person, and all proceeds benefit the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

Make your reservations today! RSVPs must be made by November 9.

*This year, as part of our 30th anniversary, we are having a special prize drawing that evening. When you purchase your event tickets, you can also purchase a chance to win one of the great prizes below. Chances are $20 each, or six for $100. Chances may also be purchased at the event.

David Yurman necklace

Chatelaine pendant necklace


Parnassus First Editions Book Club
First Editions Book Club


YETI cooler
YETI cooler with Rocket Republic beer

All ticket sales are tax deductible to the greatest extent of the law. Please be aware that by using this online form, 2.59% of your total transaction and a $0.26 fee will be deducted for processing and will not go to the Library.