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About Author's Night
Books & Jammies

Event Details

Thursday, November 10, 2022

5:30 to 7:30 pm


Carey School

1 Carey School Lane, San Mateo, CA 94403

On November 10th, Family Connections will host our annual Authors’ Night in person at The Carey School in San Mateo from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This year, planned around the theme of  “Books & Jammies”, Family Connections encourages bedtime reading by showcasing various authors reading their children's books, and sharing their adventurous journeys as authors. There will be a light dinner served and resources for parents on wellness and school connectedness. So, please come and join us for an evening where parents, children and community members enjoy storytelling, learning sessions and a variety of fun arts and crafts activities!

Featured Authors:

Aila Malik, Author of Mommy, Am I American?

Cynthia Chin-Lee, Author of Operation Marriage

Komal Shah, Author of Raise Your Hand! A Call for Consciousness in Education

Stephanie Kaufman, Author of What A Feeling!: The ABCs for Emotions

Lea Lyon, Author of Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina

Get your ticket to join the festivities!

Families enrolled in Family Connections programming receive free admission. You can help sponsor the cost of these tickets by navigating to the sponsor tab.

Admission Prices:

Adults – $20

Kids 5+ – $10

Kids under 5 – Free

Please note: Adults and children 2+ will be required to wear masks inside the facilities at this event. Outdoor mask use is optional.

Books & Jammies Underwriting Opportunities

1. Family Dinner Food Costs- $1,500

Family Connections families, staff, volunteers and partners will come together for a family-style dinner to connect with fellow community members and learn more about the critical services that Family Connections provides. 

2. Author Attendance Fees – $1,000

Author’s Night brings together critically-acclaimed Bay Area children’s authors for a special evening of storytelling and connection. This year, we plan to host 5 authors from diverse backgrounds for a live reading.

Attendance for five families  – $500

Family Connections families will have a number of underwritten tickets available to them in order to ensure all those who wish to attend are able to.
Event Activities – $250 – This year’s carnival-style event will feature various activity stations for all ages, as well as informative breakout sessions for parents. Activity examples include: face painting, bookmark-making, and more!


Contact Us for More Information

If you or your company would like to underwrite this event at one of the above levels, or if you would like to discuss other opportunities to support the work that we do, please reach out directly to Eric Valladares at or visit us at

Donating by Check?

To donate by check, stock transfer, donor advised funds or other means, please contact:

Marsha Quita, Operations :

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