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The Library Foundation’s annual benefit, Illumine, honors members of the Austin community for outstanding literary achievement.

Join us for Illumine 2014 on Friday, November 7 at the Downtown Hilton!

Click here for more information about Illumine and this year's honorees.


MBC 2014 update

2014 Mayor’s Book Club Selection:
Monday, Monday by Elizabeth Crook 

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 13th Annual Mayor's Book Club! 

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Another Banned Books Blast!

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Thanks to everyone who came out Thursday, October 2, for our annual Banned Books Bash. Emcees Owen and Jodi Egerton were utterly charming and incisive hosts. Our Badgerdog Teaching Artists gave shocking, hilarious, and subversive readings from 9 banned or challenged books (1984, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, An Abundance of Katherines, The Catcher in the Rye, Cat's Cradle, The Hunger Games, The Satanic Verses, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and To Kill a Mockingbird). We loved connecting with long-time members and meeting new friends. Thanks for supporting the Library Foundation, the Austin Public Library, and the freedom to read!

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