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Mayors Book Club Logo 2016

a-friend-of-mr-lincoln.jpgThe Library Foundation is excited to feature Stephen Harrigan’s A Friend of Mr. Lincoln for this year’s Mayor’s Book Club. Harrigan, who lives here in Austin, is the award-winning author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction. His latest novel, A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, offers a galvanizing portrait of Abraham Lincoln during his Springfield years, when he risked both his sanity and his ethical bearings in search of the great destiny he believed to be his.

The Mayor’s Book Club is an annual citywide reading campaign to develop a community experience through reading and discussion of shared books.
Click here to learn more about this year’s title.


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Creative Writing Summer Camp Dates & Locations

We are excited to announce an expanded creative writing summer program this year, with three sessions and seven locations.
Register today!

Session I: June 6-June 24 / Monday-Friday / 9 AM-12 PM
The Girls' School of Austin
(Central/West Austin)
The Meridian School
(Round Rock)

Session 2: June 13-July 1 / Monday-Friday / 9 AM-12 PM
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Austin International School
(Northwest Austin)

Session 3: July 11-July 29 / Monday-Friday / 9 AM-12 PM
The Khabele School
The Griffin School
(Hyde Park)
Austin Waldorf School
(Southwest Austin)
Austin International School
(Northwest Austin)

New 1-Week Camp
June 27 - July 1 / 9 AM-12 PM
Magellan International School
(North/Central Austin)
*Open to rising 3rd-8th graders only!*
(Early bird and sibling discounts do not apply.)

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Book Crush

Centered around a single work of youth literature, campers explore a novel together and develop creative interpretations of characters, storylines, themes, and more.
Register today!

August 1-August 5 / Monday-Friday / 9 AM-12 PM
Open to rising 4th-6th graders.
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