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MBC 2014 update

13th Annual Mayor’s Book Club Selection

Monday, Monday 
by local writer Elizabeth Crook 

 Monday Monday cover     Elizabeth Crook  


Writing Workshop

Terrazas Branch Library
Saturday, August 16, 10:30 am
Elizabeth Crook will lead a writing workshop for adults inspired by Monday, Monday.
Register here

Community Conversation  

Austin History Center
Friday, September 26, 11:30am-1:00 pm
We explore how the UT Tower shootings altered the lives of those present that day, and how witnesses came together to help and support one another. Featuring a presentation from the Austin History Center archives, conversations with witnesses and survivors, and a discussion with Elizabeth Crook.

Headline Event & Reading

John H. Faulk Central Library
Saturday, September 27, 2:00-3:30 pm
Elizabeth Crook will read from Monday, Monday, speak with readers, and answer questions about the novel.

School Outreach

Tuesday, October 7
Elizabeth Crook will speak exclusively to students at Travis High School, discuss her experiences and work as a writer, and lead a writing activity.

For more about the author CLICK HERE.

Program contributors:

 humanities texas logo    KUT radio




A New Central Library
for Austin

Discover more about Austin's Library for the Future: Visit the Austin Public Library's New Central Construction page for photos and videos of progress at the site.

The new building will feature flexible blended spaces that will evolve to meet the changing needs of the Austin community. Plans include a 350-seat auditorum, special displays and collections featuring Austin's musical and cinematic achievements, unique spaces especially for children and teens, a street-level café and a rooftop garden.








Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp

Summer 13 Reading

Each summer, Badgerdog hosts three-week writing workshops for rising 3rd- through 12th-graders. These fun and intensive writing workshops allow students to work closely with a professional writer as they explore the arts of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. By the end of the summer, all students experience the joy of performing and publishing their original work. 

Register now!

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