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Thursday, October 2 / 6:00-8:00 PM
Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto, Austin, TX
Libations & Light Fare

Free for Library Foundation Members
$10 for Non-Members
$5 for Students

Click here to RSVP or purchase tickets.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door. 
Members may RSVP at 512-542-0076 or online. 

Each year, in honor of national Banned Books Week, we gather at Scholz Garten and spotlight a handful of literary works once deemed too scandalous, too thought-provoking, too agitating, or too revolutionary to be placed in the hands of readers. Our Banned Books Bash celebrates the freedom to read and the right to create literary work that challenges and interrogates the status quo.

Emcees: Jodi and Owen Egerton

Excerpts from 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. will be read by the Library Foundation's Badgerdog Teaching Artists. 

All proceeds from this year’s Banned Books Bash will benefit the Library Foundation’s (free!) Badgerdog Creative Writing Workshops for Adults at the Austin Public Library.


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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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