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MBC 2014 update

13th Annual Mayor’s Book Club Selection

Monday, Monday by Elizabeth Crook 

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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 and conversations with witnesses and survivors.

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.


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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.

Join Us for the Most Subversive Reading Event in Austin!

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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.

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. 

Emcees: Jodi and Owen Egerton
Excerpts from 1984, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Awakening, Beloved, The Call of the Wild, The Catcher in the Rye, The Satanic Verses, Slaughterhouse-Five, 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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