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Tickets for the 2016 gala, Illumine, are now available for puchase. Please join us as we honor members of the Austin Community for their outstanding literary achievements.

Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:00PM
The W Austin Hotel

For ticket and sponsorship information visit our Illumine page.





Banned Books Bash 2016

THURSDAY SEPT. 29th, 6:00-8:00
Scholz Garten 

Free for Library Foundation Members
$10 for Non-Members
$5 for Students
Libations and Light Fare 

Click here to RSVP or purchase tickets.

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.

Library Foundation Programs Manager Cecily Sailer will emcee the celebration. This year's featured readers are, Foster Staley, Deb Olin Unferth, Melita Noel, Amanda Johnston, Mary Helen Specht, Christian Rees, Scott Blackwood, Eva Suter, and Stephanie Noll reading excerpts from: 

The Witches
Are You There God, It's Me Margaret
And Tango Makes Three
Looking for Alaska

The Color Purple
The Outsiders

All proceeds benefit The Library Foundation’s (free!) Badgerdog Creative Writing Workshops for youth and adults at the Austin Public Library.

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