• at Central

    The Library Foundation’s cultural series featuring author events, musical performances, film screenings, cooking demos & art exhibitions at the Austin Central Library Library Foundation members receive priority seating for atCentral events, as well as priority in author signing lines. To become a Library Foundation member, click here.

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  • Mayor’s Book Club

    The Mayor’s Book Club is an annual citywide reading campaign that provides a community experience through reading and discussion of shared books. The program’s goal is to deepen our collective appreciation of literature, to increase the visibility of the Austin Public Library, and to promote the Library’s value to the entire community. Each year, we select a […]

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  • New Central Library

    In November 2006, Austin voters overwhelmingly approved Bond Proposition 6 to build the New Central Library. In December 2010, Austin City Council approved a $120 million funding plan for the New Central Library’s construction budget.  Because bond funds could only be used to underwrite construction costs, The Library Foundation seeks the generous support of individuals, […]

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions Keep up with APLFF’s news by subscribing to our e-Newsletter.  There are several ways you can donate to APLFF to support its mission.   To make a donation, click here. For information on corporate, foundation, or planned giving, please contact Cecily Sailer at csailer@austinlibrary.org or (512) 542-0076. You can call us at (512) 542-0076. Email […]

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  • Workshops Gallery

    Workshops School Workshops Posted by user on April 3, 2017 Each year, Badgerdog sends professional writers into classrooms across Central Texas, where they inspire students to embrace the challenge and beauty of writing. Continue reading Youth Workshops Posted by user on March 29, 2017 Unsure about how to begin your college application essay? Or if […]

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  • Raise a Reader

    Raise a Reader emphasizes the invaluable assistance the public library can provide in promoting early literacy and good reading habits at a young age. Through St. David’s hospital and local birthing centers, Raise a Reader packets are distributed to new parents. The packets contain a board book, a library card application form and other library information, […]

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  • Connected Youth

    For a decade, the Austin Public Library has proudly offered an award-winning Teen Services program to the teens of Austin. In 2009 Connected Youth introduced laptops and creative new programs to the Austin Public Library system. Connected Youth is an expansion of the Wired for Youth Centers that the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, the City […]

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  • Meet the Teaching Artists

    Celia Bell is an Austin-based writer whose fiction has appeared in VQR, Sewanee Review, Bomb Magazine and other venues. She holds an MFA from the New Writers Project at the University of Texas, and is a recipient of a Fulbright-Nehru grant. Emily Beyda is a recent graduate of Texas State’s MFA program in fiction. She […]

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  • Get Involved

    Badgerdog hires teaching artists (creative writing instructors) on an ongoing basis beginning in January and through the end of May. Candidates should possess a combination of teaching experience, writing experience (pursuit of a creative writing MFA or PhD and/or a record of published work), and demonstrated service to the community. Those interested in applying should […]

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