COMMON GROUND Writing Workshop (East)

Thursday, February 20 | 6:00-8:00pm
Carver Branch Library

KUT and the Library Foundation are excited to partner for a community storytelling project titled COMMON GROUND. It begins with free writing workshops hosted by our Badgerdog Creative Writing Program at Austin Public Library branches. You'll be guided by writer Sean Petrie (of Typewriter Rodeo) to craft personal stories about overcoming difference and finding common ground. Come out and craft your story! Selected stories will air on KUT in the summer and fall! Free and open to adults. RSVP HERE

 

 

COMMON GROUND Writing Workshop (Northwest)

Monday, March 30 | 6:00-8:00pm
North Village Branch Library

KUT and the Library Foundation are excited to partner for a community storytelling project titled COMMON GROUND. It begins with free writing workshops hosted by our Badgerdog Creative Writing Program at Austin Public Library branches. You'll be guided by writer Sean Petrie (of Typewriter Rodeo) to craft personal stories about overcoming difference and finding common ground. Come out and craft your story! Selected stories will air on KUT in the summer and fall! Free and open to adults. RSVP HERE

 

 

Kids Block Party

Saturday, April 25 | 10:00am-3:00pm
Austin Central Library 

The Library Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Kids Block Party, a full-day activation of the Central Library for a learning festival devoted to children and their families. The Kids Block Party is a free program that promotes literacy and learning through play. The Austin Public Library works with a variety of community partners to deliver fun activities around technology, literature, art, movement, and food. More details coming soon!

APL After Dark: FANCY PANTS

Friday, May 8 | 7:30-10:00pm
Austin Central Library 

Our next installment of APL After Dark celebrates everything that seemed fancy when you were a kid: tea, cupcakes, mustaches, tuxedos, ball gowns, ballet slippers, feather boas, and more! We'll have more information about learning activities, crafts, and special activations coming soon! Stay tuned...

 

 

atCentral: Natalia Sylvester and RUNNING

Saturday, May 9 | 1:00-3:00pm
Austin Central Library | Special Events Center

Austin author Natalia Sylvester launches Running, her first work of YA fiction, starring the Cuban-American teenage daughter of a politician. When Mari’s father decides to run for president, Mari must confront issues of privacy, advocacy, and her own sense of justice. Sylvester will talk with book enthusiast and writer Maya Payne Smart. Presented in partnership with Austin Public Library. Free tickets available beginning March 27.

 

 

atCentral: H.W. Brands and HAIKU HISTORY

Monday, May 11 | 7:00-9:00pm
Austin Central Library | Special Events Center

H.W. Brands has authored more than a dozen comprehensive American histories detailing figures from Ronald Reagan to Aaron Burr to the rise of early corporate America. His latest book, Haiku History: The American Saga Three Lines at a Time, offers poetic glimpses into the nation’s story, from its birth to the modern moment. Presented in partnership with University of Texas Press. Free tickets available beginning March 30.