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 [CANCELED]

We are disappointed to announce the cancellation of the Kids Block Party due to precautionary measures regarding COVID-19. We are already looking forward to next year's Kids Block Party, scheduled for May 15, 2021. See you there!

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!



atCentral: José Ralat and AMERICAN TACOS [RESCHEDULED]

This event has been rescheduled for August 19th. 

Wednesday, April 29 | 7:00-9:00pm
Austin Central Library | Special Events Center

American Tacos: A History and Guide is the new book by Texas Monthly taco editor José Ralat, who will talk with Austin American-Statesman food writer Addie Broyles about the essence of tacos, their evolution in the U.S., and their rise to prominence in American cuisine. Guests will enjoy free taco samples from some of Austin’s finest taco purveyors. Presented with University of Texas Press.




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 [RESCHEDULED]

This event has been rescheduled for July 25th. 

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.