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April 2019

atCentral: Christina Lane & Dinner Just for Two

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78701
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Free

Cookbook author and blogger Christina Lane launches a new book, Dinner Just for Two, which helps everyday cooks adapt big recipes, stock a proper pantry, minimize shopping, and build leftovers into meal-planning. Christina will speak with food writer Adam Boles and offer tips for helping you up your culinary game!

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atCentral: Tameca Jones Performs Live

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78701
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Austin native and heart-stopping soul singer Tameca Jones will perform her favorite songs in one of her favorite spots in Austin—the Central Library. Jones will also talk about her music, career, and creative process. Free & open to the public. Drinks available for purchase. Please reserve tickets in advance.

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atCentral: Vivien Goldman & Revenge of the She-Punks

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78701
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As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman's perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, Goldman probes four themes—identity, money, love, and protest—to explore what makes punk such a liberating art form for women. Moderated by KUT's Rebecca McInroy, and presented in partnership with UT Press.

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May 2019

atCentral: Rachel Kushner & The Mars Room

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78701
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Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize and a New York Times bestselling novel, The Mars Room explores life inside a women's correctional facility, and the forces working against women in the criminal justice system. Author Rachel Kushner will discuss the novel with author Deb Olin Unferth (Wait Till You See Me Dance). Presented in partnership with BookPeople.

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atCentral: Hanif Abdurraqib & Go Ahead in the Rain

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78701
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Poet, essayist, and culture-critic Hanif Abdurraqib (They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us) digs into the history of A Tribe Called Quest, and draws from his own experience to explore the group's distinct sound and pervasive influence. Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes on a Tribe Called Quest is a love letter / memoir as artful and genre-bending as the rap group itself. Hanif will speak with Evan Narcisse, writer for Marvel Comic's Black Panther series). Presented in partnership with…

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July 2019

Library Love Story Writing Workshop

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731
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As part of this year's Mayor's Book Club, we're soliciting your stories about how the library has transformed and impacted your life. These changes could be subtle or significant, but we're curious to learn how the library has shaped your experience. Submissions are open through August 20, but we encourage everyone to submit early. (Selected stories will air on KUT 90.5 or appear in future Mayor's Book Club programs.) We're also hosting free writing workshops to help you conceive, draft,…

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APL After Dark: Dino Pop-Up

July 11 @ 9:00 pm - July 12 @ 11:00 am
Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78701
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$7

You never stopped loving dinosaurs... and neither did we! Hold on to your safari hat, because we're transforming the Central Library into a dinosaur pop-up museum for our next APL After Dark... with a huge assist from Dinosaur George. Enjoy drinks, snacks, and a fun Friday night inside the library after closing time, while your Inner Child marvels at dinosaur bones, creates dinosaur crafts, and soaks up the wisdom of Dinosaur George. 21+ only. Tickets are $7 each. (The pop-up…

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Library Love Story Writing Workshop

July 13 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Spicewood Springs Branch Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road
Austin, TX 78759
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Free

As part of this year's Mayor's Book Club, we're soliciting your stories about how the library has transformed and impacted your life. These changes could be subtle or significant, but we're curious to learn how the library has shaped your experience. Submissions are open through August 20, but we encourage everyone to submit early. (Selected stories will air on KUT 90.5 or appear in future Mayor's Book Club programs.) We're also hosting free writing workshops to help you conceive, draft,…

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Library Love Story Writing Workshop

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. 5th Street
Austin, TX 78704
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Free

As part of this year’s Mayor’s Book Club, we’re soliciting your stories about how the library has transformed and impacted your life. These changes could be subtle or significant, but we’re curious to learn how the library has shaped your experience. Submissions are open through August 20, but we encourage everyone to submit early. (Selected stories will air on KUT 90.5 or appear in future Mayor’s Book Club programs.) We’re also hosting free writing workshops to help you conceive, draft,…

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August 2019

Library Love Story Writing Workshop

August 13 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Ruiz Branch Library, 1600 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
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Free

As part of this year’s Mayor’s Book Club, we’re soliciting your stories about how the library has transformed and impacted your life. These changes could be subtle or significant, but we’re curious to learn how the library has shaped your experience. Submissions are open through August 20, but we encourage everyone to submit early. (Selected stories will air on KUT 90.5 or appear in future Mayor’s Book Club programs.) We’re also hosting free writing workshops to help you conceive, draft,…

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