PoeTree

When: July 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: SA PL- Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA

“Do you enjoy reading and writing poetry? Then join us for a lively discussion of the art. Whether you’re a novice writer or a professional poet, the PoeTree Club welcomes you.” -SA PL For more[…]

Denise Barkis Richter: “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die”

When: June 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: SA PL- Landa Library, 233 Bushnell Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA

“Join popular Palo Alto College Professor Denise Barkis Richter as she unveils the definitive bucket list for lovers of all things San Antonio. Her book, “100 Things To Do In San Antonio Before You Die,”[…]

ESL Reading Circle

When: June 23, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: SA PL- Bazan Library, 2200 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA

“Join us for our weekly English as a Second Language Reading Circle! You will have the chance to practice your pronunciation and reading comprehension skills. No registration necessary; continuous enrollment.” -SA PL For more information[…]

Testimonio: A Writing Workshop of the Body

When: June 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: SA PL- Central Library, 600 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

“Join Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros for a one hour workshop where she unpacks the connection between body, language, and our work as writers. Participants will write one poem or short essay to conclude the workshop. This workshop[…]

ADULT STORY HOUR: Heroes and Villains

When: August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: APL- Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78745, USA

PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT “Tell a five minute story. Truth, fiction, funny, serious – read, memorized, or remembered – listen to and share stories about life, fantasy or yourself. Enjoy a new[…]

YA FOR ADULTS: Berserker by Emmy Laybourne

When: August 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: APL- Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745, USA

“You’re never too old for YA! Stop being a secret reader of YA and join like-minded adults to discuss these fine specimens of Young Adult literature! We’ll have laughs, we’ll have tears, we’ll enjoy all[…]

The Austin Forum on Technology & Society Genes: The Practical Possibilities and Ethical Questions in Gene Editing & Manipulation

When: August 7, 2018 @ 6:15 pm
Where: APL- Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

“Connect. Collaborate. Contribute. The Austin Forum explores the impact of technology on society and stimulates discussions, collaborations, and partnerships on new technology opportunities. Each month, our guest speakers address cutting edge technology topics in health &[…]

The Contemporary Austin Presents: Art Storytime

When: July 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Where: APL- Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin, TX 78749, USA

“Join The Contemporary Austin as we read Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler and do an art project based on the book!” -Austin Public Library For more information on this event

HALLOWEEN IN SUMMER

When: July 11, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Where: APL- North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin, TX 78757, USA

“Recommended for ages 5-10 Do you love dressing up? Do you wish you could wear your old Halloween costume every day?! Is Halloween one of your very favorite holidays?!? If so, come to our Halloween[…]

STEEPED IN BOOKS

When: July 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Where: APL- Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin, TX 78749, USA

“Drop in for informal talk and tea to share your thoughts about what you’re reading. Don’t know what to read? Here’s a perfect opportunity to pick up a few recommendations.” -Austin Public Library For more[…]

Dual Language: Spanish-English Storytime

When: July 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Where: APL North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin, TX 78757, USA

THIS IS A RECURRING EVENT “All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English[…]

Literature Live! Presents: KING MIDAS

When: June 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Where: APL- Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745, USA

“Austin Public Library’s performance troupe, Literature LIVE, presents King Midas. Based on the Greek myth, this puppet show tells the story of King Midas, who believes he will achieve true happiness when he is given the golden[…]

HARRY POTTER’S 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTY

When: June 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: APL- Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731, USA

“Toast to Harry’s 21st ‘birthday’ with butterbeer mocktails, play Quidditch pong, enjoy a trivia scavenger hunt, Hogwarts House-themed crafts, a themed photo booth, and more. Costumes welcome. 18+ only.” -Austin Public Library For more information[…]

Aural Literature: Local Poetry and Prose

When: June 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Where: APL- Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

“Local writers read their own work aloud for the public.” -Austin Public Library   For more information on this event

Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog

When: June 23, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: APL- Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756, USA

“Certified Austin Dog Alliance volunteer teams with trained therapy dogs will be waiting for kids to read stories to them. This program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to[…]

SUMMER BOOK SALE

When: June 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am – June 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Where: APL- Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756, USA

“Browse and buy from nonfiction, fiction, classics, DVDs, and CDs for adults and kids. Plus, pick up your Summer Reading Program information for adults, teens, and youth. Join us for a special book sale! Proceeds from book sales directly benefit the[…]

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents: THE LEGEND OF WALTER WEIRDBEARD

When: June 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Where: APL- Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756, USA

“Recommended for ages 5-10 Arrrrrrr is for reading in this seafaring tale! After much tragedy and travail on the high seas, the pirates finally find their fabled treasure, only to discover that the chest holds[…]

LIFTOFF!: THE TANK, THE STORM, AND THE ASTROS’ IMPROBABLE ASCENT TO BASEBALL IMMORTALITY -Brian Smith

When: July 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079, USA

BOOK PURCHASE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION IN DISCUSSION AND SIGNING For more information on this event

EAT CAKE. BE BRAVE. -Melissa Radke

When: July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079, USA

BOOK PURCHASE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSION AND SIGNING For more information about this event

HARRY POTTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

When: June 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079, USA

“Join us for a party celebrating all things Harry Potter as we mark the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! We have a full slate of fun activities planned for the afternoon.” -Blue[…]

HEART DOG ANGEL IN DISGUISE -Aki Yamaguchi

When: June 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079, USA

PURCHASE OF BOOK REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT “Aki Yamaguchi has written HEART DOG—ANGEL IN DISGUISE, a photographic memoir about Jazzy, her 13-year-old heart dog. Sometimes, it seems Heaven has a leak, and angels[…]

TEXAS STYLE JUSTICE -Susan P. Baker

When: June 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Galveston Bookshop, 317 23rd St, Galveston, TX 77550, USA

“Devastated by divorce and the death of her child, Torie Van Fleet is rebuilding her life around her goal of succeeding in the justice system, and ultimately working her way to the U.S. Supreme Court.[…]

IMAGES OF AMERICA: THE CRUISER HOUSTON -Mark Lardas

When: June 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Galveston Bookshop, 317 23rd St, Galveston, TX 77550, USA

“The cruiser Houston was the first warship named for the Bayou City, and the ship proved a favorite of the Texans who live there. It was also a favorite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who[…]

Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice

When: July 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Malvern Books, 613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

“In the interview series Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice, emerging and established writers talk with host Chaitali Sen about the power of words and the role of art in reflecting and changing our world.” -Malvern[…]

Novel Night

When: July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Malvern Books, 613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

Published prose reading and Q&A   For more information on this event  

Austin Writers Roulette

When: July 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Malvern Books, 613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

“Austin Writers Roulette is an uncensored, theme-inspired spoken word and storytelling event. It features a different monthly theme and line up of artists who perform their original written works such as poetry, essays, spoken word,[…]

Kallisto Gaia Press presents The Ocotillo Review Volume 3

When: July 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Malvern Books, 613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

“Join us in celebrating the launch of the third issue of Kallisto Gaia Press’ literary journal, The Ocotillo Review, which features over 100 pages of literary genius by award-winning writers from around the world and superb new pieces by writers from[…]

An Evening with Translator Austin Woerner

When: June 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Malvern Books, 613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

“When Chinese novelist Su Wei​ ​and his translator Austin Woerner first met in 2005, little did they know that their friendship would spark a ten-year-long experiment in creative co-translation that would take them from the classrooms[…]

Malvern’s Multi-Verse with Teresa Y. Roberson

When: June 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Malvern Books, 613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

Austin monthly reading series   For more information on this event  

Borderlands: Issue 48 Launch Party

When: June 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Malvern Books, 613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

Reading and exhibit event For more information on this event and speakers

MARK HASKELL SMITH in Conversation with Jill Alexander Essbaum

When: June 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Malvern Books, 613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

“Biting satire and criminal mischief abound in Mark Haskell Smith’s new novel Blown, which follows a Wall Street trader who disappears—with millions in stolen cash—and the madcap team of investigators on his trail in the Cayman[…]

WHY THERE ARE WORDS AUSTIN

When: June 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Malvern Books, 613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

“Founded in 2010 by Peg Alford Pursell, Why There Are Words is an award-winning literary reading series that takes place every second Thursday in the San Francisco Bay Area, and beginning in 2017, will take place at[…]

Bloomsday at Malvern Books

When: June 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Malvern Books, 613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

“It’s Bloomsday! Named for Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Bloomsday is observed around the world on June 16th, as this is the date during which the events of Ulysses are relived (16th June, 1904). Join[…]

RUBY MONTALVO- A Song for Jessica

When: July 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

“When Allison Deleon’s younger brother was killed in a car accident fourteen years ago, her family was changed forever. Her parents dealt with their grief by cutting themselves off from each other and from her.[…]

MICHAEL C. TAYLOR- The Financial Rules for New College Graduates

When: July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

“Having graduated from college with a degree, even the luckiest newly minted professionals—those who are able to quickly find a full-time job and support themselves—are often burdened with thousands of dollars in student loan debt.[…]

IRENE ALDRICH- Bits of Blue Taffeta: Remembering the Forgotten Generation

When: July 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

“In Bits of Blue Taffeta: Remembering the Forgotten Generation, author Irene Aldrich brings readers a first-person account of growing up during the Great Depression and her experiences during World War II and in the years following.[…]

PAUL HAMILTON- If I Were a Wizard

When: July 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

“In a quiet corner of a distant forest, a young mouse dares to dream of what might be. While her fellow classmates aspire to become football players, architects and doctors, Hazel begins an adventure of[…]

DAVID BOWLES with GUADALUPE GARCIA MCCALL- Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico and El Verano de Las Mariposas (Summer of the Mariposas Spanish Edition)

When: June 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

About Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico: The stories in Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky trace the history of the world from its beginnings in the dreams of the dual god,[…]

MICHAEL CIRLOS- Humans of San Antonio

When: June 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

“Along with Humans of New York, which aims to share the stories of New Yorkers, Humans of San Antonio is part of the Global Humans Project, a network of major cities around the world dedicated to capturing a[…]

DAWSON BARRETT- The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America

When: June 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

“In this exceptional new book, Dawson Barrett calls our attention to the post-1960s period, in which US economic, cultural, and political elites turned the tide against the protest movement gains of the previous forty years[…]

VANESSA ROEDER – Lucy and the String

When: August 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

“A sweet and silly tale of unexpected friendship between a girl and the bear she finds at the end of a string. When Lucy spots a string, she can’t help but give it a yank,[…]

COLLEEN HOOVER-All Your Perfects

When: August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT FOR SIGNING WITH BOOK PURCHASE “The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us–whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sarah Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little[…]

SAMANTHA M. CLARK – The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast

When: July 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

“The Graveyard Book meets Hatchet in this eerie novel about a boy who is stranded on a mysterious beach, from debut author Samantha M. Clark. A boy washes up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach. Who is he?[…]

DAVID BOWLES – Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico

When: July 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

A contemporary retelling of the origin myths of Mexico, crafted as a single concrete narrative. The stories in Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky trace the history of the world from its beginnings in the dreams of[…]

BRONSON DORSEY-Lost, Texas

When: July 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

In Lost, Texas: Photographs of Forgotten Buildings, Bronson Dorsey takes us on a tour of old, abandoned buildings in Texas that evoke the mystique of bygone days and shifting population patterns. With a skilled photographer’s eye,[…]

RACHEL HENG- The Suicide Club

When: July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

“In this debut set in near future NYC—where lives last 300 years and the pursuit of immortality is all-consuming—Lea must choose between her estranged father and her chance to live forever. Lea Kirino is a[…]

JANELLE HANCHETT-I’m Just Happy To Be Here

When: July 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

From the creator of the blog “Renegade Mothering,” Janelle Hanchett’s forthright, wickedly funny, and ultimately empowering memoir chronicling her tumultuous journey from young motherhood to abysmal addiction and a recovery she never imagined possible. At[…]

CARRIE FOUNTAIN – I’m Not Missing

When: July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

“Set in the desert city of Las Cruces, New Mexico, I’m Not Missing is the debut novel by an award-winning poet about a half-Latina girl stepping outside of the larger-than-life shadow of her best friend When Miranda[…]

ROBIN DIANGELO-White Fragility

When: July 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

“Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality In this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the[…]

JAY BRANDON AND MANNING WOLFE-Against the Law & Music Notes

When: June 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

ABOUT AGAINST THE LAW Fresh out of prison, former lawyer Edward Hall thinks his days in the courtroom are behind him. Until his sister, Dr Amy Hall, is arrested for murder… She’s been accused of[…]