Don’t miss all the Great American Read events taking place in Central Texas this summer!

Posted on May 18, 2018

KLRU is working with libraries throughout Central Texas to encourage reading this summer as part of The Great American Read. Watch the kickoff program on online now and attend any or all of the events taking place this summer. Those include:

Leander Public Library Great American Read kickoff May 19th from 7-9 pm Leander Public Library Watch the first episode of The Great American Read before it airs on KLRU. There will be refreshments and activities for the kids and much more!

Smithville Public Library Great American Read kickoff June 5th from 6–8 p.m. Smithville Public Library Screening of Great American Read and discussion. Get your book lists and vote for your favorite book.

Austin Public Library Adult Story Hour: What We Do For Love June 14th at 7-9 pm Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd. Adults (17 and up) only. Registration recommended. Register here. 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 theme at each event! This month’s theme is What We Do for Love in partnership with PBS and The Great American Read television series.

Smithville Public Library Teen Night June 26th from 6–8 p.m. Smithville Public Library Discuss the premiere program as well as upcoming theme-related programs. Teens will discuss how their favorite books fit into which themes and vote for their favorites. Plus plan future TeenNews programs where participants will create live video interviews, asking their peers about their favorite books.

Austin Public Library June 28th from 7–8 p.m. Twin Oaks Branch (1800 S Fifth St) Discuss the Great American Read book Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Austin Public Library Adult Story Hour: Being American July 12th from 7–9 p.m. Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. Fifth St. Adults (17 and up) only. Registration recommended. Register here. 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 theme at each event! This month’s theme is Being American in partnership with PBS and The Great American Read television series.

Smithville Public Library Great American Read at the Summer Reading Club Finale July 18th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Riverbend Park Smithville Public Library will share the Great American Read with families attending the library’s Summer Reading Club Finale. SPL will give away 25 free books (through a ticket drawing) to promote home reading.

Austin Public Library July 26th from 7–8 p.m. Twin Oaks Branch (1800 S Fifth St) Discuss the Great American Read book The Sirens of Titam by Kurt Vonnegut

Austin Public Library Adult Story Hour: Heroes and Villains Aug. 9th from 7–9 p.m. Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E. William Cannon Dr. Adults (17 and up) only. Registration recommended. Register here. 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 theme at each event! This month’s theme is Heroes and Villains in partnership with PBS and The Great American Read television series.

Austin Public Library August 30th from 7–8 p.m. Twin Oaks Branch (1800 S Fifth St) Discuss the Great American Read book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Austin Public Library September 27th from 7–8 p.m. Twin Oaks Branch (1800 S Fifth St) Discuss the Great American Read book The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Austin Public Library October 25th from 7–8 p.m. Twin Oaks Branch (1800 S Fifth St) Discuss the Great American Read book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Austin Public Library November 29th from 7–8 p.m. Twin Oaks Branch (1800 S Fifth St) Discuss the Great American Read book Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Thanks to our partners at the Smithville Public Library, Leander Public Library and Austin Public Library.

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