The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation presents local writers, musicians, artists, and other prominent Austinites reading excerpts from some of the most highly contested books in history. The amazing Owen Egerton hosts; other readers include Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein, writer Ruth Pennebaker, artist Denise Prince, musicians Sara Hickman, Amy Cook, Miles Zuniga, and more. Beer and wine included with admission! Thu., Oct. 4, 6-8pm. $10.