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Checking Out Austin's New Central Library
Yes, the city’s “Library of the Future” still has books, but this 21st century facility is about so much more
"...If you want to know what Austin's new Central Library is about, start by setting aside the notion of..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The LBJ Presidential Library at 50
For five decades, the LBJ Library & Museum has been not only keeping history but also making history
"...tragic and transformative. It's the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library...."

Aug. 27, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Once and Future Library
New library committed to creating community gathering space
"...home in." In an early October conversation, Austin Public Library Director Brenda Branch was summarizing the goal that planners..."

Oct. 30, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

LBJ Library at 50: An Interview With Mark Updegrove
The Library's director from 2009 to 2017 on LBJ's evolving legacy
"...Mark Updegrove came into the job of LBJ Presidential Library director with a vision, a vision involving nothing less..."

Aug. 26, 2021 Arts Post by Robert Faires

LBJ Library at 50: An Interview With Betty Sue Flowers
The Library's director from 2002 to 2009 on her time at the helm
"...Betty Sue Flowers became director of the LBJ Presidential Library in 2002, she had a hard act to follow..."

Aug. 26, 2021 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Death of the Neighborhood Library?
Closure of the Southeast Branch Library is Ominous
"...illustration by Doug Potter Like any other library, Austin's Riverside Drive branch has dizzying stores of information,..."

Sept. 5, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

LBJ Library at 50: An Interview With Mark A. Lawrence
The Library's current director takes a historian's view
"...enjoy being the new director of the LBJ Presidential Library before COVID came calling. His first day on the..."

Aug. 26, 2021 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Leander Puts Controversial Library Policies On Hold
Many questions still unanswered in wake of June protests
"...Council voted 5-1 to take no action on controversial library policies proposed in the wake of its canceled Drag..."

July 19, 2019 News Post by Nick Yeager

Ex Libris: New York Public Library
An intimate look inside the venerable institution
"...I am 3 years old and running into a library on a Midwestern winter’s day, tracking slushy snow onto..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Fallout Continues Over Leander Library's Drag Story Hour
Leander City Council to deliberate over policies, background checks
"...night, the Leander City Council voted 5-2 to close library meetings rooms to rentals, and stalled on other controversial..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Post by Nick Yeager

Activists Say Austin Public Library Policy Change Is Overdue
Disturbing the library
"...Activists asked the Library Commission this week to ask for an overhaul of..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Visit Your Local Library
Austin Public Libraries like local music
"...about the Bright Light Social Hour, visit your local library.”..."

April 26, 2011 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Help Shape the New Downtown Library
Public input meetings start tonight
"...input meetings on the design of the new central library for Downtown. Lake | Flato Architects and Shepley Bulfinch..."

Oct. 27, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

LBJ Library at 50: All the Cake
Getting some free cake on LBJ's birthday is a rich tradition
"...We made it to the LBJ Library & Museum in July, during that tiny sliver of..."

Aug. 26, 2021 Arts Post by Kate X Messer

Update: Fate of UT's Fine Arts Library
Provost OKs recommendations to preserve, upgrade fifth floor
"...For months, the fate of the Fine Arts Library at the University of Texas has been unclear and..."

April 11, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Our Overdue Central Library
Transit activists decry delinquent transit options
"...the recent presentation of plans for a new Central Library. We’ve got more pictures, tidbits, and questions after the..."

Sept. 29, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

LBJ Presidential Library Set to Reopen October 21
Masks will be required and social distancing encouraged
"...up for less than a month, the LBJ Presidential Library closed down again on August 9 of this year..."

Oct. 18, 2021 Arts Post by Adrienne Hunter

Select Austin Public Library Locations to Reopen on May 10
All other branches to follow suit on June 28
"...The library has always been a quiet place, but it has..."

April 10, 2021 Arts Post by Vivie Behrens

SXSW Comedy: The Daily Show Presents the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
Capturing the President's character in 140-character bursts
"...when Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the construction of his library. He believed that a president’s documents were part of..."

March 9, 2019 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

Beatles Tribute Crowds Central Library Rooftop
Eggmen mark 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s final show
"...Eggmen atop the roof garden of the Austin Central Library brought an at-capacity point home: Locals love the Beatles...."

Jan. 31, 2019 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Staff Recommends Library Architect
Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects and Taniguchi with Holzman Moss get preliminary nod
"...choice for the architectural design of the new central library: Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects and Taniguchi (both Austin firms)..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Perspectives on the LBJ Library From the Directors
Three of the LBJ Library's directors offer their unique views on the institution
"...hand in shaping this place really wanted the LBJ Library to be different from the existing presidential libraries. At..."

Aug. 27, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

LBJ Library to Host Civil Rights Summit, April 8-10
Carter and Clinton to Deliver Keynotes
"...Baines Johnson shepherded and signed into law – the Library's Summit “will be both a look back at the..."

Feb. 16, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Library Rock!
The city of Austin puts music in its libraries
"...about the Bright Light Social Hour, visit your local library!” It was a throwaway line BLSH used in promo..."

July 16, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Best Friend of the Public Library
Friends of the Austin Public Library
"...If you're browsing at the central library on Guadalupe on any given Tuesday or Saturday morning,..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Best of Austin Feature

In Service of Music Medicine, Jason Isbell Played at the Austin Library Last Night
Songwriter delivers phenomenal solo set for JoyRx fundraiser
"...crowd of philanthropists and physicians at the Austin Public Library, I find an open chair and introduce myself to..."

April 28, 2022 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

LBJ Library Spotlights the Little House That Motown Built
Collection stars Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Supremes & more
"...carries its summer jams into January at the LBJ LIbrary...."

Sept. 20, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Best Naming of a Library
Ana Sisnett Library at the UT Gender and Sexuality Center
"...Sexuality Center at UT has dedicated the Ana Sisnett Library in honor of her contributions to our community through..."

Oct. 14, 2011 Best of Austin Feature

Best Branch Library Oasis
Windsor Village Library
"...near Northeast (north of Old Mueller Airport) that the library, with its high-demand Internet terminals and affably knowledgable staff,..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Best of Austin Feature

Best City Library
Austin Public Library
"...six months, at least, while the J.H. Faulk Main Library is closed forremodeling, the city has tabbed this branch..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Best of Austin Feature

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