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   Austin, TX    Texas Libraries Launch Local Author Contest   

Texas Author Project seeks judges as it creates opportunities for indie-published authors

   Austin    TSLAC Plan for Services During COVID-19 Health Situation   

Public Services are closed due to public health concerns. Click here for info accessing our services and resources online and by phone.

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AUSTIN – The Texas State Library and Archives is conducting a survey. Help us improve our website! Take 5-9 minutes to complete the TSLAC Website Survey.

   Austin, TX    Events Canceled Through May 2020 at Texas State Library and Archives Commission   

AUSTIN – Texas State Library and Archives Commission Director and State Librarian Mark Smith has made the following announcement: "We regret to inform you that all in-person special events scheduled at TSLAC locations through the end of May 2020 have been canceled due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19)."

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Awards Research Fellowships   

AUSTIN – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce two recipients of the 2020 Research Fellowship in Texas History.

   Austin, TX    2020 Letters About Literature Texas Contest Winners Announced   

Letters About Literature Banner - 2020 Winners

AUSTIN – Nine students have won in the 2020 Letters About Literature Texas competition, sponsored by the Texas Center for the Book at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. This reading and writing program encourages 4th-12th graders to write to an author about how his or her book has affected their lives.

   Austin, TX    "They Took An Oath: Traveling Exhibit of Texas' First Black Legislators " at TSLAC March 14   

Effective March 12, 2020: We regret to inform you that the Second Saturday workshops have been cancelled through May 2020 due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Celebrates Children and Diversity in Literature with Grants to Libraries   

Partnership Brings Free Multicultural Children’s Books to Libraries

The Texas Center for the Book will once again support Texas libraries celebrating Lone Star Día this April in partnership with First Book. The Lone Star Día Grant Program is designed to support libraries and literacy nonprofits serving children in need.

   Austin, TX    Top Texas Indie Authors to be Honored at Texas State Library and Archives Commission   

Graphic of the book To Squeeze a Prarie Dog and the book Manufactured Witches

Winners of the Texas Author Project Fiction and YA Awards to speak along with other industry professionals on the state of indie and self-publishing on Feb 6

   Austin, TX    Texas Talking Book Program Appoints Sarah Jacobson As New Director   

Photograph of Sarah Jacobson leaning against the Lorenzo de Zavala State Library and Archives BuildingSarah Jacobson has been named the next Director of the Texas Talking Book Program (TBP).

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