Texas State Library and Archives Commission to Host Author Talks, Open House for Texas Book Festival

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Austin, TX

Promo graphic, blue with text reading 'Bookmark TSLAC's Open House at the Texas Book Festival 2023, Author panels and many special activities! November 11 and 12' plus bookmark image with TSLAC and Texas Center for the Book logosAustin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), a longtime Texas Book Festival community partner, has announced it will be open to the public throughout this year’s event, as well as serving as the site of three official Festival author panels.

The Texas Center for the Book will welcome festivalgoers to the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, where visitors can learn about the Center’s annual statewide reading and literacy programs; view the current lobby exhibit, Beyond the Badge: The Work and Records of the Texas Rangers; record an oral history interview; tour the State Archives; talk with librarians, archivists and staff; and more!

Special, behind-the-scenes tours of the archives’ closed stacks will take place each day at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. and are limited to 15 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

TSLAC Texas Book Festival Open House hours:
Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 12, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

TSLAC’s usual Second Saturday service will be suspended, with Public Services at the Zavala Building closed for all research during this special event.

Saturday, November 11 - Texas Book Festival Author Panels
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Worth Repeating: San Antonio Stories with Paul Flahive, Tori Pool and Burgin Streetman
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.: Glitter and Gaming: Research-Based Picture Books with Chris Barton and Don Tate
2:30 - 3:15 p.m.: Playing to Win: Professional Sports in Texas with Michael Granberry, Burk Murchison and Jonathan Silverman

Stay tuned to www.tsl.texas.gov/texasbookfestival for more information. See the full calendar of events for the 2023 Texas Book Festival on their website at www.texasbookfestival.org.

Since 1909, when the state founded the agency, TSLAC has supported the reading, learning and historical preservation needs of Texas and its people. Explore the TSLAC website at www.tsl.texas.gov and discover online Texas history exhibits, family history research resources, Texas Center for the Book initiatives and ongoing programs and events.

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Susan Floyd
Communications Officer
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