Happy New Year to all! We hope your 2014 is filled with creativity, good books, and many fruitful trips to your local library branch! And if you want to make reading and writing a larger part of your family’s life this year, our Badgerdog Writing Programs offer several opportunities in the coming months!
Registration Is Now Open for Badgerdog’s Spring Break Workshops
Enrich your child’s spring vacation with poetry, creativity, and beautiful turns of phrase! Our Badgerdog Teaching Artists provide the inspiration and guidance students need to create original works of poetry and fiction in a fun, relaxed, no-risk environment. This is a great way to try out Badgerdog if you’re considering our Creative Writing Summer Camp. Sign up for one, two, or three days. Registration is $65 per day, with a $30 discount for parents who sign up for all three days. For more information or to register, click here.
Announcing Dates & Locations for 2014 Creative Writing Summer Camp
Below, you’ll find the sessions and locations for this year’s Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp! Registration officially opens January 31. All sessions and locations are open to rising 3rd-12th graders. To learn more about Badgerdog’s Creative Writing Summer Camp, click here.
Session 2: July 14 – August 1, 9 am – noon
The Griffin School (map: Hyde Park)
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (map: West Austin)
The Girls’ School of Austin (map: Central/West Austin)
Austin Waldorf School (map: Southwest Austin)
Writing Workshops for Adults
Our spring creative writing workshops for adults are currently full, but you can join the waiting list by emailing the Library Foundation’s Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please specify which of the following two workshops you would like to join, should a spot become available. We’ll notify you should a spot open up.
8-Week Creative Writing Workshop for Older Adults (Ages 50+)
Manchaca Branch Library / Tuesdays, 10:30 am – noon / March 18 – May 6
8-Week Creative Writing Workshop for Adults (of All Ages)
Terrazas Branch Library / Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm / March 26 – May 14
Volunteer Your Time to Educate Austin’s Youth
Austin Partners In Education (APIE) offers reading and math classroom coaching to Austin ISD schools in need of volunteer tutors. These coaches provide consistent, positive support to a small group of 2-3 elementary or middle-school students once a week. APIE is in immediate need of volunteers for the 2014 spring semester with more than 100+ openings available across the Austin area. Full training is provided by APIE. Register as a Volunteer Classroom Coach here.
We hope to write with you all very soon!
The Library Foundation