July 2011

Jul 01, 2011

Happy Fourth of July - and happy July! Enjoy. More from us soon.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you,

Upcoming Events

See What We Have in Store
The Future Forum is enjoying a summer break, but please read below about an upcoming book cluster and community events! Stay tuned for fall dates.

Cluster Activity

Our next Future Forum Book Cluster meeting will be on Thursday, August 11 at 6:15 p.m. at the Galaxy Cafe on West Lynn. At the last meeting, we selected the next book: 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown by Simon Johnson and James Kwak. For information on the Book Cluster, please email Taline Manassian.

Please email Rico Reyes for information about the next Public Policy Cluster meeting or to be added to the distribution list.

Please email Nina Hess to be added to the distribution list for Film Cluster announcements. See you at the movies!

Recent Events

40 Years at the LBJ Library & Future Forum Field Trip to the Ranch

Thanks to those of you who joined us to celebrate the Library's 40th anniversary on May 10. Harry Middleton and Mark Updegrove shared Library highlights and goals, and our archivists shared some artifacts and documents from the vast collections. There were many questions about how to go about utilizing the Library's resources. Please contact Sarah McCracken if you have any questions, and she can put you in touch with the right staffperson.

Future Forum also enjoyed a field trip to the LBJ Ranch and Sunset House in late May. We hope you enjoyed the private tour and time spent exploring the LBJ Ranch.

A Passel of Other Information

Become a fan on Facebook and stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest from the Future Forum, in between newsletters. Click on the logo at right to find us!

The LBJ Library is now on Facebook too! Become a fan of the LBJ Libraryto learn more about what we do in the Austin community and beyond.

Not sure if your membership is current?Email Sarah McCracken.Renew online today!

Doers & Builders

July's Doers & Builders - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin & Central Texas

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. By providing safe comfortable lodging, daily meals, transportation, computer access and other services, RMHC-Austin addresses the very simple yet profound needs of families with medically fragile children.

Team Ronald is a fun, fitness focused way to support Ronald McDonald House. By joining Team Ronald, your training and hard work can do more than just help you cross the finish line. If only for a moment, you can bring peace of mind to a family coping with their child's illness. You can help to provide a warm, home-cooked meal, a place to let the spirit heal, and a home away from home for these families to regroup and recharge. Pick your favorite sporting event such as a 5K, bike ride, or triathlon. Set your own personal fundraising goal and let us encourage you with incentives along the way. Team Ronald lets you turn your passion into action. Join Team Ronald today and make a difference for our families.

To learn more on how you can get involved, please visit the Ronald McDonald House of Austin online.

Now Showing at the LBJ Library and Museum

Left to Right: Radical Movements of the 1960sApril 2, 2011 - January 2, 2012
The upheavals and social disturbances that characterized the 1960s - clashes of generations, races, genders, cultural values, and political beliefs appeared to have no end. Were they necessary? Were they inevitable? How did they influence our society, and what is their legacy? Left to Right: Radical Movements of the 1960s examines the impact both then and now.

Other Community Events

The Lyndon B. Johnson National Park continues the Movies Under the Stars series with a viewing of Yogi Bear on Saturday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m. The public can drive on to the LBJ Ranch beginning at 7 p.m. with free parking on the taxiway adjacent to the ranch airplane hangar. The movie will be shown in the area adjacent to the historic hangar. Attendees should bring their own choice of seating; picnicking before and during the movie is permitted. More details can be found on the LBJ Park website.

Contact Us

Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]

Please be aware that LBJ Presidential Library events may be filmed and/or photographed. Your attendance constitutes your authorization for the LBJ Library to use your photograph, voice, or other likeness for purposes related to the Library, including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms.


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