June 2010

Jun 01, 2010

Hello, hello. With the weather getting hotter by the minute, I am sure you are all looking for ways to be entertained - and stay cool. Come cool off inside the LBJ Library and Museum. As you can seebelow, there is lots going on here with the new exhibit on Walter Cronkite. The Future Forum is taking a little summer break, but the Clusters continue to meet, so make sureyou are on the distribution lists if you want to join them this summer. Or, check out ourwebsite, which we will update as dates or events are announced.We're busy planning for the fall and look forward to seeing you all then.

Thank you,

Upcoming Events

See What We Have in Store

Although we won't host any of our larger group events during the summer, our Book, Film, and Public Policy clusters will continue to meet. Each cluster has its own distribution list; please read below for how to sign up for each one. We hope you will stay engaged through these small group activities.

Also, our Events Committee will be helping plan programs for next season, so please be in touch if you have an idea. Ideas for upcoming events can be emailed to Committee Chair Joey Alcorta.

Cluster Activity

For information on the Film Cluster or to be added to the distribution list, please email Catherine Robb.

The Public Policy Cluster has been reinvigorated under the leadership of Rico Reyes.Please email Rico to be added to the distribution list for upcoming event notices.
The Book Club has chosen its next selection! We will be reading The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman in advance of our meeting on July 8 at 6:15 p.m. We'll meet at Galaxy Cafe on West Lynn. Please email Taline Manassian for more information or to RSVP.

Recent Events

New York Times Correspondent Rich Oppel, Jr.

Austin native Rich Oppel, Jr. joined us on May 20 to speak about his experiences reporting for the New York Times from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Oppel shared some of his own stories from the battlefront, as well as answering dozens of questions about the ongoing conflict, hope for the future, and war-time reporting in general.
A webcast of the discussion will be available online soon.

A Passel of Other Information

The Future Forum is now on Twitter! You may follow us at https://twitter.com/LBJFutureForum to stay up to date on events and news!

Become a fan on Facebook and stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest from the Future Forum, in between newsletters! The LBJ Library is now on Facebook too! Become a fan of the Library to 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!

Now Showing at the LBJ Library and Museum

CRONKITE: Eyewitness to a Century

Presented by the Briscoe Center for American History and the LBJ Library & Museum, CRONKITE: Eyewitness to a Century runs through January 3, 2011.

As one of the nation's preeminent journalists, Walter Cronkite's broadcasts brought virtually every major news story of the last half of the twentieth century to the American people, with the legendary integrity, accuracy, and devotion to the larger ideals of journalism that made him one of the most respected public figures in the country. CRONKITE: Eyewitness to a Century is the first exhibit to explore his influence and perspective on some of the most crucial moments in history, including D-Day, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, and the nascent and heady days of the space race. The exhibit brings Cronkite's personal and professional experiences to life, featuring never-before-seen items from the Briscoe Center's collections.

Doers & Builders

June's Doers & Builders - KLRU
Since its inception, Austin's own community licensed public television station, KLRU, has brought exceptional educational television to the Central Texas community. This non-profit 501(c)3 organization is made possible through support from our members. For more than 40 years KLRU has been a friend to Central Texans. KLRU's mission is to enrich the lives of our viewers through quality public television programming, community services and public events with shows like Austin City Limits, Central Texas Gardener, and

Texas Monthly Talks.

To learn more about KLRU and how to become involved, please visit the KLRU website.

Other Community Events

Join more than 250 business and community leaders at the 2010 Board Summit, hosted by Greenlights for NonProfit Success and Leadership Austin on June 10. This exciting event will introduce you to 40+ local nonprofits looking for talented people like you to serve on their boards. Hear how nonprofit board service helps build your professional skills and network from Doug Ulman, President and CEO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, attend a special presentation to learn what to ask before joining a board, and meet the executive leadership of a variety of great local nonprofits. Register at www.greenlights.org/board_summit or call 477-5955.
Join honorary hosts Richard Linklater, Mike Judge, Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellán at Austin Studios (1901 E 51st Street) on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening with the Austin Film Society honoring Moody Anderson, celebrating CHAINSAWS, SLACKERS AND SPY KIDS: 30 Years of Filmmaking in Austin, the new book by Alison Macor, and networking with the Austin film community. FREE for Austin Film Society members, Texas film crew, and Austin Studios neighbors. $10 all others. Visit the Austin Film Society website to register or learn more.

Join the Austin Music Foundation for Dad Rocks on June 20. Check out the AMF website soon for more information.

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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