November 2011

Nov 01, 2011

We hope that you had a wonderful Halloween yesterday! Now it is time to start getting ready for Thanksgiving - and for thinking of all the things for which we are thankful. We, at the Future Forum, are thankful for all of our wonderful members. And, although things have been slow this fall, we promise to be back with more wonderful programs soon. In the meantime, come join the book cluster this month - or grab one of our tickets to hear Bill Moyers speakat the LBJ Library.

See you soon!


Upcoming Events

See What We Have in Store

The annual fastforward Issues Forum with Leadership Austin has been postponed to early next year. We will be in touch when a new date is confirmed!

We have a limited number of tickets for Future Forum members to attend the inaugural Tom Johnson Lecture given by Bill Moyers on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the LBJ Auditorium. Please click here to read more about the lecture and Mr. Moyers. Please email Sarah McCracken to request a ticket (one per member).

Cluster Activity

The Book Cluster will meet November 10 to read Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond. The meeting will be held at the Galaxy Cafe on West Lynn at 6:15 p.m. For information on the Book Cluster, please email Hamilton Richards.

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

The Film Cluster met last week to see The Ides of March. Please email Nina Hess to be added to the distribution list for future Film Cluster announcements. See you at the movies!

Recent Events

Formula 1: The Basics and Beyond

On October 13, Bruce Knox of Circuit of the Americas joined us to share about the new facility being built in Austin for the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix and MotoGP, primarily, and for entertainment and educational purposes as well.

Interested in learning more about their plans? The webcast is now available online.

A Passel of Other Information

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The LBJ Library is now on Facebook and Twitter too! Become a fan of the LBJ Library or follow our Twitter feed to learn more about who we are and what we do in the Austin community and beyond.

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

Doers & Builders

November's Doers & Builders - Inherit Austin
Inherit Austin is a membership arm of the Heritage Society of Austin and is committed to preserving Austin's architectural and cultural past by not only protecting the city's important landmarks and historical fabric, but safeguarding its unique character as well. Inherit Austin's purpose is to cultivate a new generation of HSA members by hosting social, cultural and educational events that appeal to singles, married couples and families roughly ages 20-45.

To learn more about Inherit Austin or to join, please visit the Heritage Society of Austin website.

Now Showing at the LBJ Library and Museum

Left to Right: Radical Movements of the 1960sthrough 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.

James Naismith's Original Rules of Basket Ball through January 29, 2012

In 1891, James Naismith, a YMCA physical education instructor in Springfield, Massachusetts, developed the new game of "Basket Ball" to keep his students active indoors. The typed and annotated rules formed the foundation for today's game but were also different in many ways (dribbling had not yet been introduced).

Suzanne and David Booth, friends of The University of Texas at Austin, recently purchased the original rules and are sharing them with the university community for the next year. The rules will be on display at the LBJ Library and Museum through January 29, 2012, and again at the University's Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports next year.

Other Community Events

Making a list and checking it twice? Enjoy two tax-free shopping days this month at the LBJ Museum Store! Visit us on Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 26, to find unique gifts for everyone: jewelry, scarves, ties, games, puzzles, books, china, blown glass, collectibles, stocking stuffers, and more! Members of the Future Forum receive a 10% discount in the Store anytime.

Also on Saturday, November 26, four museums in the UT area are having a Museum Crawl with store discounts, prizes, and refreshments. Participating museums include the LBJ Library and Museum, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Blanton Museum of Art, and Harry Ransom Center. For details, please visit the Cultural Campus website.
On November 4, Coffee Party Austin will host a screening and discussion of 9500 Liberty with the director of the film, Annabel Park. Following the screening and panel, a dessert and coffee reception will be held. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the AFL-CIO building auditorium at 1106 Lavaca.

Registration is open for the Race for the Cure on November 13, 2011. For more information, please visit the Komen Austin website.

The 21st Annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot benefiting Caritas will be November 24, 2011. For more information about Caritas or to register for the Turkey Trot, please visit the Caritas website.

Tickets are now available for the Center for Child Protection's 2011 Dancing with the Stars Austin event on December 4 at the downtown Hilton. For more information, please visit the Center for Child Protection 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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