Austin Public Library is in the implementationi stages of a $90 million dollars its re-vitalization. The annual Austin Public Library Foundation fundraising event is called "Texas Tales: The story begins here. This year's event will be the first chapter of the next big endeavor for the City of Austin, supporting the new Central Library. The evening's motto is "A great city needs a great library. Be a part of Austin's greatest story, and help us build a vibrant new central library." In November 2006 the citizens of Austin unanimously approved a $90 million bond package to build a new Central Library; now the City of Austin and the Library are moving forward with the process and will have a design team selected by November 2008. "Texas Tales 2008: the story begins here" is APLF's campaign launch, creating a great new Central Library for all the citizens of Austin."
[Readers may wish to note that the Foundation is not exactly, though closed tied to, the Friends of APL. A trend for ENORMOUS captial programs is that for a separate organization other than the traditional Friends is established.]
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Joe Nick Patoski's new Willie Nelson book will be a general adhesive for the weekend.