Celebrating Polish Heritage, Arts, Culture, and Language

Our Mission:
To encourage, and further knowledge of Polish culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current affairs, and local events through cultural activities, classes, seminars, and any and all appropriate means.
To foster friendly relations between the American and Polish people.

Monthly Presentations of Polish Films

Presented free with English subtitles – the first Sunday of each month at 3:30pm. Details and SCHEDULE are here.

Board of Director Elections – Candidate Application Deadline – Sept 30th

The APS Board of Director elections are around the corner. We encourage anybody interested in becoming a board member to consider running in the upcoming Board of Director election. Please submit your application with any APS officer prior to the September 30th deadline to be a candidate. The board of director elections are expected to be held in November this year. Board of director positions are two year terms. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

The Polish Heritage Center at Panna Maria – Construction Started

Construction of the Polish Heritage Center at Panna Maria has begun! The Polish Heritage Center at Panna Maria will relate the story of the Silesian Polish immigration to Texas, and the subsequent “Polish Renaissance” that began in the late 1960s, to rekindle a new generation’s interest in Polish and Silesian heritage. The stories will serve as a mirror to reflect the history of our nation and will act as a lens to focus on the meaning of faith, family and community. Bishop Yanta’s dream to build a Polish heritage center, one that would record the history of the Texas Silesian immigration from the 1850s to the present, will be realized when the center opens to the public in 2016. Donations towards this project can be made here: polishheritagecenterpannamaria.org/center

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s films at AFS Cinema: September 1 – October 18, 2016


The Austin Polish Film Festival and the Austin Film Society partner to honor the 20th death anniversary of a great, and perhaps the most known in the US, Polish film director Krzysztof Kieślowski.


September 1, Thursdays at 7:30 – Tree Colors: Blue
September 8, Thursdays at 7:30 – Tree Colors: White
September 15, Thursdays at 7:30 – Tree Colors: Red
September 22, Thursdays at 7:30 – Decalogue 1 & 2
September 29, Thursdays at 7:30 – Decalogue 3 & 4
October 6, Thursdays at 7:30 – Decalogue 5 & 6
October 11, Tuesday, at 7:30 – Decalogue 7 & 8
October 18,Tuesday, at 7:30 – Decalogue 9 & 10

Please follow this link for details.

Polish Monthly Film Screening – October 2, 2016 at 3:30pm

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WHAT: Offsiders / Boisko bezdomnych, 2008, English subtitles, drama, 123 min.
WHERE: Austin Public Library at Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road Tel: 512-974-8700
WHEN: Sunday, October 2 at 3:30pm

CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr@austinpolishfilm.com

Director: Kasia Adamik
Screenwriter: Przemysław Nowakowski
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki
Music: Antoni Łazarkiewicz

Cast: Marcin Dorociński, Marek Kalita, Maria Seweryn, Krzysztof Kiersznowski, Jacek Poniedziałek, Rafał Fudale, Piotr Jagielski, Eryk Lubos, Marek Nowak.

Jacek was once a promising player on Poland’s national soccer team. Long since sidelined by an injury, he’s now a bitter drunk. Banished by his wife and beaten by thugs, he takes up with a group of down-and-outers at Warsaw’s central train station. Against the odds he decides to establish a homeless soccer team with his fellow misfits. Slowly he realizes that this could be the turning point of his life when a TV journalist takes interest in his work.
“The cause of homelessness is usually alcohol, a woman, prison time, or depression”, says Kasia Adamik in an interview for “Kino” monthly (5/2008). “If you don’t have a family or friends – then it’s also loneliness. I wanted my heroes to be believable, but also interesting as film characters. I didn’t want to create a lyrical, fairy-tale, or poetic image of homelessness. I tell the story of several men whose lives have included a number of sometimes tragicomic twists. This could happen to anyone who simply doesn’t have the money to pay off their next loan instalment.”

2008 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia
• Best supporting actor award for Eryk Lubos,
• Best costume design award for Katarzyna Lewińska and Magdalena J. Rutkiewicz,
• Silver Screen Audience Award for Kasia Adamik at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia
2008 Polish Film Festival in Chicago
• Golden Teeth audience award for Kasia Adamik
2008 Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Łódź.
• Main Prize in the for Jacek Petrycki in the Polish Film Competition

The registration for Polish Language Classes is now open!

Classes for Kids

NEW LOCATION!!! Hills Lutheran Church, 3525 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX 78746.

Austin Polish Society is offering Polish Language classes to children age 3 and up. The Polish Language classes are structured to teach children how to read, write, and speak in Polish. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Polish customs, traditions, and history. All classes will be conducted entirely in Polish.

more info @ www.austinpolishsociety.org/new/polish-language-classes
register @ www.austinpolishsociety.org/new/polish-language-classes-2

If you are interested in 1,5h class, please contact Magda Boudni at 512 586 1104 or magdaszatanik@gmail.com

Classes for Adults

Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd Austin, TX 78754

Austin Polish Society is offering Polish Language classes for adults. The Polish Language classes are structured to teach how to read, write, and speak in Polish. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Polish customs and traditions. We offer beginning and intermediate level.

more info @ www.austinpolishsociety.org/new/polish-language-classes-for-adults
register @ www.austinpolishsociety.org/new/polish-language-classes-2

If you have any question, please contact Magda Boudni @ 512 586 1104 or magdaszatanik@gmail.com

Mówmy po polsku!!!

Polish Language Classes at UT in the Fall:

First year Polish 1 -POL 506

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This course is the first semester of Polish language instruction. The course will assist in mastering grammar, the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), and Polish culture.

Polish is spoken by almost 40 million people in Poland & around the world, including the U.S.

Please, contact the instructor Bernadeta Kaminska regarding placement.

Polish Language Classes at UT in the Fall:

Second-Year Polish I – BUR 231

POL312K - 2nd Year Polish I

Second-Year Polish seeks to integrate knowledge of the culture and society of contemporary Poland with the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary.
The course continues the exploration of the language, emphasizing proficiency in contemporary Polish: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

Please, contact the instructor Bernadeta Kaminska at BernadetaKaminska@austin.utexas.edu

The English-language podcast called POLcast

POLcast is the FIRST EVER English language podcast about Poland and Poles around the world. It’s a colourful weekly audio magazine delivered directly to your computer, smartphone or tablet.

If you have a Polish customer, colleague, girlfriend or grandmother – you will hear something that will help you to enrich these relations.

Through POLcast you will learn fascinating things about Poland, its culture, customs, geography, history, contemporary issues, as well as all kinds of amazing things Poles around the world do and often surprising connections of the world with Poland. NO POLITICS!

Each episode brings you interesting interviews, historical facts, trivia, music, and a lot more.

We follow up and expand on each episode’s themes here, on mypolcast.com, giving you more info, links, photos, videos, etc. You can search by EPISODE or by STORY.

Enjoy this new first of its kind project, and please tell others.



Austin Polish Society Questionnaire – we value your input!


Thank you for visiting the APS site. We welcome you to join our exploration and celebration of all things Polish.

Whether you are Polish or just interested in learning more about the history, language, food and films, you are invited to become part of our unique community of members.
Please join us on this wonderful cultural journey celebrating Poland and its people.

Your input and comments on the following anonymous questionnaire will be helpful in planing APS events.

Please, click on the following link: APS Questionnaire

The information you provide in this questionnaire will allow us to assess how APS as a volunteer-based organization can help better understand Polish culture. Your participation is voluntary. All answers you provide will be kept in the strictest confidentiality and won’t be shared with any party.

Biblioteka internetowa Wolne Lektury

Darmowe, opracowane, pełne teksty lektur, e-booki, audiobooki i pliki DAISY na wolnej licencji.