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Austin, TX 78701
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10 AM – 6 PM
12 PM – 6 PM
Those of us who are avid mystery readers are familiar with the tropes of the genre. We’ve got the anti-heroes who aren’t above breaking the law in the pursuit of justice, we’ve got the fluffy heroines who get themselves in and out of danger with ridiculous regularity. We’ve got the cozy cottage mysteries and the hard-boiled detectives. I do not believe, though, that we’ve ever met a heroine quite like Claire DeWitt.
Recently one of my colleagues wrote about what to read while you were waiting for the latest installment of Game of Thrones. Because, seriously, there is no denying it, we are all waiting on Game of Thrones in one way or another. Aubrey had some great suggestions for what to read in the interim and I wanted to add one more to the list: Megan Whalen Turner.
If you've never had the pleasure of reading anything by A.S. King, I am so very pleased that this title will be your introduction. It is a lovely, complicated, angry, funny, all around wonderful book about a girl who has to deal with her estranged best friend's death.
This month we're sticking it to you and inviting you to join us to create a whimsical pincushion. We will have a variety of patterns, but as always you can create absolutely any kind you wish.
In celebration of the most excellent Ray Harryhausen and his stop motion animation techniques, the Ruiz Branch Library is hosting a movie series every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in July. This is family friendly fun at its finest! Come show those young whippersnappers just how awesome the movie magic was before CGI was invented.
I remember growing up and feeling sad that the books I was encouraged to read no longer included pictures. At the library, I was always seeking out books based on cartoons like Strawberry Shortcake, and I loved reading the funny pages. I’m so happy that the Library has sections for youth and adult graphic novel readers!
We know life can be stressful and we want to help you relax! What better way than to make your very own homemade Fizzy Bath Bombs out of products you can find at any health food store. Learn about mixing fragrances and what benefits each essential oil provides for health and well being.
Did you know that February 18th is Elm Farm Ollie Day? On February 18, 1930, a Guernsey cow named Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing Ford trimotor aircraft as part of the International Air Exposition of St. Louis, Missouri. During the flight from Bismarck to St. Louis, Missouri, scientists collected scientific data about the effect of altitude on animals in flight.
Put on your pajamas and join us this Thursday at 7 pm at the Manchaca Road Branch Library as we read stories about insects! We'll sing songs, work on counting and our colors, and end the evening with a lovely caterpillar craft. We hope to see you there!