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Let's Get Ready to Read!

Babies are born learning, and you can help prepare your child for success!  The Austin Public Library is thrilled to announce our new early literacy initiative Storytime Connection. We have been hard at work creating resources that highlight early literacy tips, recommended books, opportunities for training, and videos that will entertain as well as educate. 

Claire DeWitt and the Best Mysteries I've Read in Awhile

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.

Night Crafters @ Manchaca - October 2014

We had a fantastic time last month at Manchaca Road Branch’s inaugural craft night and hope you'll join us this month for yet another fantastic craft! This month we will be making fabric coasters that at first glance look complicated to put together, but that my friend, is a lovely deception! This is a straight-forward no sew craft that will leave you feeling content with your beautiful finished product.

Adult Craft Night @ Ruiz - February

When:
Monday, February 10
6:30-8:30
Where:
Ruiz Branch Library
1600 Grove Blvd.
512-974-7500
Who: Adults interested in crafting
What: Scented Sachets

We're all stuck inside way too much lately because of the frigid temperatures. Why not make your humble abode smell more pleasant? This month we are taking fabric scraps and created divine lavender scented sachets that are guaranteed to make your house smell heavenly. 

As always, this event is free and open to adults and all supplies are provided. Hope you can join us!

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