Hampton Branch at Oak Hill

Hampton Branch at Oak Hill

512-974-9900
Monday - Wednesday10 AM - 9 PM
ThursdayClosed
Friday10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
SundayClosed

The Hampton Branch of the Austin Public Library opened its doors to the communities of Southwest Austin on April 26, 1997. The Branch was named in honor of Austin civic leader Will Hampton, who died on September 24, 1996. Built with Capital Improvement Project funds approved by voters in the 1992 bond election, the 8,400 square-foot facility was designed with the potential to expand to 15,000 square feet as demands grew. A colorful relief painting of water birds in flight currently surrounds a large round window in the branch lobby. The painting, created by artist David Everett as part of the City’s Art and Public Places program, is set against a pitched ceiling of skylights to give the lobby an atrium quality. Today, the Hampton Branch is one of the busiest branches in the Austin Public Library system.

Upcoming Events at the Hampton Branch at Oak Hill

Saturday, October 25, 2014

2:00 PM Write Club

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

3:30 PM Book Circle

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Cover of the book Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood
By Alexandra Fuller.
From 1972 to 1990, Alexandra Fuller, known to friends and family as Bobo, grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. Her father joined up on the side of the white government in the Rhodesian civil war and was often away fighting against the powerful black guerrilla factions. Her mother, in turn, flung herself into their African life and its rugged farmwork with the same passion and maniacal energy she brought to everything. She taught her daughters, by example, to be resilient and self-sufficient, and she instilled in Bobo a love of reading and of storytelling that proved to be her salvation. But Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is more than a survivor's story: It is the story of one woman's unbreakable bond with a continent and the people who inhabit it, a portrait lovingly realized and deeply felt.