Manchaca Road Branch

Manchaca Road Branch

512-974-8700
Monday - Thursday10 AM - 9 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday2 PM - 6 PM

The Manchaca Road Branch was originally built in 1974, not as a neighborhood branch, but as a city-owned regional branch for South Austin and Southwest Travis County. The Branch's "regional identity" was eventually dropped in the late 1980s as the Austin Public Library moved towards equalizing services among all branches. Since then, the Branch has expanded and deepened its role within the South Austin community.

Upcoming Events at the Manchaca Road Branch

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

6:00 PM Night Crafters

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

4:30 PM Lego Lab

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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.