Old Quarry Branch

The Library will CLOSE at 6 PM on Wednesday, November 26. The Library will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving. The Virtual Library is still available 24/7.

Old Quarry Branch

Monday - Thursday10 AM - 9 PM
Saturday10 AM - 5 PM

The Old Quarry Branch of the Austin Public Library system opened with great fan-fare on January 15, 1976 in the Northwest Hills Shopping Center in Northwest Austin. The branch was designed by architect Charles B. Croft and built on property that once held a 100-acre, 30-foot deep limestone quarry—hence the name “Old Quarry.” Equipped with 8,300 square feet of floor space, the new branch replaced the Highland Park Branch, which had faithfully served the Northwest Austin area from 1958 until its closing in 1975. Old Quarry has seen two major renovations. The most extensive one occurred in 1992 when the Branch received a head-to-toe “makeover” complete with new carpeting and furniture, a new roof and floor plan, and an updated color scheme. Then in 1999, in response to the Americans With Disabilities Act, additional modifications were made to the Branch to make it and its resources more accessible to persons with disabilities.

Old Quarry Branch Talk Time takes place every Thursday from 10:30 AM to 12 noon.

The Old Quarry Branch Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.

Upcoming Events at the Old Quarry Branch

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

3:30 PM Lego Lab

Thursday, November 27, 2014

10:30 AM Talk Time

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

10:30 AM Talk Time

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

7:00 PM Book Club

APL Recommends

Cover of the book The purity of vengeance : a Department Q novel
By Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Martin Aitken.
This novel, part of the author's Department Q series, is a perplexing cold case with sinister modern-day consequences. In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her in her youth, including Curt Wad, a charismatic surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls in 1950s Denmark. More than twenty years later, Detective Carl Morck already has plenty on his mind when he is presented with the case of a brothel owner, a woman named Rita, who went missing in the eighties. New evidence has emerged in the case that destroyed the lives of his two partners, the case that sent Carl to Department Q. But when Carl's assistants, Assad and Rose, learn that numerous other people disappeared around the same weekend as Rita, Carl takes notice. As they sift through the disappearances, they get closer and closer to Curt Wad, who is more determined than ever to see the vision of his youth take hold and whose brutal treatment of Nete and others like her is only one small part of his capacity for evil. -- Provided by publisher.