Old Quarry Branch

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

Thursday, April 24, 2014

10:30 AM Talk Time

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

7:00 PM Meet the Maker

Thursday, May 1, 2014

10:30 AM Talk Time

Thursday, May 8, 2014

10:30 AM Talk Time

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

7:00 PM Book Club

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Cover of the book Those across the river
By Christopher Buehlman.
Failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife, Eudora, have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family's old estate-the Savoyard Plantation- and the horrors that occurred there. At first, the quaint, rural ways of their new neighbors seem to be everything they wanted. But there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice.