Ruiz Branch

Ruiz Branch

Monday - Thursday10 AM - 9 PM
Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday2 PM - 6 PM

The Daniel E. Ruiz Branch was once the Riverside Drive Branch, at the time one of the smallest branches in the Austin Public Library system. The Branch got its start in November of 1968 when APL opened the Montopolis Branch in a neighborhood shopping center at 735 Montopolis Drive. It replaced a busy APL bookmobile that for over a year was stationed outside a nearby community center. In 1983, having outgrown the space, the Montopolis Branch was moved to the Rivertowne Mall and renamed the Riverside Drive Branch. In 1991, after receiving a federal grant in 1990 to open a Job Information Center which demanded more space, the Branch moved to a new location within the Riverside Place Shopping Center. The Job Information Center was retired in 1996. In 1998, Austin citizens voted to replace the facility with one of the largest APL branches to date. The new 15,000 square-foot facility opened in January 2004 as the Daniel E. Ruiz Branch, located at Riverside Drive and Grove Boulevard.

Upcoming Events at the Ruiz Branch

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

10:15 AM Cántaro

Thursday, July 24, 2014

4:00 PM Book Circle

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

5:30 PM Lego Lab

Monday, August 11, 2014

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Cover of the book 10-minute puppets
By by Noel MacNeal ; photographs by evan Sklar ; illustrations by Susan Hunt Yule.
Presents step-by-step instructions for creating thirty puppets, including finger puppets, sock puppets, and shadow puppets, and includes guides on how to build a puppet theater and put on a show.