St. John Branch

St. John Branch

512-974-7570
Monday - Wednesday10 AM - 9 PM
ThursdayClosed
Friday10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
SundayClosed

The St. John Branch of the Austin Public Library opened in January of 2002. The Branch is located within a community complex in the St. John neighborhood. The community complex also houses the J.J. Pickle Elementary School, a recreation center, gymnasium, health center, and a community policing sub-station. The 116,200 square-foot facility, was built as a partnership between AISD and the City of Austin, and serves as “one-stop center” for the area.

Upcoming Events at the St. John Branch

Saturday, August 2, 2014

11:30 AM Talk Time

Saturday, August 9, 2014

11:30 AM Talk Time

Saturday, August 16, 2014

11:30 AM Talk Time

Saturday, August 23, 2014

11:30 AM Talk Time

Saturday, September 6, 2014

11:30 AM Talk Time

Saturday, September 13, 2014

11:30 AM Talk Time

Saturday, September 20, 2014

11:30 AM Talk Time

Saturday, September 27, 2014

11:30 AM Talk Time

Saturday, October 4, 2014

11:30 AM Talk Time

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