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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

When the thermometer hits 103 degrees and you’re wrinkled as a prune from hanging out in the pool—you’re going need something new to do, right? It’s too hot go outside. You’re “vehically-challenged” and can’t really go anywhere. The buttons on your game console have lost their spring from countless rounds of Donkey Kong. Now is a great time to flex your drawing skills!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The dog days of summer are upon us!  The hottest part of the summer was first named the Dog Days thousands of years ago when Sirius, the Dog Star, rose during July and August around the same time as the sunrise in the Northern Hemisphere.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ah, the outdoors!  All the trees, the pretty plants, the birds, the strange bugs, and no telling what else you might discover when you look under the rocks and leaves.  It's a little scary and sometimes prickly and stickly, but you can have the best fun there!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

We’ve been busy in the kitchen whipping up some felt creations for our Felt Food Workshop! Join us in making your own adorable, nonedible felt foodstuff on Monday July 7th from 6-8 PM at the Yarborough Branch. This program is recommended for ages 12-17.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

a photo of Savion GloverAustin Public Library has a variety of amazing programs in store for you this summer. You can cool off while watching Gusto the Great perform magic tricks or enjoy the Tap Dance Experience with Terrence “Taps” Bennett. Looking for something a little spooky to enjoy this summer? Stop by and listen to scary stories told by Bernadette Nason. (Don’t worry the stories are creepy but safe.)


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