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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (and Kwanzaa, and Hanukah) at the Austin Public Libraries

published on December 6, 2011

The librarians at the Austin Public Libraries are as busy as elves during the holidays, creating a packed calendar of activities for Austin families and residents of all belief systems. Central Austin is the hub of winter happenings, with the Faulk County Library hosting both the largest collection of books and the most programs throughout the year, but satellite branches are alive with holiday cheer, hosting numerous activities for kids ages one to 100:

December 5th-10th
Holiday Book Sale at the Windsor Park Branch, open all day

December 7th

Holiday party with Santa, crafts, food, and films at the Ruiz Branch, 6-8:00 p.m.

December 10th

Holiday Open House with Recycled Reads, music and dance performances, and vintage gifts, 12-6:00 p.m.

Make Holiday Cards Together at the Twin Oaks Branch, 1-2:30 p.m.

December 12th

Holiday Book Sale at the Southeast Branch, open all day

December 13th

Beauty & the Beast Puppet Show at the Dougherty Arts Theater, 10:30 a.m.

December 14th

Holiday Celebration at the Southeast Branch, 5-7:00 p.m.

Holiday Celebration at the Oak Springs Branch, 6-8:00 p.m.

December 17th

Holiday Open House at the Pleasant Hill Branch with crafts, cookies, sing-alongs, and Santa Claus, 2-4:00 p.m.

December 18th

Storytime with Santa at the Highland Mall, 6:00 p.m.

December 28th

Kwanzaa Celebration with storytelling, music and art at the Carver Branch, 2-3:00 p.m.

Libraries are a quintessential part of Austin’s rich culture, and lend to the desirability of living in the city year-round. If a new Austin home is on your holiday wish list, contact an Austin realtor to help start your new Austin home search.

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