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Austin Public Library Events

There are a myriad things going on at your local library every day. Go online for a schedule of their story times, puppet shows, book groups, instructional classes, meetings, and more. Not to mention they have a ton of great books.

974-7400

www.austinlibrary.com

Mr Johnny's Family Music Night

Parents can enjoy a great meal on the huge outdoor patio while the kids jump, dance, and play along to music with Mr. Johnny's Family Band. There's plenty of bubbles, balloons, and interactive fun for all. 7-10pm. Free.

Senor Buddy's, 8600 Hwy. 290 W.

www.mrjohnny.com

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Need encouragement to read during the summer months. Sign up at your local library, set a reading goal, and your reward will be a free book. The library is also lousy with films, arts, crafts, presentations, and enough book-related shenanigans to keep the kids satisfied until the next school year. Go online for a schedule of events. Free.

www.austinsummerreading.org

Texas Robot Roundup

Forty-two robotics teams from all over Texas and beyond compete in the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition. Come cheer on future engineers and meet your future robot overlords. Fri., Aug. 1, 12:30-6:30pm; Sat., Aug. 2, 8:30am-12:30pm & 1:30-6pm. Free.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.trr.txfirst.org/2014