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.


Charity Fall Festival

Hay rides, games, old cars, music, face painting, balloonist, and visits with the animals helps raise money for the Dream of Hopes Ranch. 1-5pm. $5.

Dream of Hopes Ranch, 16250 Oak Grove Rd., Buda

Children in Nature Workshop

We're not sure why an acupuncturist is putting this on, but there will be lots of activities to get the kids excited about the natural world around them. Bring something for the potluck. 1:30-5pm. Free.

Bey Acupuncture, 2200-A S. Lamar

Latinitas Parent/Daughter DIY Workshop

Learn about technology and media together. 10am-noon. $8 for couple.

Latinitas' headquarters, 1107 S. Eighth

Mario Kart Tournament

You might have thought Mario was nothing but a turtle-hater, but he's also a cutthroat driver. Test your skills against other players (6 years of age and older) to advance to the finals. 1pm. Free.

Manchaca Branch Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd., 974-7302

Wake Up Santa Event

We generally don't encourage kids to make a racket, but in this case it's for a good cause. Get Claus roused from his slumber and enjoy music, donuts, and pics with the man of the hour. 10am. Free.

Highland Mall, 6001 Airport, 454-9656

Xplor Fall Family Festival

Bring the kids for a hay ride, games, crafts, music, and a chili cook-off, all in the name of raising funds for the Austin Children's Shelter. 1-4pm. Free.

5915 La Crosse Ave., 288-0061

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