Recycled Reads, Austin Public Library

Recycled Reads, Austin Public Library

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miss this store soooo much. I used to bring my 80 year old mom once a month and give her $20 and she would spend it all on 50 cent paperbacks. she is really missing her monthly cheap book fix. I sure hope you'll be reopening soon. my mom does not get even a third as many books with her $20 budget at the other places. every week she asks if y'all are reopened yet. I just want you to know how much you're missed and appreciated.
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Tales of comics around the world: Looking for Asterix & Company

Laughter can be strong medicine. It strengthens the immune system and draws people together in ways that trigger a healthy balance between mind and body. What better time than now to share some laughter and good humor listening to a talk about comic books from around the world.

French journalist and former St. Edward’s University student, Laurent Melikian has been reporting about comic books and that industry for the past 25 years. During that time, he traveled to different continents to meet artists and their creations.

Join Mr. Melikian on Wednesday April 28, 2020; 12-1 p.m. where he will explain how popular characters in China, Belgium, Mexico, and the Philippines can become ambassadors of their own people and culture.

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Best place to buy used books in Austin TX!
Today we attended an origami class...so fun and easy! Ruth made it so fun! Thanks!!
NOOOOO! do not let them close this awesome resource to our community. call your city council member now and plead for them to not close this store we all love. I bring my mom and buy her a giant bag of books every month
Hello, Do you all still play MahJong on Thursdays?
Recycled Reads, Austin Public Library Are you closing down? I saw a real estate agent showing people around while I was browsing today. That would be so sad if you were, so many people love it there. Austin American-Statesman Austin Chronicle Austin, Texas - Your City Government
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I am so psyched to announce that Friday 2/2 is Play Ukulele Day and I will be offering free ukulele lessons, demonstrations and performances from 1-3pm at Recycled Reads! Hope to see you there!
Be the Change Creative Writing Contest

Eligible participants: All pre-college students in the Austin, Round Rock, and surrounding area invited to enter.

Three age groups:
* Students 15-18
* Students 10-14
* Students 9 and under

Full details below.

Recycled Reads is the Austin Public Library's used bookstore. Our mission is to maximize the useful life of items removed from Library circulation through resale and recycling.

Recycled Reads sells literary materials withdrawn from the Library’s collection and donated by the community. The store is an active participant in the City of Austin Zero Waste Plan, ensuring obsolete materials are handled in an environmentally responsible way by keeping these materials out of landfills. Items sold at Recycled Reads fund Library programs and items we are unable to sell go to thir

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 07/29/2021

We will be open noon to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Each Saturday beginning August 6, we will accept donations by appointment. Schedule your appointment by leaving a voicemail at 512-974-7463. Same-day appointments will not be issued.

We will be open noon to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Each Saturday beginning August 6, we will accept donations by appointment. Schedule your appointment by leaving a voicemail at 512-974-7463. Same-day appointments will not be issued.

02/11/2021

If your collection day is today, leave any uncollected items at the curb to allow for crews to catch up.

SERVICE ALERT: Due to severe winter weather, our services will be delayed for the remainder of the week, and possibly into next week. All street sweeping and recycling, composting, trash, yard trimmings, bulk item, large brush and dead animal collections have been canceled for the remainder of the day. If your collection day is today, please leave any uncollected items at the curb to allow our crews to catch up. If your collection day is Friday, Monday or Tuesday, please set your carts or other material out as usual, but be aware that service may be delayed. Weather permitting, we will catch up over the weekend, but delays may extend into next week should inclement weather persist.

Please note that we have not yet completed the delivery of compost carts to all homes in the program expansion. If you are still waiting for your cart, be aware that delivery may be delayed.

Stay tuned for any service updates. We apologize to those customers experiencing delays. Thanks for your patience! Download the Austin Recycles mobile app or sign up for reminders to get important service alerts: austintexas.gov/myschedule

02/07/2021

Selected instructors will receive up to $100 per class. Apply by February 15 and you could be selected to lead one or more class: http://bit.ly/FixItInstructor

Are you good at fixing broken things? We're looking for people to lead a series of online interactive workshops focused on small home appliance repair. Workshops will be hosted on a platform provided by the City of Austin, and selected instructors will receive up to $100 per class. Apply by February 15 and you could be selected to lead one or more class: http://bit.ly/FixItInstructor

12/28/2020

Give your Hanukkah bushes, Christmas and holiday trees another life!

Wait! Don’t throw away your tree; give it another life by recycling it. Starting today, City of Austin curbside customers can recycle their Christmas and holiday trees by leaving them at the curb on their regular collection day. All other residents can do a contactless drop-off of trees at Zilker Park January 2-3 and January 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.🌲♻️ #recycleyourtree austintexas.gov/treerecycling

12/23/2020

Austin-Travis County residents can schedule contactless pick-up of household hazardous waste from their home for safe disposal. Learn more: austintexas.gov/dropoff

Austin Resource Recovery regular curbside services will not change at this time.

In response to the increasing concerns of COVID-19, and for the safety of our staff and residents, the Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center is temporarily closed to the public and dropoffs will no longer be accepted, beginning on December 24. However, Austin-Travis County residents can schedule contactless pick-up of household hazardous waste from their home for safe disposal. Learn more: austintexas.gov/dropoff

Austin Resource Recovery regular curbside services will not change at this time.

11/27/2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/04/2020

Don’t throw away those political signs, recycle them!

Did you know you can recycle your political signs? But NOT in your blue cart. Both the signs and metal frames can be recycled at the City's Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center and there will be a collection box out front for signs only. Come by and drop them off, no appointment necessary for this item. ♻️ austintexas.gov/dropoff

11/03/2020

Make your voice heard!

Today is the last day to have your voice heard in the 2020 elections. Voters must be in line by 7 p.m. to have their votes counted.

Know Before You Go:
Voter registration status: https://bit.ly/327EKPI
Voter rights: https://bit.ly/2JyjXhX
Acceptable forms of ID: https://bit.ly/3oTiDq5
Voters guide by the League of Women Voters: https://bit.ly/3jUhJpB

Travis County:
Polling locations: https://bit.ly/35Yxua5
Sample ballot: https://bit.ly/3862VSn
Wait time map: https://bit.ly/3kGTUmp

Williamson County:
Polling locations: https://bit.ly/3eu0R7Z
Sample ballot: https://bit.ly/3jS5l9G

10/23/2020

The City of Austin would like to hear your thoughts about the importance of waste reduction, reuse and recycling in your life.

Take this survey through November 15, and help shape Austin Resource Recovery's upcoming Comprehensive Plan: speakupaustin.org/ARR-Comprehensive-Plan

The City of Austin would like to hear your thoughts about the importance of waste reduction, reuse and recycling in your life. Take this survey through November 15, and help shape Austin Resource Recovery's upcoming Comprehensive Plan. speakupaustin.org/ARR-Comprehensive-Plan

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A la ciudad de Austin quiere saber lo que piensas sobre la importancia de la reducción, reutilización y reciclaje de desechos en tu vida. Completa esta encuesta antes del 15 de noviembre y ayuda a dar forma al próximo Plan Integral del Departamento de Recuperación de Recursos de Austin. speakupaustin.org/ARR-Comprehensive-Plan

10/13/2020

City of Austin Government

Interested in egg-sploring chicken keeping? Austin Recycles is hosting a free online course on October 22. Learn all you need to know. Take the class and get a $75 rebate toward a chicken coop.

Interested in egg-sploring chicken keeping? 🥚 Austin Recycles is hosting a free online course on October 22 where you can learn all you need to know. Take the class and get a $75 rebate towards a chicken coop. 🐔

👉 Details at: fb.me/e/7FPeK1InA
➡️ Watch full episode: bit.ly/CAHEP23

09/14/2020

Give your unwanted items a second life by finding ways to keep them in use. Share items in a safe and fun way or donate what you can't use. Learn more about this and other zero waste exercises: https://bit.ly/ZeroWasteExercises

Austin is getting into ‘zero waste' shape with at-home exercises to reduce waste and keep things out of the landfill. This week's challenge is to stretch your ‘stuff’: Give your unwanted items a second life by finding ways to keep them in use. Share items in a safe and fun way or donate what you can't use. Learn more about this and other zero waste exercises: https://bit.ly/ZeroWasteExercises

09/10/2020

These items belong in the trash. Consider choosing a zero-waste option by buying or making reusable face coverings.

Remember to keep disposable masks and gloves out of your blue recycling cart, green composting cart and off the ground. These item belong in the trash. Consider choosing a zero waste option by buying or making reusable face coverings (http://bit.ly/fabricfacecovering). When in doubt about what to do with an item, our handy tool can help: https://austintexas.gov/what-do-i-do

08/17/2020

The City of Austin is looking for people who want to share their experiences, give feedback, and help it improve. Sign up to participate in user research! If you are selected to participate in research, you will be compensated with a gift card for your time.

Your participation can help the city better design and build services that grow and adapt with residents’ needs. Sign up is easy, just fill out this form: https://bit.ly/cityofaustin-research-signup

Learn more about user research by visiting this page: https://alpha.austin.gov/en/feedback

07/14/2020

Our seed library is currently closed, but don't let that keep you from harvesting your seeds. Here's a quick guide for newbies.

06/29/2020

Get Counted: Go to 2020Census.gov

Help Austin get the funding and representation it deserves. Oh, and help us get more books into libraries!

06/23/2020

City of Austin Government

Austin Recovery and Goodwill Central Texas have partnered to offer a free on-call curbside collection service for unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, linens and housewares for reuse or recycling.

Austin Recycles has teamed up with Austin Goodwill to offer curbside collection of clothing + housewares to all of their customers at no additional cost! 👗🧥♻️ The on-call service will pickup unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, linens, + housewares in any condition for reuse or recycling, so long as they are not infested with bed bugs or other parasites.

👉 Learn more or schedule a collection: AustinTexas.gov/Clothing

06/15/2020

Our seed library is currently closed, but don't let that keep you from harvesting your seeds. Here's a quick guide for newbies.

03/15/2020

In an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, all Austin Public Library locations, The Austin History Center and Recycled Reads will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16.

For the latest information and resources regarding the City of Austin, please visit austintexas.gov/COVID19 or call Austin 3-1-1.

For general information regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

03/09/2020

This week join us to learn how to make a fairy house! See when the next book folding craft is taking place here: http://bit.ly/3a0VkSP.

03/07/2020

In 11 years of business, your purchases have diverted more than 3,600 tons of books and materials from the landfill. That's roughly the weight of not one, not two, but 16 Statues of Liberty!

Come celebrate this milestone with us Saturday.

02/20/2020

All Austin Public Library locations will be closed Friday, February 21 for Staff Development Day.

📸credit: Instagram user abmorphis.

02/19/2020

We ❤️️ our customers!

We ❤️️ our customers! After her son died, Betty set up a memorial fund in his honor. From this fund, she was able to help start a library at a school in Reynosa, Mexico.

She and another woman bought many of the children's books at Recycled Reads, Austin Public Library. Betty says she'll soon start sending books to another school in Mexico! ♻️

02/12/2020

Are you in over your head with your head vase business? Don't let it go bust! Come grab this handy guide; It's sure to get you headed in the right direction.

But wait, don't get ahead of yourself, check out our store hours before you go.

02/07/2020

Swing by Sunday and catch a live performance by Austin Ukestra!
See all our events here: http://bit.ly/2vgcJry.

02/06/2020

All the political talk of flyover states might have you wondering, which state is actually flown over the most? Any guesses?

This book contains that answer as well as the answer to many more to weirder questions.

01/23/2020

Presidents, they are just like us!
Who do you think created this romantic doodle?

01/19/2020

All Austin Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, January 19, and Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

📸: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Austin American-Statesman photo collection, image: AS-68-59918-03 photo by Mike McKinney.

01/16/2020

Today's National Nothing Day. It's less a holiday and more a non-holiday, an anti-holiday if you will. If you'd like to participate, honor, observe or celebrate nothing today. If you must do something, might we suggest this coloring book.

01/10/2020

Due to the potential for severe weather and strong damaging winds, all Austin Public Library locations will be closing today, January 10, at 4 p.m.

01/09/2020

Come enjoy one of Sam Beckerman's crafting workshops making this beautiful form of art from reused materials!

Space is limited - so please email [email protected] to reserve your spot! Learn more and see other dates here: http://bit.ly/2TaFtfk

01/09/2020

Austin Recycles

The emphasis is on education, and coaches guide attendees through how to fix their items.

While you can bring your own tools, we provide tools and equipment for common repairs.

Can you sew or do basic jewelry repair? 🧵 We’re looking for volunteer coaches to help attendees repair items at our next Fix-It Clinic on Saturday, January 25. Learn more and sign up to help:

01/08/2020

Are you in over your head with your head vase business? Don't let it go bust! Come grab this handy guide; it's sure to get you headed in the right direction.

But wait, don't get ahead of yourself, check out our store hours before you go.

01/06/2020

This is a great looking stack by Instagram user GirlAboutLibrary. What have you found browsing our selection?

01/02/2020

Learn to fix almost anything at the upcoming Fix-it Clinic by our friends at Austin Resource Recovery.

It's taking place January 25 at Willie Mae Kirk Branch, Austin Public Library. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2QDgqyQ.

12/27/2019

Happy birthday, Austin!

Happy 180th birthday, Austin! 🎉🎈🎂

On December 27, 1839, our city was founded as the capital of the Republic of Texas, which existed from 1836 to 1846, the year the Lone Star State came to be.

From the national capital to the seat of state government, Austin was born to lead Texas. Here’s our city at about 36 years young, circa 1875.

We’re on Congress Avenue looking north at the old State Capitol. This building served Texas from 1853 to 1881, when a fire destroyed it and cleared the way for the Capitol building that graces Austin’s skyline today.

Check out our guide to Austin History: http://bit.ly/35UfUD0

Photo: PICA 02442, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

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