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Easter closings April 18 and 20

Easter holiday closings: Friday, April 18, and Sunday, April 20
Open Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Regular hours resume Monday, April 21, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Job openings available now

The Library has several flexible, entry-level, 14 hours/week job openings for precise, careful people who are great at customer service. Job duties include quickly and correctly re-stocking library shelves, providing customer service at the front desk, and maintaining an orderly building. Familiarity with computers is required. Applications are available at the Check Out Desk.

Teen Advisory Group meets April 21

The next meeting of the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will be Monday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. TAG members help decide which teen materials to buy for the library, as well as plan programs and events. Open to all teens.

Free reading readiness assessments for 4-6 year olds

The Reading Center and the Austin Public Library are collaborating to bring reading readiness assessments to you. Free screenings for 4-6 year olds will be done at the library. To schedule an appointment, call (507) 433-2391. Go to The Reading Center for more information about the program.

Accio Books! book drive during April

The Austin chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance is collecting books for Read Indeed, a Minnesota-based nonprofit. Drop off new and gently used children's and young adult books at the library during April.

Spring used book sale May 2-4

Friday, May 2:  10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 3: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 4: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Help fund scholarships, new books, and library programs by purchasing used books at our spring book sale, sponsored by AAUW and the Friends of the Library. Donations of good quality used books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks may be dropped off at the library April 18-29. We cannot accept encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, Reader's Digest condensed books, or items that have been stored in damp places.

Genre Hoppers teen book club meets May 5

The next meeting of Genre Hoppers will be Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. Genre Hoppers is a book club for teens where we read from a different genre each month. May's genre is graphic novels.

Next Pushing the Limits discussion May 20

Monday, May 20, 6:30 p.m.
The next discussion in the Pushing the Limits series will be Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. Maria Anderson will lead the discussion on the theme of connection. The featured book will be Thunderstruck by Eric Larson. Registration is required. Refreshments will be provided. For the complete series schedule and to register, go to Pushing the Limits.

26th annual Minnesota Book Awards announced

The winners of the 26th annual Minnesota Book Awards were announced recently by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. Books written by a Minnesotan and first published in 2013 were eligible for the awards. For a complete list of finalists and winners, visit Minnesota Book Awards.

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