Upcoming Events at Recycled Reads
September 1 - Bow Wow Reading, 1pm
September 5 - Upcycle This... Crafting Workshop, 6pm
September 7 - Story Time with Miss Aubrey, 1pm
September 8 - Poetry Reading and Open Mic, 3:30pm
September 15 - Bow Wow Reading, 1pm
September 19 - Emily Painton On Becoming an Artist - A discussion of the current store exhibit, 6:30pm
September 26 - Growing Up with Charlie, Jr. - A short film and interactive discussion about the death penalty in Texas, 6:30pm
October 5 - Story Time with Miss Aubrey, 1pm
October 6 - Bow Wow Reading, 1pm
October 6 - Poetry Reading and Open Mic, 3:30pm
October 10 - Badger Dog Workshop participants share their poems and stories, 6pm
October 17 - Texas Department of Insurance Q & A, 6:30pm
October 20 - Bow Wow Reading, 1pm
October 20 - Winter in the Blood by James Welch - A discussion of the book and upcoming film lead by Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies at UT Austin, 1pm
October 26 - Literature Live Puppet Show - Jack and the Bean Stalk, 1pm
November 3 - Bow Wow Reading, 1pm
November 3 - Poetry Reading and Open Mic, 3:30pm
November 7 - Austin Creative Reuse workshop, 6:30pm
November 17 - Bow Wow Reading, 1pm
November 30 - Dreydl Tournament, 1pm
December 1 - Bow Wow Reading, 1pm
December 1 - Poetry Reading and Open Mic, 3:30pm
December 5 - Upcycle This... Crafting Workshop, 6pm
December 7 - Holiday Open House with live music, noon-6pm
December 15 - Bow Wow Reading, 1pm
Bow Wow Reading
Volunteers with the Austin Dog Alliance (and their registered therapy dogs) will be in the store some Thursdays and Sundays during the summer. (See calendar for dates). While this story time is aimed at encouraging reluctant readers, anyone is welcome to read to the dogs while they are in the store.
Upcycle This... First Thursday Craft Nights, 6-8pm
To celebrate our extended hours on Thursday nights, join us for a drop-in crafting workshop. Bring something to work on or participate in our free weekly upcycled craft where we provide the materials.
Upcycle This... @ Austin Public Library (Press Release)
Poetry Reading and Open Mic in conjunction with www.worldpoetry.org featured poets will read their works followed by a round robin open mic session for poets of all ages.
We’re happy to host this origami meet-up. It usually takes place on the third Sunday, but this month they’ll be meeting on May 26. Bring something to work on. We’ve always got recycled paper cut into squares and ready to be folded!
Check out the Austin Public Library’s events page for more fun!
We’re happy to announce that Recycled Reads has been named a platinum-level Austin Green Business Leader.
We don’t want to spoil your summer with too many details now, but keep an ear out for news about our Back to School Bash in August!
About Recycled Reads
Recycled Reads is run primarily by volunteers with materials withdrawn from the Library’s collection and the community’s donations. The store gives books a second (or third or fourth...) chance and is an active participant in the City’s Zero Waste Initiative by ensuring obsolete materials are handled in an environmentally responsible way and kept out of landfills.
Recycled Reads in the News
“Connecting books with new homes, Recycled Reads saves 300 tons from landfill,”. Austin Post, 10/24/2012
You can be green just by shopping at Recycled Reads.
Looking for the perfect gift?
We sell gift certificates starting at $5 and going up to $50. With most hard cover books $2, soft cover books $1 and children's books fifty-cents, a gift certificate to Recycled Reads goes a long way. Our gift certificates can be used to purchase anything for sale in the store and they never expire!
Call it origami, call it sculpture, call it altered books... We call it recycling! As part of our zero-waste initiative, books that are outdated, in poor shape, or just won't sell get crafted into something useful, fun, or beautiful! Stop by the store for a peek of our creations. If you are interested in making your own book art, come by, call or email us for information on our crafting classes.