Mower County Libraries’ Traveling Art Studio

trailer Each library in Mower County will be hosting art classes.On Mondays, the Austin Public Library will have two sessions:
10-10:45 am for children 5-8 years old
11:15 am-12 pm for children 9-12 years old

All classes are free. Call 507.433.2391 or email to register.

July 13: Still life on canvas with acrylics
July 20: Making a hula hoop
July 27: Design and decorate a birdhouse
August 3: Basics of clay art

Other classes will be offered at Brownsdale, Lyle, LeRoy, and Grand Meadow.

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Family Yoga

 yoga July 7 & 14 @ 4 pm

Yoga Studio of Austin presents a unique class which combines yoga and play to get back in shape while being fun for the whole family.


rad_zoo_web July 8 @ 11 am & 1 pm

Come learn about ten different kinds of fascinating reptiles and amphibians, which could include frogs, a salamander, turtles, lizards, snakes, and a small alligator.

Summer Reading Club Kicks Off

 read_to_rhythm Read to the Rhythm!Children, teens, and adults are invited to join the Austin Public Library’s ‘Read to the Rhythm’ Summer Reading Club.

Read for prizes and take part in special events offered throughout the summer.

Online Registration

(Children: mention you registered for a free prize and book. Teens: mention you registered for a book)

Children: Printable Instructions and Reading Log

Teens and Adults: Printable Instructions, Calendar of Events, and Basket Drawing Entries

History Happy Hour at Hormel Historic Home

June Antique Event Snapshots of Austin’s Baseball History, Part 2
Presented by Paul Spyhalski, local attorney and researcher

July 13 @ Hormel Historic Home

Social @ 5:30 pm, Presentation @ 6 pm
Light snacks included – Cash bar available

Events are free for members of Hormel Historic Home, Mower County Historical Society, and Friends of the Austin Public Library. $5 for non-members.