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Austin Public Library Hosts Inaugural Kids Block Party April 27

The Austin Public Library Kids Block Party presented by the Library Foundation is Austin’s first festival celebrating children, literacy, and learning through play. The event will take place from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, April 27 at Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez. The free event is geared for children 0-12 and their families.

Guests will enjoy six activity blocks of fun throughout the Central Library:
• Music and Dance
• Author Events
• Big Body Play
• Construction and Creative Play
• Technology Play
• Family Resource Fair

Event highlights include appearances or performances by:

10 AM: Bliss Kid Yoga, a nonprofit that uses yoga to teach life skills and promote family bonding

10 AM to 2 PM: United Way Family Resource Fair, including several local organizations that provide resources to Austin families

10 AM to 2 PM: Augmented Reality scavenger hunt will be available to help you explore the Library in a new way

10:15 AM: Rosemary Wells, author of 120 children’s books including the beloved Max and Ruby books

10:45 AM: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, an Emmy and Latin Grammy award-winning children’s music group

10 to 11 AM: Crafts with Calder Kamin, artist whose “What a Mess” exhibit will showcase trash transformed into beautifully crafted creatures

10 AM to NOON: Crafts with Susan Scafati, conceptual artist whose contemporary art is on display at the Central Library

10:30 AM to 2 PM: Nature Scavenger Hunts and Shoal Creek Strolls

NOON: Capoeira Luanda, an organization that practices the traditional Afro-Brazilian martial art

12:30 PM: Crystal Allen, author of The Magnificent Mya Tibbs books

1 PM: Hey Lolly, a local musician will perform an interactive, music-filled puppet show

1:30 PM: Break dancers from Break Austin will give a demonstration, choreography tutorial, and Q&A for ages 5 and up.

Free Event Mobile App
For a full schedule, guests may download the Event Meoww app on their mobile device and search for “Kids Block Party”, with no registration required. The lineup also is available at library.austintexas.gov.

Free Local Day Passes courtesy of Capital Metro
Attendees may park for free at select branch libraries and ride for free with a Local Day Pass.
Locations and details at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/park-ride-427-kids-block-party-tickets-60158221861

About the Austin Public Library
The Austin Public Library provides knowledge, technology and inspiration to the Austin community. The Library is a hub of books and education, a meeting place of minds and an incubator of ideas. For more information, visit library.austintexas.gov.

About The Library Foundation
The Library Foundation supports the Austin Public Library by increasing public awareness about the library and its importance to the community, and by enhancing library collections, programs, and facilities. More information at austinlibrary.org

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