Austin Central Library

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The Austin Central Library is something to explore in awe. It is located at a prime spot along Lady Bird Lake with nice views on all sides. It cost around $125 million and has everything you could imagine a Library would have. Six stories, nearly 200,000 square feet, a three story clock with red grackles, a rooftop garden, a technology petting zoo, portables and MacBooks to check out on loan, a two story underground parking garage, and so much more. The building is full of light and people are everywhere to be seen, admiring the design and discovering their favorite reading locations. It will probably become one of my favorite spots in Downtown Austin to take a break and enjoy a book or magazine, so look for me there on some lazy weekend afternoon.

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Up-Up-Up With a Fish

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It rained all day today, and then it rained some more.  After work, I find myself in the Round Rock Public Library, where they were holding a demonstration of a 3D printer in action.  I rounded the corner, and found this piece of Art (number 923 out of 2500).  Pretty cool, and totally appropriate for today’s weather.

โ€œThe sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house
All that cold, cold, wet day.”

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