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TRANSIT ADVENTURE (2/23) | Austin Central Library

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TRANSIT ADVENTURE (2/23) | Austin Central Library


When the city of Austin unveiled its brand-new, flagship Central Library we were WOWED! Thousand and thousands of people have flocked downtown to explore the new building, which includes a technology "petting zoo," event center, rooftop gardens and a restaurant! If you haven't been there yet, it's a ton of fun -- until you realize everyone else is heading there too, which means a car-pocalypse!

MAKE IT A TRANSIT ADVENTURE! Capital Metro  & the Meaningful Minimalism Meetup invite you for a free transit trip downtown for a guided tour of what TIME Magazine has recognized as "One of the World's Greatest Places. We'll ride the bus together so you can spend more time exploring the Central Library and less time circling the Seaholm District for parking.

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11:00 AM CHECK-IN | Meet us at the Brodie Oaks Station - Northbound so we can get oriented to the Capital Metro system and make our way to the bus stop together.

11:05 AM | CATCH CAP METRO | Brodie Oaks Station - Northbound (Stop #2370) | #803 MetroRapid 

11:23 AM | AUSTIN CENTRAL LIBRARY | Located in the Seaholm EcoDistrict, a vibrant hub of residential, office and community gathering spaces that reflect Austin’s spirit of originality and soul, the Central Library serves as the backbone of the Austin Public Library system. We'll stop by Cookbook Cafe for refreshments, explore the building -- which includes a technology "petting zoo," event center and rooftop gardens -- and then we'll take a walk over the "Butterfly Bridge" and explore the 2ND Street District. While you're downtown, you might even check out the SFC's Downtown Farmer's Market at Republic Square Park.

1:38 PM | RETURN TRIP | Republic Square Station - Southbound (Stop #5867) | #803 MetroRapid -- every 15 minutes, 7 days a week!

1:56 PM | END OF EVENT | Capital Metro staff can help you end your tour earlier (or later), if needed.


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WHERE TO MEETBrodie Oaks Station - Northbound  | Meet us at the bus station to sign-in, get your free Local Day Pass, and to prepare for our trip.

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2ND STREET DISTRICT | Take a stroll through this downtown, mixed-use development including chic retail stores, coffee shops, restaurants, wine bars and living spaces. Points of interest include Austin City Hall, the Willie Nelson Statue in front of ACL Live Moody Theatre and Toy Joy.

COOKBOOK BAR & CAFE | is a counter-service eatery in the Austin Public Library, celebrating the culinary-themed publications that are readily available for guests to browse in the library. The seasonal menu, curated by Chef Drew Curren of ELM Restaurant Group, draws timeless classics from the pages of cookbooks created by revered chefs across the country. Cookbook carries over the library theme at the full bar, which includes footnoted literary-themed cocktails. Other beverages include local craft beer and regional wines, and a stylish hot-beverage service with top-of-the-line espresso and tea offerings.

PLAN YOUR TRIPOn the web:  http://www.capmetro.org/plannerOn your phone:  http://www.capmetro.org/app

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