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Social Events

Morning Yoga

Your moment of zen…..join us for morning yoga during ERL17.

Yoga sessions will be offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7am-7:45am in Room 107. We will have a few yoga mats and towels on hand, but if you have your own please bring them along!

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ER&L 5K Run/Walk!

Join your colleagues and friends on a casual (or competitive, if that’s your way) morning run or walk through downtown Austin.  Get some early morning air as you head past the Capitol Building, down to the river, then back up to the AT&T Center for a breakfast taco.  Meet at 7:00 am at the front of the AT&T Center.  See the course map attached here.

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Dining around UT-Austin

Looking for a quick lunch around UT or a fun place for dinner? Check out the recommendations below:

Austin Eater

Trip Advisor

Mexican & Tex Mex Favorites from UT-Austin Library Staff
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Some ER&L staff favorites:

Local Events

Art City Austin Festival 
3/31/17 – 4/2/17 at the Palmer Event Center

Art City Austin, the community’s three-day art fair and festival, will return for its 67th year March 31 –April 2, 2017 at the Palmer Event Center. This historic event is a celebrated combination of street art and contemporary art from local and national artists maintaining its designation of Austin’s annual Art event of the year.

Organizers expect 125 individual artists from across the country to showcase their works on the beautiful festival grounds of the Palmer, plus an art fair inside the exhibition hall will welcome 20 galleries throughout Texas.

Tours & Group Outing Ideas


The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country, and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas. The Blanton’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.


The Harry Ransom Center’s holdings are vast, varied and ever-growing, from Frida Kahlo paintings to Woodward and Bernstein’s Watergate notes to Robert De Niro’s papers. Rotating themed exhibits put the center’s treasures on display for the public, and permanent displays include a Gutenberg Bible and the first photograph.


Situated on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, the Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings from President Johnson’s political career, including about 643 hours of his recorded telephone conversations. Like that of most history museums, the collection is very diverse and includes objects ranging from Middle Eastern antiquities and coins to postage stamps to Oval Office furniture. The art collection ranges from drawings by schoolchildren to masterpieces by such renowned artists as Americans Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and Winslow Homer and Mexican Diego Rivera.

The core of the museum collection consists of personal objects owned, used, bought, or worn by the president and first lady, all donated by President Johnson under the Presidential Libraries Act (1955). These objects include the clothing worn by the President and First Lady at the 1964 inauguration, pens, paper, and chairs used in the Oval Office, the desk used for the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and thousands of objects related to their daily lives, official duties, and political events.


Since 1979, the Cactus Café, located inside the Texas Union, has played host to a who’s who of roots and acoustic artists, including Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams and Townes van Zandt. Today, folkie favorites such as Jay Farrar and Mary Gauthier continue to play the little room that’s a big part of Lone Star music history.


Allens Boots has been an Austin tradition since 1977. Nestled snugly along the popular shopping strip of South Congress Ave, you’ll find the big red boot sign and some Texas hospitality. As a  family-owned business, we have worked to put together a knowledgeable sales staff that will treat you like family and be glad to help you find the perfect boot for your lifestyle. Whether you wear boots to work every day (we do too!) or you need the perfect pair to complete the look of your outfit, we can help!

Still want more? Check out airbnb’s list of the top things to do in Austin or Serious Eats places to eat near UT-Austin.