Join Austin's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at one of our monthly Emergency Preparedness Pop-Ups at a public library near you!

Austin's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) hosts monthly pop-up events at branches of the Austin Public Library. HSEM invites other city departments and non-government organizations to the pop-ups to promote public awareness and provide safety tips to prepare for various emergencies.

Events are held in each City Council district to provide learning opportunities across the city. Preparedness materials and other presenters may be catered to highlight and educate on specific emergencies that may be more likely strike the area of that month's event, like wildfire or flooding.

The first 25 attendees receive a basic emergency preparedness kit (limit one per household).

Is your local library not on the list? We understand the some City Council districts may have more than one public library within their boundaries. Your local library may not have been available on the desired date due to other planned events. HSEM also may choose your library for a future event as we believe emergency preparedness at the individual level is an important resource that can help you, your family, and your neighbors during an emergency.

2024 Emergency Preparedness Pop-Up Events in Your District

Council District Third Wednesdays Time* Location*
District 10 Wed., Jan. 17, 2024 4-7 p.m. Old Quarry Branch
District 2 Wed., Feb. 21, 2024 4-7 p.m. Pleasant Hill Branch
District 8 Wed., March 20, 2024 4-7 p.m. Hampton Branch
District 4 Wed., April 17, 2024 4-7 p.m. Little Walnut Creek Branch
District 5 Wed., May 15, 2024 4-7 p.m. Menchaca Road Branch
District 6 Tues., June 18, 2024 4-7 p.m. Spicewood Springs Branch
District 7 Wed., July 17, 2024 4-7 p.m. Yarborough Branch
District 3 Wed., Aug. 21, 2024 4-7 p.m. Ruiz Branch
District 9 Wed., Oct. 16, 2024 4-7 p.m. Twin Oaks Branch
District 1 Wed., Nov. 20, 2024 4-7 p.m. Carver Branch

*Dates and locations are subject to change. Check back regularly for updates.