Daytime Book Group examines life from many angles & reads both fiction & non-fiction.
1st Sundays @ 4pm, Laura’s
Shakespeare Out Loud explores the genius of The Bard by reading plays aloud & sharing.
2nd Sundays @ 4pm, Laura’s
BookTalk reads & discusses literary fiction. The group also reads a classic & a book by a Texas author once a year. Group is on hiatus in November and December.
Last Tuesdays @ 1pm, Westbank
Mysteries & More is a group of bloodhound bookworms who dissect cryptic crimes.
3rd Wednesdays @ 1pm, Westbank
Education Conversations: Book Club discusses books that explore topics in education, with an emphasis on the psychology that informs our approach to educating children.
Last Thursdays @ 6pm, Laura’s
A Book Study: Changing Our Perspective & Awareness examines the inner self through a group discussion of a text to provide ways of dealing with life’s inevitable ups and downs.
Mondays @ 11am, Westbank
Free Play Come meet up with your friends at the world’s best play date. Fun for all, and a great way to start your week!
Mondays @ 4pm, Laura’s
Discovery! is a hands-on program that explores different topics, including science, literature, technology, & more.
Wednesdays @ 4:30pm, Laura’s,
Ages 5 and up
中文游乐园– Chinese Learning Playground Children will learn to read, speak, write Chinese through many fun activities.
Saturdays @ 3pm, Westbank,
Ages 5 and up
Saturday Discovery! is an open-ended exploration of different topics, including science, art, music, & more.
Saturdays @ 1-3pm, Westbank,
Knit Wits meet for fun & fiber. Flash your best needles, break out the good yarn, and share some ‘purls’ of wisdom with the rest of us! Crocheters & embroiderers welcome.
Fridays @ 12-3pm, Westbank
Quilters welcome the experienced expert or the curious novice to this long-running group, a patchwork of creative minds led by Sharon Cole
2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 12:30pm, Laura’s
Check out the Do-It-Yourself section on our Database Page for ideas!
French Film Club watches a monthly film selection at home, then meets at the library to discuss en française. Check the calendar for selections.
2nd Sundays @ 2pm, Westbank,
¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime teaches children basic vocabulary and Hispanic culture through stories, songs, and more. Appropriate
for beginning to advanced Spanish speakers.
Thursdays @ 10:30am, Westbank,
中文游乐园– Chinese Learning Playground is a Mandarin Chinese study group for young children, recommended for ages 5 and above, led by volunteer native Chinese speaking parents. Children will learn to read, speak, write Chinese through many fun activities.
Saturdays @3pm, Westbank,
Ages 5 and up
Support the Friends of the Westbank Library in their efforts to:
- Provide scholarships to exceptional teens
- Support local artists with an annual Artisans’ Market (November 10, 2018)
- Promote the interests & welfare of the Library
To join or make a donation, please visit: www.friendsofthewestbanklibrary.org
Looking to volunteer? Applications are accepted year-round & can be located on the Volunteer page of our website. You must be at least 13 years of age to volunteer
Teen Drop In: Free Play Mondays at Laura’s from 4-7 pm. Teens can come for the whole time, or any portion you are able. Just bring your parent’s contact information with you.
FRIENDS OF THE WESTBANK LIBRARY
1st Tuesdays @ 5pm, check calendar for location
5th ANNUAL ARTISANS’ MARKET @ LAURA’S
Eanes History Group join fellow history buffs in learning about, sharing, and celebrating the heritage of the Eanes area!
2nd Mondays @ 11:30am, Westbank
Senior Living Truth Series is a year-long series of candid conversations with local experts focused on unique and complex issues facing Austin’s mature homeowners and families.
4th Tuesdays @ 10:30am, Laura’s
First Friday Genealogy meets monthly to share tips for finding lost ancestors using library resources.
1st Fridays @ 10am, Laura’s
Shakespeare Out Loud explores the genius of The Bard by reading plays aloud & sharing understanding. Check the website for selections.
2nd Sundays @ 4pm, Laura’s
Self-Paced Learning is available on our database page through Learning Express and Mango Languages.
Qi Gong teaches different movements that help reduce stress, increase vitality, & build stamina.
Mondays @ 10am, Laura’s
Adult Meditation allows a 20-minute breather and some time to recharge during your lunch break.
Tuesdays @ Noon, Westbank
Family Laughter Yoga is initiated through directed exercises including clapping, playing, deep breathing, & movement.
3rd Tuesdays @ 6:30pm, Westbank
Prime of Life Yoga™ breath-oriented yoga designed for people 35 & older.
Wednesdays @ 6:00pm, Laura’s
Sheng Zhen Seated Qi Gong is a gentle form of Qi Gong ideal for loosening stiff joints, restoring focus, and promoting overall health.
Saturdays @ 11am, Westbank
“Outside of the Box” Children is organized by parent volunteers, and features guest speakers on topics related to special education. View past presentations from this series on our YouTube page. Click here!
First Wednesdays @ 10:30am, Laura’s (during the school year)
WHS Presents is a year-long speaker series for parents focused on popular topics such as study skills, healthy relationships, and more.
Select Thursdays @ Noon, Westbank
Education Conversations is led by Antonio Buehler, founder of Abrome. This group touches upon topics in education, with an emphasis on the psychology that should inform how we approach education.
Speaker Series: 2nd Thursdays @ 6pm, Laura’s
Book Club: Last Thursdays @ 6pm, Laura’s
Documentary Screenings: Select Thursdays @ 6pm, Laura’s
Unless noted otherwise, most Storytime Programs are All Ages.
Infant Storytime introduces babies to rhythms, rhymes, finger plays, & simple stories.
Mondays @ 10:30am, Westbank (Ages 0-1)
Music & Movement focuses on developing gross motor skills and social skills. Wiggle, dance, and hear a story!
Storytime develops early literacy skills through story sharing, music, & crafts. 1st Saturdays are sensory focused.
Pajama Storytime lets you get comfy in your favorite PJs, grab your cuddliest sleep toy, and hear the best bedtime stories ever.
4th Tuesdays @ 6pm, Westbank
Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime immerses the family in Spanish stories & songs as well as Hispanic culture.
Thursdays @ 10:30am, Westbank
Sensory Storytime is for kids ages 3-8 on the Autism spectrum or with sensory issues. Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, participation is limited.
Sundays @ 11am, Laura’s (Ages 3-8) Enroll here.
Databases Did you know you can access dozens of databases through the library’s website? Whether you’re looking for resources on career development, health and wellness, business, education, or genealogy, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at www.westbanklibrary.com/databases.
Tech Teens Interested in volunteering as a Tech Teen? Pick up an application at our front desk, or get one at www.westbanklibrary.com/volunteer.
Tech Help allows one-on-one assistance with your technology devices with our Tech Teens. No appointment necessary, simply drop in.
Tuesday @ 5-7pm, Westbank & Laura’s
Sundays @ Noon-2pm, Westbank