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Upcoming Programs

Oct
19
Tue
ONSITE: Adult Artisan Workshop – Cornhusk Wreaths
Oct 19 @ 5:00 PM


Cornhusk Wreaths

Welcome fall with a cornhusk wreath for your dwelling – simple yet thoroughly elegant. Attaching cornhusks to a straw wreath makes this project quite organic.


Instructor Barbara Attwell is an award-winning professional artist and dedicated crafter. Nature is her inspiration and to that end she is also a Texas Master Naturalist and occasional environmental educator. She is passionate about instilling a love of art and of all things wild –  both of which are central to the human experience. Her work can be seen at www.barbaraattwell.net.

ONLINE: Laughter Yoga
Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Click here to join Laughter Yoga, a live virtual program happening at 6pm.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.

Unlike other physical forms of yoga that use still or slow yoga postures, Laughter Yoga is like kindergarten recess for adults, with lots of eye contact, high energy, movement, and an atmosphere filled with child-like playfulness. We bring joy to the body through lots of laughter, silliness, and deep inhalation and exhalation, which increase the net supply of oxygen to our body and our brain.

Participants of all ages will leave with a few techniques they can begin using immediately to feel energetic, more relaxed, and able to transform frustrations into happy, endorphin filled meditative experiences through Laughter Yoga.

Oct
20
Wed
ONLINE: Mysteries and More
Oct 20 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Click here to join Mysteries and More, a live virtual discussion group happening at 1pm.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.

Interested in investigating some cryptic crimes with other mystery lovers? Come to the Mysteries and More Book Club every third Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Westbank Library! Led by Pam Wood and library staff, you’ll join other amateur agents and bloodhound bookworms to talk suspects, motives, alibis, and cracking the case.

This group is on hiatus in November and December.


2021 Selections:


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.

ONLINE: Reading & Speaking German
Oct 20 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Click here to join Reading & Speaking German, a live virtual program happening Wednesdays at 1pm.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


Practice your German reading skills and learn some new vocabulary as we read short stories together and discuss. Our stories will be best suited to those in the upper beginner or intermediate level, but all are welcome to join!


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.

 

ONLINE: Kids Craft with Barbara Attwell
Oct 20 @ 4:30 PM

Click here to join Kids Craft with Barbara Attwell, a live virtual program happening at 4:30pm.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.

Making a Spider’s Web
Spiders make silk that is as strong as high-grade steel.  A thread of spider silk the width of a pinhead could support a small adult like Spiderwoman. Weave a web on a grapevine wreath, add a pipe cleaner spider with lots of eyes, and hang it outside for a good Halloween fright.


Instructor Barbara Attwell is an award-winning professional artist and dedicated crafter.Nature is her inspiration and to that end she is also a Texas Master Naturalist and occasional environmental educator. She is passionate about instilling a love of art and of all things wild –  both of which are central to the human experience. Her work can be seen at www.barbaraattwell.net.

ONLINE: Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults
Oct 20 @ 6:00 PM
ONLINE: Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults

Click here to view Prime of Life Yoga, a live virtual program happening Wednesdays at 6pm.

Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


Prime of Life Yoga™ focuses on the contemporary teachings of yoga for Westerners, especially benefiting men and women 40 years and beyond. Safe, conservative and user friendly, this is an intelligent approach focusing on moving with the breath in dynamic and static movements, which helps to make the body-mind connection as well as warming up the joints and muscles. Modifications are demonstrated to suit the individual. This creates a noncompetitive atmosphere which is more comfortable for everyone.


Lisa Galizia is a Registered Yoga Teacher® with the Yoga Alliance and a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Galizia teaches group and custom private yoga and wellcoaching. For more information, please visit beecaveyoga.com.

 

 

 

Oct
21
Thu
ONLINE: WHS Presents: All Things ADHD
Oct 21 @ 12:00 PM

Click here to join WHS Presents, a live virtual program happening Thursday, October 21st at noon.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


Westlake High School hosts a speaker series for parents focused on popular topics such as study skills, managing stress and anxiety, and tools for healthy parent/child relationships. All families are welcome.

Find the full Speaker Series schedule on the Healthy Chaps website.

ONSITE: Knitters
Oct 21 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This program is being offered in-person this week. Come to Westbank Library to join the knitters from noon to 3:00pm upstairs in The Gathering Room. Check the calendar for updates.


Our Knitters meet for fun and fiber every week. Flash your best needles, break out the good yarn, and come teach, be taught, or simply enjoy the glorious art of knitting! Join the group every Friday at noon at the Westbank Library.

Crocheters and embroiderers welcome.


ONLINE: Parenting and Education Conversations
Oct 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Click here to join Education Conversations, a live virtual discussion group happening 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6pm.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.

Westbank Libraries’ Parenting and Education Conversations touches upon topics in parenting and education, with a focus on the psychology that informs our approach to raising and teaching children in grades K-12. Participants engage in lively discussions on the topic, and we encourage educators and parents to attend to offer multiple perspectives and voices.

Book club titles for 2021:


Antonio Buehler founded Abrome to fundamentally change the way the world views education. He wants society to reject the notion that education should be a standardized product in which children are expected to be passive recipients of instruction that is chosen and delivered by adults. Antonio wants learners to be able to direct their own education so they can live rich, fulfilling lives. He believes that by providing learners with the opportunity to take full ownership of their education, Abrome will help save millions of lives, and in the process change the world.

Antonio earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.
Oct
23
Sat
ONLINE: Women in Print Book Club
Oct 23 @ 3:00 PM

Click here to join Women in Print, a live virtual discussion happening Saturdays at 3pm.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.

Led by library staff, this book club reads and discusses books focusing on women’s perspective of the world. Their reading list includes literary fiction, non-fiction, and some classic titles. Join the group on the fourth Saturday of the month at 3 p.m January – October, and on the third Saturday of the month November – December.


2021 Selections:

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