Laura’s Library Re-opening June 15. Hours 11am-6pm.  More info.

Westbank Library remains closed for repairs. Please return materials to Laura’s.  More info.

Book bundles  •   Print service   •   Laura’s phone 512-381-1403

Some materials may show up in the catalog but are not accessible and cannot be reserved. The shelf location and label will be blank.

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Upcoming Programs

Jun
21
Mon
ONLINE: Writing Workshop
Jun 21 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Click here to join the Writing Workshop, a live virtual program happening from 5-6:30pm.

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.

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, you are welcome to join the Westbank Writing Workshop. Meet with other writers, and try your hand at some writing prompts.


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.
Jun
22
Tue
ONLINE: Tuesday Storytime
Jun 22 @ 10:30 AM

Click here to join Storytime, a live virtual program happening Tuesdays at 10:30am.

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.


This week, an American Sign Language interpreter will be joining storytime to interpret our stories and songs for Deaf patrons, and to teach hearing patrons signs they can incorporate into everyday life with their little ones.

 

ONLINE: Heartfulness Meditation
Jun 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Click here to join Heartfulness Meditation, a live virtual program happening Tuesdays from noon-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.


Heartfulness Meditation can help you to live a heart-centered life, manage your emotions, and find inner peace and balance. When we become mindful of our feelings, we can let them inspire us. This practice awakens our potential for a simple, joyful existence.

Want to learn more? Check out the book The Heartfulness Way or go to heartfulnessatwork.eventbrite.com to participate in other events.

Jun
23
Wed
ONLINE: Will Parker
Jun 23 @ 10:30 AM

Click here to join Will Parker, a live virtual program happening at 10:30am.

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.

Will Parker: Music for Kids Ages 1-100!

Join us for a whimsical and interactive musical performance by Will Parker. He plays guitar, harmonica and sings original songs for kids of all ages. Come ready to sing-a-long, dance, high-five, and give suggestions for an improvised song! From “The Royal Fancy Pigeon” to the “Fairy Lobsters,” Will’s imaginative musical creations are guaranteed to spark creativity and joy in the hearts of kids and families everywhere.

Will Parker is an award-winning children’s musician from Texas. He regularly tours the country, playing high-energy shows for kids. He sings and accompanies himself on guitar and harmonica, and performs original songs from his albums, Animal Maniac and Imagine Land. Will is also a theatre educator and an improviser. He has a passion for building arts-based communities and helping people of all ages discover the confidence they need to unlock their innately creative selves.

 

 

 

ONLINE: Strike, Scrape, and Shake with Percussionist Mark Shelton
Jun 23 @ 4:30 PM

Click here to join Strike, Scrape, and Shake, 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.


Entertaining and Educational! Renowned percussionist Mark Shelton treats students to a high-energy music-learning experience as they enjoy performances on instruments from the percussion family. Mark shares a bit of percussion history along with interesting information about the instruments. This fast-paced program features world-class performances on Cajon, Hammered Dulcimer, Marimba, Electronic Percussion, Drums, Rhythm Bones, Handpan, and MORE. Lots of sound! Lots of variety! Lots of FUN!

Mark Shelton has presented hundreds of arts-in-education performances as a percussion soloist and as leader of the world music ensemble Tin Roof Tango. From the early days of his career as Visiting Artist at Coastal Carolina Community College to his current work as a soloist, clinician, sideman, and entrepreneur, Mark has created programs, products, and educational services for a variety of ages and topics. An active freelance musician, his performance credits include percussion work with Gateway Worship, North Carolina Symphony, Strata Big Band, Dallas Winds, Daystar Singers and Band, Shreveport Symphony, TALEA, and the Metroplex Marimba Band. Mark has appeared as a featured artist at the North Carolina and West Texas Days of Percussion, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and state music educator conventions in Texas, Florida, and Nebraska. Articles by Mark have been published in Worship Musician!, Percussive Notes, Activate!, and Dulcimer Players News. His solo albums, Music From My Galaxy and Handpan Serenade are available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify.

 

 

 

Library News

Current Library Services

Updated 6/13/21 The Laura Bush Library re-opens on June 15.  11am-6pm, Mon- Sat. Westbank Library remains closed for repairs following freeze and flood damage in February (more info). We are hopeful for a re-opening at the Westbank location in [...]

Changes while Westbank is closed (updated 3/21)

Our Westbank location is closed for repairs following water damage. Some of the collection has been moved to Laura's Library, and some of it is inaccessible. Book returns are closed. Current library services Laura's Library will re-open June 15.  More [...]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Data  updated 6/17 Austin/Travis County is at Risk Stage 2 as of May 18. Dashboards Texas case counts  Texas hospitalizations and positivity Travis County also (mobile version) Travis County key indicators also (mobile version) Travis County zip code testing [...]