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Upcoming Programs

Jan
11
Thu
Cuernavaca Art Exhibit @ Laura’s
Jan 11 – Mar 5 all-day

The Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative is a group for visual artists that live in or near the Lake Hills neighborhood in Austin, TX. “Our purpose is to create a community of artists to network, share ideas, support and inspire, and find spaces suitable for art creation and classes. We are here to promote the arts in general, and within our local community.”

For more information about this group of artists, visit their website at www.cuernyarts.com.

Feb
18
Sun
Meditación en Español @ Westbank
Feb 18 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sandra es medico en Mexico con especialidad en medicina fisica & rehabilitacion, con maestria en Medicina Oriental y Acupunctura. Tiene su oficina en Austin y San Antonio. Tiene cerca de 15 años practicando meditación, actualmente es estudiante en el Zen Budismo en Austin.

Meditación nos da la oportunidad de hacer una pausa en nuestra vida tan acelerada que llevamos y nos permite conectarnos con nosotros mismos atraves de estar mas conscientes de lo que sucede dentro y fuera de nosotros.

En que consiste esta clase:

Es una hora de meditación donde los primeros 10-15 minutos explico que es meditación y los puntos básicos de meditación.
30-minuto de meditación sentados en la silla o cojines en donde los primeros 15 minutos es dirigida y los otros 15 minutos meditamos en silencio.
15 minutos para preguntas y comentarios.


Meditation gives us the opportunity to take a stop in our busy lives and allow us to connect with ourselves through awareness of what is happening inside and outside ourselves.

What do you expect in this class:

This is an hour meditation where the first 10-15 minutes explain meditation and its basics.
30-minute meditation sitting on chair or cushions where first 15 minutes are guided, next 15 minutes are in silence and stillness.
15 minutes for questions or comments.

Sandra is a physician from Mexico with a specialty in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and a Master in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. Her offices are in Austin and San Antonio. She has been practicing meditation for 15 years, and is a Zen Buddhism student in Austin.

 

Cuernavaca Action Group Candidate Forum @ Laura’s
Feb 18 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Cuernavaca Action Group will be hosting a forum for candidates running in the March election for state representative and U.S. representative. The structure of the forum will be different than a traditional candidate forum:

  • Each candidate will speak uninterrupted to the assembly for 3 minutes.
  • Candidates then will rotate from group to group, answering questions for 8 to 9 minutes.
  • A timer will ring a bell at the end of each period when candidates rotate to another group.
  • Each group will have a moderator to ensure the people take turns.

From 1-2:30pm, the TX-25 candidates (representing Texas in the U.S. Congress) will take the spotlight. At 2:45pm, the TX-47 candidates (representing western Travis County in the Texas House of Representatives) will have the opportunity to meet their potential voters.


Louise Nelson will moderate this forum. She is a 20-year resident of the Woods of Westlake and works at the University of Texas at Austin as a Senior Software Developer/Analyst.

Feb
19
Mon
LIBRARY CLOSED, NO EVENTS
Feb 19 all-day

Both libraries will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Feb
20
Tue
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Feb 20 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura's

The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

If you’d like to inquire about using a meeting room, please see our Meeting Room Policies.

Preschool Storytime @ Westbank
Feb 20 @ 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime @ Westbank

On mornings when you’re not in preschool, come to the library for  Storytime! We’ll read books, sing songs, and enjoy cool crafts or activities. Designed for children age 3 to 5.  

Adult Meditation @ Westbank
Feb 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Our 20-minute lunchtime meditation is an opportunity to relax, breathe, and de-stress. Meditation can sometimes bring up emotions, and participants are invited to stay and share those experiences with the group following the meditation if they choose.


Elizabeth is a meditation facilitator, dedicated to assisting people in the journey of mindfulness. She has practiced meditation for the past 17 years, facilitates a weekly mindfulness meditation at the Westbank Library, Mindful Eating Workshops at the YMCA, in addition to yearly Children’s Mindfulness Programs in local Austin.

Elizabeth brings mindfulness meditation into the workplace as well as having a private practice in Austin, where she works with clients on an individual basis. Elizabeth attended the University of Santa Monica, receiving a Masters in Spiritual Psychology. Prior she attended the University of Colorado receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts. Additionally Elizabeth has been through the 8-week University of Massachusetts/MBSR (Mind-Based Stress Reduction) Course, and Certified through the Mindful Schools for K-12.

 

Tech Help @ Laura’s
Feb 20 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 Get help with all of your technology from a tech-savvy teen. Bring cameras, laptops, questions about social media, apps, or anything else that comes to mind! Our tech-savvy teens will provide one-on-one help with all your technology questions.

@ Laura’s Library on the 1st Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank and Laura’s Library every Tuesday of the month from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


Are you a teen interested in volunteering? Check out the volunteer page for more information.

Tech Help @ Westbank
Feb 20 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Get help with all of your technology from a tech-savvy teen. Bring cameras, laptops, questions about social media, apps, or anything else that comes to mind! Our tech-savvy teens will provide one-on-one help with all your technology questions.

@ Laura’s Library on the 1st Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank and Laura’s Library every Tuesday of the month from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


Are you a teen interested in volunteering? Check out the volunteer page for more information.

 

Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Feb 20 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura's

The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m.

If you’d like to inquire about using a meeting room, please see our Meeting Room Policies.

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