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Upcoming Programs

Sep
25
Sat
ONLINE: Women in Print Book Club
Sep 25 @ 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:

Sep
27
Mon
ONLINE: Writing Workshop
Sep 27 @ 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.
Sep
28
Tue
ONLINE: Tuesday Storytime
Sep 28 @ 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.


Join Ms. Cristen and Ms. Maureen for Storytime every week. This program develops early literacy skills through story sharing, music, and crafts or activities. All ages welcome!

 

ONLINE: Heartfulness Meditation
Sep 28 @ 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.

ONLINE: BookTalk
Sep 28 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Click here to join BookTalk, a live virtual discussion happening last Tuesdays 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.

Led by volunteer Jane Dunham and library staff, this book club reads and discusses literary fiction (with an occasional non-fiction book thrown in). In addition, each year the group reads a classic and a book by a Texas author. Join the group on the last Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. at Westbank Library. 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.

 

Sep
29
Wed
ONLINE: Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults
Sep 29 @ 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.

 

 

 

Sep
30
Thu
ONSITE: Knitters
Sep 30 @ 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: Author Visit with Elizabeth Letts
Sep 30 @ 1:00 PM

Click here to join the author visit with Elizabeth Letts, a live virtual program happening at 1:00pm.

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.

 

Elizabeth Letts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion and The Perfect Horse, which won the PEN Center USA Literary Award for research nonfiction, as well as the novel Finding Dorothy. She lives in Southern California. Elizabeth Letts’ latest book – The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and their Last-Chance Journey Across America was published June 1, 2021.

 

Oct
1
Fri
ONLINE: First Friday Genealogy
Oct 1 @ 10:00 AM

Click here to join First Friday Genealogy, a live virtual program happening first Fridays at 10am.

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 are a beginner just starting to explore your ancestors or deep in your research, in this group you can explore databases, trade knowledge and tips, and share wonderful stories with each other. Join Susan Marking, our amateur experienced genealogist, who facilitates this group on the first Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at Laura’s Library.


Below are just a few resources to get you started on your research:


Ground rules for genealogy meetings

  • 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.
  • We don’t invite controversy and avoid blame and speculation in conversation
Oct
3
Sun
ONLINE: Daytime Book Group
Oct 3 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Click here to join Daytime Book Group, a live virtual program happening at 4pm.

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.


Daytime Book Group comes together once a month to discuss books that explore life from many angles – from the author’s viewpoint, from the characters’ experiences, and from the group members’ personal perspectives. The group reads both fiction and non-fiction, and participants engage in lively discussions on the topic. Members usually meet after the book discussion at a nearby restaurant for social talk and visiting.

2021 Reading List:


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.

 

 

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