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Upcoming Programs

May
21
Tue
Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative – Our Neighborhood: An Art Show @ Laura’s
May 21 – Aug 6 all-day

Join us for a summer art show inspired by our neighborhood. This exhibit will feature multiple mediums by local artists from the Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative. Come enjoy these one-of-a-kind works drawn from our very own splendid environs.

We will be having a Reception on Sunday, May 26 at Laura’s.

The Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative is a cooperative support 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, as well as to support and inspire one another. We are here to promote the arts in general within our local community.

 


Are you an artist interested in exhibiting your work at the library? Visit our Art at Laura’s page to find out more, see past shows, and submit your samples.

Music & Movement @ Westbank
May 21 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Bring your little ones to stretch, sing, wiggle, and dance!

We will use rhythm instruments and other props to have some fun with music. This program focuses on developing gross motor skills and social skills. We’ll also read a story. All ages are welcome, grown ups are encouraged to participate too!

Senior Living Truth Series @ Laura’s
May 21 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Westbank Libraries is continuing our partnership with Austin Senior Resource Alliance to present a year-long series of candid conversations with local experts focused on the unique and complex issues facing Austin’s mature homeowners and families. Join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at Laura’s Library to be part of the conversation. Check out each month’s topic below:

  • January: Aging in Place and Staying Put
  • February: The Truth About Probate for Property Owners
  • March: The Truth About De-cluttering Your Home
  • April: How to Pay for Senior Living
  • May: The Truth About Avoiding Homeowner Scams
  • June: The Truth About Communicating with Adult Children
  • July: The Truth About 55+ Senior Living Options
  • August: The Truth About Liquidating the Extra “Stuff”
  • September: The Truth About Building, Buying, or Remodeling Your “Last” Home
  • October: The Truth About Selling As-Is
  • November: The Truth About Living, Dying, and Leaving a Legacy
  • December: No Seminar

May: The Truth About Avoiding Homeowner Scams

With all the mail, email, and unsolicited phone calls, it is becoming more and more difficult to determine what is legitimate and what might be a scam! Scammers often utilize public information pertaining to home ownership to take advantage of responsible property owners.

Learn how to detect and avoid homeowner related scams at this 90 minute panel event featuring local subject matter experts.

Commons Closed @ Laura’s
May 21 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s

The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 12:00 until 3:00 p.m.

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

Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank
May 21 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank

The Macklin Room at Westbank is closed from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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

Tech Help @ Laura’s
May 21 @ 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.

@ Westbank Library on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

@ Laura’s and Westbank 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
May 21 @ 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.

@ Westbank Library on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

@ Laura’s and Westbank 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.

 

Laughter Yoga @ Westbank
May 21 @ 6:30 PM

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. Wear clothes that you can move in and that don’t restrict your abdomen. NO YOGA MATS OR PROPS NEEDED.

 

May
22
Wed
Board of Trustees Meeting @ Laura’s
May 22 @ 8:30 AM

The Board of Trustees will hold a meeting at Laura’s, 8:30 A.M. in the Commons.

The Board of Trustees of the Westbank Community Library meet about once per month to review and approve financial documents, policies, and a report on operations from the director. These meetings are open to the public.

The agenda is posted a few days in advance of the meeting.

American Sign Language Storytime @ Westbank
May 22 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

This week, an American Sign Language interpreter will be joining our regularly scheduled 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.

 


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

 

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