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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.

Jun
1
Sat
It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Summer Discovery Program
Jun 1 – Aug 2 all-day

Join your neighbors at the library for a summer full of fun!

Come in to either library to get your summer calendars, or click here for the printable version. We recommend you check the web calendar before heading to library events to confirm there have been no cancellations. Pick up a log to track your reading and discoveries throughout the summer. Stop by both locations each week to participate in guessing jar games and scavenger hunts.

Special Events

The fun begins on June 1 for Kickoff at Laura’s from 10 am – 1 pm. Music, mini horses, special guests, and more!

Join us for a screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbor? on June 6 at Laura’s at 6 pm.

Laura’s Library is turning 10! Celebrate this milestone on July 19, when we’ll enjoy music & cupcakes.

Celebrate your summer of discovery on August 2 at Laura’s from 5 – 7 pm, where we’ll have Amy’s Ice Cream!

 

 

 

 

Weekly Events

Events are all ages, unless otherwise specified.

MONDAYS
10:30 – Infant Storytime @ Westbank (ages 0-12 mos.)
Noon – Art Exploration @ Laura’s
Noon – All Day Art & Play @ Laura’s on 6.3, 7.1, & 8.5
4:00 – Free Play @ Laura’s

TUESDAYS
10:30 – Music & Movement @ Westbank (special guests 6.4, 6.11, 6.25, & 7.23)
1:00 – Fun & Games @ Westbank
4:00 – Arcade @ Laura’s
6:00 on 4th Tuesdays – Pajama Storytime @ Westbank

WEDNESDAYS
10:30 – Performers @ Laura’s (ages 3 & up)
10:30 – Storytime @ Westbank (special guests 6.12, 6.26, & 7.24)
4:30 – Discovery! @ Laura’s (ages 5 & up)

THURSDAYS
10:30 – Storytime @ Laura’s (special guests 6.13 & 7.11)
10:30 – Spanish Storytime @ Westbank
3:00 on 2nd and 4th Thursdays – Watch & Read Book Club @ Laura’s (ages 7 & up)
4:00 on 1st & 3rd Thursdays – Young Adult Book Club @ Laura’s (tweens & teens)

FRIDAYS
2:00 – Heart Meditation @ Westbank on 6.7
2:00 – Movie Matinee @ Laura’s on 6.28 & 7.26

SATURDAYS
1:00 – Discovery! @ Westbank (special guest 6.29)
3:00 – Chinese Learning Playground @ Westbank (ages 5 & up)

 

 

 

 

Programs for Adults

Sundays – noon – Tech Help @ Westbank
1st Sundays – 4 pm – Daytime Book Group @ Laura’s
2nd Sundays – 1:30 pm – Sisters in Crime @ Laura’s
2nd Sundays – 2 pm – French Film Club @ Westbank
2nd Sundays – 4 pm – Shakespeare Out Loud @ Laura’s
Mondays – 10 am – Qi Gong @ Laura’s
2nd Mondays – 11:30 am – Eanes History Group @ Westbank
Tuesdays – 5-7 pm – Tech Help @ both locations
Tuesdays – 6 pm – Evenings at the Library @ Westbank (featuring games, art workshops, laughter yoga, and music)
1st Tuesdays – 10:30 am – Westbank Travels @ Laura’s
3rd Tuesdays – 10:30 am – Senior Living Truth Series @ Laura’s
Last Tuesdays – 1 pm – BookTalk Book Club @ Westbank
Wednesdays – 6 pm – Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s
3rd Wednesdays – 1 pm – Mysteries & More Book Club @ Westbank
2nd & 4th Thursdays – 12:30 pm – Quilters @ Laura’s
1st & 3rd Thursdays – 6 pm – Education Conversations @ Laura’s
Fridays – noon – Knit Wits @ Westbank
1st Fridays – 10 am – Genealogy @ Laura’s
4th Saturdays – 3 pm – Women in Print Book Club @ Laura’s
Saturdays – 11 am – Sheng Zeng Seated Qi Gong @ Westbank

Jun
26
Wed
Board of Trustees Meeting @ Westbank
Jun 26 @ 8:30 AM

The Board of Trustees will hold a meeting at 8:30 A.M.

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
Jun 26 @ 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!

 

Hey Lolly Band @ Laura’s
Jun 26 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Join us every Wednesday at Laura’s through July 24th for a different performer!

Enjoy a fun and exuberant performance of the Hey Lolly Band. This unique group is sure to get your toes tapping, you may even end up marching around with them!

Hey Lolly Music, created by Austin musician Laura Freeman, brings you an array of interactive, educational children’s shows that are fun for the whole family. Learn about other languages, the colors of the rainbow, enjoying nature, and more!

Recommended for ages 3 & up. Please note, this performance can reach high noise volumes.

The Commons Meeting Room Capacity: 250


Upcoming Performances:

Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank
Jun 26 @ 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

The Macklin Room at Westbank is closed from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

 

Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank
Jun 26 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

The Macklin Room at Westbank is closed from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

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

 

Discovery! LEGO Free Play @ Laura’s
Jun 26 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The Discovery program offers hands-on exploring for young learners in many different topics, including science, literature, technology, and more. Designed for elementary-aged kids curious about the world. Come each week and discover something new!

Recommended for ages 5 & up.


Does your kid like to play with LEGOS? Who doesn’t?! Research has shown that LEGOS help kids develop intellectually (boosting concentration and critical thinking skills), physically (improving fine motor skills), and socially (promoting communication and cooperation). Plus, they’re just plain fun!

 

Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura’s
Jun 26 @ 6:00 PM

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.

 

 

 

Jun
27
Thu
¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime @ Westbank
Jun 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime for All Ages is designed to empower parents to read simple Spanish books at home and foster a love of Spanish language and Hispanic culture through singing, traditional circle games, rhythm instruments, puppets, and stories. You do not need to have any Spanish language skills to participate. All skill levels are welcome. Come early or stay after to enjoy the beautiful playground and picnic area just outside the door and make new amigos!


Ms. Benson has been leading parent/child Spanish programs for over 15 years in south Florida and now in Austin. She has a degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Bilingual Education from the University of Texas, an International Montessori degree as well as certifications in early childhood music. Ms. Benson has years of experience teaching in bilingual classrooms and Spanish immersion preschools. Click here to learn more about “Somos Amigos” (in English, “We’re Friends”), Ms. Benson’s music based early childhood program.

 

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