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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
25
Sun
Gathering Room In Use @ Westbank
Feb 25 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

The Gathering Room at Westbank will be in use from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m. for a community group meeting.

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

Feb
26
Mon
Qi Gong @ Laura’s
Feb 26 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Qi Gong (pronounced chee gung) is an ancient Chinese health care practice that integrates physical postures and gentle movements, breathing and focused mind. “Qi” means vital energy or life force, and “gong” means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qi Gong means cultivating energy and is practiced for health maintenance, healing, and increasing vitality.

In this one hour class, we will learn the different qi gong movements that help reduce stress, increase vitality, and build stamina.

 


Sandra Medina Bocangel 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.

 

Infant Storytime @ Westbank
Feb 26 @ 10:30 AM

You’re never too young for storytime! Our littlest book lovers stroll in to Infant Storytime to hear fun songs, stories, and fingerplays, followed by open free-play with other wee ones. Designed for children from 0 to 12 months old.   

Gathering Room In Use @ Westbank
Feb 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Gathering Room at Westbank will be in use from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. for a community group meeting.

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

Family Storytime @ Laura’s
Feb 26 @ 12:30 PM

If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, join Ms. Leah for Family Storytime! Spend a fun afternoon together reading, singing songs, playing games, and doing discovery activities. Offered every Monday at 12:30 p.m. for children with their caregivers at Laura’s Library.

 

 

Dog Storytime @ Laura’s
Feb 26 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Handler Holly with Dog Chula will be at Laura’s Library to read with kiddos or visit with them. Pre-readers and readers are welcome. No registration is required.

Be sure to call the library to confirm if Chula is in and to ask for any last minute cancelations.


About the Program:

The Bow Wow Reading Dogs program is designed to help below grade level readers improve their skills. Our program is based on the Intermountain Therapy Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) ® program. The program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. Teams are currently working with children in Round Rock ISD, Eanes ISD, Georgetown ISD, Jarrell ISD, Austin ISD, and Leander ISD and at the Pflugerville, Round Rock, Wells Branch and Leander Libraries on a regular basis. Our teams have provided many, many special onetime programs throughout the Greater Austin area. You can see more at austindogalliance.org.

Feb
27
Tue
Preschool Storytime @ Westbank
Feb 27 @ 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.  

Senior Living Truth Series @ Laura’s
Feb 27 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Westbank Libraries is partnering 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: The Truth About Living to be 100
  • February: The Truth About Probate for Property Owners
  • March: The Truth About Decluttering Your Home
  • April: The Truth About Paying 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

 

February’s Presenter is:

John Levy, a licensed attorney, is a senior himself who has a passion for giving back to other seniors. He prides himself on providing fellow seniors with low-cost avenues for avoiding the expensive and lengthy probate experience, and on providing will and health care documents free of charge — “because,” he says, “everyone should have both, regardless of financial circumstance.”  John enjoys spending time with his family and acting as a member of the Lakeway Board of Ethics. He was formerly the President of the Lakeway Newcomers Club and is currently Treasurer of the Lakeway Newcomers Club Alumni. His hobbies include watching sports on television, especially the University of Michigan.

 

 

Adult Meditation @ Westbank
Feb 27 @ 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.

 

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