The library is still closed but we are ready for you to start returning items at either library between now and May 30.

Check out our digital library and stay informed by signing up for our newsletter on our home page.

Connect with us virtually during Visit with a Librarian (NEW HOURS Mon-Sat, 1-3pm) or at one of our library programs.

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Upcoming Programs

May
26
Tue
ONLINE: Visit with a Librarian 1-3pm!
May 26 – May 30 all-day

Click here to visit with a librarian between 1-3pm Wednesday-Saturday!

Maybe you have a question, maybe you need help with something, or maybe you just want to say hi. We miss you and hope to see you online!


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.

May
29
Fri
ONLINE: Friday Knitting
May 29 @ 12:00 PM

Click here to join Friday Knitting, a live virtual program happening Fridays at noon.

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.


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.

 

May
30
Sat
ONLINE: Spanish Storytime
May 30 @ 10:00 AM

Click here to join Spanish Storytime, a live virtual program happening Saturdays 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.

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.


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.

 

ONLINE: Joe McDermott Kicks Off Summer!
May 30 @ 10:30 AM

Click here to join Kick Off, a live virtual program happening May 30th 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.

One of our favorite local musicians, the amazing Joe McDermott, will be helping us kick off summer with a special online performance!

 

ONLINE: Sheng Zhen: Seated Qi Gong
May 30 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Click here to join Sheng Zhen, a live virtual program happening Saturdays at 11am.

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.

Sheng Zhen Healing Qi Gong is a unique seated form of exercise developed by Master Li Junfeng. This gentle form of Qi Gong is ideal for loosening stiff joints, restoring focus and mental clarity, producing deep relaxation, and promoting overall health. The movements are easy to perform for all fitness levels, and are ideal for anyone with lower extremity difficulties, such as knee or hip pain. The meditative element of Sheng Zhen Healing Qi Gong also helps calm the mind, reduce stress, and balance emotions.


Thomas Najar is a licensed acupuncturist and certified Qi Gong instructor. He left a career in hi-tech to pursue a healing career and has been teaching Qi Gong and practicing acupuncture since 2016. A native of Wisconsin, he’s lived in Austin for the past 20 years and is passionate about healthy living through fitness, nutrition, and meditation.

 

Library News

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Information from governmental sources: Data  updated 5/28 Dashboard of case counts in Texas with tabs for additional data Dashboard for hospitalizations and positivity in Texas   Texas positivity (7-day average) 4.33% Dashboard for Travis County  (mobile version)  NEW DASHBOARD [...]

Helpful Resources During COVID-19

Updated regularly… We may be closed, but we’re still here for you. Let us know how we can help! THE LIBRARY questions@westbanklibrary.com  (also text 512-649-2247) for help with your account or any questions you might have Digital content is [...]

Fun things to do while at home

We’ll be updating this page regularly, so do check back! Crafts & Games  Slime Tutorial with Ms. Cristen - and here's another recipe! Making a Face Mask — instructions from Quilter Sharon Cole Narwhal and Jelly Fun  – oodles [...]