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Upcoming Programs

Aug
13
Thu
ONLINE: Quilters
Aug 13 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Click here to join the Quilters, a live virtual program.

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 in our long-running quilting group under the leadership of Sharon Cole. Experienced expert or curious novice, we’ll be sharing ideas virtually!

 

ONLINE: Parenting and Education Conversations
Aug 13 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Click here to join Education Conversations, a live virtual discussion group happening Thursdays at 6pm.

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.

Westbank Libraries’ Parenting and Education Conversations touches upon topics in parenting and education, with a focus on the psychology that informs our approach to raising and teaching children in grades K-12. Participants engage in lively discussions on the topic, and we encourage educators and parents to attend to offer multiple perspectives and voices.

Book club titles for 2020:

Future titles include:


Antonio Buehler founded Abrome to fundamentally change the way the world views education. He wants society to reject the notion that education should be a standardized product in which children are expected to be passive recipients of instruction that is chosen and delivered by adults. Antonio wants learners to be able to direct their own education so they can live rich, fulfilling lives. He believes that by providing learners with the opportunity to take full ownership of their education, Abrome will help save millions of lives, and in the process change the world.

Antonio earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.

 

Aug
14
Fri
ONLINE: Friday Knitting
Aug 14 @ 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.

 

Aug
15
Sat
ONLINE: Spanish Storytime
Aug 15 @ 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: Sheng Zhen: Seated Qi Gong
Aug 15 @ 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.

 

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