Upcoming Programs

Heidi Lowell: Art Exhibit @ Laura’s
Jan 10 – Mar 4 all-day

Heidi Lowell creates colorful watercolor mosaics that pay homage to the natural world, as well as the human heart. She strongly believes that art and nature are required in daily doses to nurture us. In this vein, she was recently the Artist in Residence at the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve.

Heidi lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter, and their pug Norman. She grew up in the mountains of Colorado. Her most formative experiences were camping and hiking with her family and friends in National Parks, and along the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. Her favorite hikes have been the Narrows in Zion National Park and Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park. For more, visit her at heidilowell.art.


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.

Board of Trustees Meeting @ Westbank
Feb 20 @ 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 for the meeting is posted a few days in advance of the meeting.


Storytime @ Westbank
Feb 20 @ 10:30 AM

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


Mysteries and More @ Westbank
Feb 20 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Interested in investigating some cryptic crimes with other mystery lovers? Come to the Mysteries and More Book Club every third Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Westbank Library! Under the happy guidance of Pam Wood, you’ll join other amateur agents and bloodhound bookworms to talk suspects, motives, alibis, and cracking the case.

This group is on hiatus in November and December.

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Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank
Feb 20 @ 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! Elizabeth Kahura: A Day in Africa @ Laura’s
Feb 20 @ 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.

A DAY IN AFRICA: Elizabeth Kahura will present an introduction to Africa through pictures, stories, poems, and sayings. The audience gets to participate through drama, music, and dance.

Elizabeth Kahura was born in Kenya. She is a teacher by profession and also loves to entertain. Her main goal is to travel all around the United States teaching others about Africa. Elizabeth has also put together educative CDs and books to go along with her programs. Other interests include music, movies, swimming, and traveling. Learn more about her at her website.


Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura’s
Feb 20 @ 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.




¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime @ Westbank
Feb 21 @ 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.


Music Pups @ Laura’s
Feb 21 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Come to Laura’s to enjoy a demonstration of a Music Pups class, normally offered at Clavier-Werke School of Music. Music Pups is a program for parents and children to learn playful and creative ways of developing musical skills from an early age. Mixed age classes are developmentally appropriate and allow siblings to enjoy music together. Designed for children age 0 to 4 with their caregivers. Our demo class is about 30 minutes long.


Andres Vargas was born in Chile, where he began his piano studies at the age of three. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the Universidad Austral de Chile where he studied with Ximena Cabello. In 2004, he became a private student of Krassimira Jordan, artist-in-residence at Baylor University. In the fall of 2008, Andres relocated to the United States in order to pursue a master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance at Baylor University. He has performed in several cities in Chile, as well as in Europe and the U.S.

Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Feb 21 @ 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s

The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

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

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