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Upcoming Programs

Mar
13
Wed
Creative Arts Society Showcase @ Laura’s
Mar 13 – May 13 all-day

The Creative Arts Society is an Austin based, non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization actively promoting the development of the “Artist in Everyone.” Established in 1999, the vision of this group is to inspire cultural enrichment, community participation, and respect for diversity. Three professional artist members are featured in this exhibit.

LA Hollins
LA Hollins creates visual art that is spontaneous, lushly textured, and instinctive. She explores life’s daily challenges, memories, and dreams through modern abstract expression. Her work often features the recurring themes of joy, hope, loss, humanity, wildlife, nature, and technology. She enjoys sharing art with others and working with families, the elderly, and populations with special needs. You can find her at https://bluestonesart.com/

Beverly Dennis
Beverly uses art to reflect and understand. Color and form are the armatures that hold her images. Blue in the deepest purple, or red in the greenest leaf. Organic curve and geometric form suggest structure. There is an exploration of surface and under-painting. Always there is a reflection on place and impression. She received her MFA from the University of Mississippi. Her art expresses her impressions. You can find her at http://beverlydennis.net/

Makenna Hatter
Makenna is a lifelong Austinite and artist. She passionately utilizes organizational line technique to depict interesting perspectives in her work. She leaves “cluster lines” in her drawings because they are evidence of her process. In addition to watercolors, Makenna works with multiple mediums including resin, oil paint, and ink. She is currently enrolled at Austin Community College with the intention of earning a BFA. You can find her at www.makennahatterdesign.com


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.

Apr
23
Tue
Arcade @ Laura’s
Apr 23 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Come join us for our monthly video game meet-up! We’ll have current and retro gaming consoles to play…

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Super Mario Party
  • Rocket League
  • Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition
  • Fortnite
  • Just Dance
  • Little Big Planet 3 and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming device. All ages.

Tech Help @ Laura’s
Apr 23 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Get help with all of your technology from a tech-savvy teen. Bring cameras, laptops, questions about social media, apps, or anything else that comes to mind! Our tech-savvy teens will provide one-on-one help with all your technology questions.

@ Westbank Library on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

@ Laura’s and Westbank Library every Tuesday of the month from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


Are you a teen interested in volunteering? Check out the volunteer page for more information.

Tech Help @ Westbank
Apr 23 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Get help with all of your technology from a tech-savvy teen. Bring cameras, laptops, questions about social media, apps, or anything else that comes to mind! Our tech-savvy teens will provide one-on-one help with all your technology questions.

@ Westbank Library on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

@ Laura’s and Westbank Library every Tuesday of the month from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


Are you a teen interested in volunteering? Check out the volunteer page for more information.

 

Pajama Storytime @ Westbank
Apr 23 @ 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

A storytime for a parliament of night owls of all ages — along with their night owl caregivers! Get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your cuddliest sleepy toy, and join in the best bedtime stories ever. The milk and cookies are on us! Offered one Tuesday a month at Westbank from 6 – 6:45 p.m. 

 

Apr
24
Wed
American Sign Language Storytime
Apr 24 @ 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!

 

Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank
Apr 24 @ 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.

 

Home School Library @ Laura’s
Apr 24 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Home school and unschool learners and families, come to the library to connect, learn, and play! Meet up with other home schoolers and unschoolers, and make use of your library’s resources. Librarians will be available to discuss how we can support each child’s path to learning.

Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 24 @ 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!

 

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