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Upcoming Programs

Jan
8
Wed
Creative Arts Society Showcase @ Laura’s
Jan 8 – Feb 24 all-day

This exhibit features the work of professional artists Jane Fier, Joan Lawson, and David Schwindt from the Creative Arts Society (CAS). CAS 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.

Jane Fier finds the process of creating art to be exhilarating and challenging. She approaches each painting with an image in mind of abstracted shapes and colors while incorporating elements of light and shadow. Working with multiple layers of paint, she scrapes away, stumbles over, scratches through, and finally adds gestural marks with a brush. The intention is to convey that we are all works in progress, constantly changing and reworking our lives much like painting itself. You can find out more at her site.

Joan Lawson expresses her love of nature in her paintings. She finds inspiration in dreams and visions as well as the natural beauty and light of the Texas Hill Country. Additionally, she likes to paint scenes from her travels in the American Southwest and abroad. Joan enjoys the flexibility of acrylics and collage to achieve texture and depth in her work. She is a founding member of the Creative Arts Society and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. Learn more about Joan at her site.

David Schwindt prefers getting to know places through painting. He refers to sketches to help fix scenes in his mind. Since so many of us are on the move in these harried times, he hopes to be able to stop you for a moment to reflect upon the light and colors from places captured in his work. Maybe you’ve been there. If you haven’t, maybe you’ll want to go. You can find more of David’s work at his site.

 


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.

Jan
28
Tue
Arcade @ Laura’s
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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 volunteers will provide one-on-one help with all your technology questions.

@ Westbank Library on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 4 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
Jan 28 @ 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 volunteers will provide one-on-one help with all your technology questions.

@ Westbank Library on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 4 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.

 

Pajamas & Cocoa Storytime @ Westbank
Jan 28 @ 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. 

Tonight we’ll enjoy a cozy winter’s evening with cups of hot cocoa.

 

Jan
29
Wed
Storytime Author Visit: Kat Kronenberg @ Westbank
Jan 29 @ 10:30 AM

Today we’ll have a special guest visiting Storytime! Local children’s book author Kat Kronenberg will visit our regularly scheduled Storytime to read her newest book, Love Big, a story with lots of heart perfect to read right before Valentine’s Day!

 

Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Jan 29 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s

The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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

Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Jan 29 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s

The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 2:00 until 4:30 p.m.

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

Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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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