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Upcoming Programs

Mar
8
Thu
Cuernavaca Art, Part II @ Laura’s
Mar 8 – May 8 all-day

The Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative is a group for visual artists that live in or near the Lake Hills neighborhood in Austin, TX. “Our purpose is to create a community of artists to network, share ideas, support and inspire, and find spaces suitable for art creation and classes. We are here to promote the arts in general, and within our local community.”

For more information about this group of artists, visit their website at www.cuernyarts.com.

A Reception will be held March 8th.

Apr
24
Tue
Senior Living Truth Series @ Laura’s
Apr 24 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Westbank Libraries is partnering with Austin Senior Resource Alliance to present a year-long series of candid conversations with local experts focused on the unique and complex issues facing Austin’s mature homeowners and families. Join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at Laura’s Library to be part of the conversation. Check out each month’s topic below:

  • January: The Truth About Living to be 100
  • February: The Truth About Probate for Property Owners
  • March: The Truth About Decluttering Your Home
  • April: The Truth About “Advance Care Planning”
  • May: The Truth About Avoiding Homeowner Scams
  • June: The Truth About Communicating with Adult Children
  • July: The Truth About 55+ Senior Living Options
  • August: The Truth About Liquidating the Extra “Stuff”
  • September: The Truth About Building, Buying, or Remodeling Your “Last” Home
  • October: The Truth About Selling As-Is
  • November: The Truth About Living, Dying, and Leaving a Legacy
  • December: No Seminar

 

April Presentation:
Planning for your future? Attend today’s seminar to learn how to “Decide, Discuss, and Document” what matters most to you at the end of life. Garrick Colwell will share personal stories of empowering Central Texan seniors, and answer these questions:

  • How do you decide what you want and who will speak for you if you are unable?
  • How do you discuss end of life wishes?
  • How do you document end of life wishes?


 

 

 

Storytime @ Westbank
Apr 24 @ 10:30 AM

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

Adult Meditation @ Westbank
Apr 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Our 20-minute lunchtime meditation is an opportunity to relax, breathe, and de-stress. Meditation can sometimes bring up emotions, and participants are invited to stay and share those experiences with the group following the meditation if they choose.


Elizabeth is a meditation facilitator, dedicated to assisting people in the journey of mindfulness. She has practiced meditation for the past 17 years, facilitates a weekly mindfulness meditation at the Westbank Library, Mindful Eating Workshops at the YMCA, in addition to yearly Children’s Mindfulness Programs in local Austin.

Elizabeth brings mindfulness meditation into the workplace as well as having a private practice in Austin, where she works with clients on an individual basis. Elizabeth attended the University of Santa Monica, receiving a Masters in Spiritual Psychology. Prior she attended the University of Colorado receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts. Additionally Elizabeth has been through the 8-week University of Massachusetts/MBSR (Mind-Based Stress Reduction) Course, and Certified through the Mindful Schools for K-12.

 

BookTalk @ Westbank
Apr 24 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Led by long-term volunteer Jane Dunham, this book club reads and discusses literary fiction (with an occasional non-fiction book thrown in). In addition, each year the group reads a classic and a book by a Texas author. Join the group on the last Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. at Westbank Library. This group is on hiatus in November and December.

 


2018 Selections:

Conversation Café @ Laura’s
Apr 24 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Conversation Cafés are open, hosted conversations in various public places—anywhere people gather to make sense of our world. At a Conversation Café there is nothing to join, no homework, no agenda, just a simple process that helps to shift us from small talk to BIG talk, conversations that matter. It involves a structured conversation that encourages people to listen more than they talk, and to be open to other opinions and perspectives on the topic of the day. This event will be moderated by Jo Virgil.

There has been much talk lately about the growing divisiveness in our country and in the world. What might each one of us do to encourage more respectful, open-minded conversations on complicated topics? How can we encourage ourselves and others to try to understand perspectives on issues that differ from our own view?

Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Apr 24 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura's

The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

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

Tech Help @ Laura’s
Apr 24 @ 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.

@ Laura’s Library on the 1st Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank and Laura’s 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 24 @ 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.

@ Laura’s Library on the 1st Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank and Laura’s 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.

 

Family Night: Pajama Storytime @ Westbank
Apr 24 @ 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. 


Family Night is fun night at Westbank! Join us Tuesday evenings, when we have activities for the whole family to enjoy. Each week we have a different event:  board games, crafts, or Laughter Yoga. Come for fun and enjoy spending time with each other!

 

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