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Upcoming Programs

May
21
Tue
Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative – Our Neighborhood: An Art Show @ Laura’s
May 21 – Aug 6 all-day

Join us for a summer art show inspired by our neighborhood. This exhibit will feature multiple mediums by local artists from the Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative. Come enjoy these one-of-a-kind works drawn from our very own splendid environs.

We will be having a Reception on Sunday, May 26 at Laura’s.

The Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative is a cooperative support 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, as well as to support and inspire one another. We are here to promote the arts in general within our local community.

 


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.

May
25
Sat
Sheng Zhen: Seated Qi Gong @ Westbank
May 25 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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.

Discovery! @ Westbank
May 25 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 The Discovery program offers hands-on exploring for young learners in many different topics, including science, art, music, and more. Come each week and discover something new!

All ages welcome.

 


May:

  • 4th: Building – LEGOS
  • 11th: Science – Fun with Magnets
  • 18th: Art – Kwik Stix
  • 25th: Music & Movement

June:

  • 1st: NO DISCOVERY. Come to Kickoff at Laura’s!
  • 8th: Kinetic Sand
  • 15th: Mixed Media Art
  • 22nd: Music & Movement
  • 29th: Special GUEST – Mad Science (Performs 1 -2, Games & Toys from 2-3)

 

 

Women in Print Book Club @ Laura’s
May 25 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

New Book Club

Led by volunteer Camille Hoff, this book club reads and discusses books focusing on women’s perspective of the world. Their reading list includes literary fiction, non-fiction, and some classic titles. Join the group on the fourth Saturday of the month at 3 p.m. at Laura’s Library.

 


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May
26
Sun
Sensory Storytime @ Laura’s
May 26 @ 11:00 AM

The Westbank Community Library District offers a Sensory Storytime at the Laura Bush Library, Sundays at 11:00 a.m. These storytimes are for children ages 3 – 8 who are on the autism spectrum or are prone to sensory overload. A parent or caregiver is required to attend with their child. Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, participation is limited.

 


Interested in joining us? If you’re new to the group, please fill out and submit the registration form.

Tech Help @ Westbank
May 26 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 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.

 

Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative – Our Neighborhood: Reception @ Laura’s
May 26 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Join us for a reception celebrating the summer art show, inspired by our neighborhood. This exhibit will feature multiple mediums by local artists from the Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative. Come enjoy these one-of-a-kind works drawn from our very own splendid environs.

The Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative is a cooperative support 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, as well as to support and inspire one another. We are here to promote the arts in general within our local community.

 

May
27
Mon
LIBRARY CLOSED, NO EVENTS
May 27 all-day

Both libraries will be closed on Monday, May 27th.

May
28
Tue
Music & Movement @ Westbank
May 28 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Bring your little ones to stretch, sing, wiggle, and dance!

We will use rhythm instruments and other props to have some fun with music. This program focuses on developing gross motor skills and social skills. We’ll also read a story. All ages are welcome, grown ups are encouraged to participate too!

BookTalk @ Westbank
May 28 @ 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.

 


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