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Westbank Library remains closed for repairs. Return materials to Laura’s or hold on to them.

Westbank materials may show up in the catalog but cannot be reserved. The shelf location will be blank.

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Upcoming Programs

Mar
7
Sun
ONLINE: Daytime Book Group
Mar 7 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Click here to join Daytime Book Group, a live virtual program happening at 4pm.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


Daytime Book Group comes together once a month to discuss books that explore life from many angles – from the author’s viewpoint, from the characters’ experiences, and from the group members’ personal perspectives. The group reads both fiction and non-fiction, and participants engage in lively discussions on the topic. Members usually meet after the book discussion at a nearby restaurant for social talk and visiting.

2021 Reading List:


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.

 

 

Mar
8
Mon
ONLINE: Eanes History Group
Mar 8 @ 11:30 AM

Click here to join the Eanes History Group, a live virtual program.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


An introduction to Camp Mabry and the Texas Military Forces Museum

Lisa Sharik, Deputy Director of the Texas Military Forces Museum will speak on the history of Camp Mabry and the Texas Military Forces Museum. The presentation will cover the camp from its founding in 1892 through the present day and introduce the museum and its collections to the audience.

Lisa Sharik is the Deputy Director of the Texas Military Forces Museum located at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas, a post she has held for 13 years. Ms. Sharik received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Archaeological Studies. She worked as a contract archaeologist on various projects in Texas for 4 years. She earned her Masters Degree in Historical Administration and Public History from Florida State University. Lisa Sharik has also worked as an education specialist at the Capitol Complex Visitor’s Center and Austin Children’s Museum doing museum education/tours. At the Texas Military Forces Museum she is responsible for cataloging of all material, archival collections, research requests, artifact research, tours, volunteers, website and social media, and overall administrative operations. Her areas of special interest include 1800-1900’s material culture and the WWI and WWII history of the 36th Infantry Division.


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.

 

ONLINE: Writing Workshop
Mar 8 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Click here to join the Writing Workshop, a live virtual program happening from 5-6:30pm.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, you are welcome to join the Westbank Writing Workshop. Meet with other writers, and try your hand at some writing prompts.


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.
Mar
9
Tue
ONLINE: Tuesday Storytime
Mar 9 @ 10:30 AM

Click here to join Storytime, a live virtual program happening Tuesdays at 10:30am.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


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

 

ONLINE: Heartfulness Meditation
Mar 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Click here to join Heartfulness Meditation, a live virtual program happening Tuesdays from noon-1pm.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


Heartfulness Meditation can help you to live a heart-centered life, manage your emotions, and find inner peace and balance. When we become mindful of our feelings, we can let them inspire us. This practice awakens our potential for a simple, joyful existence.

Want to learn more? Check out the book The Heartfulness Way or go to heartfulnessatwork.eventbrite.com to participate in other events.

Library News

Changes while Westbank is closed

Our Westbank location is completely closed while we do repairs following water damage. The collection is inaccessible. If you have items checked out and normally return them to Westbank, you can help us and the community out by returning them [...]

Current Library Services

Our libraries are closed to the public until we have confidence that we can operate the library safely for staff and visitors. Our Westbank location has suffered water damage and currently, no services are offered there. Get Help questions@westbanklibrary.com  [...]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Data  updated 3/5  Austin/Travis County is at Risk Stage 4 as of February 9. Dashboards Texas case counts  Texas hospitalizations and positivity Travis County also (mobile version) Travis County key indicators also (mobile version) Travis County zip code testing [...]