Upcoming Programs

Joyce LaBaw: Art Exhibit @ Laura’s
Aug 21 – Oct 1 all-day

Joyce LaBaw began her artistic journey after retiring from three decades of working as a mechanical engineer. Her work includes acrylic abstracts, landscapes, and portraiture. Often drawing inspiration from local Texas scenery, she strives to capture beauty that is compelling and resonates with the viewer. She is grateful to have the opportunity to create, explore, and exhibit her art.

Joyce’s work has been shown at the Bass Concert Hall, as well as various business venues in Austin. In addition to painting, Joyce works part-time as a CAD designer. She is also a CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children), and maintains an aquaponic system to raise tilapia for Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Find out more about her work on her website: http://www.joycelabaw.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.

Board of Trustees Meeting @ Westbank
Sep 19 @ 8:30 AM

The Board of Trustees will hold a meeting at 8:30 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Westbank Community Library meet about once per month to review and approve financial documents, policies, and a report on operations from the director. These meetings are open to the public.

The agenda for the meeting is posted a few days in advance of the meeting.


Storytime @ Westbank
Sep 19 @ 10:30 AM

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
Sep 19 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank

The Macklin Room at Westbank is closed from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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

Mysteries and More @ Westbank
Sep 19 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Interested in investigating some cryptic crimes with other mystery lovers? Come to the Mysteries and More Book Club every third Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Westbank Library! Under the happy guidance of Pam Wood, you’ll join other amateur agents and bloodhound bookworms to talk suspects, motives, alibis, and cracking the case.

This group is on hiatus in November and December.

2018 Selections (please note some selections have changed):

Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank
Sep 19 @ 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! Magnetic Magic @ Laura’s
Sep 19 @ 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.

Magnetic Magic

After a program about polarities, how magnets work and how we use magnets every day, children will experience magnets up close and personal. Hands-on activities include magnetic fields, magnetic forces, polarities, making a compass, and magnet challenges. Participants will make a refrigerator magnet art to take home.

Presented by Kim Lehman, an educator, storyteller, musician, and workshop presenter. She writes for Bee Culture Magazine and is the author of the book Beekeeper’s Lab.

Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura’s
Sep 19 @ 6:00 PM

Prime of Life Yoga™ focuses on the contemporary teachings of yoga for Westerners, especially benefiting men and women 40 years and beyond. Safe, conservative and user friendly, this is an intelligent approach focusing on moving with the breath in dynamic and static movements, which helps to make the body mind connection as well as warming up the joints and muscles. Modifications are demonstrated to suit the individual. This creates a noncompetitive atmosphere which is more comfortable for everyone.

Lisa Galizia is a Registered Yoga Teacher® with the Yoga Alliance and a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Galizia teaches group and custom private yoga and wellcoaching. For more information, please visit beecaveyoga.com.




¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime @ Westbank
Sep 20 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime for All Ages is designed to empower parents to read simple Spanish books at home and foster a love of Spanish language and Hispanic culture through singing, traditional circle games, rhythm instruments, puppets, and stories. You do not need to have any Spanish language skills to participate. All skill levels are welcome. Come early or stay after to enjoy the beautiful playground and picnic area just outside the door and make new amigos!

Ms. Benson has been leading parent/child Spanish programs for over 15 years in south Florida and now in Austin. She has a degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Bilingual Education from the University of Texas, an International Montessori degree as well as certifications in early childhood music. Ms. Benson has years of experience teaching in bilingual classrooms and Spanish immersion preschools. Click here to learn more about “Somos Amigos” (in English, “We’re Friends”), Ms. Benson’s music based early childhood program.


Storytime @ Laura’s
Sep 20 @ 10:30 AM

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


Library News

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