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Westbank Libraries will be closed on January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will open again on January 22 at 10am.
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Upcoming Programs

Jan
10
Thu
Heidi Lowell: Art Exhibit @ Laura’s
Jan 10 – Mar 4 all-day

Heidi Lowell creates colorful watercolor mosaics that pay homage to the natural world, as well as the human heart. She strongly believes that art and nature are required in daily doses to nurture us. In this vein, she was recently the Artist in Residence at the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve.

Heidi lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter, and their pug Norman. She grew up in the mountains of Colorado. Her most formative experiences were camping and hiking with her family and friends in National Parks, and along the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. Her favorite hikes have been the Narrows in Zion National Park and Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park. For more, visit her at heidilowell.art.

 


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
21
Mon
LIBRARY CLOSED, NO EVENTS
Jan 21 all-day

Both libraries will be closed on Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan
22
Tue
Music & Movement @ Westbank
Jan 22 @ 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. All ages are welcome, grown ups are encouraged to participate too!

Adult Meditation @ Westbank
Jan 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Our 20-minute lunchtime meditation is an opportunity to relax, breathe, and de-stress.


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.

 

Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank
Jan 22 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Macklin Room Closed @ Westbank

The Macklin Room at Westbank is closed from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

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

Arcade Night @ Laura’s
Jan 22 @ 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 22 @ 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.

@ 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.

Tech Help @ Westbank
Jan 22 @ 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.

@ 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.

 

Pajama Storytime @ Westbank
Jan 22 @ 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. 

 

Jan
23
Wed
Board of Trustees Meeting @ Laura’s
Jan 23 @ 8:30 AM

The Board of Trustees will hold a meeting at Laura’s, 8:30 A.M. in the Commons.

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 is posted a few days in advance of the meeting.

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