NEW HOURS!  Laura’s Library drive-thru service 11-6, Mon-Sat.

Westbank Library remains closed for repairs. Please return materials to Laura’s.  More info.

Anticipated (limited) re-opening of both libraries in June. More info.

Book bundles  •   Print service   •   Laura’s phone 512-381-1403

Some materials may show up in the catalog but are not accessible and cannot be reserved. The shelf location and label will be blank.

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Upcoming Programs

May
18
Tue
ONLINE: ASL Storytime
May 18 @ 10:30 AM

Click here to join ASL Storytime, a live virtual program happening 3rd 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.


This week, an American Sign Language interpreter will be joining storytime to interpret our stories and songs for Deaf patrons, and to teach hearing patrons signs they can incorporate into everyday life with their little ones.

 

ONLINE: Heartfulness Meditation
May 18 @ 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.

ONLINE: Laughter Yoga
May 18 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Click here to join Laughter Yoga, a live virtual program happening at 6pm.

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.

Unlike other physical forms of yoga that use still or slow yoga postures, Laughter Yoga is like kindergarten recess for adults, with lots of eye contact, high energy, movement, and an atmosphere filled with child-like playfulness. We bring joy to the body through lots of laughter, silliness, and deep inhalation and exhalation, which increase the net supply of oxygen to our body and our brain.

Participants of all ages will leave with a few techniques they can begin using immediately to feel energetic, more relaxed, and able to transform frustrations into happy, endorphin filled meditative experiences through Laughter Yoga.

May
19
Wed
ONLINE: Mysteries and More
May 19 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Click here to join Mysteries and More, a live virtual discussion group happening at 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.

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! Led by Pam Wood and library staff, 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.


2021 Selections:


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: Discovery! Cracking the Code
May 19 @ 4:30 PM

Click here to join Discovery! Cracking the Code, a live virtual program happening at 4:30pm.

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.

Discovery! Cracking the Code

Calling all detectives, private eyes, and gumshoes! Join us on Zoom, where we’ll be sleuths for the afternoon. We’ll be cracking codes to solve riddles and creating codes of our own to stump our friends! What will your secret message be?

Supplies (a decoder) available at the drive-thru beginning Saturday, May 15. You will also need writing implements and paper.

 

 

Library News

Current Library Services

Updated 5/16/21 Our library buildings are currently closed to the public, though a variety of services are offered to connect you with books, programs, and the information you need. Our Westbank location has suffered water damage and currently, no [...]

Changes while Westbank is closed (updated 3/21)

Our Westbank location is closed for repairs following water damage. Some of the collection has been moved to Laura's Library, and some of it is inaccessible. Book returns are closed. Current library services Drive-thru reserve pick up at Laura's is [...]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Data  updated 5/17 Austin/Travis County is at Risk Stage 3 as of March 13. 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 [...]