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Upcoming Programs

May
15
Tue
Let’s Play: An Art Exhibit @ Laura’s
May 15 – Aug 16 all-day

Join us at Laura’s Library for a special exhibit of art created during the Free Play & Food Trucks program. These collaborative works feature different mediums, including tempera and chalk. This is an art show as fun as the summer.

Mondays at Laura’s the art creation continues!

—Drop in between noon and 2:00, June 4 –July 23, for Art Exploration to make creations you can take home.
—Come to Free Play & Food Trucks at 4:30, and help to create more masterpieces to hang on the walls!

Click here to check out the calendar for the upcoming creative and crafty programs.

May
26
Sat
Let’s Play! Summer Discovery Program
May 26 – Jul 27 all-day

Join us this summer for fun and discovery!

We have a summer chalk full of events, click here for a printable version of the calendar. Pick up a log to track your reading or discoveries, and stamp it each time you visit the library. Click here for the printable version of the log. Stop by both locations each week for guessing jar games and scavenger hunts.

Special Events
The games begin on May 26th for Kickoff at Laura’s from 10 am – 1 pm. Music, magic, balloon art, and more!

  1. Join us for Movie Matinees at 2 pm at Laura’s:
    June 22 we will screen Toy Story
    July 20 we will screen Toy Story 2

Celebrate your summer of discovery on July 27 at Laura’s from 5 – 7 pm, where we’ll have Amy’s Ice Cream!

Weekly Events
Events are all ages, unless otherwise specified.

MONDAYS
10:30 – Infant Storytime @ Westbank (ages 0-12 mos.)
Noon – Art Exploration @ Laura’s
1:00 – Reading Dog Storytime @ Laura’s
4:30 – Free Play & Food Trucks @ Laura’s

TUESDAYS
10:30 – Music & Movement @ Westbank
1:00 – Fun & Games @ Laura’s
2:00 – Inspiration! @ Westbank (ages 5 & up)
6:00/6:30 on 3rd Tuesdays – Family Night @ Westbank

WEDNESDAYS
10:30 – Performers @ Laura’s (ages 3 & up)
10:30 – Storytime @ Westbank
4:30 – Discovery @ Laura’s (ages 5 & up)

THURSDAYS
10:30 – Storytime @ Laura’s
10:30 – Spanish Storytime @ Westbank (ages 0-5)
3:00 – Watch & Read Book Club (ages 7 & up)

SATURDAYS
12:30 – Storytime @ Westbank
3:00 – Chinese Learning Playground (ages 5 & up)

Teens & Tweens
Young Adult Book Club: Superhero Edition @ Laura’s, 4 pm on 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Calling gamers! Video Game Night is June 15, 4:30-7 pm at Laura’s (ages 13-17)

Programs for Adults
Mondays – 10 am – Qi Gong @ Laura’s
Tuesdays – noon – Meditation @ Westbank
Tuesdays – 5-7 pm – Tech Help @ both locations
3rd Tuesdays – 6:30 pm – French Film Club @ Westbank
4th Tuesdays – 10:30 am – Senior Living Series @ Laura’s
Last Tuesdays – 1 pm – BookTalk Book Club @ Westbank
Wednesdays – 6:30 pm – Yoga @ Laura’s
3rd Wednesdays – 1 pm – Mysteries & More Book Club @ Westbank
2nd & 4th Thursdays – 12:30 pm – Quilters @ Laura’s
Last Thursdays – 6 pm – Smart Schooling Book Group @ Laura’s
Fridays – 11 am – Book Study: Changing Our Perspective @ Westbank
Fridays – noon – Knit Wits @ Westbank
1st Fridays – 10 am – Genealogy @ Laura’s
1st Saturdays – 10 am – Madrone Trail Hike @ Laura’s
1st Saturdays – 11 am – Tech Help @ Laura’s
3rd Saturdays – 11 am – Tech Help @ Westbank
1st Sundays – 4 pm – Daytime Book Group @ Laura’s
2nd Sundays – 4 pm – Shakespeare Out Loud @ Laura’s

May
28
Mon
LIBRARY CLOSED, NO EVENTS
May 28 all-day

Both libraries will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

May
29
Tue
Music Pups @ Westbank
May 29 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Come to Westbank to enjoy a demonstration of a Music Pups class, normally offered at Clavier-Werke School of Music. Music Pups is a program for parents and children to learn playful and creative ways of developing musical skills from an early age. Mixed age classes are developmentally appropriate and allow siblings to enjoy music together. Designed for children age 0 to 4 with their caregivers. Our demo class is about 30 minutes long.

 


Andres Vargas was born in Chile, where he began his piano studies at the age of three. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the Universidad Austral de Chile where he studied with Ximena Cabello. In 2004, he became a private student of Krassimira Jordan, artist-in-residence at Baylor University. In the fall of 2008, Andres relocated to the United States in order to pursue a master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance at Baylor University. He has performed in several cities in Chile, as well as in Europe and the U.S.A.

Adult Meditation @ Westbank
May 29 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Our 20-minute lunchtime meditation is an opportunity to relax, breathe, and de-stress. Meditation can sometimes bring up emotions, and participants are invited to stay and share those experiences with the group following the meditation if they choose.


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.

 

BookTalk @ Westbank
May 29 @ 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.

 


2018 Selections:

Fun & Games @ Laura’s
May 29 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us each week through July 31st for fun!

Drop in each week to play board games, do puzzles, and activities. If you have any favorite board games, feel free to bring them along. Bring a friend or make a new one! No matter what you choose to play, being together is the name of the game.

Inspiration! @ Westbank
May 29 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Try something new and find what inspires you!

Is your child interested in music and having fun? This class is an introduction to musical instruments such as the violin, cello, and guitar. We experience music through singing, playing, and writing and would love to have you join us!

Sarah Bellows is a piano teacher at Clavierwerke School of Music.  A graduate of Baylor University and the University of Oklahoma, she holds both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Piano Pedagogy.  She has over 12 years of teaching experience and particularly loves to interact and instruct PreK students. Her passions include teaching, family, faith, cooking and travel.

Andres Vargas was born in Chile, where he began his piano studies at the age of 3. He holds a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from the Universidad Austral de Chile where he studied with Ximena Cabello. In 2004, he became a private student of Krassimira Jordan, artist-in-residence at Baylor University. In the fall of 2008, Andres relocated to the United States in order to pursue a Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance at Baylor University. He has performed in several cities in Chile, as well as Europe, and the USA.


Upcoming Programs:

  • 6.5: Family Meditation
  • 6.12: Yoga for Kids
  • 6.19: Storybook Dance Making
  • 6.26: Fun with American Sign Language
  • 7.3: Family Meditation
  • 7.10: Yoga for Kids
  • 7.17: Storybook Dance Making
  • 7.24: Fun with American Sign Language
Tech Help @ Laura’s
May 29 @ 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.

@ Laura’s Library on the 1st Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank and Laura’s 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
May 29 @ 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.

@ Laura’s Library on the 1st Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank and Laura’s 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.

 

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