Westbank Library

1309 Westbank Dr Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!

Laura Bush Community Library

9411 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!
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Upcoming Programs

Aug
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Half-Off Book Sale @ Westbank
Aug 11 – Aug 20 all-day
Aug
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Qi Gong @ Laura’s
Aug 21 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Qi Gong (pronounced chee gung) is an ancient Chinese health care practice that integrates physical postures and gentle movements, breathing and focused mind. “Qi” means vital energy or life force, and “gong” means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qi Gong means cultivating energy and is practiced for health maintenance, healing, and increasing vitality.

In this one hour class, we will learn the different qi gong movements that help reduce stress, increase vitality, and build stamina.

 


Sandra Medina Bocangel is a physician from Mexico with a specialty in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and a Master in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. Her offices are in Austin and San Antonio. She has been practicing meditation for 15 years, and is a Zen Buddhism student in Austin.

 

Infant Storytime @ Westbank
Aug 21 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Infant storytime is designed for children from 0 to 12 months old.  Join Ms. Kristi for stories, fingerplays and fun.

Family Storytime @ Laura’s
Aug 21 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

We will enjoy a combination of books, songs, movement, and more. Spend some time together as we share in the fun of games and discovery activities.

@ Laura’s Library on Mondays at 12:30 p.m.

 

Aug
22
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Preschool Storytime @ Westbank
Aug 22 @ 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime @ Westbank

Come to Ms. Kristi’s weekly storytime with your preschooler (ages 3-5) and enjoy books as well as crafts or activities.

Adult Meditation @ Westbank
Aug 22 @ 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. Some former clients include The Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Freescale, Central Health, and various health facilities.

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.

 

Tech Help @ Laura’s
Aug 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.

@ 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
Aug 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.

@ 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.

 

Family Night: Pajama Storytime @ Westbank
Aug 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

A storytime for night owls of all ages, get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your sleepy toy and come for the best bedtime stories ever. The milk and snacks are on us!

 


Family Night is fun night at Westbank! Join us Tuesday evenings, when we have activities for the whole family to enjoy. Each week we have a different event:  board games, crafts, or Laughter Yoga. Come for fun and enjoy spending time with each other!

 

Aug
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Wed
Sandra Farrell Fine Art @ Laura’s
Aug 23 – Oct 30 all-day

A collection of oil paintings ranging from landscapes to florals, portraiture and still life. She draws her inspiration from nature especially during her travels abroad.

 


Sandra Farrell began painting after the age 50 when her interest in art was sparked while viewing the Sistine Chapel. After returning home, she began art classes under Elizabeth Locke and continued taking weekly classes for 15 years. Farrell has attended various workshops including workshops with Ian Roberts at home in Austin and France.

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