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Upcoming Programs

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.

Senior Living Truth Series @ Laura’s
May 22 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Westbank Libraries is partnering with Austin Senior Resource Alliance to present a year-long series of candid conversations with local experts focused on the unique and complex issues facing Austin’s mature homeowners and families. Join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at Laura’s Library to be part of the conversation. Check out each month’s topic below:

  • January: The Truth About Living to be 100
  • February: The Truth About Probate for Property Owners
  • March: The Truth About Decluttering Your Home
  • April: The Truth About “Advance Care Planning”
  • May: The Truth About Avoiding Homeowner Scams
  • June: The Truth About Communicating with Adult Children
  • July: The Truth About 55+ Senior Living Options
  • August: The Truth About Liquidating the Extra “Stuff”
  • September: The Truth About Building, Buying, or Remodeling Your “Last” Home
  • October: The Truth About Selling As-Is
  • November: The Truth About Living, Dying, and Leaving a Legacy
  • December: No Seminar

May Topic:

With all the mail, email, and unsolicited phone calls, it is becoming more and more difficult to determine what is legitimate and what might be a scam! Scammers often utilize public information pertaining to home ownership to take advantage of responsible property owners.

Learn how to detect and avoid homeowner related scams at this 90-minute panel event featuring local subject matter experts.




Storytime @ Westbank
May 22 @ 10:30 AM

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

Adult Meditation @ Westbank
May 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.

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.


Commons Closed @ Laura’s
May 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura's

The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m.

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

Family Night: Pajama Storytime @ Westbank
May 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. 

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!


Storytime @ Westbank
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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! Board Games @ Laura’s
May 23 @ 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.


Families are invited to play board games, do puzzles, spend time with each other and make new friends. If you have any favorite board games, feel free to bring them with you! No matter what you choose to play, being together is the name of the game.



Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura’s
May 23 @ 6:30 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.




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