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Upcoming Programs

Sep
10
Tue
Valley View Elementary: Abstraction, an Art Show @ Laura’s
Sep 10 – Oct 29 all-day

Laura’s Library is proud to host a unique art show featuring work by students from Valley View Elementary. With tempera and acrylic paints on canvas and paper, students used unconventional tools to create the pieces in this exhibit.

Please join us for a reception on September 15, 2:30 – 4:00.

Julie Cimino is an art educator at Valley View Elementary School. One of Ms. Cimino’s professional goals is to support Valley View’s special needs community. Last school year she set a plan in motion to develop assistive tools and technology to allow and encourage students with limited fine and gross motor skills to create art. This led to a partnership with UT graduate engineering students. The grad students worked collaboratively to create solutions that allow students to express their artistic selves with the help of adaptive tools.


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.

Oct
22
Tue
Music & Movement @ Westbank
Oct 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. We’ll also read a story. All ages are welcome, grown ups are encouraged to participate too!

Heartfulness Meditation @ Westbank
Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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 .

 


Instructor through Nov. 5:

Arely Sulvarán-Achenbach is a committed practitioner and a certified Heartfulness trainer. She is grateful for the opportunity to show people how to meditate through Heartfulness techniques and supports them in this infinitely beautiful journey of the heart to continue learning, deepening, and integrating their practice into their lives.  She conducts Heartfulness programs in English and Spanish.  She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and son.

 

Instructor from Nov. 12-Dec. 31:

Ragini Khanjee is a Heartfulness trainer and has been practicing Heartfulness for over 30 years now. She currently serves as the regional coordinator for all Heartfulness initiatives in the Texas region, and organizes the Heartfulness programs at universities, schools, corporations, community centers, and other venues. She loves meditating with people and helping them with their journey of the heart.

 

Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Oct 22 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s

The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m.

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

Arcade @ Laura’s
Oct 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
Oct 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 volunteers will provide one-on-one help with all your technology questions.

@ Westbank Library on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 4 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
Oct 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 volunteers will provide one-on-one help with all your technology questions.

@ Westbank Library on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 4 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 & Costume Storytime @ Westbank
Oct 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. 

Wear your costume to storytime this evening for extra Halloween fun!

Oct
23
Wed
American Sign Language Storytime @ Westbank
Oct 23 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

This week, an American Sign Language interpreter will be joining our regularly scheduled 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.


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
Oct 23 @ 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

The Macklin Room at Westbank is closed from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

 

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