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Amazon Smile

You can help the library whenever you shop on Amazon by using the AmazonSmile website (same products, same prices as Amazon).  Sign in using your Amazon or Amazon Prime account, and select Friends of the Westbank Community Library District as your charity. Whenever you shop Amazon, do [...]

Amazon Smile 2018-06-19T14:03:55+00:00

Library programs are not just for kids

Library programs are great ways to get to know your neighbors and learn something new. We have lots of programs especially for adults: Book Clubs appeal to a variety of interests. We host the Mysteries & More Book Club, the BookTalk Book Club (literary fiction), the Daytime [...]

Library programs are not just for kids 2018-06-19T13:26:02+00:00

Summer Learning

Summer learning is different than school year learning, and it is no less important. Summer is when kids create their own games develop relationships with people of differing ages pursue their own interests read just for fun enjoy time with their parents in a non-homework space [...]

Summer Learning 2018-05-28T16:21:49+00:00

Heritage Day at Eanes History Center

You're invited to a HERITAGE DAY open house at the Eanes History Center from 1-5pm on Sunday, May 20. There will be tours, storytelling, activities, and light refreshments. The Eanes History Center is comprised of a number of historical buildings on the Eanes Elementary Schoolcampus (parking [...]

Heritage Day at Eanes History Center 2018-05-11T15:56:43+00:00

Let’s Play! Summer Discovery Program

Join us for Summer Discovery Program kickoff on May 26 from 10-1 at Laura’s Library to enjoy performances by Joe McDermott (10:30) and magician Cody Fischer (noon). We’ll also have Nate the Great balloons, miniature horses, a bungee trampoline, and a special visit from a couple [...]

Let’s Play! Summer Discovery Program 2018-05-10T17:45:36+00:00

Consumer Reports Online

Curious which laundry detergent does the best job? Trying to choose new wireless headphones, a new gas grill, or the best frozen veggies? Are you worried about what your Smart TV knows about you? You’ll find all of this in the current issue of Consumer Reports, and [...]

Consumer Reports Online 2018-04-27T16:26:58+00:00

Peter Gray speaks on the importance of play

We are delighted to be hosting author Peter Gray (April 26, 7pm, Laura’s Library) for the second of a three-part talk he is giving in Austin, based on his book Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, [...]

Peter Gray speaks on the importance of play 2018-04-26T16:45:06+00:00

Learning from Home with your Library Card

Your library card is your passport to learning all sorts of things from the comfort of your sofa, office, or car. You can connect to electronic resources through our catalog page with your library card number and password (usually your 10-digit phone number). Languages    Mango Languages teaches [...]

Learning from Home with your Library Card 2018-03-30T15:25:07+00:00

Free Play & Food Trucks

Remember summer play as a kid? You would wander outside and see who was around. You’d start a game of some kind, other kids would join in, and you would adjust the rules as you went along. If it was a good game, it would continue [...]

Free Play & Food Trucks 2018-03-14T18:32:27+00:00

Spring Break Safari

Spring break is a great time to spend time doing family activities. If you haven’t got a trip planned for that second week of March, consider going on an African adventure at the library! Lannaya Drum & Dance kicks off the week on Saturday, March 10, [...]

Spring Break Safari 2018-02-23T21:43:36+00:00

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