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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 2018-04-11T13:49:05+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

Magazines Online

Does your doctor’s office have boring magazines? How about your auto mechanic? Your hairdresser?  What do you read in the car when you are waiting for your kids to get out of sports practice or finish up at the orthodontist? With your library membership, you carry [...]

Magazines Online 2018-02-17T16:44:19+00:00

Primary Candidate Forum

The Cuernavaca Action Group is hosting a forum of candidates for Texas US District 25 and Texas House District 47 on Sunday, February 18 at 1:00 at Laura's Library. All candidates for their party's nomination have been invited to participate. In Texas US District 25, the [...]

Primary Candidate Forum 2018-02-10T13:19:23+00:00

Community aspirations survey

Many organizations work to make the Westbank area a great place to live. Besides the library, we are supported by local governments, schools and parent groups, the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses, churches, the Picayune and other local papers, service organizations, fire and law enforcement [...]

Community aspirations survey 2018-01-12T14:31:39+00:00

Honoring the Journey

Each of us is on our own journey. We each started in a particular place with a particular family, we went to particular schools and had our own particular set of experiences. All of these particulars have colored our view of how the world works, our [...]

Honoring the Journey 2018-01-05T13:16:25+00:00

Resolution to Read

How many books did you read last year? Actual books – not articles or social media, but full books made of paper, downloaded to a digital device, or experienced in audio format... Actual books with tens of thousands of words telling a complex story or exploring [...]

Resolution to Read 2017-12-15T13:26:21+00:00

The Kids’ Page

Have you visited the Kid’s Room on our website? We have some really cool features to bring the joy of digital reading to your family… Bookflix (new!) offers over 100 classic video storybooks paired with related nonfiction books for a rounded reading experience.  You can choose read-aloud [...]

The Kids’ Page 2017-11-25T22:13:18+00:00

Westbank Library

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Laura Bush Community Library

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