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There’s No Place Like Home
There’s No Place Like Home
Mar 16 – Mar 23 all-day
There's No Place Like Home
This Spring Break, join us at the library for a week filled with fun events and activities. We are celebrating the classic book The Wizard of Oz. Drop in at either location during the week to participate in the scavenger hunt and guessing jar games. Pick up[...]
Backyard Neighborhood Gathering @ Westbank 11:00 AM
Backyard Neighborhood Gathering @ Westbank
Mar 16 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Backyard Neighborhood Gathering @ Westbank
This Spring Break, there’s no place like home! We’ll be kicking off a week of Spring Break programs with a Backyard Neighborhood Gathering at Westbank, where we’ll be joined for a performance by the Capitol City Highlanders Bagpipe Band, and have fun activities to enjoy in the[...]
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Sensory Storytime @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Sensory Storytime @ Laura’s
Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM
Sensory Storytime @ Laura's
The Westbank Community Library District offers a Sensory Storytime at the Laura Bush Library, Sundays at 11:00 a.m. These storytimes are for children ages 3 – 8 who are on the autism spectrum or are prone to sensory overload. A parent or caregiver is required to attend[...]
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Infant Storytime @ Westbank 10:30 AM
Infant Storytime @ Westbank
Mar 18 @ 10:30 AM
Infant Storytime @ Westbank
You’re never too young for storytime! Our littlest book lovers stroll in to Infant Storytime to hear fun songs, stories, and fingerplays, followed by open free-play with other wee ones. Designed for children from 0 to 12 months old.   
All Day Free Play @ Laura’s 12:00 PM
All Day Free Play @ Laura’s
Mar 18 @ 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
All Day Free Play @ Laura's
Spring Break means extended Free Play! Join us starting at noon today. Make Mondays fun days! Meet up with your friends at the world’s best play date. Your kids can play with each other, make new friends, use their imaginations, and just be kids. Fun for all,[...]
Discover Your Hidden Powers @ Westbank 1:00 PM
Discover Your Hidden Powers @ Westbank
Mar 18 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Discover Your Hidden Powers @ Westbank
In The Wizard of Oz, Glenda the Good Witch tells Dorothy, “You had the power all along my dear.” Like Dorothy, we can all tap into our inner powers with a bit of mindfulness. Join Glenda as we explore the hidden powers of your breath, your inner calmness,[...]
Memoir Writing Workshop @ Westbank 5:00 PM
Memoir Writing Workshop @ Westbank
Mar 18 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Memoir Writing Workshop @ Westbank
Special for the month of March! Come to the Writing Workshop at Westbank every Monday this month to discuss the art of memoir. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, you are welcome to join the Westbank Writing Workshop. Meet with other writers, and try[...]
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Music & Movement @ Westbank 10:30 AM
Music & Movement @ Westbank
Mar 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Music & Movement @ Westbank
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[...]
Senior Living Truth Series @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Senior Living Truth Series @ Laura’s
Mar 19 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Senior Living Truth Series @ Laura's
Westbank Libraries is continuing our partnership 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[...]
Mad Science @ Westbank 3:00 PM
Mad Science @ Westbank
Mar 19 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mad Science @ Westbank
Join us this afternoon for some exciting science tricks with special guest Mad Science. Mad Science is on a mission to spark imaginative learning! They are the leading science enrichment provider for children in Pre-K through grade 5. The Gathering Room Capacity: 100
Laughter Yoga @ Westbank 6:30 PM
Laughter Yoga @ Westbank
Mar 19 @ 6:30 PM
Laughter Yoga @ Westbank
Unlike other physical forms of yoga that use still or slow yoga postures, Laughter Yoga is like kindergarten recess for adults, with lots of eye contact, high energy, movement, and an atmosphere filled with child-like playfulness. We bring joy to the body through lots of laughter, silliness,[...]
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Heartsong Music @ Westbank 10:30 AM
Heartsong Music @ Westbank
Mar 20 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Heartsong Music @ Westbank
Bring your children from birth through age seven for music, movement, and fun with Heartsong Music. Grouping children of a variety of ages fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because[...]
Hot Air Balloon Wind Chimes @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Hot Air Balloon Wind Chimes @ Laura’s
Mar 20 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hot Air Balloon Wind Chimes @ Laura's
We’re celebrating the classic book The Wizard of Oz this week during Spring Break. Don’t be like Dorothy and miss the hot air balloon! Drop in to Laura’s today between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to decorate your very own hot air balloon wind chime. Every time[...]
Discovery! Wild Things Zoofari @ Laura’s 4:30 PM
Discovery! Wild Things Zoofari @ Laura’s
Mar 20 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Discovery! Wild Things Zoofari @ Laura's
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.   Join us for a special animal[...]
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¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime @ Westbank 10:30 AM
¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime @ Westbank
Mar 21 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime @ Westbank
¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime for All Ages is designed to empower parents to read simple Spanish books at home and foster a love of Spanish language and Hispanic culture through singing, traditional circle games, rhythm instruments, puppets, and stories. You do not need to have any Spanish[...]
Storyteller, Bernadette Nason: Kindness & Courage @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Storyteller, Bernadette Nason: Kindness & Courage @ Laura’s
Mar 21 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Storyteller, Bernadette Nason: Kindness & Courage @ Laura's
Children and adults alike enjoy performances by award-winning professional storyteller and actress Bernadette Nason. Today at Laura’s, Ms. Nason will share two wonderful, interactive stories that demonstrate — through themes of kindness, courage, forgiveness, and love — how to celebrate our differences and acknowledge all we have[...]
Make Your Own Rainbow Jar @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Make Your Own Rainbow Jar @ Laura’s
Mar 21 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Make Your Own Rainbow Jar @ Laura's
Catch a rainbow in a jar! Using some simple materials, we’ll show you how to make this beautiful and fun craft. Drop in to Laura’s today between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m and you can take home your own rainbow jar.      
Young Adult Book Club @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Young Adult Book Club @ Laura’s
Mar 21 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Young Adult Book Club @ Laura's
Teen-facilitated YA book club for fans of Young Adult literature. Please note, some books contain mature content. Book Selections: January 6 – Carry On by Rainbow Rowell February 7 – The Hate U You Give by Angie Thomas March 7 – Of Witches and Wizards by Nicole Zoltack[...]
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Melted Crayon Art @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Melted Crayon Art @ Laura’s
Mar 22 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Melted Crayon Art @ Laura's
Melting crayon shavings between waxed paper creates a bright and beautiful stained-glass effect. You shave the crayons and create the design, and we’ll iron it for you. Hang it in your window and watch the colors glow. Instructor Barbara Attwell is an award-winning artist and dedicated crafter[...]
Movie Matinee: Wizard of Oz @ Laura’s 2:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Wizard of Oz @ Laura’s
Mar 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Wizard of Oz @ Laura's
Join us for a matinee screening of Wizard of Oz, 2:00 p.m. at Laura’s Library. Lemonade and popcorn will be served. After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas. Based on the[...]
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Magician, Cody Fisher @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Magician, Cody Fisher @ Laura’s
Mar 23 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Magician, Cody Fisher @ Laura's
Join us today at Laura’s for a special magic show by magician Cody Fisher. Cody combines comedy, magic, and lots of audience participation in his performances. Get ready to have some magical fun!   Cody Fisher is a crowd-favorite magician. Upon completion of multiple science degrees in[...]
Discovery! @ Westbank 1:00 PM
Discovery! @ Westbank
Mar 23 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Discovery! @ Westbank
 The Discovery program offers hands-on exploring for young learners in many different topics, including science, art, music, and more. Come each week and discover something new! All ages welcome. Join us today to plant seeds in your own mini garden. March: 2nd: Brain Blox 9th: StoryBook Dance[...]
NEW! Women in Print Book Club @ Laura’s 3:00 PM
NEW! Women in Print Book Club @ Laura’s
Mar 23 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
NEW! Women in Print Book Club @ Laura's
Led by volunteer Camille Hoff, this book club reads and discusses books focusing on women’s perspective of the world. Their reading list includes literary fiction, non-fiction, and some classic titles. Join the group on the fourth Saturday of the month at 3 p.m. at Laura’s Library.  [...]
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