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Gia Marie Houck Photography Exhibit: Something Wonderful is about to Happy @ Laura’s
Gia Marie Houck Photography Exhibit: Something Wonderful is about to Happy @ Laura’s
Nov 12 2019 – Jan 2 2020 all-day
Gia Marie Houck Photography Exhibit: Something Wonderful is about to Happy @ Laura's
Join us for an exhibit of photography featuring the work of Gia Marie Houck. A Reception will be held on November 17, from 2 to 4 pm. A former hospice social worker by profession, Gia Marie Houck uses her camera to capture the subtle intricacies of life[...]
Sensory Sundays @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Sensory Sundays @ Laura’s
Dec 1 @ 11:00 AM
Sensory Sundays @ Laura's
Sensory Storytime is now Sensory Sundays. This program is intended for children ages 3 and up, and most appropriate for elementary-aged children who are on the autism spectrum or are prone to sensory overload. Families are welcomed to attend weekly. However, because this is a specialized program,[...]
Daytime Book Group @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Daytime Book Group @ Laura’s
Dec 1 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Daytime Book Group @ Laura's
Daytime Book Group comes together once a month to discuss books that explore life from many angles – from the author’s viewpoint, from the characters’ experiences, and from the group members’ personal perspectives. The group reads both fiction and non-fiction, and participants engage in lively discussions on[...]
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Qi Gong @ Laura’s 10:00 AM
Qi Gong @ Laura’s
Dec 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Qi Gong @ Laura's
Qi Gong (pronounced chee gung) is an ancient Chinese health care practice that integrates physical postures and gentle movements, breathing and focused mind. “Qi” means vital energy or life force, and “gong” means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qi Gong means cultivating[...]
Free Play @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura’s
Dec 2 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura's
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, and no clean-up for you – a great way to start your[...]
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Westbank Travels @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Westbank Travels @ Laura’s
Dec 3 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Westbank Travels @ Laura's
Global CommUnity is a thoughtful travel company created to help families map out and plan explorations around the world. Our mission is to create a Global CommUnity, first by fostering meaningful connections among family members, and then by engaging families with other cultures, all while leaving a[...]
Coding with Scratch @ Laura’s 5:00 PM
Coding with Scratch @ Laura’s
Dec 3 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Coding with Scratch @ Laura's
Join us as we collaborate and explore the possibilities of Scratch and Scratch Jr. We will have a few computers and tablets available and some optional projects to learn Scratch coding basics. We encourage you to bring your own device to start creating with Scratch!   Scratch[...]
Tech Help @ Laura’s 5:00 PM
Tech Help @ Laura’s
Dec 3 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tech Help @ Laura's
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[...]
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Discovery! Writing – Folktale Writing @ Laura’s 4:30 PM
Discovery! Writing – Folktale Writing @ Laura’s
Dec 4 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Discovery! Writing - Folktale Writing @ 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. Come to Laura’s, where we will be[...]
Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura’s
Dec 4 @ 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura's
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[...]
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Storytime @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Storytime @ Laura’s
Dec 5 @ 10:30 AM
Storytime @ Laura's
Join Ms. Leah for Storytime every Thursday. This program develops early literacy skills through story sharing, music, and crafts or activities. All ages welcome!  
EISD Speaker Series: Anxiety – Signs and Symptoms @ Laura’s 12:00 PM
EISD Speaker Series: Anxiety – Signs and Symptoms @ Laura’s
Dec 5 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
EISD Speaker Series: Anxiety - Signs and Symptoms @ Laura's
Many people suffer from anxiety to varying degrees throughout their lives, yet few people get the help they need to combat this common condition. Expressive Therapist Susan Bednar-Haynes will outline the signs and symptoms of anxiety, as well as teach simple yet powerful, evidence-based relation techniques proven[...]
Dog Storytime @ Laura’s 4:30 PM
Dog Storytime @ Laura’s
Dec 5 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Dog Storytime @ Laura's
Join us for Dog Storytime every Thursday, when sweet service dog Blossom will visit Laura’s Library with her handler, Ms. Felicia. Children may read to Blossom or have Ms. Felicia read to them as they sit with Blossom and enjoy the story.
Young Adult Book Club @ Laura’s 4:45 PM
Young Adult Book Club @ Laura’s
Dec 5 @ 4:45 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. Fall Book Selections: September 5 – All of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling October 3 – Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes November 7 – The Sun is Also a[...]
Commons Closed @ Laura’s 5:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Dec 5 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. If you’d like to inquire about using a meeting room, please see our Meeting Room Policies.
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First Friday Genealogy @ Laura’s 10:00 AM
First Friday Genealogy @ Laura’s
Dec 6 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
First Friday Genealogy @ Laura's
Whether you are a beginner just starting to explore your ancestors or deep in your research, in this group you can explore databases, trade knowledge and tips, and share wonderful stories with each other. Join Susan Marking, our amateur experienced genealogist, who facilitates this group on the[...]
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Commons Closed @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Dec 7 @ 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. If you’d like to inquire about using a meeting room, please see our Meeting Room Policies.
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Sensory Sundays @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Sensory Sundays @ Laura’s
Dec 8 @ 11:00 AM
Sensory Sundays @ Laura's
Sensory Storytime is now Sensory Sundays. This program is intended for children ages 3 and up, and most appropriate for elementary-aged children who are on the autism spectrum or are prone to sensory overload. Families are welcomed to attend weekly. However, because this is a specialized program,[...]
Sisters In Crime @ Laura’s 2:00 PM
Sisters In Crime @ Laura’s
Dec 8 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Sisters In Crime @ Laura's
Have a Very Bloody Christmas Join us for Sisters in Crime, Heart of Texas Chapter’s annual Christmas Party. We’ll hear excerpts from what our authors are writing and enjoy a potluck of recipes inspired by the books we love. No real blood will be involved, but expect[...]
Shakespeare Out Loud @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Shakespeare Out Loud @ Laura’s
Dec 8 @ 4:00 PM
Shakespeare Out Loud @ Laura's
Shakespeare Out Loud is a group of people who meet monthly at Laura’s Library to explore the genius of The Bard and to understand Shakespeare’s plays on a level that most readers have never experienced. The group is led by Landon Schultz. This group is currently reading[...]
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Bake Sale
Bake Sale
Dec 9 – Dec 11 all-day
Bake Sale
It’s that time of year again, when delicious homemade goodies are here to greet you as you walk into the library. Comfort food at your comfort place. Treat yourself, and help the Friends of the Library raise funds to support the interests and welfare of the Westbank Community[...]
Qi Gong @ Laura’s 10:00 AM
Qi Gong @ Laura’s
Dec 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Qi Gong @ Laura's
Qi Gong (pronounced chee gung) is an ancient Chinese health care practice that integrates physical postures and gentle movements, breathing and focused mind. “Qi” means vital energy or life force, and “gong” means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qi Gong means cultivating[...]
Free Play @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura’s
Dec 9 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura's
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, and no clean-up for you – a great way to start your week![...]
Commons Closed @ Laura’s 10:00 AM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Dec 10 @ 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. If you’d like to inquire about using a meeting room, please see our Meeting Room Policies.
Tech Help @ Laura’s 5:00 PM
Tech Help @ Laura’s
Dec 10 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tech Help @ Laura's
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[...]
Fall Meditation Series @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Fall Meditation Series @ Laura’s
Dec 10 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fall Meditation Series @ Laura's
Do you become overwhelmed with the idea of meditation and have visions of yogis sitting on a mountaintop in lotus position for an hour? Instructor Lisa Galizia takes a simple approach, focusing on sound, visualization, and breathing techniques, followed by a 20-minute Prime of Life yoga session.[...]
“Outside of the Box” Children @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
“Outside of the Box” Children @ Laura’s
Dec 11 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
"Outside of the Box" Children @ Laura's
Educating a Twice Exceptional (or 2E) Child: Interactive Teaching Strategies for Exceptional Engagement in STEM In this month’s talk, we will discuss the challenge of creating a learning environment that meets the needs of a diverse set of learners. We will explore innovative methods that are geared[...]
Discovery! Eco Gift Wrapping Paper @ Laura’s 4:30 PM
Discovery! Eco Gift Wrapping Paper @ Laura’s
Dec 11 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Discovery! Eco Gift Wrapping Paper @ 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. Eco Gift Wrapping Paper A gift is[...]
Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura’s
Dec 11 @ 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura's
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[...]
Armstrong Community Music School @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Armstrong Community Music School @ Laura’s
Dec 12 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Armstrong Community Music School @ Laura's
Children ages 0 – 5 will love this interactive music class, presented by Armstrong Community Music School. Music-making brings children and caregivers together in a fun, creative environment and encourages bonding, brain development, and language acquisition. Come sing, dance, and play with us!
Commons Closed @ Laura’s 3:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Dec 12 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. If you’d like to inquire about using a meeting room, please see our Meeting Room Policies.
Dog Storytime @ Laura’s 4:30 PM
Dog Storytime @ Laura’s
Dec 12 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Dog Storytime @ Laura's
Join us for Dog Storytime every Thursday, when sweet service dog Blossom will visit Laura’s Library with her handler, Ms. Felicia. Children may read to Blossom or have Ms. Felicia read to them as they sit with Blossom and enjoy the story.
Commons Closed @ Laura’s 12:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Dec 13 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m. If you’d like to inquire about using a meeting room, please see our Meeting Room Policies.
5th Annual Holiday Screening of Elf @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
5th Annual Holiday Screening of Elf @ Laura’s
Dec 14 @ 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
5th Annual Holiday Screening of Elf @ Laura's
Don’t be a “cotton-headed ninny muggins”! Come see your favorite elf, Buddy, in his fifth annual screening of Elf (rated PG) at Laura’s Library. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. Bring your own pillow, blanket, candy corn, and any other Elf-watching essentials you may have.
Sensory Sundays @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Sensory Sundays @ Laura’s
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM
Sensory Sundays @ Laura's
Sensory Storytime is now Sensory Sundays. This program is intended for children ages 3 and up, and most appropriate for elementary-aged children who are on the autism spectrum or are prone to sensory overload. Families are welcomed to attend weekly. However, because this is a specialized program,[...]
Qi Gong @ Laura’s 10:00 AM
Qi Gong @ Laura’s
Dec 16 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Qi Gong @ Laura's
Qi Gong (pronounced chee gung) is an ancient Chinese health care practice that integrates physical postures and gentle movements, breathing and focused mind. “Qi” means vital energy or life force, and “gong” means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qi Gong means cultivating[...]
Free Play @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura’s
Dec 16 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura's
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, and no clean-up for you – a great way to start your week![...]
Coding with Scratch @ Laura’s 5:00 PM
Coding with Scratch @ Laura’s
Dec 17 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Coding with Scratch @ Laura's
Join us as we collaborate and explore the possibilities of Scratch and Scratch Jr. We will have a few computers and tablets available and some optional projects to learn Scratch coding basics. We encourage you to bring your own device to start creating with Scratch!   Scratch[...]
Tech Help @ Laura’s 5:00 PM
Tech Help @ Laura’s
Dec 17 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tech Help @ Laura's
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[...]
Discovery! Arcade @ Laura’s 4:30 PM
Discovery! Arcade @ Laura’s
Dec 18 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Discovery! Arcade @ 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. Come join us for a video game[...]
Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura’s
Dec 18 @ 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura's
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[...]
Storytime @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Storytime @ Laura’s
Dec 19 @ 10:30 AM
Storytime @ Laura's
Join Ms. Leah for Storytime every Thursday. This program develops early literacy skills through story sharing, music, and crafts or activities. All ages welcome!  
Dog Storytime @ Laura’s 4:30 PM
Dog Storytime @ Laura’s
Dec 19 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Dog Storytime @ Laura's
Join us for Dog Storytime every Thursday, when sweet service dog Blossom will visit Laura’s Library with her handler, Ms. Felicia. Children may read to Blossom or have Ms. Felicia read to them as they sit with Blossom and enjoy the story.
Education Conversations Book Club @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Education Conversations Book Club @ Laura’s
Dec 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Education Conversations Book Club @ Laura's
Westbank Libraries’ Education Conversations touches upon topics in education, with an emphasis on the psychology that should inform how we approach education. Participants engage in lively discussions on the topic, and we encourage educators and parents to attend to offer multiple perspectives and voices. This program, which[...]
Commons Closed @ Laura’s 12:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Dec 20 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura’s
The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. If you’d like to inquire about using a meeting room, please see our Meeting Room Policies.
Women in Print Book Club @ Laura’s 3:00 PM
Women in Print Book Club @ Laura’s
Dec 21 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Women in Print Book Club @ Laura's
New Book Club 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[...]
Sensory Sundays @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Sensory Sundays @ Laura’s
Dec 22 @ 11:00 AM
Sensory Sundays @ Laura's
Sensory Storytime is now Sensory Sundays. This program is intended for children ages 3 and up, and most appropriate for elementary-aged children who are on the autism spectrum or are prone to sensory overload. Families are welcomed to attend weekly. However, because this is a specialized program,[...]
Qi Gong @ Laura’s 10:00 AM
Qi Gong @ Laura’s
Dec 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Qi Gong @ Laura's
Qi Gong (pronounced chee gung) is an ancient Chinese health care practice that integrates physical postures and gentle movements, breathing and focused mind. “Qi” means vital energy or life force, and “gong” means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qi Gong means cultivating[...]
All Day Free Play @ Laura’s 12:00 PM
All Day Free Play @ Laura’s
Dec 23 @ 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
All Day Free Play @ Laura's
BONUS extended Free Play! Join us starting at noon today. 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, and no clean-up for you!  
Sensory Sundays @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Sensory Sundays @ Laura’s
Dec 29 @ 11:00 AM
Sensory Sundays @ Laura's
Sensory Storytime is now Sensory Sundays. This program is intended for children ages 3 and up, and most appropriate for elementary-aged children who are on the autism spectrum or are prone to sensory overload. Families are welcomed to attend weekly. However, because this is a specialized program,[...]
Qi Gong @ Laura’s 10:00 AM
Qi Gong @ Laura’s
Dec 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Qi Gong @ Laura's
Qi Gong (pronounced chee gung) is an ancient Chinese health care practice that integrates physical postures and gentle movements, breathing and focused mind. “Qi” means vital energy or life force, and “gong” means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qi Gong means cultivating[...]
All Day Free Play @ Laura’s 12:00 PM
All Day Free Play @ Laura’s
Dec 30 @ 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
All Day Free Play @ Laura's
BONUS extended Free Play! Join us starting at noon today. 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, and no clean-up for you!  
Noon Year’s Eve @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Noon Year’s Eve @ Laura’s
Dec 31 @ 11:00 AM
Noon Year's Eve @ Laura's
Ring in the Noon Year with Westbank Libraries and Mr. Will! Join us for a New Year’s Eve concert at Laura’s Library. There will be music, dancing, and lots of fun–everything we need to lead in the New Year right with one of our favorite musicians. We’ll[...]