Keeping Ourselves Moving

2018-09-16T13:26:32+00:00

The library is a great place to have fun, hanging out with friends and neighbors while playing and getting a bit of exercise!

Sheng Zhen   Every Saturday, acupuncturist and Qi Gong instructor Thomas Najar leads Sheng Zhen, a seated form of Qi Gong designed for people with joint or balance difficulties. This gentle, meditative exercise helps loosen joints and reduce stress. Every Saturday at 11 am at Westbank.

Qi Gong   Sandra Medina Bocangel, a Master in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture, starts each week with Monday morning Qi Gong class. Qi Gong integrates postures with deliberate movements to help reduce stress, increase vitality, and build stamina.  Every Monday at 10am at Laura’s.

Prime of Life Yoga   Every Wednesday, Lisa Galizia leads a yoga class aimed at the 40+ crowd. These stretching exercises are demonstrated with modifications to suit the individual. Every Wednesday at 6pm at Laura’s (this is a new time).

Madrone Canyon Trail Hike   You can take this hike on your own at any time, but a guided tour is offered on the first Saturday of the month by Texas Master Naturalists Jean Love El Harim and Paula Tuttle. The trail is a little over a mile and the tour, which highlights the flora, fauna, and geological history of the canyon, takes about an hour. You can read more about the trail on Jean’s blog and on our websiteFirst Saturday of the month at 10 am at Laura’s Library – meet at the far end of the parking lot.

Free Play   Your library is taking a proactive approach to remedying what Dr. Peter Gray refers to as the “play deficit” in our country. Every Monday we offer Free Play for all ages at 4:30pm at Laura’s Library. You can read more about Peter Gray’s idea of the importance of play for all ages — even adults — in the article published here on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission website.

Music & Movement   Dance, stretch, sing, and play with your kids! Every Tuesday at 10:30am at Westbank.

Arcade Night    Join us for our monthly video game meetup where we’ll have a Switch, PS3, two Wiis, and a 6-station Minecraft LAN.  Designed for teens, but all ages are welcome! 4th Tuesday each month 5-7pm at Laura’s.

Westbank Library

1309 Westbank Dr Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!

Laura Bush Community Library

9411 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!