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 Book Group (book choices exploring multiple perspectives). Book clubs meet once per month. Check the schedule for the next date and book title.

Book Study: The Diamond in Your Pocket is a chapter-by-chapter discussion group, focuses on the search for fulfillment –  jump in at any time (Fridays, 11am @ Westbank).

Finding Your Path to Learning is a parenting series addressing the educational concerns of families. Topics this summer include Anxious Parent, Anxious Teen (June 20, 6pm @ Westbank), School Readiness (June 21, 11:30 am @ Laura’s), Expecting Perfection Fails Students (July 11, 6pm @ Westbank) and What to Look for in Early Education (July 19, 11:30am @ Laura’s).

Genealogy is an opportunity to share research resources and tips with other enthusiasts (first Friday of the month, 10am @ Laura’s).

Knitting is just that – knitters of all experience levels knitting together (Fridays, 12-3pm @ Westbank).

Meditation is available in English (Tuesdays, noon @ Westbank) and in Spanish (Sundays, 11am @ Westbank) to promote mindfulness and wellness.

 Qi Gong (Mondays, 10am @ Laura’s) and Prime of Life Yoga (Wednesdays, 6:30pm @ Laura’s) offer gentle exercise integrating, posture, movement, and breath.

Quilt Group meets to work together on quilt projects, including a quilt for our annual raffle (second and fourth Thursday of the month, 12:30-3pm @ Laura’s).

Senior Living Speaker Series focuses on concerns for the 55+ crowd. June’s topic concerns Communicating with Adult Children, in July we will hear about Senior Living Options, and in August we will learn about Liquidating the Extra “Stuff” (fourth Tuesday of the month, 10:30am Laura’s).

Shakespeare Out Loud meets the second Sunday of the month (4pm @ Laura’s) to read aloud and discuss the plays of Shakespeare.

 Smart Schooling Book Group discusses education-related books. In June we are reading Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite (last Thursday of the month, 6pm @ Laura’s).

Tech Help is for anyone with a technology-related question (Tuesdays, 5-7pm at both libraries, plus 1st (LL) and 3rd (WB) Saturdays, 11 am).

Trail Hike is for all ages. Learn about our natural terrain and native flora and fauna (first Saturday, 10am @Laura’s).

Volunteer! We have opportunities to help in all sorts of ways as either a weekly volunteer (2-3 hour shift) or as a member of our Friends Group. The Friends are currently planning the annual Artisans’ Market and could always use some help for this major event!

Come by, get out of the heat, and discover!  Have an idea for an adult program? Let us know!

 

 

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Westbank Library

1309 Westbank Dr Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!

Laura Bush Community Library

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