Programs 2018-04-05T11:37:17+00:00

Daytime Book Group examines life from many angles & reads both fiction & non-fiction.

1st Sundays @ 4pm, Laura’s


Shakespeare Out Loud explores the genius of The Bard by reading plays aloud & sharing.

2nd Sundays @ 4pm, Laura’s


BookTalk reads & discusses literary fiction. The group also reads a classic & a book by a Texas author once a year. Group is on hiatus in November and December.

Last Tuesdays @ 1pm, Westbank


Mysteries & More Book Club cheerfully dissects the juiciest mysteries. Group is on hiatus in November and December.

3rd Wednesdays @ 1pm, Westbank


Smart Schooling Book Group is led by local educators & touches on topics in education.

Last Thursdays @ 6pm, Laura’s


Changing Our Perspective & Awareness brings awareness & perspective to life’s changes.

Fridays @ 11am, Westbank

Free Play & Food Trucks
Mondays @ 4:30pm, Laura’s
All ages

Family Activity Night helps you & your family unplug, learn, & get creative.

Tuesdays @ 6pm, Westbank, All ages

  • First Tuesday: Board Games
  • Second Tuesday: Craft or Presenter
  • Third Tuesday: Laughter Yoga (6:30pm)
  • Fourth Tuesday: Pajama Storytime

Discovery! is a hands-on program that explores different topics, including science, literature, technology, & more.

Wednesdays @ 4:30PM, Laura’s, Ages 5 and up


中文游乐园– Chinese Learning Playground is a Mandarin Chinese study group for kids.

Saturdays @ 3pm, Westbank, Ages 5 and up

Writing Workshop is an opportunity to meet other writers and tiptoe into genres you may never have explored before.

  • March: Suspense/Spy
  • April: Satire
  • May: Memoir

2nd Mondays @ 5pm, Westbank


Knit Wits meet for fun & fiber. Flash your best needles, break out the good yarn, and share some ‘purls’ of wisdom with the rest of us! Crocheters & embroiderers welcome.

Fridays @ 12-3pm, Westbank


Quilters welcome the experienced expert or the curious novice to this long-running group, a patchwork of creative minds led by Sharon Cole

2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 12:30pm, Laura’s


Family Night is an opportunity to learn something new or get creative as a family.

Second Tuesdays @ 6pm, Westbank


Check out the Do-It-Yourself section on our Database Page for ideas!

French Film Club watches a monthly film selection at home, then meets at the library to discuss en française. Check the calendar for selections.

3rd Tuesdays @ 7pm, Westbank, For Adults


¡Hola, Hola! immerses the family in Spanish stories & songs as well as Hispanic culture.

Thursdays @ 10:30am, Westbank, All Ages


Meditación en Español es una hora de meditación donde los primeros 10-15 minutos explico que es meditación y los puntos básicos de meditación.

Sundays @ 11am, Westbank, For Adults


中文游乐园Chinese Learning Playground is a Mandarin Chinese study group for kids.

Saturdays @3pm, Westbank, Ages 5 and up

Support the Friends of the Westbank Library in their efforts to:

  • Provide scholarships to exceptional teens
  • Support local artists with an annual Artisans’ Market (November 10, 2018)
  • Promote the interests & welfare of the Library

To join or make a donation, please visit: www.friendsofthewestbanklibrary.org

Looking to volunteer? Applications are accepted year-round & can be located on the Volunteer page of our website. You must be at least 13 years of age to volunteer

Teen Drop In & Do Some Good is an opportunity for teens ages 13-18 to earn service hours by doing small tasks at the library four times a year.


FRIENDS OF THE WESTBANK LIBRARY

1st Tuesdays @ 5pm, Laura’s


TEEN DROP IN & DO SOME GOOD

March 25 @ 1pm-4pm, Westbank


4th ANNUAL ARTISANS’MARKET @ LAURA’S

NOVEMBER 10

10AM-4PM

Writing Workshop  is an opportunity to meet other writers and tiptoe into genres you may never have explored before.

  • March: Suspense/Spy
  • April: Satire
  • May: Memoir

2nd Mondays @ 5pm, Westbank


First Friday Genealogy meets monthly to share tips for finding lost ancestors using library resources.

1st Fridays @ 10am, Laura’s


Madrone Canyon Hike is guided & attendees are invited to wander & wonder on the trail at a gentle pace for approximately one hour.

1st Saturdays @ 10am, Laura’s


Shakespeare Out Loud explores the genius of The Bard by reading plays aloud & sharing understanding. Check the website for selections.

2nd Sundays @ 4pm, Laura’s


Self-Paced Learning is available on our database page through Learning Express and Mango Languages.

Qi Gong allows you to learn different qi gong movements that help reduce stress, increase vitality, & build stamina.

Mondays @ 10am, Laura’s


Meditation allows a 20-minute breather and some time to recharge during your lunch break.

Tuesdays @ Noon, Westbank


Family Laughter Yoga is initiated through directed exercises including clapping, playing, deep breathing, & movement.

3rd Tuesdays @ 6:30pm, Westbank


Prime of Life Yoga™ breath-oriented yoga designed for people 40 & older.

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm, Laura’s


Meditación en Español es una hora de meditación donde los primeros 10-15 minutos explico que es meditación y los puntos básicos de meditación.

Sundays @ 11am, Westbank

“Outside of the Box” Children is for parents of a child who don’t fit neatly into any “typically developing” box. We’ll explore research, techniques & approaches, & specific steps that can help guide you.

1st Wednesdays @ 10:30am, Laura’s


Westlake High School Presents is a year-long speaker series that focuses on tools for healthy parent/child relationships.

Select Thursdays @ Noon, Westbank


Smart School Book Group is led by Antonio Buehler, founder of Abrome. This group discusses books that touch upon topics in education, with an emphasis on the psychology that should inform how we approach education.

Last Thursdays @ 6pm, Laura’s

Unless noted otherwise, most Storytime Programs are All Ages.


Infant Storytime introduces babies to rhythms, rhymes, finger plays, & simple stories.

Mondays @ 10:30am, Westbank (Ages 0-1)


Dog Storytime Handler Holly with Dog Chula will be at Laura’s Library to read with kiddos or visit with them. Pre-readers and readers are welcome.

Mondays @ 1pm, Laura’s


Storytime develops early literacy skills through story sharing, music, & crafts/activities.

Mondays @ 12:30pm, Laura’s
Tuesdays @ 10:30am, Westbank
Wednesdays @ 10:30am, Westbank
Thursdays @ 10:30am, Laura’s
Saturdays @ 12:30pm, Westbank (1st Saturday is Sensory focused)


Pajama Storytime lets you cuddle your favorite soft toy or blanket during a bedtime story… while wearing your pajamas, of course!

4th Tuesdays @ 6pm, Westbank


Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime immerses the family in Spanish stories & songs as well as Hispanic culture.

Thursdays @ 10:30am, Westbank


Sensory Storytime is for kids ages 3-8 on the Autism spectrum or with sensory issues. Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Limited to 12 children. Groups meet every other week.

Sundays @ 11am, Laura’s (Ages 3-8) Enroll here.

Databases Did you know you can access dozens of databases through the library’s website? Whether you’re looking for resources on career development, health and wellness, business, education, or genealogy, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at www.westbanklibrary.com/databases.


Tech Teens Interested in volunteering as a Tech Teen? Pick up an application at our front desk, or get one at www.westbanklibrary.com/volunteer.


Tech Help allows one-on-one assistance with your technology devices with our Tech Teens. No appointment necessary, simply drop in.

Tuesday @ 5-7, Westbank & Laura’s

1st Saturdays @ 11am-1pm, Laura’s

3rd Saturdays @ 11am-1pm, Westbank

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