Programs2018-12-12T12:07:23+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 is a group of bloodhound bookworms who dissect cryptic crimes.

3rd Wednesdays @ 1pm, Westbank


Smart Schooling Book Group discusses books that explore topics in education, with an emphasis on the psychology that informs our approach to educating children.

Last Thursdays @ 6pm, Laura’s


A Book Study: Changing Our Perspective & Awareness examines the inner self through a group discussion of a text to provide ways of dealing with life’s inevitable ups and downs.

Mondays @ 11am, Westbank

Free Play Come meet up with your friends at the world’s best play date. Fun for all, and a great way to start your week!
Mondays @ 4:00pm, Laura’s
All ages


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

Tuesdays @ 6pm, Westbank,
All ages


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 Children will learn to read, speak, write Chinese through many fun activities.

Saturdays @ 3pm, Westbank,
Ages 5 and up

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 helps you & your family unplug, learn, & get creative.

Tuesdays @ 6pm, Westbank
All ages


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.

2nd Sundays @ 2pm, Westbank,
For Adults


¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime teaches children basic vocabulary and Hispanic culture through stories, songs, and more. Appropriate
for beginning to advanced Spanish speakers.

Thursdays @ 10:30am, Westbank,
All Ages


中文游乐园Chinese Learning Playground is a Mandarin Chinese study group for young children, recommended for ages 5 and above, led by volunteer native Chinese speaking parents. Children will learn to read, speak, write Chinese through many fun activities.

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.

Teen Drop In: Free Play Mondays at Laura’s from 4-7 pm. Teens can come for the whole time, or any portion you are able. Just bring your parent’s contact information with you.


FRIENDS OF THE WESTBANK LIBRARY

1st Tuesdays @ 5pm, check calendar for location



5th ANNUAL ARTISANS’ MARKET @ LAURA’S

NOVEMBER 9

10AM-4PM

Eanes History Group   join fellow history buffs in learning about, sharing, and celebrating the heritage of the Eanes area!

2nd Mondays @ 11:30am, Westbank


Senior Living Truth Series  is a year-long series of candid conversations with local experts focused on unique and complex issues facing Austin’s mature homeowners and families.

4th Tuesdays @ 10:30am, Laura’s


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

1st Fridays @ 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 teaches different movements that help reduce stress, increase vitality, & build stamina.

Mondays @ 10am, Laura’s


Adult 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 35 & older.

Wednesdays @ 6:00pm, Laura’s


Sheng Zhen Seated Qi Gong is a gentle form of Qi Gong ideal for loosening stiff joints, restoring focus, and promoting overall health.

Saturdays @ 11am, Westbank

Finding Your Path to Learning Antonio Buehler from Abrome touches on a variety of topics concerning young people & their families. View past presentations from this series on our YouTube page. Click here!


“Outside of the Box” Children is organized by parent volunteers, and features guest speakers on topics related to special education. View past presentations from this series on our YouTube page. Click here!

First Wednesdays @ 10:30am, Laura’s (during the school year)


WHS Presents is a year-long speaker series for parents focused on popular topics such as study skills, healthy relationships, and more.

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)


Music & Movement focuses on developing gross motor skills and social skills. Wiggle, dance, and hear a story!

Tuesdays @ 10:30am, Westbank

Storytime develops early literacy skills through story sharing, music, & crafts. 1st Saturdays are sensory focused.

Wednesdays @ 10:30am, Westbank
Thursdays @ 10:30am, Laura’s
Saturdays @ 12:30pm, Westbank

Pajama Storytime lets you get comfy in your favorite PJs, grab your cuddliest sleep toy, and hear the best bedtime stories ever.

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. Because this is a specialized storytime, participation is limited.

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 @ 5-7pm, Westbank & Laura’s

Sundays @ Noon-2pm, Westbank

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