Westbank Library

1309 Westbank Dr Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!

Laura Bush Community Library

9411 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!
Programs 2017-10-31T17:33:45+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
*on hiatus 11/28


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

3rd Wednesdays @ 1pm, Westbank
*on hiatus 11/15 & 12/20


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

Last Thursdays @ 6pm, Laura’s
*on hiatus 12/18


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

Fridays @ 11am, Westbank
*on hiatus 12/22 & 12/29

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

Tuesdays @ 6pm, Westbank, All ages11/7: Board Games

  • 11/7: Board Games
  • 11/14: Autumn Leaf Lanterns
  • 11/21: Laughter Yoga (6:30pm)
  • 11/28: 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

  • 11/1: Writing: Tongue Twisters
  • 11/8: Gift of Gratitude
  • 11/15: Autumn Leaf Lanterns
  • 11/29: All About Wolves

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

Saturdays @ 3pm, Westbank, Ages 5 and up

*On hiatus 11/25, 12/23. and 12/30

Fiction Writing Workshop is an opportunity to explore a genre more deeply & offer advice to other writers. September & October focus on science fiction.

2nd Mondays @ 5pm, Westbank


Knit Wits meet for fun & fiber. Come teach, be taught, or simply enjoy the art of knitting. Crocheters & embroiderers welcome.

Fridays @ 12-3pm, Westbank


Quilters welcome the experienced expert or the curious novice to this long-running group.

2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 12:30pm, Laura’s
*on hiatus 11/23


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

Second Tuesdays @ 6pm, Westbank

11/14: Autumn Leaf Lanterns

12/12: Holiday Craft


3RD ANNUAL ARTISANS’ MARKET @ LAURA’S

NOVEMBER 11

10AM-4PM


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
*on hiatus in November and December


¡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
*on hiatus 11/26, and 12/31


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

Saturdays @3pm, Westbank, Ages 5 and up

*On hiatus 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

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 11, 2017)
  • 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

November & December, at Westbank


TEEN DROP IN & DO SOME GOOD

October 29 @ 1pm-4pm, Westbank


3RD ANNUAL ARTISANS’MARKET @ LAURA’S

NOVEMBER 11

10AM-4PM

Fiction Writing Workshop  is an opportunity to explore a genre more deeply & offer advice to other writers. September & October will focus on science fiction. November and December will focus on Mystery.

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 Trail 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.

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

Fridays @ 11am, Westbank
*on hiatus 12/22 & 12/29


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
*on hiatus 12/19


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

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm, Laura’s
*on hiatus 11/22


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
*on hiatus 11/26 and 12/31

“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
*on hiatus 12/28

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 (All ages)
*On hiatus 10/2


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

Tuesdays @ 10:30am, Westbank (Ages 3-5)


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 (All ages)
*3rd Tuesday in December


Tot Time is toddler time—books, singing, movement, crafts, & activities. (Ages 1-3)

Wednesdays @ 10:30am, Westbank

Thursdays @ 10:30am, Laura’s
*On hiatus 11/22, 11/23


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

Thursdays @ 10:30am, Westbank (All ages)
*On hiatus 11/23


Family Storytime combines books, games, & discovery activities for the whole family. 1st Saturdays are sensory focused.

Mondays @ 12:30pm, Laura’s (All ages)
Saturdays @ 12:30pm, Westbank (All ages)
*On hiatus 11/25


Sensory Storytime is for kids ages 3-8 on the Autism spectrum or with sensory issues. Participants will enjoy stories, songs, & a variety of sensory activities. Limited to 10 children. Register here.

Sundays @ 11am, Laura’s (Ages 3-8)

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 *on hiatus 11/21

1st Saturdays @ 11am-1pm, Laura’s

3rd Saturdays @ 11am-1pm, Westbank


Business Technology Workshops 

Select dates @ Noon, Westbank

September 21st: Business Technology Hour will cover popular software tools for entrepreneurs. Watch it here.

October 5th: Business & Technology Answers will be an interactive hour with live research assistance. Watch it here.