Westbank Library

1309 Westbank Dr Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!

Laura Bush Community Library

9411 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!
Programs 2017-07-12T12:08:34+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 Only 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

*On hiatus after July 21

Watch & Read Book Club alternates watching a movie one week & discussing the story the next.

*Check the website for titles


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

Tuesdays @ 6pm, Westbank, All ages

*Laughter Yoga at 6:30pm on 3rd Th.


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

*On hiatus 7/1

Guitar Jam welcomes adult & teen players of all levels. Acoustic guitars & mandolins are welcome, but no electric guitars, please.

3rd Sundays @ 3-5pm, Laura’s

*On hiatus 7/16


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


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

June 13: Chinese Paper Cutting

July 11: Paper Flowers

August 8: Young Rembrandts

@ 6pm, Westbank


Postcard Project: Dear____,Wish You Were Here is an opportunity to be a part of a community-wide art exhibit. Create a one-of-kind art postcard on June 15 from 2-3pm at Laura’s Library.

June 15 @ 2-3pm, Laura’s

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

3rd Tuesdays @ 7pm, Westbank


¡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


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 7/1

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, as well as detailed job descriptions & qualifications for each position can be located on the Volunteer page of our website. Applications accepted year-round. Please note that teens have application deadlines in May for summer shifts & August for the school year.

1st Tuesdays @ 5pm

June—Laura’s

July—hiatus

August—Westbank

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.

June 25 @ 11am-1pm, Westbank

Educating Remarkable Children Parents and children can learn more about new approaches to challenging topics in education with Antonio Buehler from Abrome.

May 30: Getting into Harvard & Stanford @ Noon

June 13: Tackling Bullying in Schools @ 6pm

June 27: Separating Education Fads, Fact, & Fiction @ Noon

July 18: Twice Exceptional, Many Times Failed @ 6pm


Smart Schooling Book Group How do you raise and educate remarkable children? Led by local educators.

Last Thursdays @ 6pm, Laura’s


College Planning with College InRoads will cover scholarships, merit aid, financial aid, & the admissions process. The program is repeated on the second date.

June 8 @ 5:45, Laura’s

July 27 @ 5:45pm, Westbank

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


Changing Our Perspective & Awareness: A Book Study will help bring awareness & perspecitve to life’s changes.

Fridays @ 11am, Westbank *Through July 14


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

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

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


Dog Storytime

Mondays @ 1pm, Laura’s (All ages)

*On hiatus 8/21, 8/28


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)


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

Wednesdays @ 10:30am, Westbank

Thursdays @ 10:30am, Laura’s


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

Thursdays @ 10:30am, Westbank (All ages)


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

Saturdays @ 12:30pm, Westbank (All ages)


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)

*On hiatus 8/20, 8/27

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


Business Technology Workshops

Changing Your Business

June 1 , Noon, Westbank

Learn about real cases of business owners who made radical changes & found success.


Website Essentials for Small Businesses

June 15 , Noon, Westbank

Learn the essential basics that you need for a website or online presence in order to run a successful business.

FIRST FRIDAY GENEALOGY

1st Fridays @ 10am, Laura’s


MADRONE TRAIL HIKE

1st Saturdays @ 10am, Laura’s
*On hiatus 8/5


SHAKESPEARE OUT LOUD

2nd Sundays @ 4pm, Laura’s


GO GAME

1-3:30pm, Laura’s

*Only on 7/9, 7/23, and 8/1