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Upcoming Programs

Jan
11
Thu
Cuernavaca Art Exhibit @ Laura’s
Jan 11 – Mar 5 all-day

The Cuernavaca Arts Cooperative is a group for visual artists that live in or near the Lake Hills neighborhood in Austin, TX. “Our purpose is to create a community of artists to network, share ideas, support and inspire, and find spaces suitable for art creation and classes. We are here to promote the arts in general, and within our local community.”

For more information about this group of artists, visit their website at www.cuernyarts.com.

Jan
22
Mon
Gathering Room In Use @ Westbank
Jan 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Gathering Room In Use @ Westbank

The Gathering Room at Westbank will be in use from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. for a community group meeting.

If you’d like to inquire about using a meeting room, please see our Meeting Room Policies.

Family Storytime @ Laura’s
Jan 22 @ 12:30 PM

If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, join Ms. Leah for Family Storytime! Spend a fun afternoon together reading, singing songs, playing games, and doing discovery activities. Offered every Monday at 12:30 p.m. for children with their caregivers at Laura’s Library.

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Dog Storytime @ Laura’s
Jan 22 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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. No registration is required.

Be sure to call the library to confirm if Chula is in and to ask for any last minute cancelations.


About the Program:

The Bow Wow Reading Dogs program is designed to help below grade level readers improve their skills. Our program is based on the Intermountain Therapy Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) ® program. The program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. Teams are currently working with children in Round Rock ISD, Eanes ISD, Georgetown ISD, Jarrell ISD, Austin ISD, and Leander ISD and at the Pflugerville, Round Rock, Wells Branch and Leander Libraries on a regular basis. Our teams have provided many, many special onetime programs throughout the Greater Austin area. You can see more at austindogalliance.org.

Jan
23
Tue
Preschool Storytime @ Westbank
Jan 23 @ 10:30 AM
Preschool Storytime @ Westbank

On mornings when you’re not in preschool, come to the library for Ms. Kristi’s Preschool Storytime! We’ll read books, sing songs, and enjoy cool crafts or activities. Designed for children age 3 to 5.  

Senior Living Truth Series @ Laura’s
Jan 23 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Westbank Libraries is partnering with Austin Senior Resource Alliance to present a year-long series of candid conversations with local experts focused on the unique and complex issues facing Austin’s mature homeowners and families. Join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at Laura’s Library to be part of the conversation. Check out each month’s topic below:

  • January: The Truth About Living to be 100
  • February: The Truth About Probate for Property Owners
  • March: The Truth About Decluttering Your Home
  • April: The Truth About Paying for Senior Living
  • May: The Truth About Avoiding Homeowner Scams
  • June: The Truth About Communicating with Adult Children
  • July: The Truth About 55+ Senior Living Options
  • August: The Truth About Liquidating the Extra “Stuff”
  • September: The Truth About Building, Buying, or Remodeling Your “Last” Home
  • October: The Truth About Selling As-Is
  • November: The Truth About Living, Dying, and Leaving a Legacy
  • December: No Seminar

 January’s Presenter is:

Mark Carlson, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified geriatrician, internist, and oncologist with 25 years of healthcare experience. Dr. Carlson received his medical doctorate from Loma Linda University in California and completed his geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Prior to his move into geriatrics, he spent nearly 20 years of practice in medical oncology, where serious illness had to be managed with the latest in medical technology, compassion, and a trusting patient-doctor relationship. Dr. Carlson combined these skills with his desire to help seniors in the aging process and created Be Well MD.

 

 

Adult Meditation @ Westbank
Jan 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Our 20-minute lunchtime meditation is an opportunity to relax, breathe, and de-stress. Meditation can sometimes bring up emotions, and participants are invited to stay and share those experiences with the group following the meditation if they choose.


Elizabeth is a meditation facilitator, dedicated to assisting people in the journey of mindfulness. She has practiced meditation for the past 17 years, facilitates a weekly mindfulness meditation at the Westbank Library, Mindful Eating Workshops at the YMCA, in addition to yearly Children’s Mindfulness Programs in local Austin.

Elizabeth brings mindfulness meditation into the workplace as well as having a private practice in Austin, where she works with clients on an individual basis. Elizabeth attended the University of Santa Monica, receiving a Masters in Spiritual Psychology. Prior she attended the University of Colorado receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts. Additionally Elizabeth has been through the 8-week University of Massachusetts/MBSR (Mind-Based Stress Reduction) Course, and Certified through the Mindful Schools for K-12.

 

Commons Closed @ Laura’s
Jan 23 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Commons Closed @ Laura's

The Commons at Laura’s will be closed from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

If you’d like to inquire about using a meeting room, please see our Meeting Room Policies.

Tech Help @ Laura’s
Jan 23 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 Get help with all of your technology from a tech-savvy teen. Bring cameras, laptops, questions about social media, apps, or anything else that comes to mind! Our tech-savvy teens will provide one-on-one help with all your technology questions.

@ Laura’s Library on the 1st Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank and Laura’s Library every Tuesday of the month from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


Are you a teen interested in volunteering? Check out the volunteer page for more information.

Tech Help @ Westbank
Jan 23 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Get help with all of your technology from a tech-savvy teen. Bring cameras, laptops, questions about social media, apps, or anything else that comes to mind! Our tech-savvy teens will provide one-on-one help with all your technology questions.

@ Laura’s Library on the 1st Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Westbank and Laura’s Library every Tuesday of the month from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


Are you a teen interested in volunteering? Check out the volunteer page for more information.

 

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