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Upcoming Programs

Jun
27
Mon
Beatrice Baldwin Exhibit I – Peaceful Gardens: painted in the style of stained-glass @ Laura’s @ Laura's Library
Jun 27 – Aug 8 all-day

 

 

Join us at Laura’s Library for a two-part exhibit by talented local artist, Beatrice Baldwin.

  • [ Exhibit I ] Peaceful Gardens: painted in the style of stained-glass runs from June 27 – August 8
  • [ Exhibit II ] Whimsical Portraits runs from August 9 – September 19

 

 

Born in San Francisco, Beatrice Baldwin has lived on both coasts, the middle-east, and Hawaii. She moved to Austin in 2004 to be near her family and teach high school art classes at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School. After thirty years teaching art to children and adults, she recently retired and spends more time in her Cuernavaca studio and with her family. She holds both a BFA and MFA in painting, drawing, and printmaking. She loves to paint in both watercolor and acrylic. Her paintings are in collections across the country including California, Texas, Virginia, Oregon, New Mexico, and Florida. You can find her at beatricebaldwin.com.


Are you an artist interested in exhibiting your work at the library? Visit our Art at Laura’s page to find out more, see past shows, and submit your samples.

 

 

Aug
8
Mon
Beatrice Baldwin Exhibit II – Whimsical Portraits @ Laura’s @ Laura's Library
Aug 8 – Sep 19 all-day

Join us at Laura’s Library for a two-part exhibit by talented local artist, Beatrice Baldwin.

 

 

  • [ Exhibit I ] Peaceful Gardens: painted in the style of stained-glass ran from June 27 – August 8. See photos of the exhibit here, and the article in the Picayune here.
  • [ Exhibit II ] Whimsical Portraits runs from August 8 – September 19

 

 

 

Born in San Francisco, Beatrice Baldwin has lived on both coasts, the middle-east, and Hawaii. She moved to Austin in 2004 to be near her family and teach high school art classes at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School. After thirty years teaching art to children and adults, she recently retired and spends more time in her Cuernavaca studio and with her family. She holds both a BFA and MFA in painting, drawing, and printmaking. She loves to paint in both watercolor and acrylic. Her paintings are in collections across the country including California, Texas, Virginia, Oregon, New Mexico, and Florida. You can find her at beatricebaldwin.com.


Are you an artist interested in exhibiting your work at the library? Visit our Art at Laura’s page to find out more, see past shows, and submit your samples.

 

 

Creative Exploration @Laura’s Library
Aug 8 @ 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

On Mondays this summer, drop in at Laura’s Library for some creative exploration through building and art! Some Mondays we’ll have building materials in the Commons for kids to stack and design with. Other Mondays we’ll be creating art with a variety of mediums (markers, crayons, colored pencils, daubers, watercolors). Turn on your imaginations and meet friends at this fun program!

  • 7/11: Building
  • 7/18: Art
  • 7/25: Building
  • 8/1: Art
  • 8/8: Building
HYBRID: Eanes History Group (Onsite @ Westbank Library and Online)
Aug 8 @ 11:30 AM

Celebrate 150 years of public education in Eanes: 150 years of ringing the children in, Eanes History Group with Ellen Balthazar, August 8, 11:30am, Westbank Library and on ZoomClick here to join the Eanes History Group, a live virtual program.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


On the second Monday of each month, join fellow history buffs in learning about, sharing, and celebrating the heritage of the Eanes area!

This month’s meeting will be held simultaneously in person upstairs at Westbank Library and online through Zoom.

Celebrate 150 Years of Public Education in Eanes: 150 Years of Ringing the Children In

We’re kicking off a series of programs this fall to celebrate 150 years of public education in our community. Over the next several months we’ll hear from educators and students from various eras of Eanes history. It’s the story of our schools, but it’s also the story of our community.

Ellen Balthazar will kick off the series with the fall’s first presentation, sharing photographs, artifacts, and information about Eanes public schools from 1872-2022.


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.
ONLINE: Writing Workshop
Aug 8 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Click here to join the Writing Workshop, a live virtual program happening from 5-6:30pm.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, you are welcome to join the Westbank Writing Workshop. Meet with other writers and try your hand at some writing prompts.


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.
Aug
9
Tue
All Ages Storytime @ Laura’s Library
Aug 9 @ 10:30 AM

All Ages Storytime, Tuesdays 10:30am, Laura's LibraryJoin us for All Ages Storytime at Laura’s Library. This program develops early literacy skills through story sharing and songs. All ages welcome!

Onsite program attendance is at your own risk. If the weather is comfortable, we may move outside. Check our website for possible changes or cancellations.

ONLINE: Heartfulness Meditation
Aug 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Click here to join Heartfulness Meditation, a live virtual program happening Tuesdays from noon-1pm.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


Heartfulness Meditation can help you to live a heart-centered life, manage your emotions, and find inner peace and balance. When we become mindful of our feelings, we can let them inspire us. This practice awakens our potential for a simple, joyful existence.

Want to learn more? Check out the book The Heartfulness Way or go to heartfulnessatwork.eventbrite.com to participate in other events.

Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s Library
Aug 9 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Games for Grown-ups

After lunch on Tuesday afternoons, join other adults at the library to visit and play games! We’ll have cards and an array of board games and puzzles available in the Commons. Feel free to bring your own game if you’d like.

Interested in learning cribbage? Come learn from seasoned cribbage players today! 

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