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Upcoming Programs

Creative Arts Society Showcase @ Laura’s @ Laura's Library
Sep 26 – Dec 19 all-day

The Creative Arts Society is an Austin-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization actively promoting the development of the “Artist in Everyone.” Established in 1999, the vision of this group is to inspire cultural enrichment, community participation, and respect for diversity. Three artist members are featured in this exhibit:

Jennifer Polnaszek came to Texas from rural Wisconsin where she worked in the medical profession. Polnaszek works in oil, watercolor, graphite, and printmaking. She has exhibited in numerous shows and won awards for her watercolor. Particularly drawn to the human form and documenting the human experience through her art, she is influenced by both her love of biological science and anthropology. You can find out more on her website.

David Schwindt paints the diverse geographical areas of the Southwest where he grew up. His work has been exhibited in New York and San Francisco, as well as being featured in magazines American Artist and Art of the West. He feels that painting is way to get to know a place, and he hopes that his “work might stop you for a moment to linger over the light and colors of places visited.” You can find out more on his website.

Mary Schwindt loves traveling, as it offers new opportunities to capture images with her camera. Always on the lookout for dramatic landscapes, interesting gardens, and the accidental still-life, she shoots many images per day. After selecting the ones with the most potential, she tweaks them – sometimes a bit, sometimes a lot. She believes you can draw a lot of interest from an image with a little work. You can find out more on her website.


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.



HYBRID: Writing Workshop
Oct 3 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

This week, the Writing Workshop is being offered simultaneously online and in-person from 5:00 to 6:30pm.

Click here to join the program online, or come to Laura’s Library to join us in-person.

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 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.
All Ages Storytime @ Laura’s Library
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 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 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 to participate in other events.

Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s Library
Oct 4 @ 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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