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Upcoming Programs

Nada Diwan: “Life Blooms” An Art Exhibit @ Laura’s @ Laura's Library
Jan 10 – Mar 17 all-day

Nada Diwan lives in Austin, Texas. Although her initial interest in art occurred when she was very young, she only began exploring this passion later in her life.

Her primary subjects include landscapes, portraits, and still life. In recent years she has been inspired to capture the Texas Hill Country. She has a range of experience in different mediums, from oils and acrylics to pastels and watercolors.

She hopes her work brings some beauty and happiness to the viewer.


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.



Infant Storytime @ Laura’s
Feb 29 @ 10:30 AM

You’re never too young for storytime! Our littlest book lovers stroll in to Infant Storytime to hear fun songs, stories, and fingerplays, followed by open free play with other wee ones. Designed for children from 0 to 12 months old.   

Knitters @ Westbank
Feb 29 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Our Knitters  meet for camaraderie and crafting every week. Flash your best needles, break out the good yarn, and come teach, be taught, or simply enjoy the glorious art of knitting! Crocheters, new knitters, and embroiderers welcome.

Join the group every Thursday at noon in the Macklin Room at Westbank Library.


Fabulously Fun Frog Festival @ Laura’s
Feb 29 @ 1:00 PM

Fabulously Fun Frog Festival 

Leap into leap year with storyteller and musician Kim Lehman. All ages will enjoy this hilarious musical story. Learn how to make a simple instrument. Go on a musical journey to learn more about creatures that live in water. Of course, there will be metamorphosis magic.

ONLINE: First Friday Genealogy
Mar 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Click here to join First Friday Genealogy, a live virtual program happening first Fridays at 10am.

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 are a beginner just starting to explore your ancestors or deep in your research, in this group you can explore databases, trade knowledge and tips, and share wonderful stories with each other. Join Susan Marking, our amateur experienced genealogist, who facilitates this group on the first Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

Below are just a few resources to get you started on your research:

Ground rules for genealogy meetings

  • 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.

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