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Upcoming Programs

Jun
26
Sun
Daytime Book Group @ Laura’s Library
Jun 26 @ 4:00 PM

Daytime Book Group comes together once a month to discuss books that explore life from many angles – from the author’s viewpoint, from the characters’ experiences, and from the group members’ personal perspectives. The group reads both fiction and non-fiction, and participants engage in lively discussions on the topic. Members usually meet after the book discussion at a nearby restaurant for social talk and visiting.

2022 Reading List:

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.

 

 

ONLINE: Writing Workshop
Jun 27 @ 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.
Jun
28
Tue
All Ages Storytime @ Laura’s Library
Jun 28 @ 10:30 AM

Join 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
Jun 28 @ 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.

BookTalk @ Westbank Library
Jun 28 @ 1:00 PM

Led by library staff, this book club reads and discusses literary fiction (with an occasional non-fiction book thrown in). In addition, each year the group reads a classic and a book by a Texas author. Join the group on the last Tuesday of the month at 1 pm in person upstairs at Westbank Library. This group is on hiatus in November and December.

2022 Selections:

 

Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s Library
Jun 28 @ 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! 

Jun
29
Wed
All Ages Storytime @ Westbank Library
Jun 29 @ 10:30 AM

Join us for All Ages Storytime at Westbank 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.

 

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