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Upcoming Programs

Mar
22
Fri
Creative Arts Society Showcase: An Art Exhibit @ Laura’s @ Laura's Library
Mar 22 – May 10 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. An art talk and reception will be held at Laura’s on Sunday, March 24, from 11am to noon. The artists featured in this exhibit are:

 

Elena Lipkowski

Elena is a mixed-media artist whose creative journey explores the interplay of place and memory. Elena’s artistic evolution, from advertising/graphic design to studio art/art history, forms the foundation of her commitment to clear and impactful visual storytelling. She invests countless hours meticulously refining pixels and skillfully stitching thread and beads until the true essence of her work unfurls. You can find her at elenalipkowski.com

Kat Zinna

Kat was looking for something to take up after retirement, and art was where she found her calling. Kat feels that motion, texture, and color are good for the soul. A self-taught artist, her primary mediums are paint and collage. Her work usually features bold and bright colors. You can find her at katzinna.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.

 

 

Apr
14
Sun
French Film Club @ Westbank
Apr 14 @ 2:00 PM

Join Linda Hardy and the rest of Westbank’s aficionados of France who watch a French film at home and then meet at the library to discuss it en français!

This month’s selection, The Brand New Testament, is available to view on Kanopy.

Summary:

This Golden Globe nominated comedy begins with one simple conceit: God exists, and He’s a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new “laws” to torment humanity, and He’s a petty tyrant to his wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea.

Like her brother before her, Ea has had enough of her Father’s abuse and when she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into His computer and leaks to the entire world—by text message—the only thing He has over them: their inevitable death date.

Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

HYBRID: Sisters in Crime @ Laura’s and Zoom
Apr 14 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

This week, Sisters in Crime is being offered simultaneously online and in-person from 2:00 to 3:30pm. Please check the calendar for this month’s topic.

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 questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


Sisters in Crime: Writing Flash Fiction

During this month’s meeting, we will be discussing and writing flash fiction (very short stories) using a recorded class from Brigham Young University led by writers Brandon Sanderson and Mary Robinette Kowel. By the end of today’s program, you’ll have a complete draft of a flash fiction story!


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
ONLINE: Shakespeare Out Loud
Apr 14 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Click here to join Shakespeare Out Loud, a live virtual program happening at 4pm.

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.


Shakespeare Out Loud is a group of people who meet monthly to explore the genius of The Bard and to understand Shakespeare’s plays on a level that most readers have never experienced. In addition to reading the plays, this group features engaging and stimulating conversation, while investigating the cultural and historical context in which each play is set. New persons are always welcome. It is not necessary to read the play before joining the conversation.

The group is led by Landon Shultz, PhD/DMin.


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.
Apr
15
Mon
Infant Storytime @Westbank
Apr 15 @ 10:30 AM

YMondays, Infant Storytime, Westbank, 10:30am, for 0-12 monthsou’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.   

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