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Upcoming Programs

Jan
15
Sat
Yingying Chen: Art Exhibition
Jan 15 – Mar 26 all-day

Visit Laura’s Library for an exhibit of artwork by the talented Yingying Chen, showing January 15 through March 26.

 

Yingying Chen

Yingying Chen is a member of the Pastel Society of America. She is also part of the Austin Pastel Society, where she currently serves as Vice President. Yingying has been enthusiastic about painting in pastel and acrylic for years. Her pastel artworks have been accepted and won multiple awards in local, national, and international juried shows.

 


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.

Jan
17
Mon
LIBRARIES CLOSED: NO EVENTS
Jan 17 all-day

Both libraries will be closed on Monday, January 17th for Martin Luther King Day.

ONLINE: Writing Workshop
Jan 17 @ 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.
Jan
18
Tue
ONSITE: Backyard Storytime
Jan 18 @ 10:30 AM

Join us for Backyard 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 isn’t nice, we will move inside if the group is small enough to allow distancing. Check our website for possible changes or cancellations.

ONLINE: Heartfulness Meditation
Jan 18 @ 12:00 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.


Connect with Your Inner Self

In this masterclass, learn to connect with your inner self by listening to the heart’s voice. Observe your deepest feelings and make wise choices to weave your own destiny.


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.

ONLINE: Laughter Yoga
Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Click here to join Laughter Yoga, a live virtual program happening at 6pm.

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.

Unlike other physical forms of yoga that use still or slow yoga postures, Laughter Yoga is like kindergarten recess for adults, with lots of eye contact, high energy, movement, and an atmosphere filled with child-like playfulness. We bring joy to the body through lots of laughter, silliness, and deep inhalation and exhalation, which increase the net supply of oxygen to our body and our brain.

Participants of all ages will leave with a few techniques they can begin using immediately to feel energetic, more relaxed, and able to transform frustrations into happy, endorphin filled meditative experiences through Laughter Yoga.

Jan
19
Wed
ONSITE: Backyard Storytime
Jan 19 @ 10:30 AM

Join us for Backyard 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 isn’t nice, we will move inside if the group is small enough to allow distancing. Check our website for possible changes or cancellations.

ONLINE: Mysteries and More
Jan 19 @ 1:00 PM

Click here to join Mysteries and More, a live virtual discussion group happening at 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.

Interested in investigating some cryptic crimes with other mystery lovers? Come to the Mysteries and More Book Club every third Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom! Led by library staff, you’ll join other amateur agents and bloodhound bookworms to talk suspects, motives, alibis, and cracking the case.

This group is on hiatus in November and December.

2022 Selections:

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: Reading and Speaking in German
Jan 19 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Click here to join Reading & Speaking German, a live virtual program happening Wednesdays at 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.


Practice your German reading skills and learn some new vocabulary as we read short stories together and discuss. Our stories will be best suited to those in the upper beginner or intermediate level, but all are welcome to join!


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: Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults
Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM

Click here to view Prime of Life Yoga, a live virtual program happening Wednesdays at 6pm.

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


Prime of Life Yoga™ focuses on the contemporary teachings of yoga for Westerners, especially benefiting men and women 40 years and beyond. Safe, conservative and user friendly, this is an intelligent approach focusing on moving with the breath in dynamic and static movements, which helps to make the body-mind connection as well as warming up the joints and muscles. Modifications are demonstrated to suit the individual. This creates a noncompetitive atmosphere which is more comfortable for everyone.


Lisa Galizia is a Registered Yoga Teacher® with the Yoga Alliance and a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Galizia teaches group and custom private yoga and wellcoaching. For more information, please visit beecaveyoga.com.

 

 

 

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