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Upcoming Programs

Jan
3
Tue
Waterloo Watercolor Exhibit @ Laura’s @ Laura's Library
Jan 3 – Mar 6 all-day

The Waterloo Watercolor Group (WWG) is a a 501 (c) (3) corporation organized for educational purposes. Originally founded in 1977, WWG has grown from a small group of 15 charter members to a large number of enthusiastic water media artists with the purpose of promoting the practice and appreciation of all water media art. This exhibit will feature artwork from the following members:

 


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.

 

 

Feb
4
Sat
中文游乐园-Chinese Learning Playground @ Westbank Library
Feb 4 @ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

中文游乐园-Chinese Learning Playground” is a Mandarin Chinese study group for school-age children. This program is led by volunteer native-Chinese-speaking parents, and teaches Chinese through an immersive setting to two tiers of learners — Advanced and Junior. The Advanced group is suitable for students with several years of Chinese learning experience. This year’s sessions follow an adaptation of the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West,  to reinforce and expand a learner’s vocabulary and communication skills. The Junior group hosts lower elementary kids, teaching the language through reading folk rhymes and simple stories in Chinese, as well as memorizing and writing Chinese characters. The sessions sometimes incorporate games, crafts, and puzzles to keep the learning experience fun and engaging.

中文游乐园-Chinese learning playground is currently organized by four volunteer parents:

  • Xiaoqing Zhu, a research scientist working on video coding and streaming, whose favorite activity is reciting and chatting about Chinese poetry along with her daughter.
  • Wendy You, a college finance professor, who finds it more challenging to teach her two daughters than to teach a college class.
  • Nan Jiang, a Ph.D. from UT Austin and the Data Science Practice Lead at her firm, has always been passionate about helping people, especially her American-born kids, to understand and appreciate the rich Chinese culture and history, including its difficult-to-learn but fascinating language.
  • Qiong Zeng, a data scientist on mobile games and automobiles, has two daughters and enjoys teaching kids Chinese and Chinese cultures.
Feb
5
Sun
ONLINE: Daytime Book Group
Feb 5 @ 4:00 PM

Click here to join Daytime Book Group, 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.


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.


2023 Reading 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.
Feb
6
Mon
Infant Storytime @Westbank
Feb 6 @ 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.   

HYBRID: Writing Workshop
Feb 6 @ 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 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.

Library News

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