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Upcoming Programs

Mar
28
Mon
Capitol Art Society: Out Again @ Laura's Library
Mar 28 – Jun 20 all-day

Visit Laura’s Library for “Out Again,” an exhibit of artwork by eighteen artists from Capitol Art Society. This show will run March 28 through June 20.

Capitol Art Society is the oldest active visual arts group in Austin, Texas. Established in 1965, this juried organization of professional artists share the goals of promoting member artwork through group exhibitions and furthering art appreciation in Austin. Many members of the group are published and in collections worldwide, and many are award winners, art teachers, and art demonstrators.

The artists exhibiting in this show are:


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.

May
28
Sat
ONLINE: Women in Print Book Club
May 28 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Click here to join Women in Print, a live virtual discussion happening Saturdays at 3pm.

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.

Led by library staff, this book club reads and discusses books focusing on women’s perspective of the world. Their reading list includes literary fiction, non-fiction, and some classic titles. Join the group on the fourth Saturday of the month at 3 p.m January – October, and on the third Saturday of the month November – 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.

 

May
30
Mon
LIBRARIES CLOSED: NO EVENTS
May 30 all-day

Both libraries will be closed on Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.

ONLINE: Writing Workshop
May 30 @ 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.
May
31
Tue
ONSITE: All Ages Storytime
May 31 @ 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 isn’t comfortable, we may move inside. Check our website for possible changes or cancellations.

ONLINE: Heartfulness Meditation
May 31 @ 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.


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.

ONSITE: BookTalk
May 31 @ 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 p.m. on Zoom. This group is on hiatus in November and December.

2022 Selections:

 

ONSITE: Games for Grown-ups
May 31 @ 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 mahjong? Come learn mahjong with instructor Wanda Reetz! 

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