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Upcoming Programs

Beatrice Baldwin Exhibit II – Whimsical Portraits @ Laura’s @ Laura's Library
Aug 8 – Sep 19 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 ran from June 27 – August 8. See photos of the exhibit here, and the article in the Picayune here.
  • [ Exhibit II ] Whimsical Portraits runs from August 8 – 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

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: Heartfulness Meditation
Aug 9 @ 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 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 to participate in other events.

Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s Library
Aug 9 @ 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! 

Virtual Author Talk – Long Bright River with Liz Moore
Aug 9 @ 8:00 PM

Click here to register for Virtual Author Talk.

Join us for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author Liz Moore as she discusses her international bestseller, Long Bright River, and her other works

The novel takes place in Philadelphia, where Moore has lived for a decade. She traces the story of two sisters estranged from each other but bonded by their choices. Mickey is a cop, and Kacey lives on the streets in the vice of addiction. When Kacey disappears, Mickey panics over her sister’s safety—obsessed with finding the culprit and her sister before it’s too late.

Drawing on deeply personal volunteer work, Liz Moore spins a story that is both graphically honest and dignified. Long Bright River puts a very human face on the effect that addiction can have on generations of families and communities.

About the Author

Liz Moore is the author of four novels, a winner of the 2014 Rome Prize in Literature, and she teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Temple University.

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Westbank Libraries.

All Ages Storytime @ Westbank Library
Aug 10 @ 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.


Discovery! Make a Magnet @ Laura’s Library
Aug 10 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Discovery: Make a Magnet

Using washi tape, stickers, and your own imagination, you will be decorating magnets to hang on your fridge or locker. Create something beautiful that will make you happy when you look at it — or make a special gift for a friend!

Prime of Life Yoga™ for Adults @ Laura’s Library
Aug 10 @ 6:00 PM

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


The Singing Zoologist – Lucas Miller @ Laura’s Library
Aug 11 @ 10:30 AM

Calling all animal lovers: Texas’ own “singing zoologist,” Lucas Miller, will be celebrating cheetahs, monarch butterflies, chimichangas and all things wild ! With a dazzling, multimedia blend of music and science, the whole family will giggle, sing, move, and learn.

Lucas Miller, better known as the “singing zoologist,” has been literally singing the praises of wildlife since graduating with a degree in zoology. His zany humor, smart songwriting and unbridled passion for science inspire his fans, young and old, to respect and protect the natural world.

Lucas has reached millions through his legendary school programs and many more through his YouTube channel, “Science Up with the Singing Zoologist.” His recordings have won awards galore, and he was named an “American Masterpiece” artist by the National Endowment for the Arts, but it’s really the notes from generations of fans that are his highest honor.


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Teaser video:

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