2024 Summer Program Calendar
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John Warner: A Watercolor Experience [Art Exhibit] @ Laura’s
John Warner: A Watercolor Experience [Art Exhibit] @ Laura’s @ Laura's Library
May 18 – Aug 8 all-day
John Warner: A Watercolor Experience [Art Exhibit] @ Laura's @ Laura's Library | Austin | Texas | United States
  Join us at Laura’s Library this summer for an art exhibit featuring the beautiful watercolor landscapes of John Warner. John Warner holds a PhD in Physics and Astronomy. His career included teaching and research at the University of Minnesota, working at NASA, serving as a scientific[...]
Summer Opening Weekend @ Laura’s 10:00 AM
Summer Opening Weekend @ Laura’s
Jun 1 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Kick off a summer of fun at the library! Saturday, 10am-1pm @ Laura’s 10am to noon: Mini Horses 10am to 1pm: Silly Sparkles balloon twisting 10am to 1pm: Lady B face painting 10:30am: Joe McDermott music Trianon Coffee will be available for purchase.
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Daytime Book Group @ Laura’s 3:30 PM
Daytime Book Group @ Laura’s
Jun 2 @ 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Daytime Book Group comes together once a month at Laura’s Library 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[...]
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Free Play @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura’s
Jun 3 @ 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Meet up with your friends at the world’s best play date. Your kids can play with each other, make new friends, use their imaginations, and just be kids. Fun for all ages!
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All Ages Storytime @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
All Ages Storytime @ Laura’s
Jun 4 @ 10:30 AM
All Ages Storytime @ Laura's
Join us for All Ages Storytime at Laura’s Library. This program develops early literacy skills through story sharing and songs. All ages welcome! If the weather is comfortable, we may move outside. You’re invited to stay after Storytime to play with friends. Check our website for possible[...]
Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s
Jun 4 @ 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 have lots of games available, but the game of choice right now is Mah Jong. For players of all skill levels (even beginners!). This program made possible[...]
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Preschool Play @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Preschool Play @ Laura’s
Jun 5 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Each Wednesday at Laura’s, we’ll have self-directed playtime activities set up that are geared toward preschool-age kids. Children and their caregivers are welcome to come explore, create, and play with art and building supplies, sorting activities, puzzles, and more. Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s
Jun 5 @ 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[...]
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Infant Storytime @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Infant Storytime @ Laura’s
Jun 6 @ 10:30 AM
You’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.   
Writers Social @ Laura’s 5:00 PM
Writers Social @ Laura’s
Jun 6 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Come to Laura’s Library where writers of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to share work with each other, listen to excerpts of each other’s work, and discuss writing projects, ideas, and creative processes. Let’s commiserate!
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John O’Bryant Magic Show @ Laura’s 2:00 PM
John O’Bryant Magic Show @ Laura’s
Jun 7 @ 2:00 PM
This show runs approximately 45 minutes and is filled with magic, goofy props, storytelling, audience participation, and more! John O’Bryant has turned what was once just a childhood dream of his into a reality. For over 15 years, John’s original style of magic, illusion, and comedy has[...]
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Hybrid: Novel Crossroads @ Laura’s and Zoom 10:30 AM
Hybrid: Novel Crossroads @ Laura’s and Zoom
Jun 8 @ 10:30 AM
This month, Novel Crossroads is being offered simultaneously online and in-person at 10:30am. Click here to join the program online, or come to Laura’s Library to join us in-person. This meeting will take place in The Commons. If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information.[...]
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Family Fun @ Westbank and Laura’s 10:30 AM
Family Fun @ Westbank and Laura’s
Jun 9 @ 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Bring the family along to enjoy donuts, games, and most importantly, time together!
HYBRID: Sisters in Crime with Private Investigator Jamison Travis @ Laura’s and Zoom 2:00 PM
HYBRID: Sisters in Crime with Private Investigator Jamison Travis @ Laura’s and Zoom
Jun 9 @ 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[...]
Free Play @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura’s
Jun 10 @ 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Meet up with your friends at the world’s best play date. Your kids can play with each other, make new friends, use their imaginations, and just be kids. Fun for all ages!
All Ages Storytime @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
All Ages Storytime @ Laura’s
Jun 11 @ 10:30 AM
All Ages Storytime @ Laura's
Join us for All Ages Storytime at Laura’s Library. This program develops early literacy skills through story sharing and songs. All ages welcome! If the weather is comfortable, we may move outside. You’re invited to stay after Storytime to play with friends. Check our website for possible[...]
Fire Truck Visit @ Laura’s 11:30 AM
Fire Truck Visit @ Laura’s
Jun 11 @ 11:30 AM
Meet our local CE-BAR firefighters and explore their fire truck. Kona Ice will be onsite from 11-1pm!
Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s
Jun 11 @ 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 have lots of games available, but the game of choice right now is Mah Jong. For players of all skill levels (even beginners!). This program made possible[...]
Preschool Play @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Preschool Play @ Laura’s
Jun 12 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Each Wednesday at Laura’s, we’ll have self-directed playtime activities set up that are geared toward preschool-age kids. Children and their caregivers are welcome to come explore, create, and play with art and building supplies, sorting activities, puzzles, and more. Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s
Jun 12 @ 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[...]
Infant Storytime @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Infant Storytime @ Laura’s
Jun 13 @ 10:30 AM
You’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.   
Arcade @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Arcade @ Laura’s
Jun 13 @ 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Arcade  Meet up with friends at the library to play Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros! Feel free to bring your own gaming device as well. All ages welcome.
Mobile Dairy Classroom @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Mobile Dairy Classroom @ Laura’s
Jun 14 @ 10:30 AM
Join us for an udderly amazing visit from the Mobile Dairy Classroom! Instructor Steven Branecky will teach the audience: how milk is produced the characteristics and anatomy of dairy cows the importance of dairy foods for good health environmental and food safety practices This program will be[...]
Will Parker Music @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Will Parker Music @ Laura’s
Jun 15 @ 10:30 AM
Will Parker: Music for Kids Ages 1-100! Join us for a whimsical and interactive musical performance by Will Parker. Will Parker will play guitar and harmonica and sing original songs for kids of all ages. Come ready to sing along, dance, high-five, and give suggestions for an[...]
Scratch Coding Play @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Scratch Coding Play @ Laura’s
Jun 16 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Explore scratch coding with friends. Feel free to bring your own device. No prior experience needed. All ages welcome.
Free Play @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura’s
Jun 17 @ 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Meet up with your friends at the world’s best play date. Your kids can play with each other, make new friends, use their imaginations, and just be kids. Fun for all ages!
All Ages Storytime @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
All Ages Storytime @ Laura’s
Jun 18 @ 10:30 AM
All Ages Storytime @ Laura's
Join us for All Ages Storytime at Laura’s Library. This program develops early literacy skills through story sharing and songs. All ages welcome! If the weather is comfortable, we may move outside. You’re invited to stay after Storytime to play with friends. Check our website for possible[...]
Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s
Jun 18 @ 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 have lots of games available, but the game of choice right now is Mah Jong. For players of all skill levels (even beginners!). This program made possible[...]
Preschool Play @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Preschool Play @ Laura’s
Jun 19 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Each Wednesday at Laura’s, we’ll have self-directed playtime activities set up that are geared toward preschool-age kids. Children and their caregivers are welcome to come explore, create, and play with art and building supplies, sorting activities, puzzles, and more. Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
HYBRID: Mysteries and More @ Laura’s and Zoom 1:00 PM
HYBRID: Mysteries and More @ Laura’s and Zoom
Jun 19 @ 1:00 PM
HYBRID: Mysteries and More @ Laura’s and Zoom
Click here to join Mysteries and More online or come to Laura’s and join us in person. Please check the calendar for updates. 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[...]
Lucas Miller, The Singing Zoologist @ Laura’s 3:00 PM
Lucas Miller, The Singing Zoologist @ Laura’s
Jun 19 @ 3:00 PM
Calling all animal lovers: Lucas Miller, the singing zoologist, will be rocking out with a multimedia blend of hilarious puppets, award-winning music and accurate biology. Lucas gets the whole family giggling, singing, and dancing while learning about ocelots, anacondas, monarch butterflies, and more. Come out for his[...]
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s
Jun 19 @ 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[...]
Infant Storytime @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Infant Storytime @ Laura’s
Jun 20 @ 10:30 AM
You’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.   
Kids’ Creative Writing Series: Drawing Animal Stories @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Kids’ Creative Writing Series: Drawing Animal Stories @ Laura’s
Jun 20 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Kids' Creative Writing Series: Drawing Animal Stories @ Laura's
Creative writing workshop series for kids, tweens, and teens. These workshops correspond to our Virtual Author Talk series with authors Kate DiCamillo, Max Brallier, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Dan Santat. Drawing Animal Stories Graphic novel author/illustrator duo Sara Goetter and Natalie Riess will lead participants in creating stories[...]
Sound Bath Meditation @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Sound Bath Meditation @ Laura’s
Jun 21 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
A sound bath is a meditative experience in which musical instruments like singing bowls are used to relax, realign, and re-energize the body and mind. All are invited to bring a yoga mat, blanket, or pillow, and enjoy submerging themselves in this relaxing experience led by Cassandra[...]
Arcade @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Arcade @ Laura’s
Jun 21 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Arcade  Meet up with friends at the library to play Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros! Feel free to bring your own gaming device as well. All ages welcome.
Library Birthday Celebration @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Library Birthday Celebration @ Laura’s
Jun 22 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Happy Birthday to our libraries! This year, Westbank turns the big 4-0, and Laura’s turns 15! Help us celebrate by decorating (and eating!) a cupcake, and by enjoying a special visit from Typewriter Rodeo! 11am to 1pm: Cupcake decorating 11am to 2pm: Typewriter Rodeo
HYBRID: Women in Print @ Laura’s and Zoom 3:00 PM
HYBRID: Women in Print @ Laura’s and Zoom
Jun 22 @ 3:00 PM
HYBRID: Women in Print @ Laura's and Zoom
Click here to join Women in Print, 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[...]
Tiny Tails to You @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Tiny Tails to You @ Laura’s
Jun 23 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
It’ll be cuteness overload at this Tiny Tails storytime and petting zoo! Enjoy some fun stories and meet adorable animals, ask questions, and learn all about these cool critters. 11am Storytime 12:30 Petting Zoo
Free Play @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura’s
Jun 24 @ 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Meet up with your friends at the world’s best play date. Your kids can play with each other, make new friends, use their imaginations, and just be kids. Fun for all ages!
All Ages Storytime @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
All Ages Storytime @ Laura’s
Jun 25 @ 10:30 AM
All Ages Storytime @ Laura's
Join us for All Ages Storytime at Laura’s Library. This program develops early literacy skills through story sharing and songs. All ages welcome! If the weather is comfortable, we may move outside. You’re invited to stay after Storytime to play with friends. Check our website for possible[...]
Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s
Jun 25 @ 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 have lots of games available, but the game of choice right now is Mah Jong. For players of all skill levels (even beginners!). This program made possible[...]
Preschool Play @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Preschool Play @ Laura’s
Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Each Wednesday at Laura’s, we’ll have self-directed playtime activities set up that are geared toward preschool-age kids. Children and their caregivers are welcome to come explore, create, and play with art and building supplies, sorting activities, puzzles, and more. Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
Embroidery @ Laura’s 4:30 PM
Embroidery @ Laura’s
Jun 26 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Whether you’re a seasoned stitcher or a novice, this event is perfect for all skill levels. We’ll have templates for you to follow and staff to help. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Younger children will need assistance from an adult. All materials will be provided (embroidery[...]
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Board Meeting @ Laura’s 8:30 AM
Board Meeting @ Laura’s
Jun 27 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
This month’s board meeting will be held in person at Laura’s Library,  in The Commons. More information on the Board Notices page.
Infant Storytime @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Infant Storytime @ Laura’s
Jun 27 @ 10:30 AM
You’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.   
Kids’ Creative Writing Series: Drawing Graphic Novel Adventure Stories @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Kids’ Creative Writing Series: Drawing Graphic Novel Adventure Stories @ Laura’s
Jun 27 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Creative writing workshop series for kids, tweens, and teens. These workshops correspond to our Virtual Author Talk series with authors Kate DiCamillo, Max Brallier, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Dan Santat. Drawing Graphic Novel Adventure Stories Participants will look at examples of graphic novel adventure stories by Max Brallier[...]
Percussion Things @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Percussion Things @ Laura’s
Jun 29 @ 1:00 PM
Percussion Things @ Laura's
Percussion Things with Len Barnett and Cathy Whiteman Percussion Things uses stories, drumming, and family-focused sketch comedy in a high-energy, fast-paced, interactive program. Led by Len Barnett and Cathy Whiteman, this program shares a love of rhythm and world cultures with audiences of all ages. Get ready[...]