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[...]
Free Play @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura’s
Jul 1 @ 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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Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Games for Grown-ups @ Laura’s
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 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: Reading and Speaking in German @ Laura’s and Zoom 1:00 PM
HYBRID: Reading and Speaking in German @ Laura’s and Zoom
Jul 3 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
HYBRID: Reading and Speaking in German @ Laura’s and Zoom
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! This week’s class will be taking place both[...]
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s
Jul 3 @ 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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LIBRARIES CLOSED: NO EVENTS
LIBRARIES CLOSED: NO EVENTS
Jul 4 all-day
LIBRARIES CLOSED: NO EVENTS
Both libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day.
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Daytime Book Group @ Laura’s 3:30 PM
Daytime Book Group @ Laura’s
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 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 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
Jul 10 @ 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.
Yoga @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Yoga @ Laura’s
Jul 10 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Yoga @ Laura's
While Lisa Galizia is away today, Kristi Floyd will sub, leading a deep chill yoga class. This gentle class will be on the floor with no standing postures. Bring a mat and blanket. Cushion or pillow recommended. Kristi is the senior youth selector at Westbank Libraries and[...]
Infant Storytime @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Infant Storytime @ Laura’s
Jul 11 @ 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.   
Quilters @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Quilters @ Laura’s
Jul 11 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Quilters @ Laura's
Join in our long-running quilting group! Experienced expert or curious novice, join us as together, we create a quilt each year to benefit the library.  
Arcade @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Arcade @ Laura’s
Jul 11 @ 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.
Author Visit: Todd Crickmer @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Author Visit: Todd Crickmer @ Laura’s
Jul 13 @ 1:00 PM
Todd Crickmer, local author of kids’ chapter book Scout of the Oregon Trail, will talk about his new book, the first in a series that follows Scout, a family dog on the adventure of a lifetime. Todd will talk about his story and inspiration, his creative process,[...]
Midsummer Celebration @ Laura’s 11:30 AM
Midsummer Celebration @ Laura’s
Jul 14 @ 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Help us slow down summer with a one-man steel drum band and a sloth meet-and-greet! 11:30am – 1pm: One Man Steel Drum Band Noon – 3pm: Sloth meet-and-greet with Zoomagination John Skoczen holds a B.A. in Music Performance and Education. His travels have taken him around the[...]
Free Play @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura’s
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 17 @ 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[...]
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s
Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 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: Poetry Workshop for Teens @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Kids’ Creative Writing Series: Poetry Workshop for Teens @ Laura’s
Jul 18 @ 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. Poetry Workshop for Teens Calista, who normally leads our Poetry Workshop for adults, will be offering a special[...]
Sound Bath Meditation @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Sound Bath Meditation @ Laura’s
Jul 19 @ 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[...]
Hot Toast Music @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Hot Toast Music @ Laura’s
Jul 19 @ 1:00 PM
Hot Toast Music @ Laura's
Hot Toast Music event is an immersive experience that sticks with you. Through catchy and thoughtful original songs, DIY instruments for everyone to play along with, engaging storytelling and conversation, and big body movement kids and adults will learn about themselves, each other, and the world around[...]
Minecraft Play @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Minecraft Play @ Laura’s
Jul 21 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Come play Minecraft with friends at the library! Practice creating with redstone dust, building portals, and outsmarting mobs. 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
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul 24 @ 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.
Cody Fisher Comedy, Magic, & Variety Show @ Laura’s 3:00 PM
Cody Fisher Comedy, Magic, & Variety Show @ Laura’s
Jul 24 @ 3:00 PM
Cody Fisher Comedy, Magic, & Variety Show @ Laura's
Cody Fisher is a crowd-favorite magician. Upon completion of multiple science degrees in biology and chemistry from The University of Texas, Cody decided to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry. After several years of graduate teaching and research, Cody made an amazing discovery; he wanted to pursue his[...]
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s
Jul 24 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 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: Memoir Drawing @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Kids’ Creative Writing Series: Memoir Drawing @ Laura’s
Jul 25 @ 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. Memoir Drawing Together, we will look at a snippet of Dan Santat’s new graphic novel, A First Time[...]
Quilters @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Quilters @ Laura’s
Jul 25 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Quilters @ Laura's
Join in our long-running quilting group! Experienced expert or curious novice, join us as together, we create a quilt each year to benefit the library.  
Silly Sparkles Magic Puppet Show @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Silly Sparkles Magic Puppet Show @ Laura’s
Jul 26 @ 10:30 AM
Silly Sparkles and her puppets, Suds the monster and Henri the chicken, are coming to Westbank! The show includes magic, puppets, and funny stuff. While the performance is just for fun, children will also learn a bit about how to do ventriloquism!
Arcade @ Laura’s 1:00 PM
Arcade @ Laura’s
Jul 26 @ 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.
Back to School Storytime with Reach for the Stars ATX @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Back to School Storytime with Reach for the Stars ATX @ Laura’s
Jul 27 @ 10:30 AM
Bring your littlest learners to this back-to-school inspired storytime and mini-workshop on positivity and perseverance, brought to us by Reach for the Stars ATX. We’ll read: • The Pigeon HAS to Go to School by Mo Willems • The King of Kindergarten by Darrick Barnes Barbara Achilles[...]
Wizarding Week @ Westbank & Laura’s
Wizarding Week @ Westbank & Laura’s
Jul 28 – Aug 3 all-day
Wizarding Week at the Westbank Libraries! Calling all Hogwarts hopefuls! Fly into Westbank and Laura’s this week for some spellbinding activities. Wizarding attire encouraged! Sunday, July 28, 10:30 am-Noon at Laura’s: Happy Birthday, Harry! Patronus Face Painting with Lady B. – What would your Patronus be? Lady[...]
Happy Birthday Harry! @ Laura’s 10:30 AM
Happy Birthday Harry! @ Laura’s
Jul 28 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sorting Hat Cupcakes – Bite into a cupcake and find out what Hogwarts house you’re in! Patronus Face Painting with Lady B. – What would your Patronus be? Lady B. can paint it on your cheek! Owl Meet & Greet – Owl Meet & Greet – Want[...]
Free Play @ Laura’s 4:00 PM
Free Play @ Laura’s
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 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[...]
Watch & Play @ Laura’s 4:30 PM
Watch & Play @ Laura’s
Jul 30 @ 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (rated PG) and enjoy playing with toys set out in the Commons!
Preschool Play @ Laura’s 11:00 AM
Preschool Play @ Laura’s
Jul 31 @ 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.
House Crest Embroidery @ Laura’s 4:30 PM
House Crest Embroidery @ Laura’s
Jul 31 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
House Crest Embroidery Embroider your very own Hogwarts House Crest. We’ll have templates for you to follow, or you can create your own! Recommended for ages 7 and up. Younger children will need assistance from an adult. All materials will be provided (embroidery hoop, self-threading needle, cotton[...]
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s 6:00 PM
Prime of Life Yoga @ Laura’s
Jul 31 @ 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[...]