75° F Tuesday, June 27, 2017

By Trina Bolfing

Contributing Writer

Our First Friday Genealogy Group would like to welcome guest-speaker Jacquie Wilson, genealogy chair at Round Rock Public Library, who will be visiting Laura’s Library at 10 a.m. on May 3. She is joining the group to discuss immigration records and how they can be useful for genealogical research. She will make time for questions about specific situations.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and other dementias

On May 21 at Westbank, 6:30 p.m., we will host guest-speaker Jackie Verdoorn, owner and director of Hill Country Care Providers and a geriatric nurse with 41 years of experience serving the state’s elderly. Come get important information that will help you better serve and understand aging adults.

Summer info

The 2013 Summer Reading Program will be kicking off on June 1 at Laura’s Library, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a musical performance by the Que Pastas and at 12:15 p.m. enjoy a performance by the Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team. We will host some of the same popular programs to which you and your family have grown accustomed throughout the summer, but we have some awesome new additions. Keep your eyes peeled for the calendar, plus check out these new programs with adult appeal.


Every Tuesday this summer (June 4 through Aug. 20) at 6:30 p.m., Laura’s Library will host musicians from Austin and surrounding areas. With everything from bagpipes to 60s pop rock, this eclectic mix is sure to inspire even the most unmusical members of your family. Bring your dancing shoes and join us. Check online each week to see who is playing or just show up and be surprised. All featured musicians are family-friendly.

20-Something Book Club

On the third Thursdays of June, July and August, we will host a book club for 20-something adults (college age and up) at Lola Savannah coffee shop and lounge at 6317 Bee Cave Road at 7 p.m. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your adult children living with you or who are home from college for the summer. June 20 we will discuss The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni.

Holiday hours

Both libraries will be closed May 27 in honor of Memorial Day. We will re-open with normal hours on May 28.

Regularly scheduled programs

Check our website for up-to-date information on programs such as book selections and special programs.

Book clubs for adults

Check our website for holiday cancellations, but regularly scheduled meetings of adult book groups are: Daytime Book Group (a new book club), first Sunday of the month, 4 p.m. at Westbank;

Shakespeare Out Loud (a new book club that reads Shakespeare’s plays aloud together), second Sunday of the month, 4 p.m. at Westbank; Booktalk Book Club, last Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m. at Westbank; and Mysteries & More Book Club, third Wednesday of the month, 1 p.m. at Westbank;

Crafts and creativity groups

Regularly scheduled meetings of adult craft and creativity groups are: First Monday Knitters, first Monday of the month, 6 p.m. at Laura’s; Memoir Writing Workshop (meeting Feb. through May), second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 6 p.m. at Westbank; Quilters, second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 1 p.m. at Westbank; The Bag Ladies (sew up some super cute bags), second and third Fridays of the month, 11 a.m. at Laura’s; Knit Wits, Fridays, noon at Westbank; and Creativity Garage Writing Group: third Saturdays of the month, 10 a.m.

Adult learning and self-improvement groups

Regularly scheduled meetings for groups focused on adult learning and self-improvement are: Meditation, Tuesdays, noon at Westbank; Technology Tutorials with iTeens, first Wednesday of the month 6 p.m. at Westbank, third Tuesday of the month 6 p.m. at Laura’s and third Saturday of the month 10 a.m. at Westbank; French Film Club on a new day (watch the film selection at home, then come discuss in French at the library), third Monday of the month, 7 p.m. at Westbank;

Yoga, first Thursday of the month, 11 a.m. at Laura’s through May; and First Friday Genealogy Group, first Friday of the month, 10 a.m. at Laura’s.

Kids, tweens and teens

A wide variety of special programs for all age, from Pajama Storytime to Krafty Kids, are offered at both libraries daily. Visit westbanklibrary.com for a complete listing. Please remember that all children under age eight need to be within sight distance of a parent at all times. It is both a library policy and a state law.

The Westbank Community Library District, 1309 Westbank Drive, is the first-ever library district created in Texas, and is the agency behind the Westbank and Laura Bush Community Libraries. For more information, call 327.3045. Please visit the District’s website at westbanklibrary.com to find out more about current library happenings.
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