Adult Activities

Join us for a summer full of magic at Westbank Libraries. Programs run from May 28 - July 29. Click here for a printable calendar.

The Friends of Westbank Library are searching for artists for the Second Annual Laura's Library Artisan's Market.

Join Camille North, a long-time homeschooling parent of three teens and moderator of Austin Area Homeschoolers, for a year-long series on how to get your homeschool student into college. Topics will range from record keeping and transcript preparation, college choices and visits, standardized testing (ACT, SAT, etc.) and their importance, financial aid, and more.

The Indian American Coalition of Texas hosts author Dr. Mohammed Keshavjee at Westbank library from 2-4. The author will discuss his book, Into that Heaven of Freedom, which focuses on the experience of Indian immigrants in South Africa over the past 100 years and their lives living under and fighting apartheid.

Take your craft fair booth and put it online! You can sell 24/7/365 with an online storefront, but there are many ways to make this happen. In this mini-workshop, we will look at the most popular platforms for selling crafts online and talk about how to get started. You'll also get an introduction to sales tax requirements and electronic payment systems. If there is time, we will also touch on blog/website and online craft store integration.

How Young People Can Lead Remarkable Lives

This intro course will help those already familiar with basic HTML to take their coding skills to the next level. You will learn how to make your HTML document standout more with CSS. You will learn about functions and effects in order to get more out of your HTML program. Students will learn basic vocab, syntax, and commands. They will work with a basic HTML document in order to add more functionality to it. Laptop recommended in order to follow along in class.

Publishing your content online has never been easier! In this mini-workshop, we will cover the bare basics of how to blog and how to get started. Get acquainted with technical requirements and how to do it yourself or communicate clearly about what you want to a site designer. You will get an overview of the hallmarks that make a quality blog and how sometimes blogs can become sources of revenue for businesses.

Society tells us that young people need to attend college in order to be successful in life; however, of the 70% of high school graduates who attend college, barely half of them graduate within six years. Of the 37% of high school graduates who go onto graduate college, many of them end up in a perpetual state of professional and personal confusion as their college degree fails to unlock the secrets to success.