Storytelling, book clubs, chess and more: library events for March and April in Lake Travis-Westlake

Library Events

Bee Cave Public Library

4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave

March 14: Book Club, 7-8 p.m.

March 20: Chess Club, 5 p.m.

March 28: Preschool Pals Storytime, 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.

Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway

March 14, 21, 28: Great Decisions, 7 p.m.

March 15, 22, 29: Genealogy Group, 9 a.m.

March 29: Toddler story time, 10 a.m.

Laura Bush Library

9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin

March 18: Qi Gong, 10-11 a.m.

March 20: Discovery! Wild Things Zoofari, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

March 21: Storyteller Bernadette Nason, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

March 29: Armstrong Community Music School, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Spicewood Community Library

1011 Spur 191, Spicewood

March 22, April 5: Spicewood Butterflies Healthy Eating, 10-11 a.m.

April 10: Lawyer in the Library, 4-6 p.m.

April 10: Book Club, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Westbank Community LIbrary

1309 Westbank Drive, Austin

March 18: A Book Study: Changing Our Perspective and Awareness, 11 a.m.

March 19: Adult Meditation, noon-1 p.m.

March 22: Friday Knitting, noon-3 p.m.

March 25: Memoir writing workshop, 5-7 p.m.

March 30: Discovery, 1-3 p.m. Free.

By Brian Rash

Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford addresses City Council during the Feb. 18 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Lakeway Communications Director Jarrod Wise addressed City Council during the Feb. 18 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Bee Cave City Council Member Kara King (center) will take over as mayor of Bee Cave in May.
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