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Thursday June 2, 2016 -  Wednesday June 29, 2016
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: NANCY MOTLEY WALTON

A graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT, Nancy began her painting career in the mid-eighties, painting in oils in the field of Decorative Arts. After several years, she gravitated to watercolors, studying with Nancy Sargent Howell. Subsequently, she has studied under George Shed, portrait painter Robert Cormier, Australian painters Alvaro Castagnet and Joseph Zbukvic, Paul George, John Salminen, Edward Minchin and Eric Wiegardt.

Nancy believes that a successful painting is one which both pleases the eye and touches something deep within the soul of the viewer. Though primarily a representational painter,  she explores different genres and subject matter, depending on what she is trying to achieve, and what catches her eye, constantly challenging herself. This has also taken her into working in oils once again, as inspiration calls.

Nancy is a member of the Copley Society of Boston, a Master Artist at the Cape Cod Art Assoc., as well as a member of the Needham Art Assoc., the Newton Watercolor Society, North River Art Assoc. and the Duxbury Art Assoc. She has been a participating artist in three New England Watercolor Society Shows, and is an exhibiting artist at the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. She has received numerous awards over the past several years.

During the school year, Nancy teaches watercolor classes in Needham and at Motherbrook Community Arts Center in Dedham. Her work can be seen on her website  www.nancywalton.com and she can be reached atnbmwalton@verizon.net.

An artist's reception will be held on Tuesday, June 7, from 6:30 - 8 PM.

Saturday July 2, 2016 -  Thursday July 28, 2016
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: ANGELA AGUILA-TURNER

Exhibiting artist for the month of July, Angela Aguila-Turner will be displaying a series of acrylic paintings completed over the past two years.  The exhibit called "Sharing Heals" is made up of paintings that are inspired by nature and poetry both the visual and the written word.  A true love of color and the subtle play of shapes has formed these works.  Many forms of beauty are always changing, painting is an attempt to glorify these singular moments.

The proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to The Friends of The Weston Council on Aging to honor the lives of Harry and Jean Jones.

In addition to her exhibit, the artist will have three workshops, two for children and for adults.

July 14th: Mandala Workshop, Ages 8-13, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

It’s exciting to contain an idea in a circle!  This painting workshop will explore the concept of thinking holistically.  We live on a circular planet, our heads are circular, come play in a sphere with unlimited possibilities.

July 19th: Mask Workshop, Ages 8 -13, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

This workshop will focus on animal masks.  Come create the drama and beauty of your favorite animal or bird. We will be working with cardboard masks, paint, tissue paper, and fabric to create your fantasy creatures.

July 26th: Meet the Artist and Altered Art & Journaling Workshop, all ages, 6-9 pm

Beat the heat and have some fun.  This informal workshop will demonstrate some fun ideas for altered art and journaling.  Everyone is an artist.  There is a creative solution to every problem.  Light refreshments will be served.  Come visit the exhibit "Sharing Heals" and feel the power of creative healing.

Please join us in the Community Room for these events.

Tuesday July 5, 2016
Summer Reading Prizes Start Today!
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

If you're participating in the Get Ready, Get Set...Read! programs for Readers and Young Readers, our prizes start today! 

(And if you're not, stop by the library to see what the excitement is about!)

Check out our Reading Challenges, and read, read, read!

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Wednesday July 6, 2016
Kidstock Theater with Max & Suzy!
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Kidstock Theater, featuring Max and Suzy!  Join us for three hilarious performances:

July 6th - Goldi-lochness Monster!

July 20th - Little Red Robbing Hood!
    
August 3rd - Planet of the Grapes!
  

Best friends Max and Suzy want to put on a play!  They have the costumes, the sets and lots of ideas!  But what are they going to do when they can't agree on a favorite book to tell, and then when their friends don't show up to help? Get some help from the audience, of course!

TODAY'S SHOW:
Goldi-Lochness is always lurking in the shadows, looking for someone to believe she isn’t just an imaginary friend. Everyone imagines her to be too tall, too small, too big, or not there at all! But once she finds the Bears that Care, will they be able to convince her she is “just right” the way she is, whether people believe in her or not?


Join us for a live interactive theater performance for ages three and up that dramatically combines familiar titles with creative substitutions. Come prepared...to join in the fun!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Thursday July 7, 2016
Feasting from Our Local Farms: the benefits of eating locally and seasonally
2:00 PM

The modern movement of eating locally grown and raised seasonal fare has its roots deeply planted in our historic kitchens. Now, "eating locally" and "eating seasonally" have become fashionable terms. Join Creative Feast chef Liz Barbour as she explores our modern journey back to the local farm with a discussion about the benefits of buying local and eating within the season. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of recipes featuring locally harvested seasonal ingredients and sample the distinct flavors of your local harvest. Farm fresh ingredients never tasted so good! Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two recipes and samples for all to taste. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. Please sign up at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. 

Tuesday July 12, 2016
Teen Wilderness Survival Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a Wilderness Survival Workshop with a Hunger Games twist.

Learn to create life-saving shelter anywhere
Discover how to locate and purify water
Learn to build a quick fire that can be lit using only one match
Practice Katniss*s famous twitch-up snare
Learn four edible/medicinal wild plants that are abundant throughout North America year-round
Try your hand at Peeta's camouflage techniques
Learn archery basics and shoot a replica of Katniss's bow

Held Outside on the Library Lawn. 
Rain Location:  Weston Public Library Community Room.

Open to Those Entering Grade 6-12 in Fall 2016
Registration is Required.  Registration Begins June 11, 2016.

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk, by calling 781-786-6166, or by emailing wsnmail4@minlib.net

 

Youth Services  781-786-6166   wsnmail4@minlib.net
Wednesday July 13, 2016
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday July 14, 2016
Creative Writing for Fun
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading our stories out loud. Enthusiasm, a great sense of fun, and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. She is a published author and posts a weekly blog www.roughwighting.net. The class is free and open to adults 18 years and older.  The class will meet in the library's Conference Room. To register, call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Art Workshops with Artist Rebecca Turner
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids ages 8 - 13

Thursday, July 14th - Mandalas!
Tuesday, July 19th - Masks!
 

Join the July artist on exhibit in the gallery for these two fun workshops!  Find out the history of the mandala and how masks have developed over the years.  Discover how the artist works, and how her art has changed.  Then try your hand at making your own Mandala or Mask!  

These workshops have limited space; sign up starts Tuesday, July 5th.  You can sign up for one or both.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Monday July 18, 2016
Jedi Training with Jedi Jim!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ages 4 - 9
Space is limited!  Registration required.

Star Wars Jedi Knight Training offers Star Wars fans a chance to interact with a real Jedi Knight. This interactive performance is great for both boys and girls! Go through a series of challenges including Jedi Force Magic, the Laser Balloon Barrage and Jedi Teamwork culminating in an epic lightsaber duel with the Jedi Master himself.

Sign up for this program begins July 1st.  Tickets are free, and for counting purposes only.  Because space for this program is limited; only children with tickets will be able to do the lightsaber duel.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Tuesday July 19, 2016
Art Workshops with Artist Rebecca Turner
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids ages 8 - 13

Thursday, July 14th - Mandalas!
Tuesday, July 19th - Masks!
 

Join the July artist on exhibit in the gallery for these two fun workshops!  Find out the history of the mandala and how masks have developed over the years.  Discover how the artist works, and how her art has changed.  Then try your hand at making your own Mandala or Mask!  

These workshops have limited space; sign up starts Tuesday, July 5th.  You can sign up for one or both.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Wednesday July 20, 2016
Kidstock Theater with Max & Suzy!
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Kidstock Theater, featuring Max and Suzy!  Join us for three hilarious performances:

July 6th - Goldi-lochness Monster!

July 20th - Little Red Robbing Hood!
    
August 3rd - Planet of the Grapes!
  

Best friends Max and Suzy want to put on a play!  They have the costumes, the sets and lots of ideas!  But what are they going to do when they can't agree on a favorite book to tell, and then when their friends don't show up to help? Get some help from the audience, of course!

TODAY'S SHOW:
Max & Suzy ride along with Little Red Robbin' Hood as she steals from the Wall Street Wolves and gives to the Grannies at the KnittingHam Recovery Center, all so that they can see, hear, & eat better! Will Maid Merrymen teach her that stealing is never the answer, or will Little Jane tempt her with too much fun besting the big, bad wolves?


Join us for a live interactive theater performance for ages three and up that dramatically combines familiar titles with creative substitutions. Come prepared...to join in the fun!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Thursday July 21, 2016
Summer Sing-Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages 6 months through four years old

Join us on the Third Thursday of the Month for a fun music morning!
Bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to bounce as you listen to music, songs, stories and more!

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

Creative Writing for Fun
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading our stories out loud. Enthusiasm, a great sense of fun, and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. She is a published author and posts a weekly blog www.roughwighting.net. The class is free and open to adults 18 years and older.  The class will meet in the library's Conference Room. To register, call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Animal Adventures!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

For All Ages

Meet some exotic reptiles, mammals and insects that you might not get a chance to see in real life.

Eight to ten animals will join us for this fun program. Listen to some interesting stories and information about each animal and get close enough to touch! (Controlled petting and touching is allowed at the discretion of the Animal Adventure Guide.)   This will be a  fun and unique learning experience to be enjoyed by all!

Please pick up a ticket at the Youth Services Desk to attend; tickets are free, we just want an idea of the audience size. Tickets will be available starting Monday, July 11th.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Monday July 25, 2016
Teen Robot Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teen Robot Workshop

Build a simple robot while learning about programmable electronics and circuits.  Make lights blink, motors run, create sounds and more using the "Arduino" microcomputer and software.  

Also learn what components you need in order to build robots at home.

Also feel free to bring broken electronics and we will take them apart to learn about circuits.

Hosted by the Rhode Island Computer Museum.

Open to Those Entering Grade 6-12 in Fall 2016
Registration is Required.  Registration Begins June 11, 2016.

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk, by calling 781-786-6166, or by emailing wsnmail4@minlib.net

 

Youth Services  781-786-6166   wsnmail4@minlib.net
Tuesday July 26, 2016
ARTIST 'S RECEPTION: ANGELA AGUILA-TURNER
6:00 PM

Exhibiting artist for the month of July, Angela Aguila-Turner will be displaying a series of acrylic paintings completed over the past two years.  The exhibit called "Sharing Heals" is made up of paintings that are inspired by nature and poetry both the visual and the written word.  A true love of color and the subtle play of shapes has formed these works.  Many forms of beauty are always changing, painting is an attempt to glorify these singular moments.

The proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to The Friends of The Weston Council on Aging to honor the lives of Harry and Jean Jones.

July 26th: Meet the Artist and Altered Art & Journaling Workshop, all ages, 6-9 pm

Beat the heat and have some fun.  This informal workshop will demonstrate some fun ideas for altered art and journaling.  Everyone is an artist.  There is a creative solution to every problem.  Light refreshments will be served.  Come visit the exhibit "Sharing Heals" and feel the power of creative healing.

Please join us in the Community Room for these events.

Thursday July 28, 2016
Creative Writing for Fun
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading our stories out loud. Enthusiasm, a great sense of fun, and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. She is a published author and posts a weekly blog www.roughwighting.net. The class is free and open to adults 18 years and older.  The class will meet in the library's Conference Room. To register, call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday August 3, 2016
Kidstock Theater with Max & Suzy!
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Kidstock Theater, featuring Max and Suzy!  Join us for three hilarious performances:

July 6th - Goldi-lochness Monster!

July 20th - Little Red Robbing Hood!
    
August 3rd - Planet of the Grapes!
  

Best friends Max and Suzy want to put on a play!  They have the costumes, the sets and lots of ideas!  But what are they going to do when they can't agree on a favorite book to tell, and then when their friends don't show up to help? Get some help from the audience, of course!

TODAY'S SHOW:
Max and Suzy "monkey around" as they explore the Purple Planet! The gracious, greedy & good-natured grapes look to the Friendly Fruit Force to defend against an invasion from CandyLand! Will sweet success be found in the Candy Cosmos or will it be Sour Grapes for our "Natural Sugar Heroes" as they "wine down" to the ultimate challenge?


Join us for a live interactive theater performance for ages three and up that dramatically combines familiar titles with creative substitutions. Come prepared...to join in the fun!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

Teen Watercolors Workshop
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Teen Watercolor Workshop

Join us for a painting with watercolors class.  Complete 1-2 finished pieces to bring home.  Beginners and more advanced painters welcome.

Open to Those Entering Grade 6-12 in Fall 2016
Registration is Required.  Registration Begins June 11, 2016.

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk, by calling 781-786-6166, or by emailing wsnmail4@minlib.net

 

Youth Services  781-786-6166   wsnmail4@minlib.net
Sunday August 7, 2016
WESTON MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT MEETING
1:00 PM
Tuesday August 9, 2016
Super Cold Science!
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Super Cold Science with the Museum of Science Traveling Programs

In this presentation, amazing things happen when matter changes temperature!  Investigate how heat and temperature relate to the movement of atoms and molecules, and experience their extreme, even bizarre, effect on solids, liquids, and gases.  With the help of a Museum educator and an intensely cold liquid, participants experience the remarkable changes in size, form, and behavior that occur when a variety of objects and substances are super-cooled.

Pick  up a ticket starting Monday, July 29th.  Tickets are free and for counting purposes only.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

Watercolor Pencil Class
6:30 PM

Artist Angela Ackerman holds a B.F.A. in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and a M.Ed. from Framingham State Univeristy and teaches at the Danforth School. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all adult 18 years and over. Please sign up at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. 

Wednesday August 10, 2016
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday August 11, 2016
Stained Glass Mosiac Workshop
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Grades 3 - 6

Would you like to create a beautiful piece of art that will catch the light and spread joy for years to come?  Join Leslie Doherty of Stained Glass Mosiacs for a workshop where you will learn about glass and color, and create your own beautiful see-through glass suncatcher!  Kids will be working with glass, so kids should be prepared to be careful and pay attention.  Registration required.

Sign up starts Monday, August 1st.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Sunday August 14, 2016
WESTON MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT MEETING
1:00 PM
Tuesday August 16, 2016
3D Printing!
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

3D Printing Workshop

For kids Grades 1 - 5

Curious about how 3-D printing works?  Join us for this workshop and discover all about the 3-D printing process.  See Makerbot Replicator printers in action, ask the presenter your questions about how they work, and select a small 3-D object to print and bring home.  Registration required.

Sign up starts Monday, August 1st.


Hosted by Toys in a Box 3D Printing of Wellesley.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

Teen 3D Printing Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen 3D Printing Workshop

  • Join us for an exploration of 3D Printing
  • Select a small 3D object to print in multiple colors to bring home
  • See Makerbot Replicator printers in action
  • Hear a short presentation and ask all your 3D printing questions
  • Hosted by Toys in a Box 3D Printing of Wellesley

Please note: there is no design element included in this workshop.  All participants will get to choose an object to print from several available designs.

Open to Those Entering Grade 6-12 in Fall 2016
Registration is Required.  Registration Begins June 11, 2016.

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk, by calling 781-786-6166, or by emailing wsnmail4@minlib.net

Youth Services  781-786-6166   wsnmail4@minlib.net

The Reading Olympics!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Reading Olympics, featuring Jungle Jim!

All Ages!

This awesome balloon magic show contains Jim's signature brand of balloon artistry, magic, comedy, storytelling and improvisation with over 15 volunteers taking part. Archery, basketball, fencing and even Scottish caber toss are just some of the events that our "athletes" will compete in. Most importantly, Jim will incorporate just how important reading and staying active work together.


Please pick up a ticket starting Monday, August 1st.  Tickets are for counting purposes only, admission is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Thursday August 18, 2016
Summer Sing-Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages 6 months through four years old

Join us on the Third Thursday of the Month for a fun music morning!
Bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to bounce as you listen to music, songs, stories and more!

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

Reptiles!
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Reptiles! with the Museum of Science Traveling Programs

Ages 5 - 12

Are reptiles actually slimy? Are they cold blooded? What actually makes a reptile a reptile? Together we will answer these questions and many more while we become acquainted with some incredible animals from the Museum*s Live Animal Care Center.   Pick up a ticket starting Monday, August 8th.  Tickets are for counting purposes and are free of charge.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Thursday September 15, 2016
A Voice Fest: Great Operatic Divas
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Who is your favorite prima donna in opera? Take a vocal ride down the scale from the high coloratura soprano to the new low alto range! Enjoy an audiovisual potpourri of female opera singers in each catergory, illustrated with arias and scences by famous singers of the past and present. Program includes slides and DVDs. Leader Erika Reitshamer was born and educated in Germany and is a passionate and life-long fan of opera. She has lectured for Boston area educational institutions for many years. She was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 35 years ago and is a board member of the New England Opera Club. This program is free and open to all. Please join us in the library's Community Room which is handicapped accessible.

Tuesday September 27, 2016
Foraging for Wild Edibles
7:00 PM
Foraging for wild foods is a great way to get local, nutritious food into your diet. Learn about how to start foraging and enjoy time outdoors finding edible treasures with friends and family! Foraging Guide, Rachel Goclawski takes you through the foraging seasons with visual aids, while you learn about the health benefits and medicinal value of plants, mushrooms, trees and herbs. Instructor will bring in-season foraged edibles in for you to touch, smell and taste.Rachel Goclawski is a Wild Foods Foraging Guide, Programming Partner with The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Sudbury Valley Trustees, and Scouts of Eastern MA. She is a MA Certified Educator, and US Army Information Technology Specialist at a Green Energy Testing Camp in Devens, MA. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. 

 

Wednesday October 5, 2016
De-Stress and Discover Your Creativity with Coloring
1:00 PM

Adult coloring is the new art craze that helps you to relax, de-stress, and have fun. Chose from beautifully illustrated drawings provided in class and experiment with felt-tip markers, colored pencils, and more. Learn tips and ideas about exciting color combinations and see project samples that will inspire and guide you. Set your imagination and creative flair free while de-stressing your mind and body in this relaxed atmosphere. Leave with finished artwod and inspiration to continue on your creative journey. All supplies provided, and all level welcome. Just show up and have fun! To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday October 25, 2016
Deep Relaxation for Better Sleep
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you struggle to get good quality sleep or feel that the sleep you do get is lacking and non restorative? In this 90 minute presentation we will focus on the many relaxtion techniques that are specific to getting deeper and better quality sleep. These techniques will also help you in falling asleep, staying asleep and returning to sleep from nighttime arousals. We will explore physical, mental, and emotional relaxation techniques along with guided exercises that can dramatically improve sleep quality. There will be time for personal sleep questions and answers. Your presenter Rick Clerici is a Certified Sleep Educator and Behavioral Sleep Therapist who has appeared on CBS's Night Side and co-presented with world renowned stress expert and humorist Loretta Laroche and is considered a cutting edge leader in sleep improvement. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all.

Thursday November 17, 2016
The Age of Longevity
7:00 PM

Best-selling authors Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers have received wide critical praise for their books about women, men, work and society. Join us as they discuss their newest book, The Age of Longevity: Reimagining Tomorrow for Our New Long Lives which takes a wide-angle look at a world we are rapidly entering--with people living healthy and productive lives into their 70s, 80s and beyond. The authors have appeared often on On Point, Here and Now, Braude and Egan, Radio Boston and also on many NPR stations around the country. The program will be held in the library's Community Room and copies of the book will be available for purchase. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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