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Wednesday November 9, 2016 -  Thursday December 29, 2016
ARTIST OF THE MONTH - CATHY DOOCY: STOPS ALONG THE WAY

ARTIST'S STATEMENT:

For this exhibition,"Stops Along the Way", I have brought together works old and new to explore a part

of the picture making process. It is a question that every artist asks themselves – When is a work “finished”, “done”?

How do I know when to stop? It is a question that can be particularly difficult for me to answer, in part,

because of the way I begin. I rarely have a particular vision, goal or destination in mind. As marks and layers

of paint are applied, a landscape reveals itself. Over and over I have to choose what to keep, what to change.

There is the risk of going too far or not far enough. The process is apt to be interrupted repeatedly to let layers  

of paint dry, to go home, to work on something else, to simply stand back and look. (Are we there yet?)

I might choose to pause indefinitely and leave the imagery unresolved. The viewer can fill in the blanks.

I like to stop mid-journey, while all the places I have passed through are still visible through the thin glazes of paint.

At this stage the works have an edgy excitement.

Brushstrokes and colors are about to transform into clouds, trees and grasses.

It is all in knowing when to stop, when to go on and when to begin anew.

Sunday December 4, 2016
CONCERT: IGOR LOVCHINSKY, piano
3:00 PM

The Music Committee is delighted to welcome pianist Igor Lovchinsky back to the Community Room for his fourth recital in the Library’s Concert Series. Mr. Lovchinsky has thrilled audiences at past concerts with his virtuosity and dynamism, and this recital promises to be no exception. He will play works by Ravel, Prokofiev, Chopin, and Balakirev. Born in Kazan, Russia in 1984, Mr. Lovchinsky began playing the piano at he age of two, and by the age of four was already playing entire recitals for his family and friends. He arrived in the United States in 1994 and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Juilliard and his Master’s Degree from the New England Conservatory. He has performed at many venues, from the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Auditorium to the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, the American Embassy in Beijing, and the Rozsa Center in Calgary. Germany’s Piano Magazine acclaimed the “elegance and rapturous beauty” of his music-making. We are very excited to have him performing in Weston again. The concert is free and open to the public, and the Community Room is handicapped accessible.

Monday December 5, 2016
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


LLIAC: LET'S GO COMMITTEE
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Author Talk with Ted Reinstein
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

New England is as dotted with colorful and fascinating feuds as it is with low stone walls and big, red barns. And many of them go back just as far! For instance, did you know that the Breeds and the Bunkers are still fighting over a hill? Or that the revolution is still being fought -- by Lexington and Concord?!  From the colonial era, through early aviation (CT claims the Wright Bros. are wrong), to Red Sox-Yankees and present day food fights, Ted Reinstein tells us who's really "Wicked Pissed" in New England, and why. Copies of "Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds" will be available for purchase following the program.  Sponsored by the Friends of Weston Library

Tuesday December 6, 2016
Signing with Babies and Toddlers!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Early Signs of Communication: Signing with Babies and Toddlers
with Sheryl White of Baby Kneads

Bring your baby or toddler (or any other family member who would like to sign) and join us for this six five-week session!  Learn how to reduce frustration and help give even babies and toddlers the abililty to express themselves before they can speak.  Review research and benefits, practice using ASL signs, and learn how to teach American Sign Language to your child. Learn some songs, stories and games using signs too!

Why teach your child sign language?
*It reduces frustration for everyone
*It gives children the ability to express themselves before they can speak
*It accelerates development of speech
*It relieves your anxiety about your child's needs

Come every week or once for the experience!

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

December Drop In Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

For ages 3, 4 & 5

Just for December!  Drop in for preschool book fun, featuring several stories followed by a craft project based on a winter theme.  The Craft Room will be set up for 16 projects--after that, children are welcome to stay for the stories, but please know that we will not have extra materials available.  Sessions are the same for each week; please attend Tuesday or Wednesday, but not both!

Youth Services   781-786-6166 

WAIC Photoshop Gift Workshop
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The holidays are coming and nothing says you care as much as a personalized gift that you design yourself.  In the first half of this workshop you will learn enough about Adobe Photoshop CC to remove a subject from the background of an image. Sample images will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring a selection of your own photos that you would like to use as the basis for making gifts. No prior experience with Photoshop is necessary.

Once everyone has removed several images from their backgrounds, we will explore three different photo gift web sites: Zazzle, Shutterfly, and CafePress. We will then use Zazzle to practice creating photo gifts, learning how to upload our images and apply them to different types of products. We'll discuss some simple design principles and examine what types of photos and images work best for which products. There is no requirement to order any products, but you are free to do so in the workshop or at home if you wish.

This workshop, limited to 12 participants, is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, email your full name and phone number to info@westonaic.org or call Nicole Mordecai at 781-248-7515

About The Instructor:  Nicole Mordecai, owner of CreateWithPhotos.com, has been taking photographs for years as an amateur and has recently started a business selling home decor and gift items based on her photography. Prior to focusing on photography, Nicole worked as a software designer and research scientist in the high tech industry.

Technologies Covered
Photoshop - Basic introduction to different selection techniques, layers, and exporting transparent png images.
Photo Gift Web Sites - Zazzle, Shutterfly, CafePress

Preparation
Before the workshop, please:

Fully charge your laptop battery.
Download and install the trial or paid version of Adobe Creative Cloud for Photographers.
Create an account on Zazzle.

If you have trouble installing the software or creating the account, please send an email with your phone number to info@westonaic.org and someone will help you.

What to Bring
Laptop Computer - A tablet will not be sufficient
Creative Cloud for Photographers - Installed on your laptop
Images - Photos you would like to turn into gifts
Power Cord - Image editing uses a lot of battery!


Parliamo Italiano
7:30 PM

If you know basic Italian, but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. The group meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.

Wednesday December 7, 2016
Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Drop-in Sessions each Wednesday morning:
10:00 - 10:30
or
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun fall theme, followed by a simple craft in the Craft Room.  Our stories and crafts have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for the abilities and dexterity of two year olds, so we ask that children have turned two years old to participate.

An adult must stay with their child.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

Virtual Reality
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Experience Room-Size Virtual Reality at the Weston Public Library!

Session 1:  Grades 7 & 8  1:30 - 3:00pm
Session 2:  Grades 5 & 6  3:00 - 4:30pm
Parents, feel free to drop in and watch

Try a few different virtual games or visit a faraway place.  While waiting for a turn, watch the giant screen to see what the person in virtual reality is experiencing.  Refreshments provided.

Register at the Youth Services Desk
by calling 781-786-6166
or by emailing smitchill@minlib.net

Shannon Mitchill  781-786-6166   smitchill@minlib.net

December Drop In Storytime!
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

For ages 3, 4 & 5

Just for December!  Drop in for preschool book fun, featuring several stories followed by a craft project based on a winter theme.  The Craft Room will be set up for 16 projects--after that, children are welcome to stay for the stories, but please know that we will not have extra materials available.  Sessions are the same for each week; please attend Tuesday or Wednesday, but not both!

Youth Services   781-786-6166 
Thursday December 8, 2016
NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery, 2015

This group will meet in the Reading Room at 2:00 PM.

Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date

SIGN UP AT THE REFERENCE DESK

Phone: 781-786-6165; E-mail: wsnmail2@minlib.net


AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids take Bus #4 to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Friday December 9, 2016
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.


Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 load. Enthusiasm and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. This free class is open to adults age 18 and over. To register, please call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk. Space is limited to 9 participants. The class meets on the following dates: Friday, November 4, 18; December 9, 16, 23. Pam Wight has an M.A.in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and San Francisco Bay area for two decades. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

For kids in 4th & 5th grades.

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Field School students will walk to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Tuesday December 13, 2016
Signing with Babies and Toddlers!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Early Signs of Communication: Signing with Babies and Toddlers
with Sheryl White of Baby Kneads

Bring your baby or toddler (or any other family member who would like to sign) and join us for this six five-week session!  Learn how to reduce frustration and help give even babies and toddlers the abililty to express themselves before they can speak.  Review research and benefits, practice using ASL signs, and learn how to teach American Sign Language to your child. Learn some songs, stories and games using signs too!

Why teach your child sign language?
*It reduces frustration for everyone
*It gives children the ability to express themselves before they can speak
*It accelerates development of speech
*It relieves your anxiety about your child's needs

Come every week or once for the experience!

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

December Drop In Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

For ages 3, 4 & 5

Just for December!  Drop in for preschool book fun, featuring several stories followed by a craft project based on a winter theme.  The Craft Room will be set up for 16 projects--after that, children are welcome to stay for the stories, but please know that we will not have extra materials available.  Sessions are the same for each week; please attend Tuesday or Wednesday, but not both!

Youth Services   781-786-6166 
Wednesday December 14, 2016
Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Drop-in Sessions each Wednesday morning:
10:00 - 10:30
or
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun fall theme, followed by a simple craft in the Craft Room.  Our stories and crafts have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for the abilities and dexterity of two year olds, so we ask that children have turned two years old to participate.

An adult must stay with their child.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids take Bus #4 to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

December Drop In Storytime!
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

For ages 3, 4 & 5

Just for December!  Drop in for preschool book fun, featuring several stories followed by a craft project based on a winter theme.  The Craft Room will be set up for 16 projects--after that, children are welcome to stay for the stories, but please know that we will not have extra materials available.  Sessions are the same for each week; please attend Tuesday or Wednesday, but not both!

Youth Services   781-786-6166 

ILLUSTRATORS GROUP
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday December 15, 2016
Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

Join us at the Library with popular performer Jeannie Mack on the third Thursday of each month!  You'll have as much fun as your toddler as you join Jeannie while she plays the guitar and sings with the audience. Music, dancing, clapping and fingerplay fun will get you rocking.  Bring your dancing shoes, your bounciness and your sense of rhythm!

In the Library Community Room.  For more information, call the library or visit Jeannie's Website!

Jeannie's program is on the third Thursday of the month, but in March 2017, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids take Bus #4 to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Friday December 16, 2016
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.


Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 load. Enthusiasm and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. This free class is open to adults age 18 and over. To register, please call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk. Space is limited to 9 participants. The class meets on the following dates: Friday, November 4, 18; December 9, 16, 23. Pam Wight has an M.A.in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and San Francisco Bay area for two decades. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

For kids in 4th & 5th grades.

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Field School students will walk to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Tuesday December 20, 2016
Cancelled: MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This meeting has been cancelled. 


December Drop In Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

For ages 3, 4 & 5

Just for December!  Drop in for preschool book fun, featuring several stories followed by a craft project based on a winter theme.  The Craft Room will be set up for 16 projects--after that, children are welcome to stay for the stories, but please know that we will not have extra materials available.  Sessions are the same for each week; please attend Tuesday or Wednesday, but not both!

Youth Services  781-786-6166 
Wednesday December 21, 2016
AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids take Bus #4 to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

December Drop In Storytime!
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

For ages 3, 4 & 5

Just for December!  Drop in for preschool book fun, featuring several stories followed by a craft project based on a winter theme.  The Craft Room will be set up for 16 projects--after that, children are welcome to stay for the stories, but please know that we will not have extra materials available.  Sessions are the same for each week; please attend Tuesday or Wednesday, but not both!

Youth Services  781-786-6166 
Friday December 23, 2016
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.


Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 load. Enthusiasm and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. This free class is open to adults age 18 and over. To register, please call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk. Space is limited to 9 participants. The class meets on the following dates: Friday, November 4, 18; December 9, 16, 23. Pam Wight has an M.A.in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and San Francisco Bay area for two decades. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Saturday December 24, 2016
EARLY CLOSING
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The library will be open from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM today. 

Sunday December 25, 2016
LIBRARY CLOSED

The library will be closed Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26. 

Monday December 26, 2016
LIBRARY CLOSED

The library will be closed Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26. 

Friday December 30, 2016
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.

Tuesday January 3, 2017
Parliamo Italiano
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

If you know basic Italian, but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings and are free and open to all. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!

Friday January 6, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.


Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 and shared insights are used a learning tools instead of criticism. This free class is open to adults aged 18 and over. Space is limited. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pam Wight has a Master of Arts in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Monday January 9, 2017
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Tuesday January 10, 2017
Mystery Book Group
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

If you enjoy reading and talking about mystery novels, you will find good company in this new book group. At our opening meeting, we will discuss best-selling author Laurie R. King's latest novel The Murder of Mary Russell. Copies of the book will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk a month in advance.  The group will meet in the Conference Room. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165 for more information. A brief summary of the book follows:

“Worried about Mary Russell? Well, you should be. She’s opened her door to the wrong man and deeply troubling secrets are set to tumble out, rewriting her history and putting herself and the people she loves in a dangerous spot. Once again, King spins a tantalizing tale of deception and misdirection for her readers’ delight and scores a direct hit in her latest Russell-Holmes mystery.” -- Deborah Walsh for LibraryReads.

Friday January 13, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.


Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 and shared insights are used a learning tools instead of criticism. This free class is open to adults aged 18 and over. Space is limited. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pam Wight has a Master of Arts in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday January 14, 2017
Science Saturdays!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Science Saturdays at the Library!

Register on the first day of the month and join us on the second Saturday for a fun science program!  Check in for more information on programs offered.  Some will be small groups, some will be large performances, but all will be fabulous!

TODAY:

Walkalong Glider Workshop with Phil Rossoni!

Come learn to make your own walk along glider with instructor Phil Rossoni.  If you don't know what this is, take a look on google or youtube and be ready to be amazed!  Once you make the glider, you can make it fly simply by "walking along" behind it to control the air waves. 

For kids in grades 2 - 6.  Space is limited; sign up early!

Registration starts Monday, January 2nd.

 

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Tuesday January 17, 2017
MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Parliamo Italiano
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

If you know basic Italian, but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings and are free and open to all. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!

Thursday January 19, 2017
Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

Join us at the Library with popular performer Jeannie Mack on the third Thursday of each month!  You'll have as much fun as your toddler as you join Jeannie while she plays the guitar and sings with the audience. Music, dancing, clapping and fingerplay fun will get you rocking.  Bring your dancing shoes, your bounciness and your sense of rhythm!

In the Library Community Room.  For more information, call the library or visit Jeannie's Website!

Jeannie's program is on the third Thursday of the month, but in March 2017, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Friday January 20, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.


Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 and shared insights are used a learning tools instead of criticism. This free class is open to adults aged 18 and over. Space is limited. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pam Wight has a Master of Arts in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday January 24, 2017
Is there Value in Your Old and Rare Books?
3:00 PM

Mr. Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop, one of America's oldest and largest used book shops, will give a free and open talk in the library's Community Room. Mr. Gloss will bring to the lecture several examples of notable books, magazines and ephemera from the store's private collection. Mr. Gloss will answer questions from people in attendance and then offer free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them. To sign up, please call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Friday January 27, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.


Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 and shared insights are used a learning tools instead of criticism. This free class is open to adults aged 18 and over. Space is limited. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pam Wight has a Master of Arts in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday February 3, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.

Monday February 6, 2017
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Friday February 10, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.

Saturday February 11, 2017
Science Saturdays!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Science Saturdays at the Library!

Register on the first day of the month and join us on the second Saturday for a fun science program!  Check in for more information on programs offered.  Some will be small groups, some will be large performances, but all will be fabulous!

 

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Thursday February 16, 2017
Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

Join us at the Library with popular performer Jeannie Mack on the third Thursday of each month!  You'll have as much fun as your toddler as you join Jeannie while she plays the guitar and sings with the audience. Music, dancing, clapping and fingerplay fun will get you rocking.  Bring your dancing shoes, your bounciness and your sense of rhythm!

In the Library Community Room.  For more information, call the library or visit Jeannie's Website!

Jeannie's program is on the third Thursday of the month, but in March 2017, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Friday February 17, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.

Tuesday February 21, 2017
MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Friday February 24, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.

Friday March 3, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.

Sunday March 5, 2017
CONCERT: ELEANOR PERRONE, piano
3:00 PM

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Monday March 6, 2017
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


LA TRAVIATA, a lecture and presentation
3:00 PM

Join us as Erika Reitshamer presents Verdi's all-time popular opera La Traviata, just in time for the live HD broadcast to select cinemas from the Metropolitan Opera on March 11, 2017. This program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and open to all.

Friday March 10, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.

Saturday March 11, 2017
Science Saturdays!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Science Saturdays at the Library!

Register on the first day of the month and join us on the second Saturday for a fun science program!  Check in for more information on programs offered.  Some will be small groups, some will be large performances, but all will be fabulous!

TODAY:

BugWorks:Bugology!

Join us for a one-hour, hands-on experience designed introduce you to the unique universe of bugs. Cover a variety of buggy topics in biology, including ecology, evolution, and taxonomy.  Observe, understand and appreciate invertebrates during this hands-on workshop!

For kids grades 1 - 5

Registration starts Monday, February 27th.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Friday March 17, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.

Sunday March 19, 2017
CONCERT: SAKATA/LEE, piano 4 hands
3:00 PM

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Tuesday March 21, 2017
MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday March 23, 2017
Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

Join us at the Library with popular performer Jeannie Mack on the third Thursday of each month!  You'll have as much fun as your toddler as you join Jeannie while she plays the guitar and sings with the audience. Music, dancing, clapping and fingerplay fun will get you rocking.  Bring your dancing shoes, your bounciness and your sense of rhythm!

In the Library Community Room.  For more information, call the library or visit Jeannie's Website!

Jeannie's program is on the third Thursday of the month, but in March 2017, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Friday March 24, 2017
The Interlude, a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the library for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in our cozy Reading Room.

Sunday April 2, 2017
CONCERT: VOCI ANGELICA TRIO, voices and cello
3:00 PM

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Monday April 3, 2017
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Saturday April 8, 2017
Science Saturdays!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Science Saturdays at the Library!

Register on the first day of the month and join us on the second Saturday for a fun science program!  Check in for more information on programs offered.  Some will be small groups, some will be large performances, but all will be fabulous!

TODAY:

ScienceTellers: Race Against Time!

Join us on a fast-paced adventure about two kids who find themselves racing against the clock! Before time runs outs, throw on your labcoat and buckle in — you are about to experience the science of power and energy through several explosive, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning and having fun! We will make things float, bounce, soar and transform right before your eyes, all while exploring the concepts of surface tension, air pressure, chemical reactions, the law of inertia, scientific variables and more!

For kids grades K - 5

Registration starts Monday, March 27th!

 

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Paul Revere's Midnight Ride: Dispelling the Myths
7:00 PM

Patrick M. Leehey, research director at the Paul Revere House, will discuss misconceptions about Paul Revere, and review the life and times of one of the most famous — and often misunderstood —figures in American history. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday April 18, 2017
MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday April 20, 2017
Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

Join us at the Library with popular performer Jeannie Mack on the third Thursday of each month!  You'll have as much fun as your toddler as you join Jeannie while she plays the guitar and sings with the audience. Music, dancing, clapping and fingerplay fun will get you rocking.  Bring your dancing shoes, your bounciness and your sense of rhythm!

In the Library Community Room.  For more information, call the library or visit Jeannie's Website!

Jeannie's program is on the third Thursday of the month, but in March 2017, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Sunday April 30, 2017
CONCERT: SEMIOSIS QUARTET, string quartet
3:00 PM

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Monday May 1, 2017
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Tuesday May 2, 2017
Spring Foraging for Wild Edibles
7:00 PM - 8:00 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 will speak about the health benefits and medicinal value of plants, mushrooms, trees and herbs. This program is free and open to all. To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday May 13, 2017
WESTON MUSICFEST
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Tuesday May 16, 2017
MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday May 18, 2017
Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

Join us at the Library with popular performer Jeannie Mack on the third Thursday of each month!  You'll have as much fun as your toddler as you join Jeannie while she plays the guitar and sings with the audience. Music, dancing, clapping and fingerplay fun will get you rocking.  Bring your dancing shoes, your bounciness and your sense of rhythm!

In the Library Community Room.  For more information, call the library or visit Jeannie's Website!

Jeannie's program is on the third Thursday of the month, but in March 2017, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Saturday May 20, 2017
Science Saturdays!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Science Saturdays at the Library!

Register on the first day of the month and join us on the second Saturday for a fun science program!  Check in for more information on programs offered.  Some will be small groups, some will be large performances, but all will be fabulous!

 

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Monday June 5, 2017
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday June 15, 2017
Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

Join us at the Library with popular performer Jeannie Mack on the third Thursday of each month!  You'll have as much fun as your toddler as you join Jeannie while she plays the guitar and sings with the audience. Music, dancing, clapping and fingerplay fun will get you rocking.  Bring your dancing shoes, your bounciness and your sense of rhythm!

In the Library Community Room.  For more information, call the library or visit Jeannie's Website!

Jeannie's program is on the third Thursday of the month, but in March 2017, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Saturday June 17, 2017
Science Saturdays!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Science Saturdays at the Library!

Register on the first day of the month and join us on the second Saturday for a fun science program!  Check in for more information on programs offered.  Some will be small groups, some will be large performances, but all will be fabulous!

TODAY:

Mr. Vinny, The Bubble Guy!

Using giant bubble wands he designed and constructed by the Bubble Guy himself, will gather kids for an hour long game of watch, chase, and pop the bubbles! Big, giant, beautiful bubbles will fill the air above and all around us while “Mr. Vinny” makes jokes, answers questions, and creates good-hearted and surprising fun.

This program will be outside, so be sure to wear sunscreen!

For all ages!

Sign up starts Monday, June 5th.

 

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
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