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Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Wednesday June 28, 2017
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JEANNETTE CORBETT

Jeannette Corbett is an award-winning artist whose work can be found in corporate, public and private collections throughout New England. She is a life-long resident of Massachusetts, and served as President of Reading Art Association. 

Before devoting herself full-time to art, Jeannette enjoyed a 25-year teaching career. She was known by colleagues for her ability to incorporate art into any curriculum, and for inspiring her students to recognize their own creative gifts. Jeannette earned a Masters’ Degree in Special Education from Regis College.

Jeannette’s landscape paintings are particularly influenced by her travels throughout France and Italy—wildflower fields, expansive skies, and medieval villages, have all become central images. The movement and action of both thoroughbred horses and Argentine tango dancers are also significant themes in her work.

Jeannette has received art instruction from North Shore notables Tom Sutherland, Monique Sakellarios of Nashua, NH, and Teri Eramo, tonalist instructor from Byfield, MA. In the past 10 years, she has received over 100 awards, including five Best in Show.

Tuesday June 27, 2017
Family Board Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday night in June is Family Board Game Night

Drop in to play one of our 30+ games.  Kids, parents, and grandparents are all welcome.  Try a new game or play a family favorite. 

We have:

Games for Younger Kids like Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, and Connect 4
Classic Games like Checkers, Monopoly and Pictionary
Kids' Favorites like Sorry, Battleship and Clue
Challenging Games like Risk, Catan and Chess
Non Board-Game Games like Cards, Mancala, Jenga and Twister

 

Youth Services  781-786-6166 

Pastel Paint the 45-Million-Dollar Flower
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack will host this pastel painting workshop designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Participants will have fun producing their own pastel painting of Georgia O'Keeffe's elegant Jimson flower. All supplies and instruction are provided and participants keep their paintings. Gregory Maichack has taught at Holyoke and Greenfield Community Colleges, and the Museum of Fine Arts among others. Seats may fill quickly so please call 781-786-6165 to register or visit the Reference Desk. This program is supported by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Wednesday June 28, 2017
Pajama Storytime: A Family Storytime for Ages 4-7
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Put on your pajamas and stop by the library for some stories and a craft.  Stories begin at 6:00pm and a family craft begins at 6:25pm.  While this storytime is geared toward families with children ages 4-7, younger siblings are welcome to join in!

Today's Theme:  New Books
Today's Craft:  Shakers

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Thursday June 29, 2017
Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly knitting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Wednesday July 5, 2017
Two & Three Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 2 & 3

Two sessions-- at 10:00 and 10:30

Join us on Wednesday mornings for two different  story sessions!   We'll share some of our favorites...twice!

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Friday July 7, 2017
Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Discover your creativity by exploring the hidden stories in your mind. Every week is an adventure with in-class writing (fiction and non-fiction), writing topics and tips, and shared reading. A zeal for the zany and poignant, a sense of humor, and a willingness to be open and honest lead you to inspired writing. This free class is open to adults age 18 and over. 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, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting. To register, or for more information, call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Friday Summer Storytime!
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 3 - 6

Join us on Friday mornings for several fun stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Monday July 10, 2017
Two Dinosaurs are Better Than One!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

with Talking Hands Theater!

For ages 2 - 7

Meet different kinds of dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era, and find out what the dinos plan to do about that big carnivore, Allosaurus, who is pushing everyone else around!

Catchy, original songs and bright tabletop puppets make this a favorite with preschoolers!

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts June 26th. Get your ticket and get an email reminder the day before the show!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Tuesday July 11, 2017
Tuesday Summer Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 4 - 7

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for several stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   

Animal Adventures!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

for all ages!

Join us and meet nine or ten interesting animals, hear 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. A fun and unique learning experience to be enjoyed by all!   This very popular animal program has visited the library every summer since 1997!

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts Monday, June 26th.  Get your ticket and sign up to get a reminder the day prior to the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Wednesday July 12, 2017
Two & Three Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 2 & 3

Two sessions-- at 10:00 and 10:30

Join us on Wednesday mornings for two different  story sessions!   We'll share some of our favorites...twice!

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   

Stained Glass Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

For Teens in Grades 6 -12

Would you like to create a piece of art that will catch the light and spread joy for years to come?  Join Leslie Doherty for a stained glass workshop where you will learn about glass and color and create your own beautiful see-through glass suncatcher!

Registration required.  Sign up at the Youth Services Desk or email.

Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net

ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Friday July 14, 2017
Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Discover your creativity by exploring the hidden stories in your mind. Every week is an adventure with in-class writing (fiction and non-fiction), writing topics and tips, and shared reading. A zeal for the zany and poignant, a sense of humor, and a willingness to be open and honest lead you to inspired writing. This free class is open to adults age 18 and over. 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, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting. To register, or for more information, call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Friday Summer Storytime!
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 3 - 6

Join us on Friday mornings for several fun stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Tuesday July 18, 2017
Tuesday Summer Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 4 - 7

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for several stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Wednesday July 19, 2017
Two & Three Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 2 & 3

Two sessions-- at 10:00 and 10:30

Join us on Wednesday mornings for two different  story sessions!   We'll share some of our favorites...twice!

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   

Pirate Magic Show!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

with Awesome Robb, the Pirate!

Ages 4 and up

Discover the roar of laughter when Captain Robbie Bones shows up with his treasure chest full of Magic and Tricks! Captain Robbie will quickly work his magic as he teaches us all how to speak pirate and laugh like a rogue.  This Pirate Magic Juggling show will have you laughing all the way to Davy Jones' Locker!

Sign up starts Monday, July 3rd at the Youth Services Desk.  Get your tickets and sign up for an email reminder the day before the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Thursday July 20, 2017
Jeannie Mack Summer Library Fun!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

For ages 6 months through 4 years

Drop in and join us for our montly visit from Jeannie Mack, with a summer twist!  Bring your dancing shoes, and be prepared to sing!  Music, songs, stories and more for preschoolers and their adults!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

Teen Henna Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

For Teens in Grades 6 - 12

Find out about the spiritual power of henna and the rich history and social importance of the art form.  Learn how to create your own henna tattoos.

Registration required.  Sign up at the Youth Services Desk or email.

Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
Friday July 21, 2017
Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Discover your creativity by exploring the hidden stories in your mind. Every week is an adventure with in-class writing (fiction and non-fiction), writing topics and tips, and shared reading. A zeal for the zany and poignant, a sense of humor, and a willingness to be open and honest lead you to inspired writing. This free class is open to adults age 18 and over. 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, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting. To register, or for more information, call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Friday Summer Storytime!
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 3 - 6

Join us on Friday mornings for several fun stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Monday July 24, 2017
Pop-Up Art School Workshop: Antoni Gaudi!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

for ages 6 - 12

Antoni Gaudi was an architect whose innovative and unique buildings are found in Barcelona Spain. His organic style is unique and was inspired by natural forms. Create a mosaic cityscape, in Gaudi’s style, with opaque and translucent papers. With a battery operated candle (included) we will transform the mosaic into a glowing luminaria!

Space is limited! Sign up at the Youth Services Desk start Monday, July 3rd.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library.

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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Tuesday Summer Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 4 - 7

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for several stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   

Coding With Minecraft
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

For Teens in Grades 6 - 12

Calling all crafters!  Learn how to summon lightning bolts with a bow and arrow or build giant rainbows in the Minecraft world with code!  Spawn farm animals or monsters instantly and have fun "modding" our world!

Registration required.  Sign up at the Youth Services Desk or email.

Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday July 26, 2017
Fairies of the Seasons!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

with Talking Hands Theater!

for ages 2 - 7

In this magical show, set on a handmade dress that twirls as the year turns, each season has its own fairy that takes caer of changing the natural world according to the changes in the seasons. That is, until a grumpy gnome decides to rearrange all the season fairies so things will stay the same all year round!  How will the fairies solve this problem?

Beautiful handmade fairy puppets and hand-felted animals invite young children to move, sing, and help the fairies of each season as they try to find their way back.

Space is limited!

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts Monday, June 3rd.  Get a ticket and sign up for an email reminder.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library.

 

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Friday July 28, 2017
Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Discover your creativity by exploring the hidden stories in your mind. Every week is an adventure with in-class writing (fiction and non-fiction), writing topics and tips, and shared reading. A zeal for the zany and poignant, a sense of humor, and a willingness to be open and honest lead you to inspired writing. This free class is open to adults age 18 and over. 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, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting. To register, or for more information, call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Friday Summer Storytime!
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 3 - 6

Join us on Friday mornings for several fun stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Tuesday August 1, 2017
Tuesday Summer Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 4 - 7

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for several stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   

Tall Ships and Pirates!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

with ScienceTellers!

ages 5 and up

Ahoy! People don't just build on land, they build on water too!  Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to build a new ship before all home is lost...at sea!

Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more.  Do not miss this refreshing nautical tale with a scientific twist!

Sign up starts at the Youth Services Desk on Monday, July 17th.  Get your ticket, and register for an email reminder the day before the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Wednesday August 2, 2017
Two & Three Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 2 & 3

Two sessions-- at 10:00 and 10:30

Join us on Wednesday mornings for two different  story sessions!   We'll share some of our favorites...twice!

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Thursday August 3, 2017
Zombie Survival Course
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

For Teens in Grades 6 - 12

Learn how to survive the zombie apocalypse!  Find out about basic first aid and first aid kits, Emergency "Bug-Out Bags", Lost proofing, Knots and lashings and Emergency shelter structure anywhere.  Try shooting a real Darryl Dixon (from the Walking Dead TV series) style crossbow!

Register in person at the Youth Services Desk or by email.

Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
Friday August 4, 2017
Friday Summer Storytime!
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 3 - 6

Join us on Friday mornings for several fun stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Tuesday August 8, 2017
Tuesday Summer Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 4 - 7

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for several stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Wednesday August 9, 2017
Two & Three Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 2 & 3

Two sessions-- at 10:00 and 10:30

Join us on Wednesday mornings for two different  story sessions!   We'll share some of our favorites...twice!

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   

Brixology: Vehicles! with Mad Science
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ages 6 - 10

Get in gear as an automotive engineer! 

Join us and build a motorized vehicle and learn how to optimize it: use gears, wheels and axles to reduce friction and make work easier. Next, shift things into a higher gear to get a hands-on understanding of transmissions and gear ratios. Finally, build and test your own Mad ScienceHovercraft XS; a vehicle model they can take home!


Space is limited! Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts Monday, July 26th.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library

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Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday August 10, 2017
Pop-Up Art School Workshop: Alexander Calder!
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Ages 8 - 12

Alexander Calder was a mid 20th century artist best known for his mobiles and stabiles. The term stables was coined to describe Calder*s monumental sculptures made from flat curvilinear shapes of metal.  In this workshop, kids will create two different kinds of standing sculptures made from flat sheets of chipboard. We will discuss how to place the forms so that the piece will remain standing. Using Calder*s typically bright colors we will use oil pastels to embellish the surfaces.
 
Space is limited!  Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts July 24th

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library

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Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Friday August 11, 2017
Friday Summer Storytime!
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 3 - 6

Join us on Friday mornings for several fun stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Tuesday August 15, 2017
Tuesday Summer Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 4 - 7

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for several stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Wednesday August 16, 2017
Two & Three Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 2 & 3

Two sessions-- at 10:00 and 10:30

Join us on Wednesday mornings for two different  story sessions!   We'll share some of our favorites...twice!

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   

Learn to Draw a Manga Face Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

For Teens in Grades 6 - 12

Learn to draw a manga face three different ways - from somewhat realistic to an exaggerated manga style!

Register in person at the Youth Services Desk or by email. 

Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166   WSNMAIL4@minlib.net
Thursday August 17, 2017
Jeannie Mack Summer Library Fun!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

For ages 6 months through 4 years

Drop in and join us for our montly visit from Jeannie Mack, with a summer twist!  Bring your dancing shoes, and be prepared to sing!  Music, songs, stories and more for preschoolers and their adults!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

Blizzards: Outwit the Elements!
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

ages 6 - 11

A blizzard is coming! Put on your thinking cap and engineer a tree house to withstand high winds.  Then find a way to save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche. With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives you a chance to plan, build, and test your designs against the forces of nature! Test your creations in our blizzard simulators and see if you or the skierswould survive...
 
Space is limited! Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts Monday, July 26th.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

Blizzards Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For Teens in Grades 6 -12.

A blizzard is coming!  Engineer a treehouse to withstand high winds and save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche.  With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives participants a chance to plan, build and test their designs against the forces of nature.

Register in person at the Youth Services Desk or by email.

Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166   WSNMAIL4@minlib.net
Friday August 18, 2017
Friday Summer Storytime!
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 3 - 6

Join us on Friday mornings for several fun stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Sunday August 20, 2017
Summer Reading DEADLINE!
1:00 AM - 11:55 PM

Don't Forget! 

All the books you read this summer have to be in your Reading Log by MIDNIGHT!

All your Reading Challenges have to be done and in your Reading Log by MIDNIGHT!

OUR SUMMER READING DEADLINE is MIDNIGHT!   (Contact Kelly if you have any problems with your log entries!)

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166   kwood@minlib.net
Tuesday August 22, 2017
Tuesday Summer Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 4 - 7

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for several stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   
Wednesday August 23, 2017
Two & Three Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 2 & 3

Two sessions-- at 10:00 and 10:30

Join us on Wednesday mornings for two different  story sessions!   We'll share some of our favorites...twice!

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

Youth Services Desk   

NEUROFEEDBACK: BRAINTRAINING AT ITS BEST!
7:00 PM

Jolene Ross, PhD, will host a free educational lecture concerning easy, effective, safe and durable brain training for executive functioning, ADHD, memory, attention, anxiety, and depression as well as many other neurologically based disorders of the brain. Research will be presented.  Dr. Ross works with the Foundation for Wellness Professionals, a non-profit organization.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Monday August 28, 2017
Summer Reading Celebration!
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Save this date!  If you participated in the Summer Reading Program, you can join us at the Summer Reading Celebration!

More details to come...

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Teen Summer Readers Party!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Save this date!  If you participated in the Teen Summer Reading Program, it's time to spend your points!

More details to come...

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Wednesday September 13, 2017
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Tuesday September 26, 2017
An Evening of Frost
7:00 PM

Stephen Collins will present An Evening of Frost, a unique interactive performance that begins with a short biographical introduction into poet Robert Frost's life. As part of the performance, an open discussion of the following poems will include: "A Tuf of Flowers", "Mending Wall", "Birches", "After Apple Picking", "Acquainted with the Night", "Desert Places". The performance closes with a dramatic reading of Frost's masterful use of black verse in the hauntingly memorable "The Death of the Hired Man". Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program is free and open to all.

For more information on Mr. Collins, visit his website: www.unlaunchedvoices.com

Wednesday October 11, 2017
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Tuesday October 17, 2017
Shakespeare Performance with Stephen Collins
7:00 PM

No one has had a more lasting effect on the English language than William Shakespeare.

Stephen Collins makes Shakespeare's words come alive for an audience.  From the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, to the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Antony, Stephen brings the Bard's words to life.  Shakespeare's tragedies, comedies, histories, and Sonnets are all represented in this exciting show.  The show conveys an understanding of the impact and reactions of the characters to their respective times, giving the audience not just a performance but an experience.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this event is free and open to all.

For more informaton on Mr. Collins, visit his website: www.unlaunchedvoices.com

Thursday October 26, 2017
Verdi's Otello
3:00 PM

Opera for everyone! Giuseppe Verdi's greatest tragedy, is a miraculous union of music and Shakespeare's drama, a masterpiece as profound philosophically as it is thrilling theatrically. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irresistible. She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 40 years ago.

Wednesday November 8, 2017
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday November 9, 2017
WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
7:30 PM
Wednesday December 13, 2017
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday January 18, 2018
Puccini's Tosca
3:00 PM

Opera for everyone! Puccini's musical thriller of lust, murder, and politics is one of the most riveting operas in the repertory. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. Tosca will be broadcast to select movie theaters in HD (high-definition) on Saturday, January 27. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irresistible. She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 40 years ago.

Thursday February 15, 2018
Puccini's La Boheme
3:00 PM

Opera for everyone! Puccini's passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris is one of the world's most popular operas . Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. La Boheme will be broadcast to select movie theaters in HD (high-definition) on Saturday, February 24. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irresistible. She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 40 years ago.

Thursday March 8, 2018
Irish Voices
7:00 PM

This one-man show creates a dramatic world showcasing Yeats, Joyce, Heaney, McCourt, and other prominent Irish writers telling tales of Ireland, its history, the church, the past, and the changing political landscape. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program is free and open to all. For more info on Mr. Collins, visit his website: www.unlaunchedvoices.com

Thursday March 22, 2018
Mozart's Cosi fan tutte
3:00 PM

Opera for everyone! Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, a comedy about the sexes, subtitled "The School of Lovers," is a probing look into romantic relationships. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. Cosi fan tutte will be broadcast to select movie theaters in HD (high-definition) on Saturday, March 31. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irresistible. She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 40 years ago.

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