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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.

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.

Monday August 1, 2016
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
7:00 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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
Friday August 5, 2016
LIFE LONG LEARNERS
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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
LIFE LONG LEARNERS
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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 
Friday September 2, 2016
LIFE LONG LEARNERS
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Monday September 12, 2016
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Wednesday September 14, 2016
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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.

Friday September 16, 2016
REGIS COLLEGE BOOK GROUP
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday September 22, 2016
Fantastic Foliage
2:30 PM

Avoid the crowds and skip the traffic jams. Get outside and walk, look, and take lots of photos. Join Marjorie Turner Hollman, author of Easy Walks in Massachusetts, and More Easy Walks in Massachusetts, to learn about places to find fantastic foliage in the Upper Charles River watershed and Blackstone River Valley. Learn some simple tricks to keep in mind when seeking out those vibrant glimpses of color in New England during the fleeting few weeks known as "foliage season". Enjoy a slide show photos of some nearby spots that offer great views of fall color. Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors. A freelance writer for the past 19 years, she has been published in local, regional, national, and international publications. www.marjorieturner.com. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is open to all.

Sunday September 25, 2016
Marvin Wolfthal, piano concert
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pianist, composer, and Weston resident, Marvin Wolfthal will present a concert of piano music in the library's Community Room. He will play selections of Preludes and Etudes by Claude Debussy and also Gaspard del le Nuit by Maurice Ravel.

Marvin has played in the library many times, sometimes for the concert series and at other times in an educational format sponsored by the library itself. He is a fascinating speaker as well as performer and this promises to be an exciting season opener.

A reception in the gallery will follow the one hour concert. The Community Room 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. 

 

Monday October 3, 2016
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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.

Wednesday October 12, 2016
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Sunday October 16, 2016
CONCERT: ECLATANT TRIO, violin, cello and piano
3:00 PM

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

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.

Sunday October 30, 2016
CONCERT: CHRISFIELD/MERRILL, voice and piano
3:00 PM

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Monday November 7, 2016
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Wednesday November 9, 2016 -  Wednesday December 28, 2016
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: CATHY DOUCY - CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES

Artist's Statement: "In my work, the representation of a "landscape" is not the final goal. Instead, I use the vernacular of landscape painting as a method for exploring composition and color. My work is about painting not landscape; about illusion not representation; about drawing not twigs and branches."

Cathy Doocy, M.A.L.S. Fine Arts, Wesleyan University, has shown her work throughout New England, including the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford.

 

Thursday November 10, 2016
How to Catch a Story
3:30 PM

Phone calls, texts, e-mail, social media, and video constitute the bulk of our modern conversations, and all of these forms of communication are very ephemeral. "History is written by the victors," or by the people who take the time to record it! This hands-on workshop will provide the opportunity to practice some simple interviewing skills using sample interviewing questions. You will learn some very basic things to consider when recording a story, and learn and practice ways of eliciting compelling stories from those you interview. By sharing your life experiences, and helping others to share their stories, you can provide a unique local perspective on family, state, national, and world events. Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who has conducted numerous interviews for the Library of Congress Veterans Oral History project. She was the New England Chair of the Association of Personal Historians from 2012-2016. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is 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. 

Friday November 18, 2016
REGIS COLLEGE BOOK GROUP
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Sunday November 20, 2016
CONCERT: WESTON WIND QUINTET
3:00 PM

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

This group will meet in the Conference 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.

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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

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.

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.

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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Monday June 5, 2017
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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