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Saturday July 1, 2017 -  Thursday August 31, 2017
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JOE CLEMENTI

Joe Clementi is a graphic design artist who graduated from the School of Practical Art (now the

Art Institute of Boston) and the retired owner of Clementi Associates Studio in Waltham. At the

age of 89 he now enjoys exploring different media and techniques from acrylic to watercolor

painting, from Chinese quilling to scratchboard. Works of art from his varied artistic interests will be on display.

Please join us in the Gallery for this event. All are welcome.

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
Monday August 21, 2017
Rainforest Animals!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

With Creature Teachers!

All ages.

Join us for this fun program featuring eight to ten rainforest live animals! 

Discuss all aspects of the rainforests from the layers that make up for forest to their locations around the world to the dangers that threaten the fragile ecosystem.  Then meet some interesting creatures who call them home.  Some of the rainforest animals can even be touched.
 
Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts Monday, July 26th.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
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 August 30, 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!

 

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Thursday September 7, 2017
The Art of Remembering Names
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

What is the cost to you of not remembering names? Embarassment? Missed opportunities? Missed connections? Fear of meeting new people? Lost business? This method has been taught for over a hundred years to hundreds of thousands of students. It has led to extraordinary feats of memory. MemorizeBest has made it easier than ever to learn and use this method. You will see every person and their name more vividly, and remember their name surprisingly easily. Specially designed learning exercises are practiced in class and then at home. Practice and you will amaze yourself and others with your memory for names. Please call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program is free and open to all. Neil Kutzen has spent more than 25 years as a corporate trainer and instructional designer. He has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. He is a sometime actor and story teller, and full-time memory trainer. 


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 will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Monday September 11, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: EDWARD D. MOVITZ
Tuesday September 12, 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 the library's newest book group. This month we'll discuss Harry Kemelman's Friday the Rabbi Slept Late:

A young independent rabbi is the prime suspect in a murder case when a dead girl is found in his car. The intricate plot skillfully interweaves information on Judaism, temple politics, engaging characters, and social problems into the story. A 1964 Edgar Award-winning novel, the first in the Rabbi David Small series of intelligent cozy mysteries. Copies of the book will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk a month in advance of the meeting. The group will meet in the Conference Room.

Wednesday September 13, 2017
WAIC Open Mic Night
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

This event takes place at the Sears Auditorium, in Weston Town Hall.

We invite you to perform or just come to listen to acoustic music and spoken word at the Weston Town Hall. Refreshments will be provided starting at 6:30pm followed by performances at 7:00pm. Please sign up at least two days before the event so we know how much food we need and who will be performing. We would welcome $5 per person at the door to help defray the cost of running this event.

Email open-mic@westonaic.org if you have questions or need additional information.

Description
This Open Mic Night is intended to be an inclusive, regularly scheduled event that forges connections between musicians, singers, poets, comedians, storytellers and an enthusiastic audience. Our goal is to foster creativity and build a community where participants have an opportunity to try out new material in a supportive and open environment. We expect to attract people of various ages and experience levels with different musical and poetic tastes and styles. 

Information for Performers

If you wish to perform, please sign up online at least one day before the event by clicking on the button above and then clicking Register on the Eventbrite page. Select the "Open Mic Night - PERFORMER CONTACT" ticket option. If you have multiple people who wish to perform together, please only register one contact person.

Whether performing alone or in a group, after registering, email open-mic@westonaic.org with the following information:

  • Names of all performers in your group

  • Type of performance (eg. folk guitar, jazz ensemble, poetry, comedy, story, etc.)

  • One or two sentences that can be used to introduce you or your group

Performers can also sign up at the event before 6:45 if there are still spaces available.

Each performer will have up to 5 minutes to perform one musical number, poem, or other routine. Depending on attendance, performers may have the option of performing a second number.

Information for Audience Members

Everyone is invited to enjoy this evening of music and entertainment. Please bring your friends and family to support our local performers. A social gathering begins at 6:30pm followed by the performances which begin at 7pm. Click on the "SIGN UP" button above and then click "Register" on our Eventbrite page.  Select the "Open Mic Night - AUDIENCE" ticket option.


ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday September 14, 2017
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will discuss The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. The group will meet in the Reading Room. 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 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net.


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 will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday September 15, 2017
Creative Writing for Fun (class 1 of 8)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“A short story is like a flare sent into the sky. Suddenly and startlingly, it illuminates one portion of the world…” R. Macauley

For those ready to send out their flares, this class helps you explore the hidden stories in your mind: fact and fiction. Illuminating stories come forth through in-class writing, different writing topics and tips each week, and shared reading. You don’t need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity. Class size is limited. 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. She is the author of two books of fiction, an illustrated children’s book, 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.

Saturday September 16, 2017
WAIC Golden Acrylics Workshop
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This program is held at the Community Center and is limited to 20 participants. There will be a $20 per person fee for this workshop. Please click "SIGN UP" to register.

Description


This hands-on demo is a fun and exciting way to learn about the wide range of GOLDEN Acrylic paints and mediums. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and colors for the best intended application and for archival quality. Explore acrylic techniques including the new paint markers, watercolor-like approaches, printmaking, stenciling and lots more. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn and be inspired. Attendees will receive a sample pack of products to take home.

About the Instructor
Adria Arch is a painter and mixed media artist. Her work is represented in corporate and private collections including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Fidelity Corporation, the Boston Public Library, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Adria specializes in helping students unlock their creative potential. She has taught painting, drawing, and printmaking at Montserrat College of Art and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, numerous art centers and museums, and privately. Adria's studio is in Lowell, MA and she also teaches at her home studio in Arlington MA.

For more information, visit her website: adriaarch.com

Thursday September 21, 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 will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday September 22, 2017
Creative Writing for Fun (class 2 of 8)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“A short story is like a flare sent into the sky. Suddenly and startlingly, it illuminates one portion of the world…” R. Macauley

For those ready to send out their flares, this class helps you explore the hidden stories in your mind: fact and fiction. Illuminating stories come forth through in-class writing, different writing topics and tips each week, and shared reading. You don’t need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity. Class size is limited. 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. She is the author of two books of fiction, an illustrated children’s book, 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.

Sunday September 24, 2017
Concert, The Craft Ensemble, String Trio
3:00 PM

The concert is free and open to the public, and the Community Room is handicapped accessible.

Tuesday September 26, 2017
Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM

The group will discuss The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting. For more information contact librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158.


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

Thursday September 28, 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 will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday September 29, 2017
Creative Writing for Fun (class 3 of 8)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“A short story is like a flare sent into the sky. Suddenly and startlingly, it illuminates one portion of the world…” R. Macauley

For those ready to send out their flares, this class helps you explore the hidden stories in your mind: fact and fiction. Illuminating stories come forth through in-class writing, different writing topics and tips each week, and shared reading. You don’t need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity. Class size is limited. 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. She is the author of two books of fiction, an illustrated children’s book, 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.

Thursday October 5, 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 will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday October 6, 2017
Creative Writing for Fun (class 4 of 8)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“A short story is like a flare sent into the sky. Suddenly and startlingly, it illuminates one portion of the world…” R. Macauley

For those ready to send out their flares, this class helps you explore the hidden stories in your mind: fact and fiction. Illuminating stories come forth through in-class writing, different writing topics and tips each week, and shared reading. You don’t need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity. Class size is limited. 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. She is the author of two books of fiction, an illustrated children’s book, 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.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday October 12, 2017
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will discuss The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff. The group will meet in the library's Reading Room. 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 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net


Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Historian Jim O’Connell will draw on his recent book Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History  to provide a comprehensive historical overview of the development of Boston’s restaurants. Boston was a pioneer in elaborate hotel dining, oyster houses, French cuisine, ostentatious banquets, ice cream parlors, ethnic cooking, the colonial revival of traditional New England dishes, the “gourmet revolution,” and contemporary locavore and trendy foodie culture. Jim’s talk will feature the development of restaurants in suburbs west of the city. The presentation will be illustrated with an extensive array of historic menus and photos.

Jim O’Connell’s other books include The Hub’s Metropolis: Greater Boston’s Development from Railroad Suburbs to Smart Growth and Becoming Cape Cod; Creating a Seaside Resort. This event is brought to you by the Friends of Weston Library.


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 will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday October 13, 2017
Creative Writing for Fun (class 5 of 8)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“A short story is like a flare sent into the sky. Suddenly and startlingly, it illuminates one portion of the world…” R. Macauley

For those ready to send out their flares, this class helps you explore the hidden stories in your mind: fact and fiction. Illuminating stories come forth through in-class writing, different writing topics and tips each week, and shared reading. You don’t need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity. Class size is limited. 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. She is the author of two books of fiction, an illustrated children’s book, 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.

Sunday October 15, 2017
Concert, Elizabeth Morse, Harp
3:00 PM

The concert is free and open to the public, and the Community Room is handicapped accessible.

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 19, 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 will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday October 20, 2017
Creative Writing for Fun (class 6 of 8)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“A short story is like a flare sent into the sky. Suddenly and startlingly, it illuminates one portion of the world…” R. Macauley

For those ready to send out their flares, this class helps you explore the hidden stories in your mind: fact and fiction. Illuminating stories come forth through in-class writing, different writing topics and tips each week, and shared reading. You don’t need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity. Class size is limited. 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. She is the author of two books of fiction, an illustrated children’s book, 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.


Sense the Wind film screening - Film Club 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In regattas across the US and abroad, visually impaired sailors learn not to fear what they cannot see. They sail by feel: sensing the breeze on a cheek or tension in the tiller, listening to the pattern of waves hitting the hull and sails luffing in the wind.

On Friday, Oct 20 Producer/Director Christine Knowlton will hold a screening of her documentary "Sense the Wind: Blind Sailors Race across Open Water."  The hour long documentary will be followed by Q & A with Knowlton and blind sailor Matt Chao. Six years in the making, "Sense the Wind" follows the journey of four blind sailors as they train and compete in national and international regattas. The film was given the Humanitarian Award at the Socially Relevant Film Festival NY recently. 

Watch a film trailer at: https://vimeo.com/58052894

54 minutes

All ages are welcome

Sponsored by the Friends of Weston Public Library

Sunday October 22, 2017
WAIC Sweet Innovations
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is a ticketed event and will be held at the Community Center. Click here to order tickets

Adults/Young Adults (13+)   $12 online; $15 at door

Kids (4-12)    $8 online; $10 at door

Seniors (70+)  $8 online; $10 at door

Tots (0-3)  Free

Sweet Innovations will bring together the community to enjoy an afternoon learning about many provocative new techniques that go into making innovative confections.

Description
What could be better than marrying the art of baking and candy-making with the latest in technology? This innovative event will feature tastings of artisanal confections (baked goods, chocolates, candy, ice cream, honey, syrups, and beverages) from local vendors. Come see demonstrations of interesting technologies and artistic approaches used in the creation of confections. There will also be several exhibitors demonstrating art and technology programming typical of the Weston Art & Innovation Center.

Sweet Innovations will also offer participants an opportunity to showcase their creative talents in a Confection Competition (see right column).

Exhibitors/Vendors

Exhibits will consist of tastings, demonstrations, and/or activities. Exhibitors and vendors are welcome to sell products as long as they also provide tastings or an interesting demonstration. Priority will be given to artisans or those who use technology in the creation of their confections. We are particularly interested in live technology demonstrations, but video recordings will also be considered.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please submit a Sweet Innovations Exhibitor/Vendor Application before August 15th, 2017. Selected exhibitors and vendors will be notified by the end of August.

Activities

To illustrate what to expect from the Art & Innovation Center's programming, several artists and innovators will be on hand to demonstrate their field.  If you haven't participated in a WAIC workshop yet, this is the time to learn what the WAIC has to offer!

All attendees will be encouraged to vote for their favorite entries in the Confection Competition. People's choice awards will be presented to the entries with the most votes.

Location

Weston Community Center, 20 Alphabet Lane, Weston, MA 02453.

Access to the Weston Community Center is off School Street on Alphabet Lane.

  • Turn onto Alphabet and drive until you see a small rotary.

  • Turn left at the rotary.

  • Turn left into the Community Center parking lot.  You will see signs for the Weston Council on Aging (COA). The COA is on the lower level of the building. Sweet Innovations is on the upper level.

  • There is parking available on both the upper and lower levels.

 
 
 
 

 

Tuesday October 24, 2017
Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM

The group will discuss The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. For more information contact librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158.

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.


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 will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sunday October 29, 2017
Concert, Amos Lawrence, Schubert Octet
3:00 PM

The concert is free and open to the public, and the Community Room is handicapped accessible.

Thursday November 2, 2017
Friends of WPL Book Sale Preview Night!
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get the first peek at this year's Friends of Weston Library Book Sale! Not a member yet? Not a problem! Join today at http://www.westonlibrary.org/friends/join-fwpl


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 will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday November 3, 2017
Annual Friends of Weston Library Book and Bake Sale
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Creative Writing for Fun (class 7 of 8)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“A short story is like a flare sent into the sky. Suddenly and startlingly, it illuminates one portion of the world…” R. Macauley

For those ready to send out their flares, this class helps you explore the hidden stories in your mind: fact and fiction. Illuminating stories come forth through in-class writing, different writing topics and tips each week, and shared reading. You don’t need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity. Class size is limited. 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. She is the author of two books of fiction, an illustrated children’s book, 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.

Saturday November 4, 2017
Annual Friends of Weston Library Book and Bake Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday November 8, 2017
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday November 9, 2017
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will discuss Hero of the Empire: the Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard. The group will meet in the library's Reading Room. 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 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net.


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 will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
7:30 PM
Friday November 10, 2017
Creative Writing for Fun (class 8 of 8))
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“A short story is like a flare sent into the sky. Suddenly and startlingly, it illuminates one portion of the world…” R. Macauley

For those ready to send out their flares, this class helps you explore the hidden stories in your mind: fact and fiction. Illuminating stories come forth through in-class writing, different writing topics and tips each week, and shared reading. You don’t need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity. Class size is limited. 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. She is the author of two books of fiction, an illustrated children’s book, 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.

Sunday November 12, 2017
Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop
1:00 PM

In this class artist Leslie Doherty of Ways of Color will introduce the ancient art of mosaic decoration. Using just a few tools and an array of multicolored pieces, each participant will design and create a small tile which can be taken home at the end of class. The finished piece may be placed on a table or displayed on a wall. This workshop is free and open to adults age 18 and over and all materials are supplied by the instructor. Leslie Doherty, has over 25 years of experience designing, creating and teaching stained glass art. She currently exhibits and creates at Potlatch Studio and Gallery in Amesbury. Space is limited to 20 participants. Please visit the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165 to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sunday November 19, 2017
Concert, Minkyung Oh, Piano
3:00 PM

The concert is free and open to the public, and the Community Room is handicapped accessible.

Sunday December 3, 2017
Concert, Shir Madness, Klezmer Band
3:00 PM

The concert is free and open to the public, and the Community Room is handicapped accessible.

Tuesday December 5, 2017
Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM

The group will discuss The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. For more information contact librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158.


A Christmas Carol with Delvena Theatre Company
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

This beloved ghost story, first published in December 1843, was written by author Charles Dickens with the expectation that it would haunt readers' houses pleasantly. Delvena Theatre Company will present, complete with period costumes, a dramatic reading of this wonderful message of hope and love: 

“Through a series of spectral visions, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is allowed to review his life and to change its outcome. The Ghost of Christmas Past reveals vignettes of Scrooge’s early life as a schoolboy, an apprentice, and a young man in love. The Ghost of Christmas Present reveals to Scrooge that joy has little to do with wealth; together they visit the homes of Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s much-abused clerk, and of his generous nephew Fred, who has married for love. Finally the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come allows Scrooge a vision of what his end will be like if he continues on his present course—he will die despised and unmourned. After witnessing these scenes, Scrooge is a changed man. He immediately sets about mending his ways, becoming generous and thoughtful and thereby finding redemption and joy.”  

             --A Christmas Carol, Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Merriam-Webster, 1995

Delvena Theatre Company was founded in 1992 by a group of working actors. The company was nominated for two Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) awards for acting as well as a Best Ensemble award.  Their original shows are designed to educate as well as entertain.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday December 13, 2017
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017
6:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday December 14, 2017
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will discuss Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. The group meets in the library's Reading Room. 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 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net.

Thursday January 11, 2018
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will discuss My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell. The group will meet in the library's Reading Room. 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 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net.

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.

Tuesday January 23, 2018
Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM

The group will discuss The Strangler Vine by Amanda Carter. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. For more information contact librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158.

Thursday February 8, 2018
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will discuss The Book Thieves: the Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance by Anders Rydell. The group will meet in the library's Reading Room. 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 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net.

Saturday February 10, 2018
A Supernatural Afternoon with Jeff Belanger, leading lecturer on legends and paranormal phenomena
2:00 PM

Jeff Belanger is an author, adventurer, and one of the most visible paranormal researchers today. He is the Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of PBS’s New England Legends series. As a journalist he has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences. He is the ultimate insider and knows how to connect with people from all walks of life when it comes to the unexplained. In addition to being the author of more than a dozen books including The World’s Most Haunted Places and Weird Massachusetts, Jeff has been on countless radio and television programs discussing the topic. He's lectured at many conferences, libraries, colleges, universities, and other functions around the world. In 2014, he was asked to give a prestigious TEDx talk in New York City.

Please call 781-786-6165 with any questions. SNOW DATE: Saturday, February 17, 2:00 PM

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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.

Tuesday February 27, 2018
Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM

The group will discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. For more information contact librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158.

Sunday March 4, 2018
Concert, Goode/Kaplan, Fiddle and Banjo
3:00 PM

The concert is free and open to the public and the Community Room is handicapped accessible.

Thursday March 8, 2018
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. The group will meet in the library's Reading Room. 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 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net.


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

Sunday March 18, 2018
Concert, Sakate/Lee, Piano 4 Hands
3:00 PM

The concert is free and open to the public and the Community Room is handicapped accessible.

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.

Tuesday March 27, 2018
Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM

The group will discuss Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. For more information contact librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158.

Sunday April 8, 2018
Concert, Jaffe/Driscoll, Flute and Harp
3:00 PM

The concert is free and open to the public and the Community Room is handicapped accessible.

Thursday April 12, 2018
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will discuss One Summer, America, 1927 by Bill Bryson. The group will meet in the library's Reading Room. 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 or e-mail wsnmail@minlib.net.

Tuesday April 24, 2018
Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM

The group will discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. For more information contact librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158.

Sunday April 29, 2018
Concert, Ancient Mariners, Dixieland
3:00 PM

The concert is free and open to the public and the Community Room is handicapped accessible.

Thursday May 10, 2018
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will discuss Never Caught: the Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. The group will meet in the library's Reading Room. 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 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net

Saturday May 12, 2018
Weston MusicFest
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Weston MusicFest, a day of short musical programs, is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library and offers an opportunity to celebrate students of all ages performing music in the style of their choice for their friends, neighbors and community.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Tuesday May 15, 2018
Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM

The group will discuss Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. For more information contact librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158.

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