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Saturday May 2, 2015 -  Friday May 29, 2015
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: TIM MURLEY

Tim Murley, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has studied abroad in Spain at the University of Seville and the University of Barcelona, as well as at Chateau La Napoule in France.

His paintings have been exhibited at various locations in Massachusetts, including Boston Logan Airport, Boston City Hall, Boston Children's Museum, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Holliston Historical Society, Baak Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tofias Gallery, Northampton Center for the Arts, Herter Art Gallery, Brookline Town Hall and Longwood Cricket Club. 

Murley's  new work is created with acrylic paint, oil sticks, china markers and gloss glazes. The paintings have a rougher, more textured surface.

His themes are inspired by travel, classes, books, music, architecture, relationships, a night time walk, popular and foreign culture, people-watching, advertising, movies, beauty, and even missed opportunities.

Murley doesn't think it's important where the inspiration comes from; it just needs to exist.  Murley wants to translate those adventures and desires into the work.

Tuesday May 26, 2015
AfterSchool BookClub
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

BOOK CLUB HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO FIELD SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

1st - 3rd  Grade BookClub    

AfterSchool BookClub is a low-key way to enjoy books with your friends! Bring your own refreshments and join us in listening to some great books, a couple chapters at a time.

Take the Rec Bus (Bus #4) to the library after school gets out; meet librarian Kelly in front of the library. Listen to favorite chapter books read aloud! Bring a snack to eat, play quiet games, draw or work on homework as you listen. No electronic devices, please! Talk about the books you're reading, your favorite books and authors. BookClub ends promptly at 3:15; children MUST be picked up then.

Register now at the Youth Services Desk!

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 
Wednesday May 27, 2015
LIFE LONG LEARNERS
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


WESTON CULTURAL COUNCIL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Weston Cultural Council is hosting a grant writing workshop.  This event is to prepare prospective grant applicants for the Fiscal Year 2016 grant season.

Please join us for a short presentation and one-on-one discussion to help clarify both the Weston Culural Council's and Massachusetts Cultural Council's Guidelines.  The Fiscal Year 2016 grant application deadline requires a postmark no later than October 15, 2015.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Thursday May 28, 2015
Small Talk, ESL conversation group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this spring. The Weston Public Library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level speakers. No sign up needed. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please note that the group will not meet on 5/21.


INFO SESSION: NEW LIBRARY APP
2:00 PM

How would you like to have 24/7 access to the Weston Library and its resources from anywhere?

With a Weston Library card, you have access to thousands of digital items for free whenever you want!  

Would you like to read books or magazines on your device smartphone while lounging on the couch? 

How about requesting new books or movies while making breakfast?

Don’t worry about the trip to renew a book -- keep reading and renew with the tap of your fingertip!

Come to an information session at 2 PM on May 28 and learn about the new, free Weston Library app and all its bells and whistles.  Bring your tablet or smartphone and any associated passwords or log ins. 

Reserve a spot by calling the Information Desk at 781-786-6165.

Please join us in the Conference Room for this event. 


AfterSchool BookClub
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

BOOK CLUB HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO FIELD SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

1st - 3rd  Grade BookClub    

AfterSchool BookClub is a low-key way to enjoy books with your friends! Bring your own refreshments and join us in listening to some great books, a couple chapters at a time.

Take the Rec Bus (Bus #4) to the library after school gets out; meet librarian Kelly in front of the library. Listen to favorite chapter books read aloud! Bring a snack to eat, play quiet games, draw or work on homework as you listen. No electronic devices, please! Talk about the books you're reading, your favorite books and authors. BookClub ends promptly at 3:15; children MUST be picked up then.

Register now at the Youth Services Desk!

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

College Savings Seminar with MEFA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join a MEFA Representative for a Seminar on Saving for College
Parents and students welcome.  No registration is necessary.  Feel free to drop in.
The seminar will last for 45-60 minutes then there will be time for questions.

Topics to be covered include
-Cost of College
-Understanding Financial Aid
-Myths About Savings
-Two Massachusetts Savings Options:  U.Fund and U.Plan
-MEFA as a Resource for You

About MEFA:  MEFA stands for the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority.  MEFA is a not-for-profit state authority that works to make higher education more accessible and affordable.  The Massachusetts state legislature created MEFA in 1982 at the request of colleges and universities across the state. 


Knitting with Iris (session 8 of 10)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you would like to learn to knit or need help with a project, Iris will provide you with the one-to-one help that you need. The group will meet in the Weston Public Library's Conference Room Thursday evenings. Please register at the Information Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sunday May 31, 2015
STUDENT CELLO RECITAL
2:00 PM

Twelve student cellists under the direction of Kristen Drymala will be showcasing their musical progress.

This event will be held in the Community Room.

Monday June 1, 2015
Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this spring. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed. The group meets in the library's Conference Room. Please note that the group will not meet on 4/20 or 5/25.

Wednesday June 3, 2015 -  Sunday June 28, 2015
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: HARVEY BERMAN

ARTIST'S STATEMENT:

I have had the privilege to make paintings for much of my life. For me, painting has proven to be a key to a deeper understanding of the world.

My paintings are primarily about what I see, either in the woods around my house west of Boston, or in the city itself. I am particularly interested in the surfaces of roads, floors and walls and how these surfaces are changed by time and usage.

I was fortunate to learn from excellent teachers, primarily the painters Edward Millman and Mitchell Siporin. Over the years I have searched for ways to share my work. This site gives me an extraordinary way to do just that.

CURRENT EXHIBIT:

The work for this exhibition is a series of archival inkjet prints using and combining sections of digital photographs of Berman's own paintings--some of which are on his web site  at harveybermanart.com
 
Berman began exploring new directions in his artwork when he used digital photography to preserve some early drawings and paintings made on non-archival support surfaces. For the pieces in this exhibition he layers sections of his paintings, one on top of another. The finished artwork combines multiple images,  manipulates color and relative size, uses masking tools etc. Essentially, Berman creates new artworks by using earlier work as a resource and Photoshop and Lightroom programs as tools.

An artist's reception will be held on Thursday, June 4th from 6-8 PM.

Wednesday June 3, 2015
Sounds of the Rainforest!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for an Early Release Day Program!

Sounds of the Rainforest
      with Ricardo Frota

Join us for an exciting, interactive, multicultural musical experience! Celebrate the sounds of the rainforest with songs from Brazil, West Africa and Amazon American Natives. Learn how to play the drums and other unique instruments of native Brazilian tribes. If you like rhythm and music, you'll love this show!  Recommended for all ages.

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Weston Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

Sensational Summer Entertaining
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to watch Ellie Deaner, well-known cooking teacher and cookbook author, prepare some "Sensational Summer Entertaining" recipes. These recipes can be used to enhance your everyday menus or to expand your summer entertaining cooking repertoire. Copies of recipes will be provided and you'll have a chance to win one of Ellie's cookbooks as a door prize. Ellie Deaner has taught cooking for more than 25 years and has been featured on many local and national radio programs. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165.

Thursday June 4, 2015
Small Talk, ESL conversation group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this spring. The Weston Public Library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level speakers. No sign up needed. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please note that the group will not meet on 5/21.


Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you would like to learn to knit or need help with a project, Iris will provide you with the one-to-one help that you need. The group will meet in the Weston Public Library's Conference Room Thursday evenings. Please register at the Information Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Monday June 8, 2015
Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this spring. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed. The group meets in the library's Conference Room. Please note that the group will not meet on 4/20 or 5/25.

Wednesday June 10, 2015
LIFE LONG LEARNERS BOOK GROUP
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


ILLUSTRATORS GROUP
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


JDRF: OFF TO COLLEGE PROGRAM
7:00 PM

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will sponsor an evening of education and networking and will feature a presentation of preparing students with Type 1 Diabetes for life at college.

This event will be held in the Community Room.

Thursday June 11, 2015
Small Talk, ESL conversation group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this spring. The Weston Public Library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level speakers. No sign up needed. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please note that the group will not meet on 5/21.


Knitting with Iris (session 9 of 10)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you would like to learn to knit or need help with a project, Iris will provide you with the one-to-one help that you need. The group will meet in the Weston Public Library's Conference Room Thursday evenings. Please register at the Information Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday June 13, 2015
FRIENDS ANNUAL SPRING BOOK SALE
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Friends of the Weston Public Library invite you to their annual SPRING BOOK SALE.

Stock up for the summer with your favorite authors, beach reads, summer reading and more !

Come and choose your favorite books for a great price !

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Monday June 15, 2015
Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this spring. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed. The group will meet in the library's adult book stack today. Please note that the group will not meet on 4/20 or 5/25.

Tuesday June 16, 2015
WCCA AGE GROUP HEADS ORIENTATION
7:30 PM

The Weston Community Children's Association (WCCA) will sponsor a presentation on the duties and responsibilities of Age Group Heads during the school year for 2015/2016.

This group will meet in the Community Room.

Thursday June 18, 2015
POETRY GROUP
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Library Sing-Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM


Library Sing-Along with Jeannie Mack!    

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

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

In the Library Community Room.

Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166 

Knitting with Iris (session 10 of 10)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you would like to learn to knit or need help with a project, Iris will provide you with the one-to-one help that you need. The group will meet in the Weston Public Library's Conference Room Thursday evenings. Please register at the Information Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Monday June 22, 2015
Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this spring. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed. The group meets in the library's Conference Room. Please note that the group will not meet on 4/20 or 5/25.

Monday June 29, 2015
Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this spring. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed. The group meets in the library's Conference Room. Please note that the group will not meet on 4/20 or 5/25.

Wednesday July 8, 2015
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Wednesday July 15, 2015
LIFE LONG LEARNERS BOOK GROUP
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday July 16, 2015
POETRY GROUP
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Wednesday August 12, 2015
ILLUSTRATORS GROUP
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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