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Wednesday February 1, 2017 -  Sunday February 26, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera ARTIST OF THE MONTH: STEPHEN BAKER, PHOTOGRAPHY    
   

Artist Statement

After shooting 35mm and medium format film for more than 3 decades, and working in traditional darkrooms, I became an early adopter of digital photography/painting and giclée printing techniques.

I enjoy photographing “found” subjects, and rarely shoot in a studio. I want each person who sees my work to create his or her own narrative about the subject. Many of my prints are derived from film negatives because I enjoy the interesting result of digital rendering of film grain.  

When working in my digital design and print studio, I spend hours producing several versions of each image until I think I have best captured the emotion I was experiencing in the that moment. Every detail in the image is layered and digitally enhanced.

Printing is an integral, and very personal and powerful part of my work.  I only use only archival pigment inks on European all rag content fine gallery art papers.  I personally hand-produce and sign all limited edition prints.

Artist Resume

Stephen has been shooting 35mm and medium format film for more than 30 years, and taught at the Kansas City Art Institute.  After working extensively in traditional darkrooms he became an early adopter of digital photography/painting and giclée printing techniques. All images go through a lengthy editing and layering process to achieve the best interpretation of the emotion in the original scene. These are not "documentary” images.

He has had several shows at the Cunningham Gallery in New Hampshire, including a one-man show in 2014. Most recently he exhibited at the juried Northampton Paradise Art Festival.  In May 2017 he will present a print exhibition at the spring Paradise City Art Festival, Northampton, followed by a show at the Berkshires Arts Festival in July.

Stephen spent over forty years working in television; first in Kansas City and for the last 20 years of his career at WGBH in Boston.  As Creative Director, he led the creative and design team in Emmy award winning promotional work for WGBH, and other PBS stations. He is a musician, and has written and produced music for film and video.

ARTIST RECEPTION; Sunday, February 5 from 12 noon - 2 pm

 

Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

(Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters are also welcome!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk with other moms.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and baby supplies!

We'll have a Brief Board Book Storytime for Babies at 10:00!

 

Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 9:30 AM Library Book Group    
   

The group will discuss Chasing the North Star by Robert Morgan. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. Please call librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158 with questions. 

 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

Drop into the Craft Room on Tuesday mornings and use the materials on the table to experiment with textures and art techniques to create a fun project to take home!

Materials will change every week; there will be something new and different each time.  It could get messy, so plan accordingly!

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

 
misc_clouds 3:00 PM Unlaunch'd Voices, an afternoon with Walt Whitman    
   

Actor Stephen Collins performs in this one-man show. The play opens with Whitman on the evening of his seventieth birthday. The audience is a visitor in his room as he prepares for his birthday celebration. Whitman begins to reminisce and to question his success as a man and a poet. He tells us his work has proved to be "less than a failure..." He remembers a mystical experience he had in his thirty-seventh year that inspired him to write poetry. During the telling, Whitman transforms into his young vibrant self and we begin to trace back along with him the experiences that led to the creation of Leaves of Grass, his lifetime work. Through poetry and readings of actual letters, we experience Whitman's growth into a mature artist who is at peace about "himself, God and death." This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. 


 

 
anim_penguin 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Three, Four, and Five Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a winter or spring theme!  Then we move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group    
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group! The library wil offer free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers January 4 through March 8. No sign up needed. Please call 781-786-6165 for more information. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

 
food_pancakes1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Maple Sugaring with Land's Sake!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Grades K - 5
Early Release Day Program!

Learn about the local tradition of turning maple sap into maple syrup. This program includes a maple sugaring themed storytime, opportunities to touch and explore the tools we use to make maple syrup, and the chance to use hand drills to tap a demonstration log. Learn history, science, social studies, and a new skill, as you connect to this New England tradition!

Register at the Youth Services Desk.

 
z_cust_mcteen 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen Henna Workshop    
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

Amada Roberge will host a henna workshop for ages 10 and up. Request a specific design to stay on your skin for up to 2 weeks or let Ms. Amanda surprise you!  Please prepregister at the Youth Services desk or email the contact given.

 
anim_cow.GIF 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!    
   

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a winter or spring theme!  Then we move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

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Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Respecting Human Differences: A Weston Community Conversation    
   

Please join Superintendent Bob Tremblay, members of the school administration and community partners, including members of the Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group, for  a community forum and open dialogue, to address, together, what it means to live  in a community that values and celebrates – not just tolerates – human differences. 

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Club Screening - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day    
   

In the screwball comedy traditions of the 1930s, Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day is equal parts P.G. Wodehouse and P. L. Travers (but without the flying umbrellas). Starring Frances McDormand as a prim vicar’s daughter who has lost her fourth nanny position and is facing destitution on the grim streets of Pre-WWII London. But Miss Pettigrew is nothing if not resourceful, for with only her stiff upper lip and her ever-so-English wisdom, she bluffs her way into a job for Amy Adam’s brassy American showgirl. Here Miss Pettigrew finds her niche juggling the showgirl’s rogue’s gallery of boyfriends and benefactors, and in the process of navigating the West End glitterati and riff-raff, she has a chance to sparkle and find potential love with an unexpected kindred spirit.

 

2008, Rated PG-13, 92 minutes

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris    
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly kntting 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 January 12 through March 16. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

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

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

Sunday March 5, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 3:00 PM CONCERT: ELEANOR PERRONE, piano    
   
The Music Committee of the Friends of the Weston Public Library is delighted to announce that the first concert in our series in 2017 will be given by Eleanor Perrone, on Sunday March 5, 2017 at 3 pm
Ms. Perrone is a classical pianist who was trained both at Juilliard and at Boston University (where she received a Master of Music degree) and has performed in Europe and Brazil, as well as in the U.S. 
Ms Perrone focuses on drawing the audience into the music by demonstrating commonalities across the centuries and musical styles.  She played in our series in November of 2014 and will play music of Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin in her upcoming recital at the Library. 
Ms. Perrone is on the piano faculty at the Rivers School Conservatory and maintains a private studio in Watertown, MA. For more information please go to http://www.eleanorperrone.com
 
Please join us in the Community Room for this event.
 
Monday March 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY    
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.

 
lib_bookflipping 9:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

 
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

(Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters are also welcome!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk with other moms.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and baby supplies!

We'll have a Brief Board Book Storytime for Babies at 10:00!

 

 
misc_sound 3:00 PM LA TRAVIATA, opera for everyone!    
   

Come and explore one of Giuseppe Verdi's best-loved masterpieces just in time for the live HD broadcast to select cinemas from the Metropolitan Opera on March 11, 2017. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation of this masterpiece. Speaker 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. She is a board member of the New England Opera Club, former VP of the Boston Wagner Society and teacher of opera appreciation for LLARC at Regis College, for WISE at Assumption College and Sherborn Lifetime Learning. This program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and open to all.

Tuesday March 7, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

Drop into the Craft Room on Tuesday mornings and use the materials on the table to experiment with textures and art techniques to create a fun project to take home!

Materials will change every week; there will be something new and different each time.  It could get messy, so plan accordingly!

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

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rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

 
anim_penguin 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Three, Four, and Five Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a winter or spring theme!  Then we move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Mass Central Railway, Then and Now    
   

In 1871 teams of Irish and Italian laborers began the construction of the Mass Central Railway in Weston. When completed, the line ran 104 miles from Boston through Weston to Northampton. The last Weston commuters rode the Mass Central to Boston and back on November 26, 1971. Why was the Mass Central built when Massachusetts already had two train lines running east to west? And why did the line end service a hundred years later?  Since 1971 the communities along the old Mass Central Right of Way have been debating what to do with this invaluable piece of real estate. What is the status of this abandoned train line today?

Joel Angiolillo, Speaker

As Joel's kids use to say to their friends, "My dad's an engineer, but not a choo-choo engineer." He worked at AT&T, Philips and Verizon for 35 years. He has been a member of the Rails-to-Trails organization almost since its founding and has ridden and walked a number of rail-trails across the country.

 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review    
   

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

Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group    
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group! The library wil offer free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers January 4 through March 8. No sign up needed. Please call 781-786-6165 for more information. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

 
anim_cow.GIF 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!    
   

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a winter or spring theme!  Then we move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Non-fiction Book Group    
   

The group will discuss Rascal King: the life and times of James Michael Curley by Jack Beatty. 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. 

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris    
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly kntting 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 January 12 through March 16. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

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

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misc_handshake 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LLAIC: MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

Saturday March 11, 2017 Go To Top
school_chemistry1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Science Saturdays!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

TODAY:

BugWorks:Bugology!

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

For kids grades 1 - 5

Registration starts Monday, February 27th.

Monday March 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

(Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters are also welcome!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk with other moms.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and baby supplies!

We'll have a Brief Board Book Storytime for Babies at 10:00!

 

Tuesday March 14, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

Drop into the Craft Room on Tuesday mornings and use the materials on the table to experiment with textures and art techniques to create a fun project to take home!

Materials will change every week; there will be something new and different each time.  It could get messy, so plan accordingly!

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Mystery Book Group    
   

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 Charles Todd's A Pale Horse.

Haunted by memories of battle, unable to find a safe haven after his discharge from a psychiatric hospital and the abrupt departure of his fiancée, shell-shocked veteran Rutledge has returned to his prewar life as a Scotland Yard inspector. This time out, the War Office wants him to locate a mysterious person of interest, connected with (and perhaps the same as) an unidentified corpse found at a Yorkshire abbey. Rutledge toils diligently to uncover personal secrets and shames that may have motivated someone to kill, and their connection to a long-ago romance between the suspected killer's wife and the local inspector investigating the case.

“Award winner Todd, the pseudonym for a mother-and-son writing team, is brilliant at creating atmosphere and unforgettable characters.” Library Journal

Copies of the book will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk a month in advance. The group will meet in the Conference Room. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165 for more information.

 
anim_penguin 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Three, Four, and Five Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a winter or spring theme!  Then we move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

Wednesday March 15, 2017 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

 
food_teapot.GIF 2:00 PM Tea with Eleanor    
   

In honor of women's history month, local author, historian, and Lesley University professor, Carol Cohen offers a fascinating look at the life of a remarkable woman. Meet Eleanor Roosevelt in her home and learn about her role as a Human rights activist. Please RSVP at 781-786-6165. Brought to you by the Friends of the Library.

 
anim_cow.GIF 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!    
   

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a winter or spring theme!  Then we move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

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rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris    
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly kntting 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 January 12 through March 16. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Friday March 17, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Interlude, a musical coffee break    
   

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

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

Saturday March 18, 2017 Go To Top
office_notepad 10:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Free SAT Practice Test    
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

Free SAT Practice Test for high school students, proctored by Princeton Review Prep .

Come take a practice test of the new SAT to see where you stand.  All test takers will receive a full score report.

To Register:

1. Go to Princeton Review.

2.  Under FIND A CLASS, enter Weston's zip code (02493) and click the blue SAT button to the right.

3.  Click on the Free Events tab.

4.  Find the event at the Weston Library on 3/18 and click on Sign Up.  You will need to create a Princeton Review account to register.

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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Monday March 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

(Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters are also welcome!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk with other moms.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and baby supplies!

We'll have a Brief Board Book Storytime for Babies at 10:00!

 

 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:00 PM Discovering Your Personal Color Palette    
   

Why do you feel so good when you wear certain colors? Everyone has their own unique skin tone, hair color and eye color. When you wear the color shades that harmonize with your features, you look and feel more energized and balanced. In this class, you will learn about the basic color palette types and where you fit in. This will take the mystery out of the process, and give you the confidence to choose your best personal colors for a beautiful look that's uniquely your own. Instructor Randi Siu is a visual artist and consultant. For over twenty years, she has empowered clients to express their unique personal style. Please call 781-786-6165 to register as space is limited. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

Drop into the Craft Room on Tuesday mornings and use the materials on the table to experiment with textures and art techniques to create a fun project to take home!

Materials will change every week; there will be something new and different each time.  It could get messy, so plan accordingly!

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

 
anim_penguin 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Three, Four, and Five Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a winter or spring theme!  Then we move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review    
   

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

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Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

 
anim_cow.GIF 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!    
   

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a winter or spring theme!  Then we move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM WAIC Open Mic Night    
   

This event is taking place at: Weston Town Hall, Sears Auditorium (2nd floor)

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.

Future 2017 Open Mic Night dates:

May 17th, September 20th, and November TBD

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.

Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

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

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

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

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

Friday March 24, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Interlude, a musical coffee break    
   

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

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

Saturday March 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 11:00 AM WESTON LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS COFFEE HOUR    
   

Future plans for the Josiah Smith Tavern will be discussed.

This event will be held in the Community Room.  

All are welcome.

Monday March 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

(Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters are also welcome!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk with other moms.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and baby supplies!

We'll have a Brief Board Book Storytime for Babies at 10:00!

 

Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 9:30 AM Library Book Group    
   

The group will discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. Contact librarian Donna Davies with questions at 781-786-6158. 

 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

Drop into the Craft Room on Tuesday mornings and use the materials on the table to experiment with textures and art techniques to create a fun project to take home!

Materials will change every week; there will be something new and different each time.  It could get messy, so plan accordingly!

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

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anim_penguin 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Three, Four, and Five Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a winter or spring theme!  Then we move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

 
anim_cow.GIF 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!    
   

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a winter or spring theme!  Then we move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 ARTIST OF THE MONTH: GLORIA ROSS    
   

Gloria Ross's art education and journey as an artist have continued and developed over the years with courses at DeCordova Museum, the museum school at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and numerous workshops. Having started as a stone sculptor and printmaker, she then took courses in acrylic painting, pastel, collage, hand-made paper making, encaustic and drawing. Consequently she evolved into the artist she is today - presently focused on mixed media painting and clay sculpture.

Gloria has shown at The Copley Society (she is a Copley Artist Member), Gallery Mourlot, Cambridge Art Association, Weston Arts And Crafts and Concord Art Associations. She has won numerous awards at juried shows at these venues.

Also a member of New England Sculpture Association and the Monoprint Guild of New England, Gloria has been a docent at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum since 2011.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT:

Forms found in nature are the inspiration for my art....the human body, flowers and foliage are the foundation for many of my pieces. Botanical accuracy is not important to me; flowers become abstract images covering a field with color and shapes, maybe recognizable but mysterious and emotional.

I use a mixed media technique using acrylic paints and mediums, enamel and gouache, oil sticks, pastel, charcoal, graphite, inks and collaged elements.

Line and texture are important components of my work and the use of various media results in different dimensions and intensity. Texture is introduced with collage and other materials. I like using a limited palette so the elemental structures and forms are emphasized.

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MARCH 11 FROM 1-3 PM

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

Friday March 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

 
misc_ribbon 4:00 PM The Art of Accessorizing    
   

Wear your scarves with confidence! Learn which styles, patterns, and finishes of scarves best complement and balance your figure type, to best bring out your unique personality. Expore creative ways to tie your scarves and update, enhance, and add a polished look to your basic wardrobe. Wear a simple plain-colored top to class so you can practive these new techniques. Our instructor will provide the scarves. Randi Siu is a visual artist and image consultant. For over twenty years, she has empowered clients to express their unique personal style. Please call 781-786-6165 to register as space is limited. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday April 4, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

Drop into the Craft Room on Tuesday mornings and use the materials on the table to experiment with textures and art techniques to create a fun project to take home!

Materials will change every week; there will be something new and different each time.  It could get messy, so plan accordingly!

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review    
   

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

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Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

 
misc_arrow_r_white 7:30 PM WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY:SPRING LECTURE    
   

"American Pluck: Unsung American Heroes"  

Speaker Thomas Paine has been researching the little-known stories of men and women who demonstrated determination and valor in the face of obstacles, threats, or even persecution, only to find themselves "on the right side of history."  Among the subjects of his illustrated lecture will be his great-grandfather, Weston estate owner General Charles Jackson Paine, who led a company of black soldiers in the Civil War.  

All are are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

Friday April 7, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

Saturday April 8, 2017 Go To Top
school_chemistry1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Science Saturdays!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

TODAY:

ScienceTellers: Race Against Time!

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

For kids grades K - 5

Registration starts Monday, March 27th!

 

Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY    
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.

Tuesday April 11, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

Drop into the Craft Room on Tuesday mornings and use the materials on the table to experiment with textures and art techniques to create a fun project to take home!

Materials will change every week; there will be something new and different each time.  It could get messy, so plan accordingly!

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

 
nat_stars 7:00 PM Paul Revere's Midnight Ride: Dispelling the Myths    
   

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

Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Non-fiction Book Group    
   

The group will discuss The Girls of Atomic City: the untold story of the women who helped win World War II by Denise Kiernan. 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. 

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rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LLAIC: OPERATIONS COMMITTEE    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

 
rec_games 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

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

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

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review    
   

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

Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

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

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

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

Friday April 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_handshake 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM LLAIC: BOARD COMMITTEE    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 9:30 AM Library Book Group    
   

The group will discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. Contact librarian Donna Davies with questions, 781-786-6158. 

Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

Sunday April 30, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 3:00 PM CONCERT: SEMIOSIS QUARTET, string quartet    
   

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
nat_leaf_green 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Spring Foraging for Wild Edibles    
   

Foraging for wild foods is a great way to get local, nutritious food into your diet. Learn about how to start foraging and enjoy time outdoors finding edible treasures with friends and family! Foraging Guide, Rachel Goclawski will speak about the health benefits and medicinal value of plants, mushrooms, trees and herbs. This program is free and open to all. To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review    
   

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

Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY    
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.

Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Non-fiction Book Group    
   

The group will discuss Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. 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.

Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM WESTON MUSICFEST    
   

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

 
lib_book_red 9:30 AM Library Book Group    
   

The group will discuss Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before the meeting date. Contact librarian Donna Davies with questions, phone 781-786-6158. 

 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review    
   

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

Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

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Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

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

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

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

Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
school_chemistry1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Science Saturdays!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

 

Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review    
   

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

Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY    
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.

Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!    
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

TODAY:

Mr. Vinny, The Bubble Guy!

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

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

For all ages!

Sign up starts Monday, June 5th.

 

Tuesday June 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review    
   

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

Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pastel Paint the 45-Million-Dollar Flower    
   

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.

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Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_white 7:30 PM WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY    
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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