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Tuesday September 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano    
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!

Wednesday September 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM WRITING GROUP    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Thursday September 4, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM WRITING GROUP    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Sunday September 7, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ARTISTS' RECEPTION: PAINTED THOUGHTS - A GROUP SHOW    
   

Nine local artists display their work in a dynamic exhibit at the Weston Public Library’s art gallery from September 3rd – October 19th marking a long and ongoing relationship with each other as students of artist and mentor, Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern.

Maggie Hunt, Barbara Keller, and Gloria Ross of Weston; Bredt Handy and Sharon Weil Hornstein of Wayland; Molly Gayley and Nancy Leigh Thompson of Lincoln; Kathy DeFlice-Secor of Bedford; and Rena Shear of Framingham all met over time in DaCosta Ahern’s class, The Thinking Hand at the deCordova Museum School. They continue to  work with Elizabeth, meeting seasonally on Tuesday mornings in studio space at the Ryan Estate in Lincoln.

Painting together has had a profound impact on the artists in this exhibit. For each of them, being part of this dynamic group strengthens their work as individual painters. They feed off each other’s energy, knowledge, discoveries, mistakes, and successes. Yet each artist approaches her work differently, has her own unique imagery, and creates paintings in her own distinctive style.

In preparation for this exhibit, and to demonstrate their varied ways of thinking, they gave themselves a common challenge to create an 18 x 18” painting using a limited palette of black, white, and one color of their choice.  A grid of these paintings greets visitors as they enter the first room of the exhibit space, introducing the viewer to the diverse approaches represented in the rest of the exhibit.

Meet the artists at the opening reception in the Community Room on Sunday, September 7th, 2-4pm. Or visit the exhibit between September 3rd – October 19th . 

 

Monday September 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers' Group (full)    
   

The group will meet in the library's Community Room today. Please email tflannery@minlib.net for more information about the library's Writers' Group.

Wednesday September 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LIFELONG LEARNERS: AN INDEPENDENT COLLABORATIVE    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Japanese Language Conversation Group    
   

The group will meet in the library's Conference Room for friendly conversation on three Wednesday evenings, September 10, 17 and October 24 from 7:00-8:00 PM. All Japanese language ability levels are welcome. Please drop in. For more information please email tflannery@minlib.net. Bilingual group leader Toshi Lam is a native of Japan. 

Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM REFERENCE ROUNDTABLE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS LIBRARY SYSTEM    
   

Do you work a reference desk in a public, school, academic or special library? Join us for a fall round of Reference Roundtables where reference providers from around the Commonwealth discuss trends, issues, successes and failures. All relevant topics are open for discussion: how to record or quantify the services provided, the future of the desk, outreach, promoting services, reader’s advisory, new opportunities and trends. Or add your own questions or issues to discuss with colleagues. This discussion will be moderated by Anna Popp (anna@masslibsystem.org). You are invited to contact Anna in advance to review potential discussion topics.

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.

 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM HONORING WESTON'S WORLD WAR II VETERANS    
   

Weston Veterans: World War II , Volume 2 Book Reception.  

Join us in the Community Room as we welcome back Adolph and Margaret Caso.  They have written a second volume of Weston Veterans: World War II, with twenty-six additional veterans who share their letters, documents, photographs and memorabilia in this fascinating collection of wartime memories.

Please contact the Weston Council on Aging to RSVP so that sufficient seating will be ensured: 781-786-6280 or westoncoa@westonmass.org.

 

Tuesday September 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano    
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!

Wednesday September 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Japanese Language Conversation Group    
   

This group will meet at the library for friendly conversation on three Wednesday evenings, September 10, 17, 24. All Japanese language ability levels are welcome. Please drop in. For more information please email tflannery@minlib.net. Bilingual group leader Toshi Lam is a native of Japan.

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Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris (session 1 of 10)    
   

Is there something that you'd like to learn to knit? Join Iris on Thursday evenings this fall. Instruction is free. ALL skill levels are welcome including beginners. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165.

Sunday September 21, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note 3:00 PM CONCERT: CARLA CHRISFIELD, SOPRANO, AND WILLIAM MERRILL, PIANO    
   

The Music Committee is pleased to announce the first concert of the 2014-2015 seasonWe will be treated once again to the beautifully nuanced collaboration of Carla Chrisfield, soprano, and William Merrill, piano, as they take a musical trip through the world and through the centuries.  Composers range from Haydn to Fanny Mendelssohn to Eric Satie, and Carla's gentle, pure voice is perfect for the acoustics of the Community Room, while "Bill" cushions and supports her in perfect harmony.  Lyrics and translations will be provided.  The concert will last one hour and a reception will follow.

Please join us in the Community Room.

Monday September 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers' Group (full)    
   

Please email tflannery@minlib.net for more information about the library's Writers' Group.

Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_cook 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: THE LOWLAND BY JUMPHA LAHIRI    
   

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.

Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Japanese Language Conversation Group    
   

This group will meet at the library for friendly conversation on three Wednesday evenings, September 10, 17, 24. All Japanese language ability levels are welcome. Please drop in. For more information please email tflannery@minlib.net. Bilingual group leader Toshi Lam is a native of Japan.

Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
school_esl 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Tutor Training (class 1 of 4)    
   

Did you know that within your community there are newcomers who are eager to learn English? By giving a few hours each week, you can improve someone's life and give new depth to your own. This fall, ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) tutor trainer Nancy Moorhouse will host a feww tutor training course here at the Weston Library. After completing the course, you will be paired with a learner. The committment for tutor and learner is 60-90 minutes per week for 6 months. The classes will meet in the library's Community Room four consecutive Thursdays evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM on the following dates: September 25, October 2, 9, 16. Nancy Moorhouse is certified as an ESOL tutor by Literacy Unlimited of MA, and continues to work as a tutor for the Framingham/Natick public libraries. She conducts tutor training classes, works with conversation classes and continues to tutor a student who just became a U.S. citizen. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To register, or, if you have questions, please call 781-786-6157 or email tflannery@minlib.net.

 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris (session 2 of 10)    
   

Is there something that you'd like to learn to knit? Join Iris on Thursday evenings this fall. Instruction is free. ALL skill levels are welcome including beginners. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165.

Sunday September 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Simplicity of Japanese Cooking    
   

This lecture will introduce some of the basic concepts and ingredients at the heart of Japanese cuisine. Japanese food is very simple but tasty because of the natural savory flavor, or "umami", that is achieved from use of these basic ingredients: konbu, dried shitake mushrooms, and dried fish. The preparation of some foods using these ingredients will be demonstrated. Samples of these traditional dishes will be shared: miso soup, onigiri rice balls, tsukemono pickles, dashi marinated vegetables and other small dishes.  Please register by calling 781-786-6165 or visit the Information Desk.  

Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM Death in Shorts, a mystery short story event    
   

Join us for an entertaining and informative program featuring four authors whose stories appear in Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold. The authors will speak about how they came to write their specific stories, read a brief passage, and discuss advantages and challenges of the short form.  Rae Padilla Francoeur of Metrowest Daily News writes: "Hilarious, racuous, sometime sober and suspenseful and sometimes really creepy, this collection by some of our best region crime and mystery writers hits the spot each fall."

 

Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM WESTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2016 DISCUSSION GROUP    
   

Please join us in the Community Room for a discussion of "College Prep".  We will talk about applying to colleges and doing college visits.

 
school_esl 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Tutor Training (class 1 of 4)    
   

Did you know that within your community there are newcomers who are eager to learn English? By giving a few hours each week, you can improve someone's life and give new depth to your own. This fall, ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) tutor trainer Nancy Moorhouse will host a feww tutor training course here at the Weston Library. After completing the course, you will be paired with a learner. The committment for tutor and learner is 60-90 minutes per week for 6 months. The classes will meet in the library's Community Room four consecutive Thursdays evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM on the following dates: September 25, October 2, 9, 16. Nancy Moorhouse is certified as an ESOL tutor by Literacy Unlimited of MA, and continues to work as a tutor for the Framingham/Natick public libraries. She conducts tutor training classes, works with conversation classes and continues to tutor a student who just became a U.S. citizen. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To register, or, if you have questions, please call 781-786-6157 or email tflannery@minlib.net.

 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris (session 2 of 10)    
   

Is there something that you'd like to learn to knit? Join Iris on Thursday evenings this fall. Instruction is free. ALL skill levels are welcome including beginners. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165.

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Monday October 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano    
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!

Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
school_esl 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Tutor Training (class 1 of 4)    
   

Did you know that within your community there are newcomers who are eager to learn English? By giving a few hours each week, you can improve someone's life and give new depth to your own. This fall, ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) tutor trainer Nancy Moorhouse will host a feww tutor training course here at the Weston Library. After completing the course, you will be paired with a learner. The committment for tutor and learner is 60-90 minutes per week for 6 months. The classes will meet in the library's Community Room four consecutive Thursdays evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM on the following dates: September 25, October 2, 9, 16. Nancy Moorhouse is certified as an ESOL tutor by Literacy Unlimited of MA, and continues to work as a tutor for the Framingham/Natick public libraries. She conducts tutor training classes, works with conversation classes and continues to tutor a student who just became a U.S. citizen. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To register, or, if you have questions, please call 781-786-6157 or email tflannery@minlib.net.

 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris (session 2 of 10)    
   

Is there something that you'd like to learn to knit? Join Iris on Thursday evenings this fall. Instruction is free. ALL skill levels are welcome including beginners. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165.

Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
school_esl 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Tutor Training (class 1 of 4)    
   

Did you know that within your community there are newcomers who are eager to learn English? By giving a few hours each week, you can improve someone's life and give new depth to your own. This fall, ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) tutor trainer Nancy Moorhouse will host a feww tutor training course here at the Weston Library. After completing the course, you will be paired with a learner. The committment for tutor and learner is 60-90 minutes per week for 6 months. The classes will meet in the library's Community Room four consecutive Thursdays evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM on the following dates: September 25, October 2, 9, 16. Nancy Moorhouse is certified as an ESOL tutor by Literacy Unlimited of MA, and continues to work as a tutor for the Framingham/Natick public libraries. She conducts tutor training classes, works with conversation classes and continues to tutor a student who just became a U.S. citizen. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To register, or, if you have questions, please call 781-786-6157 or email tflannery@minlib.net.

 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris (session 2 of 10)    
   

Is there something that you'd like to learn to knit? Join Iris on Thursday evenings this fall. Instruction is free. ALL skill levels are welcome including beginners. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165.

Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano    
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!

Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris (session 2 of 10)    
   

Is there something that you'd like to learn to knit? Join Iris on Thursday evenings this fall. Instruction is free. ALL skill levels are welcome including beginners. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165.

Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_cook 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: THE BULLY PULPIT BY DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN    
   

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.

Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris (session 2 of 10)    
   

Is there something that you'd like to learn to knit? Join Iris on Thursday evenings this fall. Instruction is free. ALL skill levels are welcome including beginners. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165.

Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano    
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!

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Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris (session 2 of 10)    
   

Is there something that you'd like to learn to knit? Join Iris on Thursday evenings this fall. Instruction is free. ALL skill levels are welcome including beginners. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165.

Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers' Group (full)    
   

Please email tflannery@minlib.net for more information about the library's Writers' Group.

Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
eth_indian 7:00 PM Archaeology West of Boston: Finding Evidence of Native American Culture    
   

Native Americans have lived in southern New England for 10,000 years. This lecture will discuss archaeological projects in Metrowest communities and how archaeologists learn about ancient peoples from several lines of evidence, including stone tools, ceramics, and the remains of animals and plants found during excavations and how dates are obtained on these materials. Artifacts excavated in Wayland will be available for viewing. Anyone having artifacts is welcome to bring them for identification. Tonya Largy is an archaeological consultant specializing in the analysis of plant and animal remains from archaeological sites.

Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_fingerprint.GIF 7:00 PM Author Talk with Michael Ponsor, U.S.D.J.: The Hanging Judge    
   

Michael Ponsor, a federal judge at the U.S. District Court in Springfield, MA will speak about his new novel The Hanging Judge, a suspensful court procedural that has been praised by reviewers. The Washington Post wrote this is "a story that grips the reader even as it teaches some fine points of criminal procedure", and Ponsor "is a talent to watch". The MassBook Award Panel listed it as one of six "must read" novels this year.

 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris (session 2 of 10)    
   

Is there something that you'd like to learn to knit? Join Iris on Thursday evenings this fall. Instruction is free. ALL skill levels are welcome including beginners. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165.

Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano    
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!

Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris (session 2 of 10)    
   

Is there something that you'd like to learn to knit? Join Iris on Thursday evenings this fall. Instruction is free. ALL skill levels are welcome including beginners. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165.

Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers' Group (full)    
   

Please email tflannery@minlib.net for more information about the library's Writers' Group.

Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_cook 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: RETURNING TO EARTH BY JIM HARRISON    
   

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.

 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano    
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!

Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_coast_guard.GIF 7:00 PM Author Talk with Michael Tougias: Rescue of the Bounty    
   

Why would a seasoned skipper sail an aging ship near the path of an approaching monster hurricane? Co-authors Michael Tougias and Douglas Campbell examine Captain Robin Walbridge's mystique through those who knew him. The result is this harrowing tale of shipwreck in Superstorm Sandy, including breathtaking rescue by U.S. Coast Guard pilots far from land in the midst of a storm. Award winning author Michael Tougias' new book Rescue of the Bounty has been called "a taut recounting of a needless maritime tragedy" and "thrilling and perfectly paced".

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Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers' Group (full)    
   

Please email tflannery@minlib.net for more information about the library's Writers' Group.

Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano    
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!

Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers' Group (full)    
   

Please email tflannery@minlib.net for more information about the library's Writers' Group.

Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Sunday January 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Digital Camera Demystified    
   

Did you receive a new camera for the holidays?  Learn how to take photographs easily during this hands-on workshop. Topics include camera use and settings, minimizing shutter lag, optimizing image quality, zoom, flash & exposure compensation, and white balance. Review your camera manual beforehand and bring it with you along with your camera and fresh batteries. This workshop is suitable for point-and-shoot or beginning SLR camera users. A handout will be provided. Lynne Damianos, principal of Damianos Photography, is an active educator presenting a wide variety of photography seminars. She is a faculty member of Danforth Art. Please register by calling 781-786-6165 or visit the Information Desk.

Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING    
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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