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Friday September 30, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun  
   

You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading our stories out loud. Enthusiasm and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. This class is free and open to adults age 18 and over. Class meets Fridays beginning September 16 and run through October 28 (no class on October 21). Instructor Pam Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. Space is limited to 9 participants. To register, call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Saturday October 1, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Scene Readings for Upcoming Production, Mrs Packard  
   

Join actors from Bridge Repertory Theater and Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company for a reading of select scenes from their upcoming co-production of Emily Mann’s Mrs. Packard, followed by a Q&A to discuss this fascinating, true, American story.

Featuring: Olivia D'Ambrosio*, Robbie McCauley*, Ryan Winkles*, and Veronica Anastasio Wiseman.
*Indicates Member, Actors' Equity Association

Synopsis of Mrs. Packard: Illinois, 1861. Proclaimed insane, Elizabeth Packard is committed by her husband to an asylum. Inspired by true events, Emily Mann’s stunning American drama chronicles one woman’s struggle to fight for her life and, in the process, right a system gone wrong. *Please Note: Subject matter may not be appropriate for young children*

Sponsored by the Friends of Weston Library


Sunday October 2, 2016 -  Sunday October 30, 2016
     ARTIST OF THE MONTH: TIM MARSTERS  
   

Artist's Statement:

I am a retired architect which means that I now have the opportunity to pursue my life-long passion for art. Over the past four years, I have begun to focus primarily on portraiture in pencil, charcoal, acrylics, and oils. While I prefer to work when possible from life, I can work from photographs I take of the subject or that are given to me by friends. I also work from photographs I find in any number of places including old books, antique stores, and family albums. While working toward an accurate likeness, I try to bring out what I see as the essence of character and mood and the unique qualities of the individual. It is always a challenge, but one that I enjoy.

My preferred process with a new subject is to sit with them and sketch and talk, getting to know them a bit and hopefully putting them at ease. This is followed by a sitting of two to three hours during which I will sketch and photograph the pose for completion in the studio. While I prefer this process because it allows me to better know the individual, I also work from existing photographs.

Artist's Reception: Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6-8 pm. Please join us in the Gallery and the Community Room.

 


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

Tuesday October 4, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.

   7:00 PM DRAGONFLY MAGIC! FUN FACTS ABOUT THE ECOLOGY AND BIOLOGY OF DRAGONFLIES & DAMSELFLIES  
   

Like birds and butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies are showy, charismatic members of the natural world with an impressive diversity of more than 450 species in North America. Bob Dubois will bring to light the most interesting and memorable aspects of dragonfly ecology, biology and life history.  He will also address their habitat requirements and conservation and will give tips on where to find them and how to identify them.

Robert (Bob) Dubois is a scientist, naturalist, environmental educator and citizen science leader who has focused on dragonflies and damselflies for more than twenty years.  Bob, a Weston native, is now working as an aquatic ecologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and is president-elect of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas. He has written numerous field guides and dozens of scientific articles about dragonflies, damselflies and stream trout fisheries.

Please join us in the Community Room for a lively evening talk as Bob explores the haunts and habits of Darners and Dancers, Boghaunters and Bluets, Spiketails and Sprites, Spreadwings and Saddlebags!

   7:30 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, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


Wednesday October 5, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM ESL Conversation Group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The Weston Public Library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. The group will meet in the library's Community Room September 9 through November 9. No sign up needed. This program is sponsored by the Friends. 

   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 fall theme, 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.

   1:00 PM De-Stress and Discover Your Creativity with Coloring  
   

Adult coloring is the new art craze that helps you to relax, de-stress, and have fun. Chose from beautifully illustrated drawings provided in class and experiment with felt-tip markers, colored pencils, and more. Learn tips and ideas about exciting color combinations and see project samples that will inspire and guide you. Set your imagination and creative flair free while de-stressing your mind and body in this relaxed atmosphere. Leave with finished artwod and inspiration to continue on your creative journey. All supplies provided, and all level welcome. Just show up and have fun! To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.


Thursday October 6, 2016
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM STONEGATE @ WESTON CONDO MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

If you would like to learn to knit or just need help with a project, join the library's friendly knitting group this fall and let instructor Iris be your guide. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm, September 8 through November 10. All ability levels are welcome. This program is open to adults age 18 and over. To register, please call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday October 7, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun  
   

You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading our stories out loud. Enthusiasm and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. This class is free and open to adults age 18 and over. Class meets Fridays beginning September 16 and run through October 28 (no class on October 21). Instructor Pam Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. Space is limited to 9 participants. To register, call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIFE LONG LEARNERS  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday October 11, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM A Visit from Edgar Allan Poe  
   

Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to attempt to support himself solely on writing along. He wrote the first modern detective story, the first modern science fiction story, and founded the modern horror genre. His famous, tragic love for his wife, Virginia, helped to inspire his landmark poem, The Raven. Speculation over the cause of his mysterious death in 1849 continues to this day. His writings still speak to us more than 160 years later and have inspired countless stage and film adaptations.

In this one-hour program which includes dramatic performances of The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven, Mr. Campbell Harmon speaks in-character as Poe with the audience about the author's life, his death, and his profound influence on American literature; displelling myths that have surrounded his legacy to show how his works continue to affect us today.

Campbell Harmon has performed as E. A. Poe since 2009. He has brought the Master of Macabre to life for audiences across America. Harmon is a displaced Kentuckian and graduate of Yale Divinity School. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 


Wednesday October 12, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM ESL Conversation Group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The Weston Public Library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. The group will meet in the library's Community Room September 9 through November 9. No sign up needed. This program is sponsored by the Friends. 

   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 fall theme, 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.

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.

   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday October 13, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  
   

Genius of Place: the life of Frederick Law Olmsted by Justin Martin, 2011 

This group will meet in the Reading Room at 2:00 PM.

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; E-mail: wsnmail2@minlib.net

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

   3:00 PM IS YOUR DOG TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING?  
   

Animal Behavior Therapist, Ray McSoley has been helping dogs with their people problems for years !

Patrons may email a specific question to jwarner@minlib.net by October 6, 2016 to be included in the presentation.

Only service animals are permitted at the program.

Please call 781-786-6165 or stop by the Information Desk to sign up.

Brought to you by the Friends of Weston Library.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

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

If you would like to learn to knit or just need help with a project, join the library's friendly knitting group this fall and let instructor Iris be your guide. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm, September 8 through November 10. All ability levels are welcome. This program is open to adults age 18 and over. To register, please call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday October 14, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun  
   

You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading our stories out loud. Enthusiasm and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. This class is free and open to adults age 18 and over. Class meets Fridays beginning September 16 and run through October 28 (no class on October 21). Instructor Pam Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. Space is limited to 9 participants. To register, call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in 4th & 5th grades.

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.  .

Field School students will walk to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  


Saturday October 15, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Dragons & Dreams with Sciencetellers!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Ages 5 and up!

Kick off the new season of Science Saturdays with this popular program from Sciencetellers, who blend science with Storytelling!

Join us as we learn about dry ice and the changing states of matter through the tale of Dragons & Dreams.  Wouldn't dragons' breath be an amazing sight to see?!?  Well, get ready to see it... feel it... smell it... maybe even taste it!  This story features interactive and explosive experiments with dry ice, fog, bubbles, flying rockets and more.

Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a world where dragons are real and dreams come true--and where only the most daring of people will survive to tell the tale!

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk...so we can know how many people are coming. This program is free and open to the public!


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

The members of the Eclatant Trio, pianist Keun Young Sun, violinist Angel Valchinov, and Cellist Hyun-Ji Kwon, will perform the Brahms Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 87 and Ravel's Piano Trio in the Library’s Community Room. Ms. Sun began her piano studies in Seoul, Korea, at the age of 5. She came to the United States in 1996 to study at the New England Conservatory. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in collaborative piano from Boston University in 2010, where she was the recipient of the Dean’s scholarship. Mr. Valchinov is a teacher, soloist, and chamber musician. He is currently concertmaster of the Boston Chamber Orchestra and the Claflin Hill Symphony and regularly performs with his family and his wife, violist and pianist Chen Lin. Ms. Kwon earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. She received her Master of Music degree in Cello Performance at the New England Conservatory and competed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree program in cello performance at Boston University, where she was awarded String Department Honors upon graduation. She has served on the faculty of Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, and she joined the BU School of Music cello faculty in 2015.

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


Monday October 17, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIFE LONG LEARNERS: CURRICULUM COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LIFE LONG LEARNERS: MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday October 18, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.

   7:30 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, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


Wednesday October 19, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM ESL Conversation Group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The Weston Public Library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. The group will meet in the library's Community Room September 9 through November 9. No sign up needed. This program is sponsored by the Friends. 

   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 fall theme, 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.

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.


Thursday October 20, 2016
     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.

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

   7:00 PM WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: ANNUAL MEETING AND LECTURE  
   

This year’s annual meeting will feature The First Parish Friendly Society, the second oldest operating community theater in the country. The program will combine a slide lecture by Pam Fox with performances of selected songs from original Friendly Society musicals of the 1950s and 60s.

The Friendly was founded in 1885 to help raise money for a new church building and “to encourage friendly relations among members of the First Parish of Weston, and to promote the growth and prosperity of said Parish.” At regular monthly meetings, members enjoyed comic dramas, suppers, “fancy dress parties,” literary evenings, games, musicales, mock trials, lectures, travelogues, and debates on topics such as “Shall Women Vote?” Beginning in 1902, theatricals were held at the private theater at Haleiwa, the estate of Horace S. Sears, a founder and first president of the Friendly. 

The Friendly has changed with the times over its 131-year history. Within a few years of founding, non-church members were invited to join in the fun, and the organization was no longer part of First Parish. About 1915, the Friendly shifted away from educational programs to the more popular dramatics and dances. Between 1937 and 1971 the Friendly produced ten original musical comedies written entirely by members, sometimes chosen from three or four original submissions. In recent years the society, now called the Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts, has produced two or three major musicals a year. Throughout its history, proceeds from entertainments have been donated to charity.

Please join us in the Community Room. All are welcome.

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

If you would like to learn to knit or just need help with a project, join the library's friendly knitting group this fall and let instructor Iris be your guide. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm, September 8 through November 10. All ability levels are welcome. This program is open to adults age 18 and over. To register, please call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday October 21, 2016
   10:00 AM Publishing Roadmap  
   

If you are writing a book then you'll need a publishing roadmap. Join Glede Browne Kabongo, a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author as she explores the steps involved in producing quality book, examine distribution options, and discuss marketing tips, tools and resources. Glede "writes intense psychological thrillers such as Game of Fear, Mark of Deceit, Swan Deception and Conspiracy of Silence.  Her love affair with books began as a young girl growing up in the Caribbean, where her town library overlooked the Atlantic Ocean." (from her bio) Register at the Information Desk or by calling 781-786-6165. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in 4th & 5th grades.

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.  .

Field School students will walk to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  


Tuesday October 25, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Deep Relaxation for Better Sleep  
   

Do you struggle to get good quality sleep or feel that the sleep you do get is lacking and non restorative? In this 90 minute presentation we will focus on the many relaxtion techniques that are specific to getting deeper and better quality sleep. These techniques will also help you in falling asleep, staying asleep and returning to sleep from nighttime arousals. We will explore physical, mental, and emotional relaxation techniques along with guided exercises that can dramatically improve sleep quality. There will be time for personal sleep questions and answers. Your presenter Rick Clerici is a Certified Sleep Educator and Behavioral Sleep Therapist who has appeared on CBS's Night Side and co-presented with world renowned stress expert and humorist Loretta Laroche and is considered a cutting edge leader in sleep improvement. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all.


Wednesday October 26, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM ESL Conversation Group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The Weston Public Library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. The group will meet in the library's Community Room September 9 through November 9. No sign up needed. This program is sponsored by the Friends. 

   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 fall theme, 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.

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ed the Wizard's Halloween Magic Show!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Join us for some Halloween Magic on this early release day!

Ed the Wizard's "Reading is Magic" performance uses volunteers from the audience--you could become a wizard's apprentice!  Be amazed and astounded by the magical tricks and treats revealed before your very eyes. Enjoy watching and laughing along with your friends! 

A drop-in program for all ages.

Sponsored in part by the Weston Cultural Council.

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.


Thursday October 27, 2016
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM THE DIVORCE CENTER WORKSHOP  
   

Professional development workshop for the employees of the The Divorce Center of Newton, Massachusetts.

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

If you would like to learn to knit or just need help with a project, join the library's friendly knitting group this fall and let instructor Iris be your guide. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm, September 8 through November 10. All ability levels are welcome. This program is open to adults age 18 and over. To register, please call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday October 28, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun  
   

You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading our stories out loud. Enthusiasm and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. This class is free and open to adults age 18 and over. Class meets Fridays beginning September 16 and run through October 28 (no class on October 21). Instructor Pam Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. Space is limited to 9 participants. To register, call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in 4th & 5th grades.

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.  .

Field School students will walk to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  


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

It is rare for us to have a singer be the musician we feature, because many, especially operatic, voices do not find the room to be acoustically friendly. Carla Chrisfield is the wonderful exception, whose gentle, pure voice is totally at home in that setting. She will be making her third appearance, again with the inestimable William Merrill as her accompanist and full partner. These two are so in sych that their artistry seems effortless. They will be presenting songs of Hugo Wolf, Toivo Kuula (Finnish), several American songs, and four Swedish songs. Please join us, also for a reception following the concert. The library's Community Room is handicapped accessible.


Tuesday November 1, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.

   7:30 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, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


Wednesday November 2, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM ESL Conversation Group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The Weston Public Library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. The group will meet in the library's Community Room September 9 through November 9. No sign up needed. This program is sponsored by the Friends. 

   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 fall theme, 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.

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.


Thursday November 3, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Bake Sale  
   

Stop by the Library and choose from a wide selection of delectable treats prepared by Friends of the Library volunteers; 100% of the proceeds raised go to benefit the Library. 

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Book Sale Preview for Friends Members Only  
   

This event is for Friends of the Library. Not a member? No problem! Join today and get first dibs on favorite titles. Go to http://www.westonlibrary.org/friends for more information.

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

If you would like to learn to knit or just need help with a project, join the library's friendly knitting group this fall and let instructor Iris be your guide. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm, September 8 through November 10. All ability levels are welcome. This program is open to adults age 18 and over. To register, please call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday November 4, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Friends Book & Bake Sale  
   

Stock up on great books for adults and children and support the Library at the same time! There will be a bake sale from 10-6. 100% of the proceeds raised go to benefit the library. 

   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in 4th & 5th grades.

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.  .

Field School students will walk to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  


Saturday November 5, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends Book & Bake Sale  
   

Stock up on great books for adults and children and support the Library at the same time! There will be a bake sale from 10-4. 100% of the proceeds raised go to benefit the library.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday November 8, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.


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

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

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

 


Wednesday November 9, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM ESL Conversation Group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The Weston Public Library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. The group will meet in the library's Community Room September 9 through November 9. No sign up needed. This program is sponsored by the Friends. 

   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 fall theme, 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.

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.


Thursday November 10, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  
   

Catherine the Great: portrait of a woman by Robert K. Massie, 2011

This group will meet in the Reading Room at 2:00 PM.

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; E-mail: wsnmail2@minlib.net

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

   3:30 PM How to Catch a Story  
   

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

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

If you would like to learn to knit or just need help with a project, join the library's friendly knitting group this fall and let instructor Iris be your guide. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm, September 8 through November 10. All ability levels are welcome. This program is open to adults age 18 and over. To register, please call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Tuesday November 15, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.

   7:30 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, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


Wednesday November 16, 2016
   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 fall theme, 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.

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Storytime for kids ages 3, 4 and 5!

Join us for several stories on a fun Autumn theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a craft in the Craft Room.  The program runs for 45 minutes. Registration is required, so we know how many crafts to prepare.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the library.

Adults don't have to join us for the stories, but they must stay in the Library building.  Your assistance with your child's craft would be greatly appreciated!

The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are the same stories and crafts.


Thursday November 17, 2016
     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.

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.

   7:00 PM The Age of Longevity  
   

Best-selling authors Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers have received wide critical praise for their books about women, men, work and society. Join us as they discuss their newest book, The Age of Longevity: Reimagining Tomorrow for Our New Long Lives which takes a wide-angle look at a world we are rapidly entering--with people living healthy and productive lives into their 70s, 80s and beyond. The authors have appeared often on On Point, Here and Now, Braude and Egan, Radio Boston and also on many NPR stations around the country. The program will be held in the library's Community Room and copies of the book will be available for purchase. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in 4th & 5th grades.

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.  .

Field School students will walk to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  


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

On Sunday November 20, 2016, at 3 pm we will be hosting the Weston Wind Quintet which, despite its name, has no current connection with Weston and has not played in our series before.  The members of the quintet are Michael Tabak, flute (and founder), Catherine Weinfield, oboe, Danby Cho, clarinet, Samantha Benson, bassoon, and Shu Satoh, French horn.  Danby Cho was the excellent clarinetist with the Trio Mirabile which performed for us last November.

The Weston Wind Quintet will play music of Mozart and other composers, and will speak to the audience about the music and about their instruments.  The concert will take place in the Community Room and will be one hour in length.  Following the concert there will be a reception to meet the artists.
Please come early as no tickets are issued or required, and seating is limited. 

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


Wednesday November 30, 2016
   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 fall theme, 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.


Friday December 2, 2016
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in 4th & 5th grades.

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.  .

Field School students will walk to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday December 6, 2016
   7:30 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, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


Wednesday December 7, 2016
   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 fall theme, 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 December 8, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  
   

Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery, 2015

This group will meet in the Reading Room at 2:00 PM.

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; E-mail: wsnmail2@minlib.net

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.


Friday December 9, 2016
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in 4th & 5th grades.

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.  .

Field School students will walk to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  


Wednesday December 14, 2016
   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 fall theme, 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.

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.


Thursday December 15, 2016
     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.

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

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.


Friday December 16, 2016
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in 4th & 5th grades.

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.  .

Field School students will walk to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.  


Tuesday December 20, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   7:30 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, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


Wednesday December 21, 2016
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

Wednesdays: Grades 1 & 2

Thursdays: Grades 2 & 3

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.  Pick up is promptly at 3:30.

Kids 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.  

Starting in our January session, both days will be open to first through third graders.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday January 17, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday January 19, 2017
     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.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday February 16, 2017
     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.


Tuesday February 21, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Sunday March 5, 2017
   3:00 PM CONCERT: ELEANOR PERRONE, piano  
   

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday March 23, 2017
     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.


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


Monday April 3, 2017
   9:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday April 20, 2017
     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.


Sunday April 30, 2017
   3:00 PM CONCERT: SEMIOSIS QUARTET, string quartet  
   

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


Monday May 1, 2017
   9:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday May 18, 2017
     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.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday June 15, 2017
     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.


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