Weston Public Library

Weston, Massachusetts

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Tuesday January 3, 2017 -  Monday January 30, 2017
     ARTIST OF THE MONTH: IRENE STAPLEFORD  
   

A practicing artist and graphic designer, Irene Stapleford has lived in West Concord, Massachusetts since 2011, when she moved south from Maine. She is a member of the WACA (Weston Arts and Crafts Association) and Concord Art. She has resided in Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York, California and New Jersey, calling New England home since 1996. She earned her BA and MFA in fine art, and has been engaged in making and exhibiting artwork for as long as she can remember. 

"The tension between movement and stillness informs much of my work. I find inspiration in the New England landscape, memory, and dreams. Color is central to the mood and emotional resonance of each painting. Abstract, organic forms are juxtaposed with storytelling or dreamed imagery. Expressive, painterly brushstrokes and subtle color relationships convey insightful, iconic forms. Washy glazes of acrylic are gradually applied and sanded away, creating layered atmospheres of textured color. Image transfer, a digital printmaking technique, is used in some paintings to embed digitally altered versions of vintage photos or illustrations in the composition. The interplay between graphic imagery and painterly color creates exciting juxtapositions and may raise questions about painting vs. printmaking. I consider myself a painter, but have definitely been influenced by my graphic design work, finding much to explore in the intersection of paint and image manipulation software."  
 
Artist's Reception: 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2017
 
 

Tuesday January 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

   3:00 PM Is there Value in Your Old and Rare Books?  
   

Mr. Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop, one of America's oldest and largest used book shops, will give a free and open talk in the library's Community Room. Mr. Gloss will bring to the lecture several examples of notable books, magazines and ephemera from the store's private collection. Mr. Gloss will answer questions from people in attendance and then offer free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them. To sign up, please call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Wednesday January 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group  
   

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

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime: A Family Storytime for Ages 4-7  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   
   

Put on your pajamas and stop by the library for some stories and a craft.  Stories begin at 6:30pm and a family craft begins at 7:00pm.  While this storytime is geared toward families with children ages 4-7, younger siblings are welcome to join in!

Theme:  Stories about Imagination
Craft:  Color a Life Size Cutout of Yourself


Thursday January 26, 2017 -  Monday January 30, 2017
     Bloom in Art  
   
Bloom in Art is an annual event run by the Country Garden Club of Weston. 
This is our local answer to the Museum of Fine Arts' Art in Bloom. 
A garden club member and gallery owner, Julie Mussafer of Jules Place in Boston, curates our art show.
Garden club members work in groups to create a floral interpretation of the piece of art they have been assigned. 
The art and the corresponding floral interpretations are on display at the Weston Library for the enjoyment of the general public. 
This year the show opens on Thursday, January 26th and will be on view until Monday, January 30th. 
Bloom in Art is an interesting foil to the winter doldrums!

Thursday January 26, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly kntting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room January 12 through March 16. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Friday January 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Interlude, a musical coffee break  
   

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

   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 a learning tools instead of criticism. This free class is open to adults aged 18 and over. Space is limited. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pam Wight has a Master of Arts in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Monday January 30, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

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

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

 


Tuesday January 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.


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

Artist Statement

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

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

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

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

Artist Resume

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

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

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

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

 


Wednesday February 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group  
   

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

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Raspberry Pi Workshop  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

For grades 6 - 12

The Raspberry Pi computer is a miniature ARM based PC which can do many of the things a desktop PC can do like word-processing, games or playing back high-definition video. In this workshop you will work in groups of 4 to learn how to code music in a program called Sonic Pi.

Registration required.  Register at the Youth Services Desk or use the contact information given.


Thursday February 2, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly kntting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room January 12 through March 16. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Secrets of Admission of the Most Selective Colleges  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

Find out how highly-selective colleges and universities really decide who gets accepted and how to improve your chances of getting in.  Learn Collegewise strategies your family can use to have a sane, stress-free, enjoyable college application process together.

Join us in the Weston Public Library Community Room.


Friday February 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Interlude, a musical coffee break  
   

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


Saturday February 4, 2017
   11:00 AM WESTON LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS COFFEE HOUR  
   

State Representative Alice Peisch and State Senator Michael Barrett will join us for coffee and conversation.

This event will be held in the Community Room.  

All are welcome.


Sunday February 5, 2017
     ARTIST OF THE MONTH: STEPHEN BAKER, PHOTOGRAPHY  
   

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

Please join us in the Community Room.

 


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

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

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

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

 


Tuesday February 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.


Wednesday February 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group  
   

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

   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday February 9, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly kntting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room January 12 through March 16. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Friday February 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Interlude, a musical coffee break  
   

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


Saturday February 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Science Saturdays!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

 


Monday February 13, 2017
   9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.

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

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

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

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

 


Tuesday February 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.


Wednesday February 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group  
   

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


Thursday February 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

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

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

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

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

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly kntting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room January 12 through March 16. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Friday February 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Interlude, a musical coffee break  
   

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

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM REGIS COLLEGE BOOK GROUP  
   

 

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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.


Wednesday February 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Small Talk, ESL Conversation Group  
   

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


Thursday February 23, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly kntting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room January 12 through March 16. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Friday February 24, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Interlude, a musical coffee break  
   

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


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

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

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

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

 


Tuesday February 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

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

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


 


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

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

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

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


Thursday March 2, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly kntting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room January 12 through March 16. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


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

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


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

Monday March 6, 2017
   9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.

   9:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

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

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

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

 

   3:00 PM LA TRAVIATA, opera for everyone!  
   

Come and explore one of Giuseppe Verdi's best-loved masterpieces just in time for the live HD broadcast to select cinemas from the Metropolitan Opera on March 11, 2017. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation of this masterpiece. Speaker Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irresistible. She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 40 years ago. She is a board member of the New England Opera Club, former VP of the Boston Wagner Society and teacher of opera appreciation for LLARC at Regis College, for WISE at Assumption College and Sherborn Lifetime Learning. This program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and open to all.


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

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.


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

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

   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday March 9, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly kntting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room January 12 through March 16. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

   7:30 PM WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY  

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

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

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM LLAIC: MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

TODAY:

BugWorks:Bugology!

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

For kids grades 1 - 5

Registration starts Monday, February 27th.


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

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

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

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

 


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

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.


Wednesday March 15, 2017
   3:00 PM Tea with Eleanor  
   

In honor of women's history month, join us for tea and meet Eleanor Roosevelt. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Thursday March 16, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly kntting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room January 12 through March 16. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


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

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


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

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

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

To Register:

1. Go to Princeton Review.

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

3.  Click on the Free Events tab.

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


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

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

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

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

 


Tuesday March 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.

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

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

Future plans for the Josiah Smith Tavern will be discussed.

This event will be held in the Community Room.  

All are welcome.


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

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

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

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

 


Tuesday March 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.


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 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Craft Drop-in!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.


Thursday April 6, 2017
   7:30 PM WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY  

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

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

TODAY:

ScienceTellers: Race Against Time!

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

For kids grades K - 5

Registration starts Monday, March 27th!

 


Monday April 10, 2017
   9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.


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

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

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

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


Wednesday April 12, 2017
   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

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

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

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


Friday April 21, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM LLAIC: BOARD COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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.


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

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


Monday May 8, 2017
   9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.


Wednesday May 10, 2017
   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

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

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

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


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

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

 


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Monday June 12, 2017
   9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.


Wednesday June 14, 2017
   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

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

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

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

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


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

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

TODAY:

Mr. Vinny, The Bubble Guy!

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

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

For all ages!

Sign up starts Monday, June 5th.

 


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

Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack will host this pastel painting workshop designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Participants will have fun producing their own pastel painting of Georgia O'Keeffe's elegant Jimson flower. All supplies and instruction are provided and participants keep their paintings. Gregory Maichack has taught at Holyoke and Greenfield Community Colleges, and the Museum of Fine Arts among others. Seats may fill quickly so please call 781-786-6165 to register or visit the Reference Desk. This program is supported by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Wednesday July 12, 2017
   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Wednesday August 9, 2017
   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday October 19, 2017
   7:30 PM WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY  

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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