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Friday September 12, 2014 -  Sunday October 19, 2014
     PAINTED THOUGHTS - A GROUP SHOW  
   

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

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

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

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

The exhibit will be in the Gallery and the Community Room until Sunday, October 19, 2014. 

 


Tuesday September 30, 2014
   7:00 PM Death in Shorts, a mystery short story event  
   

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

 


Wednesday October 1, 2014
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk ESL conversation group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall! The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed.


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

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM LAND'S SAKE MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

Did you know that within your community there are newcomers who are eager to learn English? By giving a few hours each week, you can improve someone's life and give new depth to your own. This fall, ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) tutor trainer Nancy Moorhouse will host a feww tutor training course here at the Weston Library. After completing the course, you will be paired with a learner. The committment for tutor and learner is 60-90 minutes per week for 6 months. The classes will meet in the library's Community Room (Conference Room 10/9) four consecutive Thursdays evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM on the following dates: September 25, October 2, 9, 16. Nancy Moorhouse is certified as an ESOL tutor by Literacy Unlimited of MA, and continues to work as a tutor for the Framingham/Natick public libraries. She conducts tutor training classes, works with conversation classes and continues to tutor a student who just became a U.S. citizen. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To register, or, if you have questions, please call 781-786-6157 or email tflannery@minlib.net.

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

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


Sunday October 5, 2014
   3:00 PM CONCERT: DOUBLE-NECK GUITAR PERFORMANCE  
   

Guitarist Ian Ethan intrigued and entertained his Weston Library audience two and a half years ago with a performance on his 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar, and the Music Committee is delighted to welcome him back. Ian has been performing in small listening venues around the country for over six years and is increasingly gaining recognition for both his unique instrumental compositions and for the highly original playing methods that are required to perform them. He is one of only about five musicians worldwide to tackle the double-neck guitar in earnest, and his programs have been featured in places as varied as “All-Star Guitar Night” in Anaheim, California and Boston’s Museum of Science Planetarium. You’ll be amazed as Ian “rambunctiously weaves between fretboards, slapping and tapping the sounds of the guitar to life…in a style you’ve likely never seen before” (Port Orchard Independent). Learn more at his website: http://www.ianethan.com/home.html.

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


Monday October 6, 2014
   7:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday October 7, 2014
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

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


Wednesday October 8, 2014
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk ESL conversation group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall! The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed.


Thursday October 9, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIFELONG LEARNING: AN INDEPENDENT COLLABORATIVE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

Did you know that within your community there are newcomers who are eager to learn English? By giving a few hours each week, you can improve someone's life and give new depth to your own. This fall, ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) tutor trainer Nancy Moorhouse will host a feww tutor training course here at the Weston Library. After completing the course, you will be paired with a learner. The committment for tutor and learner is 60-90 minutes per week for 6 months. The classes will meet in the library's Community Room (Conference Room 10/9) four consecutive Thursdays evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM on the following dates: September 25, October 2, 9, 16. Nancy Moorhouse is certified as an ESOL tutor by Literacy Unlimited of MA, and continues to work as a tutor for the Framingham/Natick public libraries. She conducts tutor training classes, works with conversation classes and continues to tutor a student who just became a U.S. citizen. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To register, or, if you have questions, please call 781-786-6157 or email tflannery@minlib.net.

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

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM AUTHOR TALK: SUKEY FORBES  
   

Sukey Forbes, author and former Weston resident, will speak about her new book, The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss and LIfe After Death.

"When Sukey Forbes lost her six-year-old daughter Charlotte to a rare genetic disorder, her life felt as if it were shattered forever. Descended from two distinguished New England families, Forbes was raised in a rarefied--if eccentric--life of privilege. Yet Forbes's family history is also rich with spiritual seekers, including her great-great-great-grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the family's private island enclave off Cape Cod, apparitions have always been as common as the servants who once walked the back halls. But the afterlife took on new meaning once Forbes dipped into the world of clairvoyants to reconnect with Charlotte"--Amazon.com.

This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library, will be held in the Community Room.

 


Wednesday October 15, 2014
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk ESL conversation group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall! The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed.


Thursday October 16, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:20 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 Singer Jeannie Mack on the third Thursday of each month!  You'll have as much fun as your toddler as you join Jeannie while she plays the guitar and sings with the audience.  Music, dancing, clapping and fingerplay fun will get you rocking.  Bring your dancing shoes, your bounciness and your sense of rhythm!

In the Library Community Room.

 

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

Did you know that within your community there are newcomers who are eager to learn English? By giving a few hours each week, you can improve someone's life and give new depth to your own. This fall, ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) tutor trainer Nancy Moorhouse will host a feww tutor training course here at the Weston Library. After completing the course, you will be paired with a learner. The committment for tutor and learner is 60-90 minutes per week for 6 months. The classes will meet in the library's Community Room (Conference Room 10/9) four consecutive Thursdays evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM on the following dates: September 25, October 2, 9, 16. Nancy Moorhouse is certified as an ESOL tutor by Literacy Unlimited of MA, and continues to work as a tutor for the Framingham/Natick public libraries. She conducts tutor training classes, works with conversation classes and continues to tutor a student who just became a U.S. citizen. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To register, or, if you have questions, please call 781-786-6157 or email tflannery@minlib.net.

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

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


Tuesday October 21, 2014
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

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


Wednesday October 22, 2014
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk ESL conversation group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall! The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed.


Thursday October 23, 2014
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Annual Book Sale--Friends Members Preview  
   

Members of the Friends of the Weston Public Library are invited to attend this exclusive book sale preview. Afterwards take a break at the bake sale table which will be brimming with yummy treats. All proceeds from the book and bake sales support the library.

 

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

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


Friday October 24, 2014
   9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Annual Friends Book Sale  
   

Browse tables and shelves filled with gently used books for kids and adults alike, all at the right price!  Afterwards, take a break at the bake sale table which will be brimming with yummy treats. All proceeds from the book and bake sales support the library.


Saturday October 25, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Annual Friends Book Sale  
   

Browse tables and shelves filled with gently used books for kids and adults alike, all at the right price. Afterwards, take a break at the bake sale table which will be brimming with yummy treats. All proceeds from the book and bake sales support the library.


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

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.


Wednesday October 29, 2014
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk ESL conversation group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall! The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed.


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

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


Sunday November 2, 2014
   3:00 PM PIANO RECITAL  
   

Pianist Eleanor Perrone’s programs focus on drawing the audience into the music, introducing them to unfamiliar works and re-introducing them to familiar ones, demonstrating that across centuries and musical styles there is a common core of musical experience and expression. In her Community Room concert this year, Eleanor’s program will include Bach/Busoni’s Chaconne in d minor, Villa-Lobos’ From “Ciclo Brasileiro” and Brahms’ Variations on a theme by Handel, Op. 24. She has toured Brazil and Europe and has received worldwide accolades.  She has been called a “virtuosic storyteller” in the Kieler Nachtrichten, and the Boston Globe has said, “Perrone is a pianist who makes you listen.” Eleanor is on the piano faculty of Concord Academy and also teaches privately in Watertown. Trained at the Julliard School and Boston University, she holds a Master of Music degree from Boston University. Her website is http://www.eleanorperrone.com 

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


Monday November 3, 2014
   8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday November 4, 2014
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

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


Wednesday November 5, 2014
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk ESL conversation group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall! The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed.


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

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


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

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


Wednesday November 12, 2014
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk ESL conversation group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall! The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up needed.

   7:00 PM Archaeology West of Boston: Finding Evidence of Native American Culture  
   

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


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

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

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

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM LAND'S SAKE MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday November 18, 2014
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

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


Thursday November 20, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:20 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 Singer Jeannie Mack on the third Thursday of each month!  You'll have as much fun as your toddler as you join Jeannie while she plays the guitar and sings with the audience.  Music, dancing, clapping and fingerplay fun will get you rocking.  Bring your dancing shoes, your bounciness and your sense of rhythm!

In the Library Community Room.

 

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

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


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

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


Monday December 1, 2014
   8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.

   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

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


Thursday December 4, 2014
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM LAND'S SAKE MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   7:00 PM Author Talk with Michael Tougias: Rescue of the Bounty  
   

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


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

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


Tuesday December 16, 2014
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

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


Thursday December 18, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  11:20 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 Singer Jeannie Mack on the third Thursday of each month!  You'll have as much fun as your toddler as you join Jeannie while she plays the guitar and sings with the audience.  Music, dancing, clapping and fingerplay fun will get you rocking.  Bring your dancing shoes, your bounciness and your sense of rhythm!

In the Library Community Room.

 


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

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


Monday January 5, 2015
   8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Sunday January 11, 2015
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Digital Camera Demystified  
   

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


Tuesday January 20, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday January 22, 2015
   2:00 PM At the Point of a Cutlass, author talk  
   

Author Gregory Flemming recounts an astonishing true story of a young sailor's ordeal during the golden age of piracy. "Flemming relates the story of the capture by pirates of Philip Ashton in 1722, and in the process he reveals a fascinating history of pirates during the first decades of the 18th century...From battles with warships to the way the pirates split their plunder, Flemmings' focus on individual actors adds a welcome depth to the history of piracy with this engaging and harrowing account of 'America's real-life Robinson Crusoe." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Monday February 2, 2015
   8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Wednesday February 11, 2015
   2:00 PM Connecting to Facebook, Click-by-Click  
   

Greg Page with present a hands-on workshop of using Facebook.


Tuesday February 17, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Monday March 2, 2015
   8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday March 17, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Monday April 6, 2015
   7:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday April 21, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday May 19, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Monday June 1, 2015
   7:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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