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Saturday July 1, 2017 -  Thursday August 31, 2017
     ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JOE CLEMENTI  
   

Joe Clementi is a graphic design artist who graduated from the School of Practical Art (now the

Art Institute of Boston) and the retired owner of Clementi Associates Studio in Waltham. At the

age of 89 he now enjoys exploring different media and techniques from acrylic to watercolor

painting, from Chinese quilling to scratchboard. Works of art from his varied artistic interests will be on display.

Please join us in the Gallery for this event. All are welcome.


Friday July 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Friday Summer Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Ages 3 - 6

Join us on Friday mornings for several fun stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun  
   

Discover your creativity by exploring the hidden stories in your mind. Every week is an adventure with in-class writing (fiction and non-fiction), writing topics and tips, and shared reading. A zeal for the zany and poignant, a sense of humor, and a willingness to be open and honest lead you to inspired writing. This free class is open to adults age 18 and over. Pamela 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, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting. To register, or for more information, call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

   8:00 PM  -  10:30 PM Free Friday Flicks on the Weston Town Green  
   

Weston Media Center, Weston Library, Weston Recreation Department, and Weston Art & Innovation Center are pleased to announce the third annual Friday Night Flicks on the Weston Town Green. Bring your friends and neighbors and enjoy a free night out watching funny and family-friendly movies in high-definition on a giant screen. Free water and freshly popped popcorn for the first 100 people. Town restrooms will be open and free use of Deep Woods Off will keep the bugs at bay.

July 28 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The original Gene Wilder film of the Roald Dahl masterpiece is "pure imagination." Come see the Oompa Loompas at work and Violet turn violet. There will be free chocolates for all thanks to the Weston Art & Innovation Center. Don't miss this last Friday Night Flick of the season. It will be a sweet and dark night for all. 


Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Crawl 2017  
   

Weston Library is one of a dozen libraries in MetroWest participating in the first ever Library Crawl. We invite the public to spend this day visiting participating libraries and taking photos of specific scavenger items. Each library has one specific thing to find and photograph.  Visit 5 or more sites and collect a prize (while supplies last, limit one prize per group). Participating libraries are Bacon Free Library and the Morse Institute Library (both in Natick), Dover Town Library, Framingham Main Library and McAuliffe Branch, the Goodnow Library in Sudbury, The Sherborn Public LIbrary, the Wayland Free Public Library, and all 3 branches of the Wellesley Free Library. Stop by the information desk or call 781-786-6165 for a complete list of items to photograph. 

   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tuesday Summer Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Ages 4 - 7

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for several stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tall Ships and Pirates!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

with ScienceTellers!

ages 5 and up

Ahoy! People don't just build on land, they build on water too!  Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to build a new ship before all home is lost...at sea!

Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more.  Do not miss this refreshing nautical tale with a scientific twist!

Sign up starts at the Youth Services Desk on Monday, July 17th.  Get your ticket, and register for an email reminder the day before the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library


Wednesday August 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two & Three Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Ages 2 & 3

Two sessions-- at 10:00 and 10:30

Join us on Wednesday mornings for two different  story sessions!   We'll share some of our favorites...twice!

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.


Thursday August 3, 2017
   5:30 PM ROTARY CLUB OF WESTON-WAYLAND  
   

This event will be held in the Community Room.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Zombie Survival Course  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

For Teens in Grades 6 - 12

Learn how to survive the zombie apocalypse!  Find out about basic first aid and first aid kits, Emergency "Bug-Out Bags", Lost proofing, Knots and lashings and Emergency shelter structure anywhere.  Try shooting a real Darryl Dixon (from the Walking Dead TV series) style crossbow!

Register in person at the Youth Services Desk or by email.


Friday August 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Friday Summer Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Ages 3 - 6

Join us on Friday mornings for several fun stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.


Tuesday August 8, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group  
   

If you enjoy reading about talking about mystery novels, you will find good company in the library's mystery book group. This month the group will discuss Hank Phillippi Ryan's thriller The Wrong Girl. Copies of the book will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk a month in advance. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165 for more information.

   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tuesday Summer Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Sorry, no Storytime Today.


Wednesday August 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two & Three Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Ages 2 & 3

Two sessions-- at 10:00 and 10:30

Join us on Wednesday mornings for two different  story sessions!   We'll share some of our favorites...twice!

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Brixology: Vehicles! with Mad Science  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Ages 6 - 10

Get in gear as an automotive engineer! 

Join us and build a motorized vehicle and learn how to optimize it: use gears, wheels and axles to reduce friction and make work easier. Next, shift things into a higher gear to get a hands-on understanding of transmissions and gear ratios. Finally, build and test your own Mad ScienceHovercraft XS; a vehicle model they can take home!


Space is limited! Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts Monday, July 26th.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library

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   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday August 10, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Pop-Up Art School Workshop: Alexander Calder!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Ages 8 - 12

Alexander Calder was a mid 20th century artist best known for his mobiles and stabiles. The term stables was coined to describe Calder*s monumental sculptures made from flat curvilinear shapes of metal.  In this workshop, kids will create two different kinds of standing sculptures made from flat sheets of chipboard. We will discuss how to place the forms so that the piece will remain standing. Using Calder*s typically bright colors we will use oil pastels to embellish the surfaces.
 
Space is limited!  Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts July 24th

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library

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Friday August 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Friday Summer Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Ages 3 - 6

Join us on Friday mornings for several fun stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.


Tuesday August 15, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tuesday Summer Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Ages 4 - 7

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for several stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.


Wednesday August 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two & Three Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Ages 2 & 3

Two sessions-- at 10:00 and 10:30

Join us on Wednesday mornings for two different  story sessions!   We'll share some of our favorites...twice!

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Pajama Storytime: A Family Storytime for Ages 4-7  
    Contact: Youth Services   7817866166   
   

Put on your pajamas and stop by the library for some stories and a craft.  Stories begin at 6:00pm and a family craft begins at 6:25pm.  While this storytime is geared toward families with children ages 4-7, younger siblings are welcome to join in!

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Learn to Draw a Manga Face Workshop  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   WSNMAIL4@minlib.net
   

For Teens in Grades 6 - 12

Learn to draw a manga face three different ways - from somewhat realistic to an exaggerated manga style!

Register in person at the Youth Services Desk or by email. 


Thursday August 17, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Jeannie Mack Summer Library Fun!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 6 months through 4 years

Drop in and join us for our montly visit from Jeannie Mack, with a summer twist!  Bring your dancing shoes, and be prepared to sing!  Music, songs, stories and more for preschoolers and their adults!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library

   3:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Blizzards: Outwit the Elements!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

ages 6 - 11

A blizzard is coming! Put on your thinking cap and engineer a tree house to withstand high winds.  Then find a way to save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche. With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives you a chance to plan, build, and test your designs against the forces of nature! Test your creations in our blizzard simulators and see if you or the skierswould survive...
 
Space is limited! Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts Monday, July 26th.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Blizzards Workshop  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   WSNMAIL4@minlib.net
   

For Teens in Grades 6 -12.

A blizzard is coming!  Engineer a treehouse to withstand high winds and save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche.  With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives participants a chance to plan, build and test their designs against the forces of nature.

Register in person at the Youth Services Desk or by email.


Friday August 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Friday Summer Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Ages 3 - 6

Join us on Friday mornings for several fun stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.


Sunday August 20, 2017
   1:00 AM  -  11:55 PM Summer Reading DEADLINE!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   kwood@minlib.net
   

Don't Forget! 

All the books you read this summer have to be in your Reading Log by MIDNIGHT!

All your Reading Challenges have to be done and in your Reading Log by MIDNIGHT!

OUR SUMMER READING DEADLINE is MIDNIGHT!   (Contact Kelly if you have any problems with your log entries!)


Monday August 21, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Rainforest Animals!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

With Creature Teachers!

All ages.

Join us for this fun program featuring eight to ten rainforest live animals! 

Discuss all aspects of the rainforests from the layers that make up for forest to their locations around the world to the dangers that threaten the fragile ecosystem.  Then meet some interesting creatures who call them home.  Some of the rainforest animals can even be touched.
 
Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts Monday, July 26th.


Tuesday August 22, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tuesday Summer Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Ages 4 - 7

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for several stories!  We'll share some of our favorites.

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.


Wednesday August 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two & Three Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk     
   

Ages 2 & 3

Two sessions-- at 10:00 and 10:30

Join us on Wednesday mornings for two different  story sessions!   We'll share some of our favorites...twice!

There is no craft attached to this program, but the Craft Room will be open with a summer craft all week long.

   6:00 PM NEUROFEEDBACK: BRAINTRAINING AT ITS BEST!  
   

Jolene Ross, PhD, will host a free educational lecture concerning easy, effective, safe and durable brain training for executive functioning, ADHD, memory, attention, anxiety, and depression as well as many other neurologically based disorders of the brain. Research will be presented.  Dr. Ross works with the Foundation for Wellness Professionals, a non-profit organization.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


Monday August 28, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Reading Celebration!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Save this date!  If you participated in the Summer Reading Program, you can join us at the Summer Reading Celebration!

More details to come...


Tuesday August 29, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Summer Readers Party!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Save this date!  If you participated in the Teen Summer Reading Program, it's time to spend your points!

More details to come...


Wednesday August 30, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Pajama Storytime: A Family Storytime for Ages 4-7  
    Contact: Youth Services   7817866166   
   

Put on your pajamas and stop by the library for some stories and a craft.  Stories begin at 6:00pm and a family craft begins at 6:25pm.  While this storytime is geared toward families with children ages 4-7, younger siblings are welcome to join in!

 


Thursday September 7, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Art of Remembering Names  
   

What is the cost to you of not remembering names? Embarassment? Missed opportunities? Missed connections? Fear of meeting new people? Lost business? This method has been taught for over a hundred years to hundreds of thousands of students. It has led to extraordinary feats of memory. MemorizeBest has made it easier than ever to learn and use this method. You will see every person and their name more vividly, and remember their name surprisingly easily. Specially designed learning exercises are practiced in class and then at home. Practice and you will amaze yourself and others with your memory for names. Please call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program is free and open to all. Neil Kutzen has spent more than 25 years as a corporate trainer and instructional designer. He has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. He is a sometime actor and story teller, and full-time memory trainer. 

   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 knitting 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. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Monday September 11, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017
     ARTIST OF THE MONTH: EDWARD D. MOVITZ  

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday September 14, 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 knitting 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. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Thursday September 21, 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 knitting 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. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Sunday September 24, 2017
   3:00 PM Concert, Oleksandr Poliykov, Piano and Strings  
   

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


Tuesday September 26, 2017
   7:00 PM An Evening of Frost  
   

Stephen Collins will present An Evening of Frost, a unique interactive performance that begins with a short biographical introduction into poet Robert Frost's life. As part of the performance, an open discussion of the following poems will include: "A Tuf of Flowers", "Mending Wall", "Birches", "After Apple Picking", "Acquainted with the Night", "Desert Places". The performance closes with a dramatic reading of Frost's masterful use of black verse in the hauntingly memorable "The Death of the Hired Man". Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program is free and open to all.

For more information on Mr. Collins, visit his website: www.unlaunchedvoices.com


Thursday September 28, 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 knitting 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. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Thursday October 5, 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 knitting 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. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday October 12, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History  
   

Historian Jim O’Connell will draw on his recent book Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History  to provide a comprehensive historical overview of the development of Boston’s restaurants. Boston was a pioneer in elaborate hotel dining, oyster houses, French cuisine, ostentatious banquets, ice cream parlors, ethnic cooking, the colonial revival of traditional New England dishes, the “gourmet revolution,” and contemporary locavore and trendy foodie culture. Jim’s talk will feature the development of restaurants in suburbs west of the city. The presentation will be illustrated with an extensive array of historic menus and photos.

Jim O’Connell’s other books include The Hub’s Metropolis: Greater Boston’s Development from Railroad Suburbs to Smart Growth and Becoming Cape Cod; Creating a Seaside Resort. This event is brought to you by the Friends of Weston Library.

   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 knitting 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. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Sunday October 15, 2017
   3:00 PM Concert, Elizabeth Morse, Harp  
   

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


Tuesday October 17, 2017
   7:00 PM Shakespeare Performance with Stephen Collins  
   

No one has had a more lasting effect on the English language than William Shakespeare.

Stephen Collins makes Shakespeare's words come alive for an audience.  From the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, to the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Antony, Stephen brings the Bard's words to life.  Shakespeare's tragedies, comedies, histories, and Sonnets are all represented in this exciting show.  The show conveys an understanding of the impact and reactions of the characters to their respective times, giving the audience not just a performance but an experience.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this event is free and open to all.

For more informaton on Mr. Collins, visit his website: www.unlaunchedvoices.com


Thursday October 19, 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 knitting 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. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday October 20, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sense the Wind film screening - Film Club 2018  
   

In regattas across the US and abroad, visually impaired sailors learn not to fear what they cannot see. They sail by feel: sensing the breeze on a cheek or tension in the tiller, listening to the pattern of waves hitting the hull and sails luffing in the wind.

On Friday, Oct 20 Producer/Director Christine Knowlton will hold a screening of her documentary "Sense the Wind: Blind Sailors Race across Open Water."  The hour long documentary will be followed by Q & A with Knowlton and blind sailor Matt Chao. Six years in the making, "Sense the Wind" follows the journey of four blind sailors as they train and compete in national and international regattas. The film was given the Humanitarian Award at the Socially Relevant Film Festival NY recently. 

Watch a film trailer at: https://vimeo.com/58052894

54 minutes

All ages are welcome

Sponsored by the Friends of Weston Public Library


Thursday October 26, 2017
   3:00 PM Verdi's Otello  
   

Opera for everyone! Giuseppe Verdi's greatest tragedy, is a miraculous union of music and Shakespeare's drama, a masterpiece as profound philosophically as it is thrilling theatrically. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. 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.

   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 knitting 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. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Sunday October 29, 2017
   3:00 PM Concert, Amos Lawrence, Schubert Octet  
   

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


Thursday November 2, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of WPL Book Sale Preview Night!  
   

Get the first peek at this year's Friends of Weston Library Book Sale! Not a member yet? Not a problem! Join today at http://www.westonlibrary.org/friends/join-fwpl

   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 knitting 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. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday November 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Annual Friends of Weston Library Book and Bake Sale  

Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Annual Friends of Weston Library Book and Bake Sale  

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday November 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 knitting 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. 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  

Sunday November 12, 2017
   1:00 PM Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop  
   

In this class artist Leslie Doherty of Ways of Color will introduce the ancient art of mosaic decoration. Using just a few tools and an array of multicolored pieces, each participant will design and create a small tile which can be taken home at the end of class. The finished piece may be placed on a table or displayed on a wall. This workshop is free and open to adults age 18 and over and all materials are supplied by the instructor. Leslie Doherty, has over 25 years of experience designing, creating and teaching stained glass art. She currently exhibits and creates at Potlatch Studio and Gallery in Amesbury. Space is limited to 20 participants. Please visit the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165 to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Sunday November 19, 2017
   3:00 PM Concert, Minkyung Oh, Piano  
   

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


Sunday December 3, 2017
   3:00 PM Concert, Shir Madness, Klezmer Band  
   

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


Tuesday December 5, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM A Christmas Carol with Delvena Theatre Company  
   

This beloved ghost story, first published in December 1843, was written by author Charles Dickens with the expectation that it would haunt readers' houses pleasantly. Delvena Theatre Company will present, complete with period costumes, a dramatic reading of this wonderful message of hope and love: 

“Through a series of spectral visions, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is allowed to review his life and to change its outcome. The Ghost of Christmas Past reveals vignettes of Scrooge’s early life as a schoolboy, an apprentice, and a young man in love. The Ghost of Christmas Present reveals to Scrooge that joy has little to do with wealth; together they visit the homes of Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s much-abused clerk, and of his generous nephew Fred, who has married for love. Finally the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come allows Scrooge a vision of what his end will be like if he continues on his present course—he will die despised and unmourned. After witnessing these scenes, Scrooge is a changed man. He immediately sets about mending his ways, becoming generous and thoughtful and thereby finding redemption and joy.”  

--A Christmas Carol 2017. Britannica Library. Retrieved 26 July 2017, from http://library.eb.com/levels/referencecenter/article/A-Christmas-Carol/484282

Delvena Theatre Company was founded in 1992 by a group of working actors. The company was nominated for two Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) awards for acting as well as a Best Ensemble award.  Their original shows are designed to educate as well as entertain.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday January 18, 2018
   3:00 PM Puccini's Tosca  
   

Opera for everyone! Puccini's musical thriller of lust, murder, and politics is one of the most riveting operas in the repertory. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. Tosca will be broadcast to select movie theaters in HD (high-definition) on Saturday, January 27. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. 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.


Thursday February 15, 2018
   3:00 PM Puccini's La Boheme  
   

Opera for everyone! Puccini's passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris is one of the world's most popular operas . Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. La Boheme will be broadcast to select movie theaters in HD (high-definition) on Saturday, February 24. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. 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.


Sunday March 4, 2018
   3:00 PM Concert, Goode/Kaplan, Fiddle and Banjo  
   

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


Thursday March 8, 2018
   7:00 PM Irish Voices  
   

This one-man show creates a dramatic world showcasing Yeats, Joyce, Heaney, McCourt, and other prominent Irish writers telling tales of Ireland, its history, the church, the past, and the changing political landscape. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program is free and open to all. For more info on Mr. Collins, visit his website: www.unlaunchedvoices.com


Sunday March 18, 2018
   3:00 PM Concert, Sakate/Lee, Piano 4 Hands  
   

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


Thursday March 22, 2018
   3:00 PM Mozart's Cosi fan tutte  
   

Opera for everyone! Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, a comedy about the sexes, subtitled "The School of Lovers," is a probing look into romantic relationships. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. Cosi fan tutte will be broadcast to select movie theaters in HD (high-definition) on Saturday, March 31. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. 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.


Sunday April 8, 2018
   3:00 PM Concert, Jaffe/Driscoll, Flute and Harp  
   

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


Sunday April 29, 2018
   3:00 PM Concert, Ancient Mariners, Dixieland  
   

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


Saturday May 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Weston MusicFest  
   

Weston MusicFest, a day of short musical programs, is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library and offers an opportunity to celebrate students of all ages performing music in the style of their choice for their friends, neighbors and community.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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