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Weston, Massachusetts

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Monday August 29, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Summer Reading Celebration!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For participants of the Summer Reading Program!

If you particpated in our On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM or the YOUNG READERS PROGRAM, join us for the Summer Celebration!  Get a cup of ice cream, add some toppings, and discuss your summer reading with friends.  If you read in the program, you can pick out a book to take home and keep for your very own.

Find out who won the Summer Reading Guessing Jars, and see who won the Raffle Prizes.

Readers--see you there!


Tuesday August 30, 2016
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Summer Reading Party  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For participants of the Teen Summer Reading Program!

If you particpated in our Get in the Game, Read! 2016 TEEN READING PROGRAM, join us for the Teen Summer Party!  Have a slice or three of pizza, and exchange the points you earned by reading and participating in program for prizes. 

Find out what all your friends were reading on the day before school starts.

Teen Readers--see you there!


Wednesday August 31, 2016
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LIFE LONG LEARNERS: CURRICULUM COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Friday September 2, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIFE LONG LEARNERS  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday September 6, 2016
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM STONEGATE CONDO MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Wednesday September 7, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM ESL Conversation Group  
   

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


Thursday September 8, 2016
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

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


Monday September 12, 2016
   9:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday September 13, 2016
   7:00 PM WESTON CULTURAL COUNCIL  
   

The Weston Cultural Council is hosting an informational session.

This event is to prepare prospective grant applicants for the fiscal year 2017 grant season. We are seeking programs focused in the visual and performing arts, science, and the humanities.

Please join us for a short presentation and one-on-one discussions to help clarify both the Weston Cultural Council’s and Massachusetts Cultural Council's application guidelines.

Information regarding this grant opportunity can be found by visiting www.mass-culture.org

THE FISCAL YEAR 2017 GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE REQUIRES A POSTMARK NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 17, 2016.

For additional information, please contact Tricia Liu at 781-296-2549 or thetricialiu@gmail.com

   7:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

If you know basic Italian, but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. The group meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


Wednesday September 14, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM ESL Conversation Group  
   

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

   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   7:00 PM WRITING THE COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY  
   

Jessica Treadway and Adam Schwartz will provide instruction for creating a compeling and authentic college application essay.  Brief individual meetings will also be available on a first come, first served, space available basis.  Students may bring a draft at any stage of the process, from prelimininary brainstorming to nearly completed essays, for feedback.

Jessica Treadway is an award winning short story writer and well known essayist.  

Adam Schwartz taught in the writing programs at Harvard and Wellesley Colleges for 25 years and served on the Board of Admissions at Wellesley College.

Please register in advance by calling 781-786-6166 or stopping by the Youth Services Department.

This event will be held in the Community Room.  All are welcome.


Thursday September 15, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Great Operatic Divas  
   

Who is your favorite prima donna in opera? Take a vocal ride down the scale from the high coloratura soprano to the new low alto range! Enjoy an audiovisual potpourri of female opera singers in each catergory, illustrated with arias and scences by famous singers of the past and present. Program includes slides and DVDs. Leader Erika Reitshamer was born and educated in Germany and is a passionate and life-long fan of opera. She has lectured for Boston area educational institutions for many years. She was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 35 years ago and is a board member of the New England Opera Club. This program is free and open to all. Please join us in the library's Community Room which is handicapped accessible.

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  
   

Notorious RBG: the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, 2015

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

Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date

SIGN UP AT THE REFERENCE DESK

Phone: 781-786-6165; E-mail: wsnmail2@minlib.net

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

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


Friday September 16, 2016
   9:30 AM BACK TO SCHOOL ORGANIZING A TO Z FOR BUSY PARENTS  
   

Marilyn Cruickshank, a professional organizer and productivity consultant and owner of Creative Simplicity, Inc., will explain how you can develop organizing & productivity systems that work for you and your family and the way you live and work.

Free and open to all.  Contact the Reference Desk at 781-786-6165 or wsnmail2@minlib.net to reserve a seat.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

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

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

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Wednesday September 21, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM ESL Conversation Group  
   

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


Thursday September 22, 2016
   2:30 PM Fantastic Foliage  
   

Avoid the crowds and skip the traffic jams. Get outside and walk, look, and take lots of photos. Join Marjorie Turner Hollman, author of Easy Walks in Massachusetts, and More Easy Walks in Massachusetts, to learn about places to find fantastic foliage in the Upper Charles River watershed and Blackstone River Valley. Learn some simple tricks to keep in mind when seeking out those vibrant glimpses of color in New England during the fleeting few weeks known as "foliage season". Enjoy a slide show photos of some nearby spots that offer great views of fall color. Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors. A freelance writer for the past 19 years, she has been published in local, regional, national, and international publications. www.marjorieturner.com. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is open to all.

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

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


Friday September 23, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun  
   

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


Sunday September 25, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marvin Wolfthal, piano concert  
   

Pianist, composer, and Weston resident, Marvin Wolfthal will present a concert of piano music in the library's Community Room. He will play selections of Preludes and Etudes by Claude Debussy and also Gaspard del le Nuit by Maurice Ravel.

Marvin has played in the library many times, sometimes for the concert series and at other times in an educational format sponsored by the library itself. He is a fascinating speaker as well as performer and this promises to be an exciting season opener.

A reception in the gallery will follow the one hour concert. The Community Room is handicapped accessible.


Tuesday September 27, 2016
   7:00 PM 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 takes you through the foraging seasons with visual aids, while you learn about the health benefits and medicinal value of plants, mushrooms, trees and herbs. Instructor will bring in-season foraged edibles in for you to touch, smell and taste.Rachel Goclawski is a Wild Foods Foraging Guide, Programming Partner with The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Sudbury Valley Trustees, and Scouts of Eastern MA. She is a MA Certified Educator, and US Army Information Technology Specialist at a Green Energy Testing Camp in Devens, MA. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. 

 


Wednesday September 28, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM ESL Conversation Group  
   

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


Thursday September 29, 2016
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

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


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

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


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

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday October 4, 2016
   7:00 PM DRAGONFLY MAGIC! FUN FACTS ABOUT THE ECOLOGY AND BIOLOGY OF DRAGONFLIES & DAMSELFLIES  
   

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

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

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

   7:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

If you know basic Italian, but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. The group meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


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

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

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

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


Thursday October 6, 2016
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

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


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

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

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday October 11, 2016
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Edgar Allan Poe Talk  
   

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

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

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

 


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

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

   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

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

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

Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date

SIGN UP AT THE REFERENCE DESK

Phone: 781-786-6165; E-mail: wsnmail2@minlib.net

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

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


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

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


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday October 18, 2016
   7:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

If you know basic Italian, but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. The group meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


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

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


Thursday October 20, 2016
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

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


Tuesday October 25, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Deep Relaxation for Better Sleep  
   

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


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

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


Thursday October 27, 2016
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

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


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

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


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


Tuesday November 1, 2016
   7:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

If you know basic Italian, but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. The group meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


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

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


Thursday November 3, 2016
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

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


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

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

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

 


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

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


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

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

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

Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date

SIGN UP AT THE REFERENCE DESK

Phone: 781-786-6165; E-mail: wsnmail2@minlib.net

   3:30 PM How to Catch a Story  
   

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

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

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


Tuesday November 15, 2016
   7:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

If you know basic Italian, but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. The group meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


Thursday November 17, 2016
   7:00 PM The Age of Longevity  
   

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


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday December 6, 2016
   7:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

If you know basic Italian, but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. The group meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


Thursday December 8, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  
   

Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery, 2015

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

Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date

SIGN UP AT THE REFERENCE DESK

Phone: 781-786-6165; E-mail: wsnmail2@minlib.net


Tuesday December 20, 2016
   7:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

If you know basic Italian, but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. The group meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 PM in the library's Conference Room.  Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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.


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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