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Wednesday March 1, 2017 -  Thursday March 30, 2017
     ARTIST OF THE MONTH: GLORIA ROSS - HINTS OF NATURE  
   

Artist's Statement:

"I read that some artists believe nature should be painted from memory, not sight, as the objective is not truth to nature, but fidelity to one's individual experience of it....this is a simple way to explain how I start my paintings.

Forms found in nature are the inspiration for my art....the human body, flowers and foliage are the foundation for many of my pieces. Botanical accuracy is not important to me; flowers become abstract images covering a field with color and shapes, maybe recognizable but mysterious and emotional.

I use a mixed media technique including acrylic paints and mediums, enamel and gouache, oil sticks, pastel, charcoal, graphite, inks and collaged elements. Often these mediums can be seen hidden in the layers of paint, exposing the history of the painting.

Line and texture are important components of my work and the various mediums result in different dimensions and intensity. Texture is introduced with collage and other materials. Often I like using a limited palette so the elemental structures and forms are emphasized."

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1:00 - 3:00 PM


Wednesday March 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Two Drop-in Sessions each Wednesday morning:
10:00 - 10:30
or
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a simple craft in the Craft Room.  Our stories and crafts have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for the abilities and dexterity of two year olds, so we ask that children have turned two years old to participate.

An adult must stay with their child.

   2:00 PM Tea with Eleanor  
   

In honor of women's history month, local author, historian, and Lesley University professor, Carol Cohen offers a fascinating look at the life of a remarkable woman. Meet Eleanor Roosevelt in her home and learn about her role as a Human rights activist. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at 781-786-6165. Brought to you by the Friends of the Library.

   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!  
   

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a winter or spring theme!  Then we move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 6:30pm and a family craft begins at 7:00pm.  While this storytime is geared toward families with children ages 4-7, younger siblings are welcome to join in!

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 6:30pm and a family craft begins at 7:00pm.  While this storytime is geared toward families with children ages 4-7, younger siblings are welcome to join in!

Theme:  Being Yourself
Craft:  Painted Handprints


Thursday March 30, 2017
     ARTIST OF THE MONTH: GLORIA ROSS  
   

Gloria Ross's art education and journey as an artist have continued and developed over the years with courses at DeCordova Museum, the museum school at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and numerous workshops. Having started as a stone sculptor and printmaker, she then took courses in acrylic painting, pastel, collage, hand-made paper making, encaustic and drawing. Consequently she evolved into the artist she is today - presently focused on mixed media painting and clay sculpture.

Gloria has shown at The Copley Society (she is a Copley Artist Member), Gallery Mourlot, Cambridge Art Association, Weston Arts And Crafts and Concord Art Associations. She has won numerous awards at juried shows at these venues.

Also a member of New England Sculpture Association and the Monoprint Guild of New England, Gloria has been a docent at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum since 2011.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT:

Forms found in nature are the inspiration for my art....the human body, flowers and foliage are the foundation for many of my pieces. Botanical accuracy is not important to me; flowers become abstract images covering a field with color and shapes, maybe recognizable but mysterious and emotional.

I use a mixed media technique using acrylic paints and mediums, enamel and gouache, oil sticks, pastel, charcoal, graphite, inks and collaged elements.

Line and texture are important components of my work and the use of various media results in different dimensions and intensity. Texture is introduced with collage and other materials. I like using a limited palette so the elemental structures and forms are emphasized.

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MARCH 11 FROM 1-3 PM

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needle Felt a Spring Bluebird  
   
Instructor Nicol Wander, MFA will teach participants the needle felting technique. Using a felting needle (provided) and pre-dyed merino wool (also provided) participants will create a a felted bluebird pin or ornament. Learn needle felting techniques to create a unique one of a kind bluebird of your own. Note: sharp needle used in the creative process. Please call 781-786-6165 to register. Space is limited, advance registration is required.
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.


Friday March 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)  
   

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. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and San Francisco Bay area for two decades, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting.

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

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.


Saturday April 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hands-On GoPro 101  
   

This is a basic hands-on workshop on how to use the compact, go anywhere, GoPro video camera. Durable and waterproof, this camera can be used mounted on you, your dog, a skateboard, or even a swimmer. We will cover the basics including navigating the camera itself, using it as a stationary camera as well as mounting it on moving objects and shooting videos. Everyone will take home their pics and videos on memory sticks.

Equipment

If you don’t have a GoPro, don’t worry. A few GoPros, supplied by the Weston Media Center, will be available for participants to use. However, if you have your own, bring it with you along with any mounts you have.

Here is what you need to bring:

  • iPhone or Android phone, fully charged

  • 1 GB or higher USB memory stick

  • (optional) GoPro3 or later version

  • (optional) GoPro mounts

  • (optional) Items you could attach a GoPro to such as a bicycle, skateboard, scooter, pogo stick, radio-controlled car, etc.

 Prior to the workshop

It is essential that you do the following:

  • Download the free GoPro capture app on you iPhone or Android phone

  • Fully charge your phone

  • Fully charge your GoPro, if bringing your own

 

About the Instructor
Nathan Suher, Technical Director for the Weston Media Center, is also a professional photographer and filmmaker. He found his passion in filmmaking as a teenager, when he produced what would become an award-winning film based on a local news story.  After graduating from Boston University’s College of Communications, Nathan pursued his passion in Los Angeles, gaining valuable production knowledge on productions for NBC, ABC, MTV, and A&E. Nathan took his knowledge back to the East Coast, where he started Reels Media. He enjoys the challenge of telling stories through film, whether it’s for people, corporations, or non-profits


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

The Music Committee is pleased to introduce its audience to a wonderful new (to the Library) group: The Voci Angelica Trio. Straddling the genres of world folk and classical music, the trio reinvigorates traditional songs for contemporary audiences, highlighting the interdependence and common attributes of cultures throughout the world. Cellist Aristides Rivas (whom audiences may remember from his wonderful presentation of classical Latin American music with pianist Victor Cayres in 2016) is joined by vocalists Jodi Hitzhusen and Meena Malik to present “Common Ground: Songs of Love, Nature, Family and Faith.” Their program includes songs from 13 different countries, ranging from the US and Scotland to Syria, Armenia, and Nigeria. The group, whose members hail from three continents, has toured extensively around the United States as well as in Canada, Japan, and South Korea. They are also active in local schools, presenting “Passages,” an interactive educational program for elementary and middle school students. As Voci continues to unearth musical gems, its musicians have become more attentive to current situations in the diverse countries they explore. Their “cultural wayfaring” allows the group to showcase the differences and similarities of our shared humanity in its live performances. The Committee is sure that you will enjoy the journey. You can discover more about Voci at its website, http://www.vociangelicatrio.com. The concert is free and open to the public, and the Community Room is handicapped accessible.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   4:00 PM The Art of Accessorizing  
   

Wear your scarves with confidence! Learn which styles, patterns, and finishes of scarves best complement and balance your figure type, to best bring out your unique personality. Expore creative ways to tie your scarves and update, enhance, and add a polished look to your basic wardrobe. Wear a simple plain-colored top to class so you can practive these new techniques. Our instructor will provide the scarves. Randi Siu is a visual artist and image consultant. For over twenty years, she has empowered clients to express their unique personal style. Please call 781-786-6165 to register as space is limited. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

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

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review  
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Wednesday April 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Two Drop-in Sessions each Wednesday morning:
10:00 - 10:30
or
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a simple craft in the Craft Room.  Our stories and crafts have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for the abilities and dexterity of two year olds, so we ask that children have turned two years old to participate.

An adult must stay with their child.


Thursday April 6, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AfterSchool BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

   7:30 PM WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY:SPRING LECTURE  
   

"American Pluck: Unsung American Heroes"  

Speaker Thomas Paine has been researching the little-known stories of men and women who demonstrated determination and valor in the face of obstacles, threats, or even persecution, only to find themselves "on the right side of history."  Among the subjects of his illustrated lecture will be his great-grandfather, Weston estate owner General Charles Jackson Paine, who led a company of black soldiers in the Civil War.  

All are are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.


Friday April 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)  
   

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. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and San Francisco Bay area for two decades, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting.

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

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.


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

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

TODAY:

ScienceTellers: Race Against Time!

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

For kids grades K - 5

Registration starts Monday, March 27th!

 


Sunday April 9, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM LAND'S SAKE: ANNUAL MEETING  
   

Brian Donahue will be the featured speaker followed by a business meeting.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Community Room.

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Signing! with Sheryl White  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Baby Signing!  For babies and toddlers, accompanied by an adult!

Once a month at the end of our Monday & Tuesday morning Drop-In Programs!

Sign language is great to learn for all ages. It helps babies communicate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well.  In this program, your child will learn some signs through songs, stories, games and play.

Benefits for Babies:

  -Reduces frustration for everyone

  -Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak

  -Accelerates babies development of speech

  -Enhances early literacy skills

  -Deepens bonding

Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for 18 years.


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

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Signing! with Sheryl White  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Baby Signing!  For babies and toddlers, accompanied by an adult!

Once a month at the end of our Monday & Tuesday morning Drop-In Programs!

Sign language is great to learn for all ages. It helps babies communicate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well.  In this program, your child will learn some signs through songs, stories, games and play.

Benefits for Babies:

  -Reduces frustration for everyone

  -Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak

  -Accelerates babies development of speech

  -Enhances early literacy skills

  -Deepens bonding

Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for 18 years.

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

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.

   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Mystery Book Group  
   

If you enjoy reading and talking about mystery novels, you will find good company in the library's newest book group. This month we'll discuss Donna Leon's Blood from a Stone: In this stunning novel, the 14th to feature the dogged, intuitive Venetian police detective Guido Brunetti, Leon combines an engrossing, complex plot with an indictment of the corruption endemic to Italian society. The murder of an anonymous African street vendor, an inoffensive, possibly illegal Senegalese immigrant, explodes into a  many-layered conundrum. Copies of the book will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk a month in advance. The group will meet in the Conference Room. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. 

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

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


Wednesday April 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Two Drop-in Sessions each Wednesday morning:
10:00 - 10:30
or
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a simple craft in the Craft Room.  Our stories and crafts have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for the abilities and dexterity of two year olds, so we ask that children have turned two years old to participate.

An adult must stay with their child.

   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday April 13, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Non-fiction Book Group  
   

The group will discuss The Girls of Atomic City: the untold story of the women who helped win World War II by Denise Kiernan. The group will meet in the Reading Room. 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 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. 

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

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.


Friday April 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)  
   

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. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and San Francisco Bay area for two decades, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting.

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LLAIC: OPERATIONS COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

Tuesday: Grades 1 - 3
Thursday: Grades 1 - 3
Friday: Grades 4 & 5

Join us in the Storytelling Room and enjoy a book (voted on by the group) read aloud in weekly installments by the librarian. While listening, kids can color, play games, or (if they're good at doing two things at once!) do their homework.  At the end of class, we'll spend some time talking about books kids are reading, and other books they might like to try.  Please, no tablets, hand-held games or other electronic devices.  Make sure you bring a snack to enjoy! 

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School students can walk over after school.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review  
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Thursday April 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

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

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

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


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday April 25, 2017
   9:30 AM Library Book Group  
   

The group will discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. Contact librarian Donna Davies with questions, 781-786-6158. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM BEE KEEPER STUDY GROUP FOR ADVANCED CERTIFICATION  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Wednesday April 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Two Drop-in Sessions each Wednesday morning:
10:00 - 10:30
or
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a simple craft in the Craft Room.  Our stories and crafts have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for the abilities and dexterity of two year olds, so we ask that children have turned two years old to participate.

An adult must stay with their child.

   2:00 PM The Language of Shakespeare  
   

Presented by Joel Angiolillo in the library's Community Room.


Thursday April 27, 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 meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


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

The Semiosis Quartet is making its first appearance at our library concert series.  Although this quartet consists in the usual configuration -- two violins, viola, and cello -- its goals are different from the more standard groups that play music of many eras.  The Semiosis Quartet seeks to expand the repertoire for string quartet by fostering close relationships with living composers while exploring the roots of contemporary string quartet writing in the 20th and 21st centuries. For their concert at the Library they have chosen music of Carlson, Ligeti and Glass.  The Semiosis Quartet musicians are violinists Natalie Calma and Nicole Parks, violist Oliver Chang, and cellist Ariel Friedman. The Semiosis Quartet was Ensemble in Residence at the 2016 Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy.  Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

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

   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review  
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Wednesday May 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Two Drop-in Sessions each Wednesday morning:
10:00 - 10:30
or
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a simple craft in the Craft Room.  Our stories and crafts have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for the abilities and dexterity of two year olds, so we ask that children have turned two years old to participate.

An adult must stay with their child.


Thursday May 4, 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 meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


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

This group will meet in the Community Room.


Wednesday May 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Two Drop-in Sessions each Wednesday morning:
10:00 - 10:30
or
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a simple craft in the Craft Room.  Our stories and crafts have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for the abilities and dexterity of two year olds, so we ask that children have turned two years old to participate.

An adult must stay with their child.

   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP - 2017  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday May 11, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Non-fiction Book Group  
   

The group will discuss Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. The group will meet in the Reading Room. 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 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net.

   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 meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Saturday May 13, 2017
   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.

Applications to perform are available online: http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/S04uFc81Il0Mjr383W59eB36

Or application can be picked up at the Weston Public Library.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Require more information? Email Sara Ko at westonmusicfest@gmail.com


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   9:30 AM Library Book Group  
   

The group will discuss Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before the meeting date. Contact librarian Donna Davies with questions, phone 781-786-6158. 

   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review  
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Wednesday May 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Two Drop-in Sessions each Wednesday morning:
10:00 - 10:30
or
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a simple craft in the Craft Room.  Our stories and crafts have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for the abilities and dexterity of two year olds, so we ask that children have turned two years old to participate.

An adult must stay with their child.


Thursday May 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along, with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

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

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

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

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

   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 meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


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

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

 


Monday May 22, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Signing! with Sheryl White  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Baby Signing!  For babies and toddlers, accompanied by an adult!

Once a month at the end of our Monday & Tuesday morning Drop-In Programs!

Sign language is great to learn for all ages. It helps babies communicate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well.  In this program, your child will learn some signs through songs, stories, games and play.

Benefits for Babies:

  -Reduces frustration for everyone

  -Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak

  -Accelerates babies development of speech

  -Enhances early literacy skills

  -Deepens bonding

Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for 18 years.


Tuesday May 23, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Signing! with Sheryl White  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Baby Signing!  For babies and toddlers, accompanied by an adult!

Once a month at the end of our Monday & Tuesday morning Drop-In Programs!

Sign language is great to learn for all ages. It helps babies communicate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well.  In this program, your child will learn some signs through songs, stories, games and play.

Benefits for Babies:

  -Reduces frustration for everyone

  -Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak

  -Accelerates babies development of speech

  -Enhances early literacy skills

  -Deepens bonding

Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for 18 years.


Wednesday May 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Two Drop-in Sessions each Wednesday morning:
10:00 - 10:30
or
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a simple craft in the Craft Room.  Our stories and crafts have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for the abilities and dexterity of two year olds, so we ask that children have turned two years old to participate.

An adult must stay with their child.


Thursday May 25, 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 meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Friday May 26, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM LLAIC: LET'S GO COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Wednesday May 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Two Drop-in Sessions each Wednesday morning:
10:00 - 10:30
or
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring theme in the Storytime Room, followed by a simple craft in the Craft Room.  Our stories and crafts have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for the abilities and dexterity of two year olds, so we ask that children have turned two years old to participate.

An adult must stay with their child.


Thursday June 1, 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 meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Saturday June 3, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM WESTON DRAMA WORKSHOP: ANNUAL MEETING  
   

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.


Tuesday June 6, 2017
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review  
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Thursday June 8, 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 meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


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

This group will meet in the Community Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

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

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

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

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

   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 meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


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

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

TODAY:

Mr. Vinny, The Bubble Guy!

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

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

For all ages!

Sign up starts Monday, June 5th.

 


Tuesday June 20, 2017
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading and grammar review  
   

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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Thursday June 22, 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 meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


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

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


Thursday June 29, 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 meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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