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Weston, Massachusetts

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Monday April 2, 2018 -  Monday April 30, 2018
     April in the Art Gallery  
   

Innovative photographer Kira Seamon will exhibit her eye-catching photos in the gallery during the month of April. She has exhibited with the Griffin Museum of Photography as well as local libraries. For more information about Kira, visit her website at http://www.kiraseamonphotography.com/index.html


Wednesday April 25, 2018
   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 theme, 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.

   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
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 fun 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 Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Pajama Storytime: A Family Storytime for Ages 3-6  
    Contact:    781-786-6166   
   

Wear your pajamas and stop by the Library for stories followed by arts and crafts. Stories begin at 6:00pm and a family craft begins at 6:20pm.  No registration is required.

 


Thursday April 26, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
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 fun 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 Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

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

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? Join the library's friendly knitting group. The group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings April 19 through June 21. This program is free, open to adults and all skill levels are welcomed. Please register at the Reference Desk or all 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday April 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun (7 of 9)  
   

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 aged 18 and over. Space is limited. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has a Master of Arts in Literature, 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. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Saturday April 28, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Python Programming Workshop  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   
Python Programming Workshop

This class for 6th-12th graders will teach beginning and intermediate Python skills. No prior programming or teaching experience is required (though students with prior experience are encouraged to participate!). In addition to teaching basic Python skills this class will cover advanced debugging techniques, error catching (using try-except), and database topics. Please email or phone to register for the class.  


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

The Music Committee of the Friends of The Weston Public Library is happy to announce that on Sunday April 29, 2018, the Ancient Mariners Dixieland Band will be performing in the Community Room at 3 pm. This lively group plays toe-tapping music of early New Orleans jazz, Tin Pan Alley music from the 1900's, music from the Roaring Twenties, blues, struts, ragtime and more.  The musicians who will be entertaining us are Bob MacInnis on cornet, clarinet, and trombone (not all at once), Bob Cronin on drums, Marilyn Kerwin on double bass, and Jake Kerwin on piano.  The concert program will include a family-friendly mix of music, historical anecdotes, humor, and even a little audience participation.This performance is supported in part by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency


Tuesday May 1, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday October through the end of May by industry professionals in computer science.


Wednesday May 2, 2018
   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 theme, 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.

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Stained Glass Mosaics Workshop  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

For Teens in grades 6 -12.

Delight in the ancient art of stained glass mosaics! Make a small tile trivet using colored glass pieces.

Registration required by email or by phone.  Space limited to 12.

   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
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 fun 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 Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 


Thursday May 3, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
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 fun 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 Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

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

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? Join the library's friendly knitting group. The group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings April 19 through June 21. This program is free, open to adults and all skill levels are welcomed. Please register at the Reference Desk or all 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday May 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun (8 of 9)  
   

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 aged 18 and over. Space is limited. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has a Master of Arts in Literature, 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. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Monday May 7, 2018
   9:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday May 8, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday October through the end of May by industry professionals in computer science.


Wednesday May 9, 2018
   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 theme, 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.

   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
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 fun 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 Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 


Thursday May 10, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group  
   

The group will discuss NEVER CAUGHT by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. The group will meet in the library's 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 wsnmail@minlib.net.

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
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 fun 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 Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

   7:00 PM Roses for New England  
   

Mike and Angela Chute, American Rose Society Master Rosarians, will deliver their lecture that specifically addresses the merits and challenges of rose gardening in New England. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet members of the Provisional Group of the Weston Garden Club and learn about membership in our novice-centric programs designed to foster a love of gardening, horticulture, civic beauty and conservation in Weston. Light refreshments will be available. After the program, Mike and Angela Chute will be available to sign copies of our books Roses for New England: A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening and Rose Gardening Season by Season: A Journal for Passionate Gardeners.

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

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? Join the library's friendly knitting group. The group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings April 19 through June 21. This program is free, open to adults and all skill levels are welcomed. Please register at the Reference Desk or all 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday May 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun (9 of 9)  
   

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 aged 18 and over. Space is limited. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has a Master of Arts in Literature, 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. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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.

Applications to perform are available online here:

or Applications can be picked up at the Weston Public Library.

Require more info? Email Sara at: westonmusicfest@gmail.com
 


Tuesday May 15, 2018
   9:30 AM Book Discussion Group  
   

The group will discuss Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. For more information contact librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158.

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

Do you enjoy reading and discussing mystery novels? You'll find good company in a friendly group of readers who meet monthly in the library's Conference Room. This month's selection is Suzanne Berne's A Crime in the Neighborhood:

"Set in 1972, against the steamy summer of a Washington, D.C., suburb filled with the buzz of locusts and Walter Cronkite's breaking news reports on Watergate, Berne's marvelously controlled first novel explores the effect of a boy's brutal murder on a community and on a 10-year-old girl, a neighbor of the murdered child, whose own world is falling apart. With an elegiac beauty and sadness, the girl, Marsha, looks back from the vantage point of adulthood and tells how the story of the murder became her own story." –Publisher’s Weekly
Copies of the book will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk a month in advance. Call 781-786-6165 for more information.

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday October through the end of May by industry professionals in computer science.


Wednesday May 16, 2018
   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 theme, 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.

   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
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 fun 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 Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 


Thursday May 17, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For babies and toddlers, ages twelve 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 2018, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

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   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
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 fun 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 Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

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

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? Join the library's friendly knitting group. The group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings April 19 through June 21. This program is free, open to adults and all skill levels are welcomed. Please register at the Reference Desk or all 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday May 18, 2018
   10:00 AM Nutrition for Infants and Toddlers  
   

Nutritionist and dietician Christianna Moran will provide tips on encouraging healthy eating habits in young children.


Saturday May 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Science Saturdays at the Library!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Science Saturdays at the Library!   May Program:

Pirates! Lost at Sea
    with Sciencetellers

Ahoy there! 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 off the island before all hope is lost … at sea!

Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure, physical and chemical changes, inertia, scientific variables and more. Don't miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk by starting May 1st!

 

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

   2:00 PM So, You Want to do a Painting: What Next?  
   

Local artist Roy Perkinson will discuss the thought process and the practical matter of selecting a specific painting medium, and how that decision affects the result. A life-long painter, one of his fondest memories is when he was only eight or nine years old, when his dad (also an artist) brought him along to paint watercolors while perched on a levee overlooking Trinity River in Dallas.

With his deep fascination for the visible world and how it works, Roy studied physics at MIT, art in a private art school and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and art history at Boston University. Throughout these years he continued to pursue his love of painting, and has been in many group and solo exhibitions. In 2006 he retired and now spends all his time painting, exploring the possibilities of oil, pastel and watercolor.


Tuesday May 22, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday October through the end of May by industry professionals in computer science.


Wednesday May 23, 2018
   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 theme, 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.

   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
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 fun 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 Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 


Thursday May 24, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
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 fun 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 Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

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

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? Join the library's friendly knitting group. The group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings April 19 through June 21. This program is free, open to adults and all skill levels are welcomed. Please register at the Reference Desk or all 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Monday May 28, 2018
     Library Closed--Memorial Day  

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday October through the end of May by industry professionals in computer science.


Thursday May 31, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? Join the library's friendly knitting group. The group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings April 19 through June 21. This program is free, open to adults and all skill levels are welcomed. Please register at the Reference Desk or all 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Monday June 4, 2018
   9:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday June 7, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? Join the library's friendly knitting group. The group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings April 19 through June 21. This program is free, open to adults and all skill levels are welcomed. Please register at the Reference Desk or all 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Tuesday June 12, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Secrets of Admission to the Most Selective Colleges  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Community Room

Thursday June 14, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? Join the library's friendly knitting group. The group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings April 19 through June 21. This program is free, open to adults and all skill levels are welcomed. Please register at the Reference Desk or all 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Thursday June 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For babies and toddlers, ages twelve 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 2018, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

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

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? Join the library's friendly knitting group. The group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings April 19 through June 21. This program is free, open to adults and all skill levels are welcomed. Please register at the Reference Desk or all 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Tuesday June 26, 2018
   6:00 PM Pastel Paint Workshop: Monet's Magic  
   

This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Imagine using the actual imagery that inspired Monet to paint his "Water Lily" paintings. In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, participants create their own pastel painting, freely experimenting with hundreds of the artist's pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun workshop. Space is limited, please call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk to register. All materials are provided free to participants.

Artist Gregory Maichack is a portraitist and painter working primarily in pastels. He has been in many national juried shows. In addition to portraiture, his still lifes and landscapes are represented by galleries from Kennebunkport, Maine to San Francisco, California. Visit his website at www.GregoryMaichack.com to learn more.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 


Wednesday July 4, 2018
     Library Closed--Independence Day  

Monday September 3, 2018
     Library Closed--Labor Day  

Tuesday September 25, 2018
   7:00 PM Return of the Sea Otter: the story of the animal that evaded extinction on the Pacific Coast  
   

These adorable, furry marine mammals--often seen floating on their backs holding hands--reveal the health of the coastal ecosystem along the Pacific Ocean. Once hunted for their prized fur during the 1700s and 1800s, these animals nearly went extinct. Only now, nearly a century after hunting ceased, are populations showing stable growth in some places. Sea otters are a keystone species in coastal areas, feeding on sea urchins, clams, crab and other crustaceans. When they are present, kelp beds are thick and healthy, providing homes for an array of sealife. When otters disappear, sea urchins take over, and the kelp disappears along with all of the creatures that live in the beds. Now, thanks to their protected status, sea otters are making a comeback in California, Washington, and Alaska. 

Todd McLeish is a science writer with three published books, all on natural history topics: NarwhalsBasking with Humpbacks, and Golden Wings and Hairy Toes: New England Wildlife. He is a popular public speaker on cruise ships and at museums and environmental centers and has published articles on wildlife topics in Earthwatch JournalBird Watcher's DigestWildBird, and Natural New England, among other publications.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. 


Monday October 8, 2018
     Library Closed--Columbus Day  

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   7:00 PM Above & Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis  
   

New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias will give an engaging presentation on his new book Above & Beyond which chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action.

Special emphasis is given to the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the island., These pilots helped President Kennedy achieve a difficult objective: have the nuclear missiles removed from Cuba without triggering Armageddon. 

This unique presentation entertains with a dramtic chronicling of the Cuban Missile Crisis (with slides) while providing useful analysis of JFK's process of tackling major decisions in practical ways that others can learn from and adopt. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. 


Thursday November 8, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of WPL Book Sale Preview Night!  
   

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


Friday November 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Library  
   

Stock up on great books for adults and children and choose from a wide selection of delectable treats prepared by Friends of the Library volunteers. Hardbacks are $2.00 and paperbacks are $1.00. 100% of the proceeds raised go to benefit the library.


Saturday November 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Library  
   

Stock up on great books for adults and children and choose from a wide selection of delectable treats prepared by Friends of the Library volunteers. Hardbacks are $2.00 and paperbacks are $1.00. 100% of the proceeds raised go to benefit the library.


Sunday November 11, 2018
     Library Closed--Veterans' Day  

Thursday November 22, 2018
     Library Closed--Thanksgiving Day  

Tuesday December 25, 2018
     Library Closed--Christmas Day  

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