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Tuesday February 2, 2016 -  Monday February 29, 2016
     ARTIST OF THE MONTH: SWAPAN JHA  
   

Award winning photographer Swapan Jha has a passion for capturing great moments on his camera. While growing up in Asia and then traveling extensively in Europe and North America, he has captured beautiful landscape, seascape and cityscape images. His work has been published on several online publications, including Yahoo Travel, San Francisco Chronicle (sfgate.com), Forbes.com, CNBC.com and other publications and websites.

Swapan is a Juried Artist member at the Cape Cod Art Association. He is also a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Griffin Museum of Photography. Recently, his black and white artwork "Wrecked Ship" received one of the Monochrome 2014 Awards. Currently, limited print of this B&W artwork is available for sale at the Whitney Gallery in Wells, Maine. His Boston photos are also available for sale at the "Revolutionary Boston" Museum store in Boston.


Wednesday February 10, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk, 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. No sign up needed. Please call 781-786-6165 for more information.

   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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 Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
For kids ages 3, 4 & 5.

Fun winter stories, for preschoolers! 

Visit the library and join us for several stories, followed by a craft on a fun winter theme.  Snowmen, Penguins, Valentines and more.  Sessions run for six to eight weeks, depending on holiday and school closures.  We have two groups each week, both with the same theme, on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons.   Please register one group only.

Because our crafts may involve pre-counting parts, registration is required.  To register, please visit the library.

   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday February 11, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group  
   

The group will discuss The Rape of Europa: the fate of Europe's treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War by Lynn H. Nicholas, 1994. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. The group meets the second Thursday of the month from 2-3:30 pm in the Reading Room. Sign up at the Reference Desk. Phone: 781-786-6165; e-mail: wsnmail2@minlib.net

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

For kids grades 1 - 3

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

(We're sorry, but there is no longer bus service from the schools to the library for the lower grades. You will have to make arrangements to get your child to the library.)

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

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly knitting group this fall and let instructor Iris be your guide. This group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings January 7 through March 10. All ability levels are welcomed. This program is open to adults age 18 and over. Please register at the Infomation Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday February 12, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Interlude, a Musical Coffee Break  
   

Stop by for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in the library's cozy Reading Room.


Saturday February 13, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mad Science Saturdays!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Take the mystery out of Science!  Join us for these workshops, the second Saturday of every month (except May, which will be the third Saturday) and learn about the wonders of science.  Create a fun and scientific take-home project with what you've learned.

Space is limited, registration starts the first of every month.

 

Our schedule for 2016:

January: Che-Mystery, grades 1 - 5.  Learn the mysteries of chemistry and make a bouncing ball!

February: Watts-Up, grades 2 - 5.  Learn about electricity, and take home a static stick!

March:  Walloping Weather, grades 1 - 4.  Learn about the wild world of weather and make a UV bead bracelet!

April: Matter of Fact, grades 1 - 5. Learn about the building blocks of the universe and create your own polymer putty!

May: Space Travel, grades K - 5. Learn the basics of rocketry and launch a rocket!

June: Bugs, grades K - 3.  Learn about creepy crawly creatures and make your own model insect!


Sunday February 14, 2016
     HAMMOND CONCERT: Yevgeny Kutik, Violinist and Dina Vainshtein, Pianist  
   

The Performing Arts Series is sponsored by The Saul B. and Naomi R. Cohen Foundation and promoted by Hammond Residential Real Estate.

Yevgeny Kutik is a Russian-American concert violinist whose career debuted in 2003 with an appearance with the Boston Pops and Maestro Keith Lockhart, an honor awarded to him as the 1st prize recipient of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. Since then, Kutik has appeared worldwide playing solo recitals and concertos with orchestras. He has also won numerous awards including the 2006 Salon de Virtuosi Grant, and theTanglewood Music Center Jules Reiner Violin Prize.

Boston-based pianist Dina Vainshtein is known for her sensitive and virtuosic collaborations with some of the most promising musicians of recent years. Dina, a longtime Faculty Pianist for the Heifetz Institute, is the daughter of two pianists, and studied with Boris Berlin at the prestigious Gnessin Academy in Moscow. While there she received the Special Prize for the Best Collaborative Pianist at the 1998 Tchaikovsky International Competition. For nearly a decade Dina has been affiliated with the New England Conservatory and the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts.

Reservations required. Please contact the Concert Coordinator at 617-731-4644 x295.

This event will be held in the Community Room.


Tuesday February 16, 2016
   9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LIFELONG LEARNERS  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED ESL tutor training for library volunteers  
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading & 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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Wednesday February 17, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk, 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. No sign up needed. Please call 781-786-6165 for more information.


Thursday February 18, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   
   

Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!   

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 2016, 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 this fall and let instructor Iris be your guide. This group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings January 7 through March 10. All ability levels are welcomed. This program is open to adults age 18 and over. Please register at the Infomation Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday February 19, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Interlude, a Musical Coffee Break  
   

Stop by for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in the library's cozy Reading Room.


Saturday February 20, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Watercolor Workshop  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   smitchill@minlib.net
   

Join artist Debra Banna for a watercolor workshop focusing on fantasy art and fantasy landscapes.  All participants will bring home a finished watercolor piece. 

Open to teens in grades 6-12. 
Limit of 30.
Registration is required.  To register, contact Youth Services


Monday February 22, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sign Language Interactive Show!  
    Contact: Weston Library Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

with Sheryl White of Baby Kneads

For Ages two months through five years!

Drop in, no registration required.

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 sign language through songs, stories, games, play and more.

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
Can make children be more content
Deepens bonding

Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for 17 years. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role in these classes is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.  See her website at www.babykneads.com.


Tuesday February 23, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM LIBRARY BOOK GROUP  
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.

The book for February is "A Spool of Blue Thread"  by Ann Tyler.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
For kids ages 3, 4 & 5.

Fun winter stories, for preschoolers! 

Visit the library and join us for several stories, followed by a craft on a fun winter theme.  Snowmen, Penguins, Valentines and more.  Sessions run for six to eight weeks, depending on holiday and school closures.  We have two groups each week, both with the same theme, on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons.   Please register one group only.

Because our crafts may involve pre-counting parts, registration is required.  To register, please visit the library.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED ESL tutor training for library volunteers  

Wednesday February 24, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk, 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. No sign up needed. Please call 781-786-6165 for more information.

   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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 Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   
For kids ages 3, 4 & 5.

Fun winter stories, for preschoolers! 

Visit the library and join us for several stories, followed by a craft on a fun winter theme.  Snowmen, Penguins, Valentines and more.  Sessions run for six to eight weeks, depending on holiday and school closures.  We have two groups each week, both with the same theme, on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons.   Please register one group only.

Because our crafts may involve pre-counting parts, registration is required.  To register, please visit the library.


Thursday February 25, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

For kids grades 1 - 3

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

(We're sorry, but there is no longer bus service from the schools to the library for the lower grades. You will have to make arrangements to get your child to the library.)

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

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly knitting group this fall and let instructor Iris be your guide. This group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings January 7 through March 10. All ability levels are welcomed. This program is open to adults age 18 and over. Please register at the Infomation Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday February 26, 2016
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Interlude, a Musical Coffee Break  
   

Stop by for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in the library's cozy Reading Room.


Saturday February 27, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to a Dog!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in kindergarten through fourth grade.
Sign up for a 15 minute time period.

Why read to a dog? Because a dog is friendly and fuzzy and loves the attention of being read to!  Gain confidence in your reading aloud skills and enjoy the company of one of our fabulout reading buddies.  The program is in the Storytelling Room--when reading, only the readers, the dogs and the trainers are in the room.  Parents and sibilings must remain outside.  Readers just gaining confidence don't need an audience!

Registration starts the week before the event. If there are empty slots, preschoolers can try their hand at sharing a story with a dog.

All our Reading Buddies are certified therapy dogs.

   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM New England Chinese Youth Summer Camp (NECYSC)  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Sunday February 28, 2016
   3:00 PM CONCERT: MICHAEL LEONARD, SAXOPHONE AND VALERIE BECKER, PIANO  
   

On Sunday, February 28, 2016, the Music Committee of the Weston Public Library is happy to present its first concert of 2016 at 3 pm in the Community Room.  Michael Leonard, saxophone, and Valerie Becker, piano, who have played for us before to great acclaim, will entertain and enlighten the audience with music of Harapi, Schumann, Gershwin, Brahms, Korngold, and others.  These musicians are not only comfortable playing together but are also adept at entertaining the audience with background information and stories.

The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required, but come early to secure a seat.
 

Monday February 29, 2016
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sign Language Interactive Show!  
    Contact: Weston Library Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

with Sheryl White of Baby Kneads

For Ages two months through five years!

Drop in, no registration required.

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 sign language through songs, stories, games, play and more.

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
Can make children be more content
Deepens bonding

Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for 17 years. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role in these classes is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.  See her website at www.babykneads.com.


Tuesday March 1, 2016
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading & 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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Wednesday March 2, 2016
   9:15 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk, 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. No sign up needed. Please call 781-786-6165 for more information.

   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.

   7:00 PM WESTON ARTS AND CRAFTS ASSOCIATION  
   

Steve Reznek will be giving a talk and slideshow about his recent trip to Greenland. As an added bonus, he'll be bringing and discussing his collection on Tupilacs - figurines hand carved from reindeer antler, wood and bone. It promises to be fascinating!t

Please join us in the Community Room.

eve Reznek will be giving a talk and slideshow about his recent trip to Greenland. As an added bonus, he'll be bringing and d

iscussing his collection on Tupilacs - figurines hand carved from reindeer antler, wood and bone. It promises to be fascinating!


Thursday March 3, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

For kids grades 1 - 3

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

(We're sorry, but there is no longer bus service from the schools to the library for the lower grades. You will have to make arrangements to get your child to the library.)

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

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly knitting group this fall and let instructor Iris be your guide. This group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings January 7 through March 10. All ability levels are welcomed. This program is open to adults age 18 and over. Please register at the Infomation Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday March 4, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIFELONG LEARNERS  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude, a Musical Coffee Break  
   

Stop by for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in library's cozy Reading Room.


Saturday March 5, 2016
   10:00 AM HOUSING PRODUCTION PLAN  
   

The Housing Production Plan Steering Committee will present a public information meeting to discuss the Weston Housing Production Plan.

Please join us in the Community Room.

   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to a Dog!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in kindergarten through fourth grade.
Sign up for a 15 minute time period.

Why read to a dog? Because a dog is friendly and fuzzy and loves the attention of being read to!  Gain confidence in your reading aloud skills and enjoy the company of one of our fabulout reading buddies.  The program is in the Storytelling Room--when reading, only the readers, the dogs and the trainers are in the room.  Parents and sibilings must remain outside.  Readers just gaining confidence don't need an audience!

Registration starts the week before the event. If there are empty slots, preschoolers can try their hand at sharing a story with a dog.

All our Reading Buddies are certified therapy dogs.


Monday March 7, 2016
   9:15 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: Board Meeting  
   

This group will meet in the CommunityRoom.


Wednesday March 9, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Small Talk, 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. No sign up needed. Please call 781-786-6165 for more information.

   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIFELONG LEARNERS  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday March 10, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group  
   

The group will discuss The Wilderness of Ruin: a tale of madness, fire, and the hunt for America's youngest serial killer by Roseanne Montillo, 2014. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. The group meets the second Thursday of the month from 2-3:30 pm in the Reading Room. Sign up at the Reference Desk. Phone: 781-786-6165; e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

For kids grades 1 - 3

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

(We're sorry, but there is no longer bus service from the schools to the library for the lower grades. You will have to make arrangements to get your child to the library.)

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

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly knitting group this fall and let instructor Iris be your guide. This group will meet in the Conference Room Thursday evenings January 7 through March 10. All ability levels are welcomed. This program is open to adults age 18 and over. Please register at the Infomation Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Friday March 11, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude, a Musical Coffee Break  
   

Stop by for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in library's cozy Reading Room.


Saturday March 12, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mad Science Saturdays!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Take the mystery out of Science!  Join us for these workshops, the second Saturday of every month (except May, which will be the third Saturday) and learn about the wonders of science.  Create a fun and scientific take-home project with what you've learned.

Space is limited, registration starts the first of every month.

 

Our schedule for 2016:

January: Che-Mystery, grades 1 - 5.  Learn the mysteries of chemistry and make a bouncing ball!

February: Watts-Up, grades 2 - 5.  Learn about electricity, and take home a static stick!

March:  Walloping Weather, grades 1 - 4.  Learn about the wild world of weather and make a UV bead bracelet!

April: Matter of Fact, grades 1 - 5. Learn about the building blocks of the universe and create your own polymer putty!

May: Space Travel, grades K - 5. Learn the basics of rocketry and launch a rocket!

June: Bugs, grades K - 3.  Learn about creepy crawly creatures and make your own model insect!


Sunday March 13, 2016
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Istanbul Travel Tips  
   

Istanbul is one of the world's most richly layered cities. Visitors can seamlessly enjoy the most beautiful of ancient buildings such as the Hagia Sophia and contemporary art, design and time-honored artisanal crafts. Turkish cuisine, humble or haute is wonderful. Join Sally Peabody of Turkish Journeys for an introduction to this vibrant city. Visit Sally's website www.turkishjourneys.com for more information. This program was sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Tuesday March 15, 2016
   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 & 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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Wednesday March 16, 2016
   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.


Thursday March 17, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

For kids grades 1 - 3

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

(We're sorry, but there is no longer bus service from the schools to the library for the lower grades. You will have to make arrangements to get your child to the library.)


Friday March 18, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude, a Musical Coffee Break  
   

Stop by for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in library's cozy Reading Room.


Sunday March 20, 2016
   3:00 PM CONCERT: SAKATA/LEE, Piano Four Hands  

Tuesday March 22, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM LIBRARY BOOK GROUP  
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.

The book for March is "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.


Wednesday March 23, 2016
   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.


Thursday March 24, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   
   

Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!   

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 2016, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

For kids grades 1 - 3

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

(We're sorry, but there is no longer bus service from the schools to the library for the lower grades. You will have to make arrangements to get your child to the library.)


Friday March 25, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude, a Musical Coffee Break  
   

Stop by for some music (prerecorded), Sudoku or crossword puzzles, coffee and snacks in library's cozy Reading Room.


Tuesday March 29, 2016
   7:00 PM Crochet for Beginners  
   

Fiber Arts Boston co-founders Catelyn Johnson and Talia Lefton will teach you the basic stitches including chain, single, and double crochet. Yarn and crochet hook are provided and you will take home a sampler of the stitches that you learn. Please call 781-786-6165 to register or visit the Information Desk. Space is limited to 12. This program is sponsored by the Friends fo the Library.


Wednesday March 30, 2016
   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.


Thursday March 31, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

For kids grades 1 - 3

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

(We're sorry, but there is no longer bus service from the schools to the library for the lower grades. You will have to make arrangements to get your child to the library.)


Saturday April 2, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to a Dog!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in kindergarten through fourth grade.
Sign up for a 15 minute time period.

Why read to a dog? Because a dog is friendly and fuzzy and loves the attention of being read to!  Gain confidence in your reading aloud skills and enjoy the company of one of our fabulout reading buddies.  The program is in the Storytelling Room--when reading, only the readers, the dogs and the trainers are in the room.  Parents and sibilings must remain outside.  Readers just gaining confidence don't need an audience!

Registration starts the week before the event. If there are empty slots, preschoolers can try their hand at sharing a story with a dog.

All our Reading Buddies are certified therapy dogs.


Sunday April 3, 2016
   3:00 PM CONCERT: RASA VITKAUSKAITE, Piano  

Monday April 4, 2016
   7:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday April 5, 2016
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Armenian Cooking  
   

Love on a Plate-Armenia celebrates a unique heritage through food. Attendees will learn about Armenia and taste some healtful, traditional Armenian cuisine. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please call 781-786-6165 to register or visit the Information Desk.

   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading & 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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Wednesday April 6, 2016
   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.


Thursday April 7, 2016
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School BookClub!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Our popular favorite for kids returns!

For kids grades 1 - 3

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

(We're sorry, but there is no longer bus service from the schools to the library for the lower grades. You will have to make arrangements to get your child to the library.)

   7:30 PM WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY  

Friday April 8, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIFELONG LEARNERS  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM REGIS COLLEGE BOOK GROUP  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Saturday April 9, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mad Science Saturdays!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Take the mystery out of Science!  Join us for these workshops, the second Saturday of every month (except May, which will be the third Saturday) and learn about the wonders of science.  Create a fun and scientific take-home project with what you've learned.

Space is limited, registration starts the first of every month.

 

Our schedule for 2016:

January: Che-Mystery, grades 1 - 5.  Learn the mysteries of chemistry and make a bouncing ball!

February: Watts-Up, grades 2 - 5.  Learn about electricity, and take home a static stick!

March:  Walloping Weather, grades 1 - 4.  Learn about the wild world of weather and make a UV bead bracelet!

April: Matter of Fact, grades 1 - 5. Learn about the building blocks of the universe and create your own polymer putty!

May: Space Travel, grades K - 5. Learn the basics of rocketry and launch a rocket!

June: Bugs, grades K - 3.  Learn about creepy crawly creatures and make your own model insect!


Monday April 11, 2016
   8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday April 12, 2016
   6:45 PM ILLUSTRATORS GROUP  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Wednesday April 13, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM LIFELONG LEARNERS  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.


Thursday April 14, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group  
   

The group will discuss Persepolis [an autobiography of the great-granddaughte of Iran's last Emperor] by Marjane Satrapi, 2003. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. The group meets the second Thursday of the month from 2-3:30 pm in the Reading Room. Sign up at the Reference Desk. Phone: 781-786-6165; e-mail: wsnmail2@minlib.net. 


Sunday April 17, 2016
   3:00 PM CONCERT: ANCIENT MARINERS  

Tuesday April 19, 2016
   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 & 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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Thursday April 21, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   
   

Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!   

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 2016, it will be on the fourth Thursday.


Tuesday April 26, 2016
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM LIBRARY BOOK GROUP  
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.

The book for April is "Abby Aldrich Rockefeller" by Bonnie Kert.


Wednesday April 27, 2016
   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.


Tuesday May 3, 2016
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading & 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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Wednesday May 4, 2016
   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.


Saturday May 7, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to a Dog!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For kids in kindergarten through fourth grade.
Sign up for a 15 minute time period.

Why read to a dog? Because a dog is friendly and fuzzy and loves the attention of being read to!  Gain confidence in your reading aloud skills and enjoy the company of one of our fabulout reading buddies.  The program is in the Storytelling Room--when reading, only the readers, the dogs and the trainers are in the room.  Parents and sibilings must remain outside.  Readers just gaining confidence don't need an audience!

Registration starts the week before the event. If there are empty slots, preschoolers can try their hand at sharing a story with a dog.

All our Reading Buddies are certified therapy dogs.


Monday May 9, 2016
   9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: Board Meeting  
   

This group will meet in the CommunityRoom.


Wednesday May 11, 2016
   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.


Thursday May 12, 2016
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group  
   

To Be Decided. 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.


Saturday May 14, 2016
   10:00 AM 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 applications can be picked up at the Weston Public Library.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

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


Tuesday May 17, 2016
   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 & 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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Wednesday May 18, 2016
   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.


Thursday May 19, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   
   

Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!   

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 2016, it will be on the fourth Thursday.


Saturday May 21, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mad Science Saturdays!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Take the mystery out of Science!  Join us for these workshops, the second Saturday of every month (except May, which will be the third Saturday) and learn about the wonders of science.  Create a fun and scientific take-home project with what you've learned.

Space is limited, registration starts the first of every month.

 

Our schedule for 2016:

January: Che-Mystery, grades 1 - 5.  Learn the mysteries of chemistry and make a bouncing ball!

February: Watts-Up, grades 2 - 5.  Learn about electricity, and take home a static stick!

March:  Walloping Weather, grades 1 - 4.  Learn about the wild world of weather and make a UV bead bracelet!

April: Matter of Fact, grades 1 - 5. Learn about the building blocks of the universe and create your own polymer putty!

May: Space Travel, grades K - 5. Learn the basics of rocketry and launch a rocket!

June: Bugs, grades K - 3.  Learn about creepy crawly creatures and make your own model insect!


Wednesday May 25, 2016
   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
10:30 - 11:00

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

Join us each week for some stories on fun winter/spring 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.


Monday June 6, 2016
   7:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday June 7, 2016
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading & 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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Saturday June 11, 2016
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mad Science Saturdays!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Take the mystery out of Science!  Join us for these workshops, the second Saturday of every month (except May, which will be the third Saturday) and learn about the wonders of science.  Create a fun and scientific take-home project with what you've learned.

Space is limited, registration starts the first of every month.

 

Our schedule for 2016:

January: Che-Mystery, grades 1 - 5.  Learn the mysteries of chemistry and make a bouncing ball!

February: Watts-Up, grades 2 - 5.  Learn about electricity, and take home a static stick!

March:  Walloping Weather, grades 1 - 4.  Learn about the wild world of weather and make a UV bead bracelet!

April: Matter of Fact, grades 1 - 5. Learn about the building blocks of the universe and create your own polymer putty!

May: Space Travel, grades K - 5. Learn the basics of rocketry and launch a rocket!

June: Bugs, grades K - 3.  Learn about creepy crawly creatures and make your own model insect!


Monday June 13, 2016
   9:30 AM FRIENDS OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: Board Meeting  
   

This group will meet in the CommunityRoom.


Thursday June 16, 2016
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   
   

Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!   

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 2016, it will be on the fourth Thursday.


Tuesday June 21, 2016
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano, friendly conversation, reading & 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. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


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