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Wednesday November 19, 2014 -  Tuesday December 30, 2014
     ART EXHIBIT: JOHN GUNDERSON, M.D.  
   

John Gunderson, M.D., a psychiatrist and self-trained artist will be showing his works in the Art Gallery for the months of November and December 2014.

"In the course of the last five years, I learned from painting reproductions of some of my favorite artists (Wolf Kahn, Helen Frankenthaler, Edward Hopper, Fairfield Porter, Georgia O'Keefe). In the process I learned valuable lessons.  Some of these reproductions are included in this exhibition to both highlight my ideals and to show how the time spent doing them enhanced the quality of my subsequent paintings.  This exhibit illustrates that with time and study I have received an informal education.  Had I taken classes, I no doubt could have learned more and faster, but I could hardly have enjoyed myself more."

A reception will be held on Sunday, November 30 from 2-4 PM.

 


Saturday November 22, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to a Dog!  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   781-786-6166   
   

For students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

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 fabulous 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 siblings must remain outside.  Readers just gaining confidence don't need an audience! 

Preregistration is required; sign up for a fifteen minute session.  To register, visit the library or call the Youth Services Desk.  Bring your own books, or read some from the library.

The participating dogs and trainers are registered therapy dogs with Therapy Dogs International.

   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Comic Drawing Workshop  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   smitchill@minlib.net
   

Open to teens in grades 6-12.  Sign up is required.  Please contact Youth Services to register.

Back By Popular Demand - This workshop will build upon Jack Purcell's spring workshop to further teach basic drawing techniques,  character design, and page design.  Jack works in penciling and inking and has worked on a variety of titles for Marvel Comics and DC Comics including Gotham Underground, Teen Titans, Batman, Countdown, Batgirl and others.  Jack has also taught comic art drawing classes for the past 20 years.


Monday November 24, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative, Curriculum Committee  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers' Group  
   

Please email tflannery@minlib.net for more information about the library's Writers' Group.


Friday November 28, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Sunday November 30, 2014
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ARTIST RECEPTION: JOHN GUNDERSON, M.D.  
   

John Gunderson, M.D., a psychiatrist and self-trained artist will be showing his works in the Art Gallery for the months of November and December 2014.

"In the course of the last five years, I learned from painting reproductions of some of my favorite artists (Wolf Kahn, Helen Frankenthaler, Edward Hopper, Fairfield Porter, Georgia O'Keefe). In the process I learned valuable lessons.  Some of these reproductions are included in this exhibition to both highlight my ideals and to show how the time spent doing them enhanced the quality of my subsequent paintings.  This exhibit illustrates that with time and study I have received an informal education.  Had I taken classes, I no doubt could have learned more and faster, but I could hardly have enjoyed myself more."

A reception will be held on Sunday, November 30 from 2-4 PM.

 


Monday December 1, 2014
   8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday December 2, 2014
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: RETURNING TO EARTH BY JIM HARRISON  
   

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen  
   

Learn to prepare and package some easy, delicious and unique holiday goodies that are perfect for gift giving. Handouts containing recipes, as well as samples, will be provided. Presenter Ellie Deaner has taught cooking for more than 25 years and has been featured on many local and national radio programs. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program was sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library.

   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

If you know basic Italian but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. The group meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Wednesday December 3, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

We offer Two sessions of our program for Two-Year Olds:
Session One 10:00 - 10:30
Session Two 10:30 - 11:00

Drop in and listen to several simple, age-appropriate stories based on a fun fall/winter theme, then make a craft with your child!

Story appreciation and craft manipulation are based on the fine motor skills and listening abilities of two-year-olds. For that reason, and so that the group experience will be positive for all, we ask that children be two years old when they attend.

Adults must stay with children.

   1:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Teen Music Production and Performance Workshop  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   smitchill@minlib.net
   

Open to teens in grades 8-12.  Registration is required.  To register, please contact Youth Services. 

Mmmmaven, an electronic music production and DJing school in Cambridge, will lead an interactive music production and performance workshop.  Wigbert Caro, aka Moduloktopus, will give an introduction to making, mixing, and performing music using the industry grade production software, Ableton Live. Students will have an opportunity to play around with the equipment and learn to make their own beats.

 


Thursday December 4, 2014
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM LAND'S SAKE MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   7:00 PM Author Talk with Michael Tougias: Rescue of the Bounty  
   

Why would a seasoned skipper sail an aging ship near the path of an approaching monster hurricane? Co-authors Michael Tougias and Douglas Campbell examine Captain Robin Walbridge's mystique through those who knew him. The result is this harrowing tale of shipwreck in Superstorm Sandy, including breathtaking rescue by U.S. Coast Guard pilots far from land in the midst of a storm. Award winning author Michael Tougias' new book Rescue of the Bounty has been called "a taut recounting of a needless maritime tragedy" and "thrilling and perfectly paced".


Friday December 5, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Saturday December 6, 2014
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to a Dog!  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   781-786-6166   
   

For students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

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 fabulous 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 siblings must remain outside.  Readers just gaining confidence don't need an audience! 

Preregistration is required; sign up for a fifteen minute session.  To register, visit the library or call the Youth Services Desk.  Bring your own books, or read some from the library.

The participating dogs and trainers are registered therapy dogs with Therapy Dogs International.


Sunday December 7, 2014
   3:00 PM CONCERT: PIANO, FLUTE AND HARP  
   
On Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 3 pm, we will be treated to an unusual and delightful concert of flute music in the Community Room of the Library. Some of the selections will be accompanied by piano, and some by harp.  Ceora Jaffe, whose CD showed her luscious flute sound, will be accompanied by pianist Keun Young Sun and by harpist Elizabeth Morse.  They are planning to perform music of Charles-Marie Widor, Debussy, and Louis Ganne, all for flute and piano, as well as Japanese melodies arranged for flute and harp by Jean-Pierre Rampal.  All three musicians have performed nationally and in varied venues, and are currently active teachers as well.  Please come and be prepared to be enchanted.
 

Monday December 8, 2014
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers' Group  
   

Please email tflannery@minlib.net for more information about the library's Writers' Group.

   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM HISTORIC WESTON, INC.  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM AUTHOR TALK: CHEF JEREMY SEWALL  
   

Jeremy Sewall, executive chef and owner of the Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston, will talk about his new cookbook, The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes.  He will display basic cooking techniques and instruction along with samples.

This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library, will be held in the Community Room.

Please join us!


Wednesday December 10, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

We offer Two sessions of our program for Two-Year Olds:
Session One 10:00 - 10:30
Session Two 10:30 - 11:00

Drop in and listen to several simple, age-appropriate stories based on a fun fall/winter theme, then make a craft with your child!

Story appreciation and craft manipulation are based on the fine motor skills and listening abilities of two-year-olds. For that reason, and so that the group experience will be positive for all, we ask that children be two years old when they attend.

Adults must stay with children.

   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday December 11, 2014
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM NON-FICTION BOOK GROUP  
   

READERS WANTED: MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL AGES !!!

Please join us in the Reading Room for a discussion of CITIZENS OF LONDON: THE AMERICANS WHO STOOD WITH BRITAIN IN ITS DARKEST, FINEST HOUR by Lynne Olson.  The author focuses on three extraordinary Americans who were in London from 1939-1945, Edward R. Morrow, the broadcast journalist, John Gilbert Winant, the American ambassador to Great Britain, and Averell Harriman, a confidante of both Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Their relationships with each other and others including Pamela Churchill, the prime minister’s daughter-in-law and Tommy Hitchcock, a wealthy bon-vivant who flew fighter planes, changed the course of history. Olson brings war-torn London alive in a fascinating way!

Copies of the book available at the Circulation Desk

RSVP at the Reference Desk: Phone: 781-786-6165; E-mail: wsnmail2@minlib.net

Light refreshments will be served.


Friday December 12, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Tuesday December 16, 2014
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Parliamo Italiano  
   

If you know basic Italian but are feeling rusty, this is the perfect way to get immersed and brush up. The group meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings. Please drop in. For more information, contact the group leader, Andrew Hodgdon at 617-835-6755. Speriamo di vederti!


Wednesday December 17, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Two Year Old Storytime!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

We offer Two sessions of our program for Two-Year Olds:
Session One 10:00 - 10:30
Session Two 10:30 - 11:00

Drop in and listen to several simple, age-appropriate stories based on a fun fall/winter theme, then make a craft with your child!

Story appreciation and craft manipulation are based on the fine motor skills and listening abilities of two-year-olds. For that reason, and so that the group experience will be positive for all, we ask that children be two years old when they attend.

Adults must stay with children.


Thursday December 18, 2014
   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 Singer 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.

 


Friday December 19, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Monday December 22, 2014
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Writers' Group  
   

Please email tflannery@minlib.net for more information about the library's Writers' Group.


Friday December 26, 2014
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Friday January 2, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Monday January 5, 2015
   8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Friday January 9, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Saturday January 10, 2015
   10:15 AM  -  2:15 PM Free SAT Practice Test  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   smitchill@minlib.net
   

Calling all high school students.  Come take a full length practice SAT test, proctored by Kaplan Test Prep.  This event is free.  All test takers will receive a full score report from Kaplan.  Comparing the score report and the copy of the practice test will help test takers identify key strengths and weaknesses.  Registration is required.  To register:

1.  Go to kaptest.com/sat
2.  On the right hand side, click on Free SAT Practice Tests and Upcoming Info Sessions
3.  Enter Weston's zip code (02493)
4.  Look for the test at the Weston Library on January 10, 2015 and click sign up

 


Sunday January 11, 2015
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Digital Camera Demystified  
   

Did you receive a new camera for the holidays?  Learn how to take photographs easily during this hands-on workshop. Topics include camera use and settings, minimizing shutter lag, optimizing image quality, zoom, flash & exposure compensation, and white balance. Review your camera manual beforehand and bring it with you along with your camera and fresh batteries. This workshop is suitable for point-and-shoot or beginning SLR camera users. A handout will be provided. Lynne Damianos, principal of Damianos Photography, is an active educator presenting a wide variety of photography seminars. She is a faculty member of Danforth Art. Please register by calling 781-786-6165 or visit the Information Desk.


Friday January 16, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Alexander Technique: Principles for improving posture and relieving pain  
   

Interested in improving your posture, moving with ease, and relieving stiffness, pain, and tension? Studied worldwide for over 100 years by people of all ages, the Alexander Technique teaches how to recognize and unlearn common patterns of habitual tension that interfere with effortless functioning. Class includes one private lesson from the instructor. Certified instructor Jill Geiger has been teaching the Alexander Technique for nearly 25 years, both privately and in community education programs throughout the greater Boston area. Register at the Information Desk or call 781-786-6165 as space is limited to 14 participants. SNOWDATE is Friday, January 30, 3:00-4:30 PM. This class is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library. 


Tuesday January 20, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday January 22, 2015
   2:00 PM At the Point of a Cutlass, author talk  
   

Author Gregory Flemming recounts an astonishing true story of a young sailor's ordeal during the golden age of piracy. "Flemming relates the story of the capture by pirates of Philip Ashton in 1722, and in the process he reveals a fascinating history of pirates during the first decades of the 18th century...From battles with warships to the way the pirates split their plunder, Flemmings' focus on individual actors adds a welcome depth to the history of piracy with this engaging and harrowing account of 'America's real-life Robinson Crusoe." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Friday January 23, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Alexander Technique: Principles for improving posture and relieving pain  
   

Interested in improving your posture, moving with ease, and relieving stiffness, pain, and tension? Studied worldwide for over 100 years by people of all ages, the Alexander Technique teaches how to recognize and unlearn common patterns of habitual tension that interfere with effortless functioning. Class includes one private lesson from the instructor. Certified instructor Jill Geiger has been teaching the Alexander Technique for nearly 25 years, both privately and in community education programs throughout the greater Boston area. Register at the Information Desk or call 781-786-6165 as this class is limited to 14 participants. SNOWDATE is Friday, January 30, 3:00-4:30 PM. This class is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library. 


Sunday January 25, 2015
   3:00 PM Concert with Arcadian Winds, Wind Quartet  
   

This concert is sponsored by the Music Committee and the Friends of the Weston Public Library.


Tuesday January 27, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS BY SIJIE DAI  
   

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.


Friday January 30, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Alexander Technique SNOWDATE  

Sunday February 1, 2015
   3:00 PM HAMMOND REAL ESTATE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES  

Monday February 2, 2015
   8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Friday February 6, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Sunday February 8, 2015
   3:00 PM Valentine Jubilee String Quartet Concert  
   

This concert is sponsored by the Music Committee and the Friends of the Weston Public Library.


Monday February 9, 2015
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Mindfulness Meditation  
   

Much of the time we are unaware of the incessant chatter that goes on in our heads. Mindfulness meditation helps us notice what is going on in our minds and slow this unconscious chatter so that we can appreciate the quiet, rich fullness of each moment. This workshop provides an overview of mindfulness meditation: what it is, how it works and how to establish a regular meditation practice. Please register at the Information Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library. 


Wednesday February 11, 2015
   2:00 PM Connecting to Facebook, Click-by-Click  
   

Learn about the potential of one of the world's largest social networks...along with the potential risks that users face. Whether you are a novice or veteran user of this platform, we guarantee that you'll come away from this talk with new information about its amazing connnectivity power, as well as its pitfalls. Greg Page is CEO and co-founder of Merrimack Analysis Group, which seeks to increase the understanding of the way our actions in the virtual world impact other facets of our lives. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library.


Friday February 13, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Tuesday February 17, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Friday February 20, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Tuesday February 24, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: TRANSATLANTIC BY COLUM MCCANN  
   

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.


Friday February 27, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Monday March 2, 2015
   8:30 AM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Friday March 6, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Friday March 13, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Sunday March 15, 2015
   3:00 PM Piano Four Hands Concert with Sakata and Lee  
   

This concert was sponsored by the Music Committee and the Friends of the Weston Public Library.


Tuesday March 17, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Friday March 20, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Tuesday March 24, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: THE MONUMENTS MEN BY ROBERT EDSEL  
   

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.


Friday March 27, 2015
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Interlude: a musical coffee break  
   

Join us for music, coffee, snacks and relaxation on every Friday from 10-4 in the library's reading room.


Sunday March 29, 2015
   3:00 PM Piano Concert with Igor Lovchinsky  
   

This concert is sponsored by the Music Committee and the Friends of the Weston Public Library.


Monday April 6, 2015
   7:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Sunday April 12, 2015
   3:00 PM Harp and Flute Concert with Philomena Gildea  
   

This concert is sponsored by the Music Committee and the Friends of the Weston Public Library.


Sunday April 19, 2015
   3:00 PM Violin and Cello Concert with Cindy Cummings  
   

This concert is sponsored by the Music Committee and the Friends of the Weston Public Library.


Tuesday April 21, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday April 28, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: THE BEAN TREES BY BARBARA KINGSLOVER  
   

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.


Sunday May 3, 2015
   3:00 PM HAMMOND REAL ESTATE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES  

Saturday May 9, 2015
   3:00 PM Music Fest  
   

This concert is sponsored by the Music Committee and the Friends of the Weston Public Library.


Tuesday May 19, 2015
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MUSIC COMMITTEE  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Monday June 1, 2015
   7:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING  
   

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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