Weston Public Library

Weston, Massachusetts

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Monday May 1, 2017 -  Wednesday May 31, 2017
     ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JEANNETTE CORBETT  
   

Jeannette Corbett is an award-winning artist whose work can be found in corporate, public and private collections throughout New England. She is a life-long resident of Massachusetts, and served as President of Reading Art Association. 

Before devoting herself full-time to art, Jeannette enjoyed a 25-year teaching career. She was known by colleagues for her ability to incorporate art into any curriculum, and for inspiring her students to recognize their own creative gifts. Jeannette earned a Masters’ Degree in Special Education from Regis College.

Jeannette’s landscape paintings are particularly influenced by her travels throughout France and Italy—wildflower fields, expansive skies, and medieval villages, have all become central images. The movement and action of both thoroughbred horses and Argentine tango dancers are also significant themes in her work.

Jeannette has received art instruction from North Shore notables Tom Sutherland, Monique Sakellarios of Nashua, NH, and Teri Eramo, tonalist instructor from Byfield, MA. In the past 10 years, she has received over 100 awards, including five Best in Show.


Tuesday May 30, 2017
     Toddler Craft Drop-in!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years!

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

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

Adults MUST stay in the Craft Room with their child.


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

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.


Thursday June 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Small Talk ESL Conversation Group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this spring. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up required.

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

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly knitting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Friday June 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun  
   

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 series of five free class is open to adults age 18 and over. Space is limited; to register, call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades, 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 June 3, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM WESTON DRAMA WORKSHOP: ANNUAL MEETING  
   

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday June 6, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Board Game Night  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   
   

Every Tuesday night in June is Family Board Game Night

Drop in to play one of our 30+ games.  Kids, parents, and grandparents are all welcome.  Try a new game or play a family favorite. 

We have:

Games for Younger Kids like Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, and Connect 4
Classic Games like Checkers, Monopoly and Pictionary
Kids' Favorites like Sorry, Battleship and Clue
Challenging Games like Risk, Catan and Chess
Non Board-Game Games like Cards, Mancala, Jenga and Twister

 

   7:00 PM LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF WESTON  
   

 

SPEAKER: Michael Harrity, former Weston Selectman, "What I learned as a Weston Selectman".

Michael Harrity has served four terms as Selectman for the Town of Weston. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Wharton School, an Adjunct Professor in the Finance department at Babson College, and the founder and Managing Director of Matrix Real Estate Advisors, Inc., a consulting firm that advises real estate investors and users. He lives in Weston with his wife, Maureen, in an 1890s carriage house that he fixed up and restored to livable condition.

Schedule of Events: 7:00 Refreshments: Appetizers, Dessert and Coffee 7:20 Guest Speaker, Q&A 8:20 Business Meeting

Spouses and Friends Welcome!

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

 

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

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


Wednesday June 7, 2017
   7:30 PM College Essay Writing Seminar  
    Contact: Karen Baldwin   781-786-6166   kbaldwin@minlib.net
   

This workshop will show you what admissions officers really look for in great college essays, and other suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories.  To register call the Youth Services Desk 781-786-6150 or email kbaldwin@minlib.net.


Thursday June 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Small Talk ESL Conversation Group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this spring. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up required.

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

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly knitting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Friday June 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Writing for Fun  
   

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 series of five free class is open to adults age 18 and over. Space is limited; to register, call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades, 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 June 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of WPL One Day Book Sale  
   

Purchase gently used hard cover books for $2, paperbacks $1

Featuring:

Face Painting brought to you by the Weston Art & Innovation Center

A bubble show by Mr Vinny, The Bubble Guy (weather permitting)

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Science Saturdays!  
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   781-786-6166   
   

Science Saturdays at the Library!

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

TODAY:

Mr. Vinny, The Bubble Guy!

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

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

For all ages!

Don't forget to visit the BookSale today too!

 


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

This group will meet in the Community Room.

   6:00 PM COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS  
   

Sponsored by the Weston High School Class of 2018 Parent Discussion Group.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.


Tuesday June 13, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Board Game Night  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   
   

Every Tuesday night in June is Family Board Game Night

Drop in to play one of our 30+ games.  Kids, parents, and grandparents are all welcome.  Try a new game or play a family favorite. 

We have:

Games for Younger Kids like Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, and Connect 4
Classic Games like Checkers, Monopoly and Pictionary
Kids' Favorites like Sorry, Battleship and Clue
Challenging Games like Risk, Catan and Chess
Non Board-Game Games like Cards, Mancala, Jenga and Twister

 


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday June 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Small Talk ESL Conversation Group  
   

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this spring. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No sign up required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly knitting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Monday June 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM MASSACHUSETTS MARINE FISHERIES  
   

This group will meet in the Community Room.


Tuesday June 20, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Board Game Night  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   
   

Every Tuesday night in June is Family Board Game Night

Drop in to play one of our 30+ games.  Kids, parents, and grandparents are all welcome.  Try a new game or play a family favorite. 

We have:

Games for Younger Kids like Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, and Connect 4
Classic Games like Checkers, Monopoly and Pictionary
Kids' Favorites like Sorry, Battleship and Clue
Challenging Games like Risk, Catan and Chess
Non Board-Game Games like Cards, Mancala, Jenga and Twister

 

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

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


Thursday June 22, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly knitting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Tuesday June 27, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Board Game Night  
    Contact: Youth Services   781-786-6166   
   

Every Tuesday night in June is Family Board Game Night

Drop in to play one of our 30+ games.  Kids, parents, and grandparents are all welcome.  Try a new game or play a family favorite. 

We have:

Games for Younger Kids like Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, and Connect 4
Classic Games like Checkers, Monopoly and Pictionary
Kids' Favorites like Sorry, Battleship and Clue
Challenging Games like Risk, Catan and Chess
Non Board-Game Games like Cards, Mancala, Jenga and Twister

 

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pastel Paint the 45-Million-Dollar Flower  
   

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


Thursday June 29, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting with Iris  
   

If you need help with a project or would like to learn to knit, join the library's friendly knitting group. All skill levels are welcomed. This program is for adults age 18 and over. The group meets in the library's Conference Room April 27 through June 29. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday September 26, 2017
   7:00 PM An Evening of Frost  
   

Stephen Collins will present An Evening of Frost, a unique interactive performance that begins with a short biographical introduction into poet Robert Frost's life. As part of the performance, an open discussion of the following poems will include: "A Tuf of Flowers", "Mending Wall", "Birches", "After Apple Picking", "Acquainted with the Night", "Desert Places". The performance closes with a dramatic reading of Frost's masterful use of black verse in the hauntingly memorable "The Death of the Hired Man". Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program is free and open to all.

For more information on Mr. Collins, visit his website: www.unlaunchedvoices.com


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Tuesday October 17, 2017
   7:00 PM Shakespeare Performance with Stephen Collins  
   

No one has had a more lasting effect on the English language than William Shakespeare.

Stephen Collins makes Shakespeare's words come alive for an audience.  From the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, to the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Antony, Stephen brings the Bard's words to life.  Shakespeare's tragedies, comedies, histories, and Sonnets are all represented in this exciting show.  The show conveys an understanding of the impact and reactions of the characters to their respective times, giving the audience not just a performance but an experience.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this event is free and open to all.

For more informaton on Mr. Collins, visit his website: www.unlaunchedvoices.com


Thursday October 26, 2017
   3:00 PM Verdi's Otello  
   

Opera for everyone! Come and explore Giuseppe Verdi's Otello. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irresistible. She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 40 years ago.


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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday November 9, 2017
   7:30 PM WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY  

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

This group will meet in the Conference Room.


Thursday January 18, 2018
   3:00 PM Puccini's Tosca  
   

Opera for everyone! Come and explore Puccini's Tosca. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. Tosca will be broadcast to select movie theaters in HD (high-definition) on Saturday, January 27. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irresistible. She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 40 years ago.


Thursday February 15, 2018
   3:00 PM Puccini's La Boheme  
   

Opera for everyone! Come and explore Puccini's La Boheme. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. La Boheme will be broadcast to select movie theaters in HD (high-definition) on Saturday, February 24. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irresistible. She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 40 years ago.


Thursday March 8, 2018
   7:00 PM Irish Voices  
   

This one-man show creates a dramatic world showcasing Yeats, Joyce, Heaney, McCourt, and other prominent Irish writers telling tales of Ireland, its history, the church, the past, and the changing political landscape. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program is free and open to all. For more info on Mr. Collins, visit his website: www.unlaunchedvoices.com


Thursday March 22, 2018
   3:00 PM Mozart's Cosi fan tutte  
   

Opera for everyone! Come and explore Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Even if you are familiar with the opera, this lecture will give you a fresh and in-depth appreciation. Cosi fan tutte will be broadcast to select movie theaters in HD (high-definition) on Saturday, March 31. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irresistible. She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 40 years ago.


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