As the lines between technology and lifestyle blur, the choices become limitless and overwhelming. What works for you? Does your business require a computer at a desk? Are you chauffeuring kids, running errands and need to answer emails throughout the day? This "mid-level" workshop broadly explores. . .
Syncing —What hardware and software allows for the greatest simplicity, flexibility, and functionality for your business?
Email — How can "really important" emails be safeguarded and always available? * Mobile computing — Can a tablet or smartphone replace a laptop?
Avoiding downtime — Is paid antivirus software "worth it"?
Software — How much is too much and what are some of the productivity choices?
Online research and storage — How do you "cautiously capitalize on the cloud"?
Our Expert: Bud Freund
Bud Freund makes computers do what they’re supposed to do and stop doing what they shouldn’t. He has been teaching technology and providing tech support to small businesses and families looking for reasonable, cost-effective technology solutions for almost 20 years. He is a frequent SCORE workshop presenter as well as a Certified SCORE Mentor.
We've got a lot of cool parts from our Take-Apart Day, so let's make something with them! Use all the electronic parts, along with screws, nuts, tape, glue and whatever else we have in the Makerspace to make something cool. Ages 8+. Registration required.
Have a basement full of special family memories on VHS tapes? Join us at this workshop to learn how to use the Library’s VHS to digital converter to transform your memories into digital files that can be saved to a flash drive or burned to a DVD. Space is limited! Please register.
Teen Advisory Board Meeting. If you would like to be more active in your community, try joining our Teen Advisory Board. This group of teens meets once a month and discusses volunteer opportunities at the library, ideas for teen programs and ideas for the YA Space. Anyone 12-18 can join!
Children ages birth to 5 can come and enjoy different toys, pop-up tents, tunnels, and crawl-throughs, balls, play mats, blocks, and play-doh. Parents/caregivers can meet other parents and enjoy some time out of the house!
This is a new program for teens that will be held the final Friday of every month. If you are part of a Fandom, whether you are a whovian, sherlockian, potterhead, or something else, come and share your fandom with the rest of us. Bring your favorite memorabilia, playing cards, or share a youtube video with us. Talk about your fandom and find others who may be fans as well.
Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of music from American and international compositions with Anna and Kasha at the Weston Public
Library. These sisters have delighted audiences across North America and Europe, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Part shtick and part virtuosity, their flawless performance tells fantastic stories with music that literally takes your breath away.
Come kick off Bullying Prevention Month and our month of Kindness programs by designing your own quilt square that will be sewn together and hung for display in the library during the month of October. This program is for All Ages, though we ask that parents of children under the age of 8 please assist them.
Children under 10 may join us for a rock hunt outside/inside the library as part of our our Kindness Rocks and Bullying Prevention Month of events. Children can then paint their rocks for our inspirational rock garden. Registration is required. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the program.
Ever wonder what's inside a DVD player or boom box? Come take one apart and find out! We'll have a bunch of electronics, and you're free to pull them apart with our tools. Poke around and see what makes them tick! Ages 8+. Registration required.
Come chisel out a mini mummy and put his bones back together! Children and teens ages 5 and up will use water and small wooden tools to chisel a mini mummy out of its clay wrap and then put the bones back together. Registration required.
If you have a partly-made costume that needs some extra work, bring it to the library and use our supplies to finish it! We have buttons, beads, yarn, ribbons, fabric, sewing supplies, duct tape, and more. Please note that this program isn’t meant for making a costume from scratch, just adding on to one you’ve begun. Ages 8+.
Teen Pop Culture Jeopardy and Spooky Cookie Decorating
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Young Adults ages 12 and up are invited to take part in a pop culture jeopardy-esque style game. Drop-in from 3:00-5:00 PM and join us for the game at 3:45. Before the game begins we will have cookies for you to decorate with "spooky" toppings in celebration of Halloween. No Registration required.
Children are invited to pick up a copy of We're All Wonders by RJ Palacio beginning October 3 and read it with their parents as part of our Kindness Rocks and Bullying Prevention Month Events. Join us on October 17 to read the book aloud, enjoy a small snack, discuss how we can be kind to one another and make a small kindness craft together. Registration is required. Please note if you would like to pick up a copy of the book to read beforehand.
Do you like fantasy books, video games, or movies? Come be the hero of a story that you help create! Join in the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons, where you’ll get to fight monsters, find treasure and explore an exciting fantasy world. All experience levels are welcome, whether you’re a veteran of the game or have never played before. No supplies needed, just bring your imagination! Open to teens and tweens in grades 6-12. Space is limited, registration required. For more information, contact Rose Simpson at email@example.com.
The Weston Public Library will be accepting red scarves to send to Foster Care To Success during October and November! Join us on October 18th to get your scarf started at our Knit In and encourage a young adult to pursue higher education.
Scarves must be predominantly red and approximately 60” long by 5”-8” wide. Please see the back of this flyer for details. We will have some red yarn available at the front desk of the Library.
Foster Care to Success is a non-profit organization that works solely with college bound foster youth. They help young adults navigate the tricky waters of academia, understand the importance of personal fiscal responsibility, determine achievable career goals, and create networks of friendship and support. Since 1981, over 50,000 foster youth have received information, advice, support or funding from Foster Care to Success, helping them to transition from care to adulthood through education. For more information, please visit www.fc2success.org.
Young Adults ages 12 and up can join us for our drop in "Teens Love Art" session anytime from 3:00-5:00 PM. If you love drawing, coloring or crafting you will love this. We will have different art supplies avaialble to you, snacks, and of course bring your friends! This session we will also have Rocks for you to paint as part of our Kindness Rocks Project. We ask that you paint a rock for our inpirational rock garden to leave for someone else. No registration required.
Children ages 5+ are invited to come and complete a Kindness Scavenger Hunt as part of our Kindness Rocks and Bullying Prevention Month events. Pick up a list from Miss Alessandra of items to find in the library. Registration required.
96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.
Join us for our Pokemon Club meet-up. Bring your cards to trade and battle. Discuss all things pokemon, use pokemon go or watch our pokemon movie. At the end of the program you will have a chance to play a game to win cards from Miss Alessandra. Registration required. Ages 5+ with parent in room.
Children and parents are invited to come and make some candy corn crafts with us to celebrate Halloween. We will be making a foam candy corn magnet and a candy corn craft with real candy corns. Registration is required.
Children, Young Adults and Parents are invited to pick up a copy of the book Wonder by RJ Palacio beginning October 1 and join us for a book discussion on October 24. This event is part of our Kindness Rocks and Bullying Prevention Month of events. Join us in discussing the book, what it means to be kind, and leaving behind a kindness rock or stick for someone else. Registration is required. Please note if you would like a copy of the book beforehand.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your copy!
The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone
October’s kindness theme continues with an opportunity to be kind to yourself! Try some of the recipes from Alicia Silverstone’s best-selling plant-based diet cookbook. The cookbook covers everything from appetizers to desserts.
If you are ages 12+ and would like to be more involved in the library or in the town, please join us for our monthly meeting. We will discuss possible teen-centered programs, volunteer opportunities and enjoy some snacks.
Please contact email@example.com to reserve your copy!
Essential Pepin by Jacques Pepin
Who doesn’t want to try out a few new side dishes for the holiday dinner table? We selected this cookbook for the wide selection of side dish recipes. Pick out your favorite and bring it to share.
Maybe you’ll find a new holiday tradition! Don’t feel limited to side dishes, though! If another recipe jumps out at you, please feel free to bring it along.