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Tuesday September 4, 2018 - Sunday September 30, 2018
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In the Gallery this Month: Artist Elizabeth Stubbs

Elizabeth Stubbs grew up in Weston and spent much of her childhood playing outside. She was lucky to have a mother who loved and studied the birds and wildflowers, and so she too learned to observe identifying details and context. She also loved to make art, and went to Boston University where she earned a BFA in painting. Eventually, she became a freelance illustrator with editorial clients far and wide. Later, during her training to become a Waldorf early childhood teacher, she was introduced to the ancient craft of felt making. Enchanted by the creative possibilities, she has taken up wool painting as an art form. She now resides in Nahant, MA.

 
 
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!

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

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

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

Jeannie's program is on the third Thursday of the month, but in March 2018, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? You'll find guidance and support through the library's friendly knitting group, led by local knitting instructor Iris Hermann. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings September 13 through November 15. This program is free and open to adults aged 18 and over. All skill levels are welcome. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday September 21, 2018
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Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this free class is open to adults age 18 and over. Instructor Pam 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. To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk.

 

Monday September 24, 2018
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Monday Morning Coffee for Babies & Mom!
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!

(Or Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters too!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk and visit with other moms and babies.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and supplies for your baby!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Baby Signing
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Baby Sign Language Class with Sheryl White!

For infants and toddlers,
two months through pre-verbal

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.  

Baby sign language, developed by Dr. Joseph Garcia, lets babies and toddlers communicate their needs to their caregivers, so they don’t need to cry or become frustrated.  During the first years of life, Infants and toddlers have a desire to communicate their needs and wants however, speech occurs after cognitive ability.

Baby sign language gives them the ability to communicate their needs and wishes, pre-verbal, without frustration, tears or tantrums. Babies and toddlers can learn signs important to their lifestyle such as “milk”, “more”, “sleep”, “eat”, “Mommy”, “Daddy” and so on.

Learning is at the infants own page. Each individual infant develops the ability to sign at different stages in their growth.  For an infant to start signing, the infant must be able to focus on the hand movement and have the cognitive ability to make the connection than a sign is a gesture of something they need or want.

 

Benefits of Baby Sign Language

  • Reduces frustration for everyone
  • Deepens bonding between you and your baby
  • Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
  • Accelerates your babies development of speech
  • Increases child’s vocabulary
  • Relieves anxiety about your babies needs
  • Enhances early literacy skills
  • Ads visual and kinesthetic emphasis to auditory input
  • Lower noise levels and aggressive behaviors in childcare settings

Registration is required.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk.  The program will be held in the Storytime Room.

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Return of the Sea Otter: the story of the animal that evaded extinction on the Pacific Coast
7:00 PM

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

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

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

Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Small Talk, ESL conversation group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No registration required. Please call 781-786-6165 with questions.

 
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Two Year Old Storytime - Two Sessions!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 fall 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Pajama Storytime for ages 3-6
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Wear your pajamas and enjoy stories followed by arts and crafts. Open to ages 3-6. No registration necessary. Feel free to drop in.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Opera for Everyone: AIDA
3:00 PM

More than any other art form, opera is meant to appeal directly to the senses. All you need are eyes, ears, and a soul to appreciate opera. Every opera lover knows that Aida is written in the style of “Grand Opera.” It has gigantic and spectacular scenery; it calls for six outstanding solo singers and hundreds of choristers, dancers, and supernumeraries. It requires a very large orchestra, augmented by stage bands and various other instruments, playing onstage and backstage. The opera has four acts and seven scenes. It is truly grand! 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. This program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and open to all. 

 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? You'll find guidance and support through the library's friendly knitting group, led by local knitting instructor Iris Hermann. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings September 13 through November 15. This program is free and open to adults aged 18 and over. All skill levels are welcome. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday September 28, 2018
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Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this free class is open to adults age 18 and over. Instructor Pam 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. To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk.

 

Monday October 1, 2018 - Wednesday October 31, 2018
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In the Gallery this Month: Art for the Birds

Nelson Hammer will show his watercolor paintings in the library's gallery this month. He writes: "I have always had an affinity for drawing, but my interest in art greatly increased when my parents bought me an oil painting set while I was in college. I painted a number of landscapes and seascapes during my years at school and the summers in between (many of which are on my website, www.artforthebirds.com). After graduation, the need to earn a living, getting married and the desire to start a family forced my artistic pursuits onto the back burner.

While visiting Michaels Arts and Crafts store in Newton with my wife and granddaughters in 2014, I purchased a watercolor set and began painting birds, an activity turned passion which continues to build in intensity and skill to this day. I have created 46 watercolors of birds since then. I strive to represent my subjects as ornithologically accurate as possible."

Monday October 1, 2018
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Monday Morning Coffee for Babies & Mom!
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!

(Or Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters too!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk and visit with other moms and babies.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and supplies for your baby!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Baby Signing
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Baby Sign Language Class with Sheryl White!

For infants and toddlers,
two months through pre-verbal

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.  

Baby sign language, developed by Dr. Joseph Garcia, lets babies and toddlers communicate their needs to their caregivers, so they don’t need to cry or become frustrated.  During the first years of life, Infants and toddlers have a desire to communicate their needs and wants however, speech occurs after cognitive ability.

Baby sign language gives them the ability to communicate their needs and wishes, pre-verbal, without frustration, tears or tantrums. Babies and toddlers can learn signs important to their lifestyle such as “milk”, “more”, “sleep”, “eat”, “Mommy”, “Daddy” and so on.

Learning is at the infants own page. Each individual infant develops the ability to sign at different stages in their growth.  For an infant to start signing, the infant must be able to focus on the hand movement and have the cognitive ability to make the connection than a sign is a gesture of something they need or want.

 

Benefits of Baby Sign Language

  • Reduces frustration for everyone
  • Deepens bonding between you and your baby
  • Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
  • Accelerates your babies development of speech
  • Increases child’s vocabulary
  • Relieves anxiety about your babies needs
  • Enhances early literacy skills
  • Ads visual and kinesthetic emphasis to auditory input
  • Lower noise levels and aggressive behaviors in childcare settings

Registration is required.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk.  The program will be held in the Storytime Room.

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code Introductory Session
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science.  To learn more about the Girls Who Code and the Weston Club please attend our Information Session.
If you are unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Small Talk, ESL conversation group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No registration required. Please call 781-786-6165 with questions.

 
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Two Year Old Storytime - Two Sessions!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 fall 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Mindfulness Class for Families
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For families and their Children, ages 3 - 5

What is Mindfulness?
   For kids Mindfulness means paying attention to what is happening right now with kindness and curiosity....to help relax, focus and have fun.

Why practice Mindfulness with children?
Benefits can include an increase in attention span, focus, and concentration, better relationships with parents and peers, good self esteem, better sleep habits, and less stress, anxiety, and depression; all of which can lead to better emotion regulation, self monitoring and self control.

In this class, the emphasis is on engaging the children*s senses through activities.  Sheryl comes prepared with a bag of sensory props and uses different objects to engage and help the children practice how to be more in the present moment.  It is the awareness that is created during the activity that is beneficial, not the activity itself. When you notice what is happening around you, you focus more deeply, and that attention to your own senses will help you improve your life.   Parents attending this class can learn techniques to practice Mindfulness at home.

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Space is limited. Register at the Youth Services Desk

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? You'll find guidance and support through the library's friendly knitting group, led by local knitting instructor Iris Hermann. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings September 13 through November 15. This program is free and open to adults aged 18 and over. All skill levels are welcome. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday October 5, 2018
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Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this free class is open to adults age 18 and over. Instructor Pam 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. To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk.

 

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Monday October 8, 2018
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Library Closed--Columbus Day
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Baby Signing
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Baby Sign Language Class with Sheryl White!

For infants and toddlers,
two months through pre-verbal

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.  

Baby sign language, developed by Dr. Joseph Garcia, lets babies and toddlers communicate their needs to their caregivers, so they don’t need to cry or become frustrated.  During the first years of life, Infants and toddlers have a desire to communicate their needs and wants however, speech occurs after cognitive ability.

Baby sign language gives them the ability to communicate their needs and wishes, pre-verbal, without frustration, tears or tantrums. Babies and toddlers can learn signs important to their lifestyle such as “milk”, “more”, “sleep”, “eat”, “Mommy”, “Daddy” and so on.

Learning is at the infants own page. Each individual infant develops the ability to sign at different stages in their growth.  For an infant to start signing, the infant must be able to focus on the hand movement and have the cognitive ability to make the connection than a sign is a gesture of something they need or want.

 

Benefits of Baby Sign Language

  • Reduces frustration for everyone
  • Deepens bonding between you and your baby
  • Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
  • Accelerates your babies development of speech
  • Increases child’s vocabulary
  • Relieves anxiety about your babies needs
  • Enhances early literacy skills
  • Ads visual and kinesthetic emphasis to auditory input
  • Lower noise levels and aggressive behaviors in childcare settings

Registration is required.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk.  The program will be held in the Storytime Room.

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Small Talk, ESL conversation group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No registration required. Please call 781-786-6165 with questions.

 
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Two Year Old Storytime - Two Sessions!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 fall 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Above & Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis
7:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Thursday October 11, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2:00 PM

The group will discuss KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI by David Grann.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Please join us in the Reading Room.  All are welcome !

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? You'll find guidance and support through the library's friendly knitting group, led by local knitting instructor Iris Hermann. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings September 13 through November 15. This program is free and open to adults aged 18 and over. All skill levels are welcome. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday October 12, 2018
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Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this free class is open to adults age 18 and over. Instructor Pam 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. To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk.

 

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Saturday October 13, 2018
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Dr. Junglestein’s Halloween Spooktacular Madness Show!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 4 - 11

Are you ready some ghoul times? Want to be spookily delighted? Join us for some Halloween fun combined with Jungle Jim*s special brand of balloon magic!  Performance includes the Thriller Dance Challenge, Mummy Balloon Wrap Extravaganza, Ghostbusters Training and the giant 6-foot balloon!

Drop in and join us!  An adult must stay with kids seven and younger.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
Sunday October 14, 2018
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Concert: Cabaret with Sheppard Sisters
3:00 PM

Please join us for this intriguing presentation Looking Up: Music to Inspire, Encourage, and Uplift. Lisa Sheppard Hadley, mezzo-soprano, and Suzanne Sheppard, piano, have been performing together since childhood. Now they have formed a dynamic vocal and piano duo. Their repertoire includes songs from Broadway musicals, folk songs, spirituals, classical repertoire, popular standards, and originals. This free concert is sponsored by the library's Music Committee and the Friends of the Library.

Monday October 15, 2018
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Friends of the Library, Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The board will meet in the library's Community Room.

 
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Monday Morning Coffee for Babies & Mom!
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!

(Or Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters too!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk and visit with other moms and babies.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and supplies for your baby!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Baby Signing
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Baby Sign Language Class with Sheryl White!

For infants and toddlers,
two months through pre-verbal

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.  

Baby sign language, developed by Dr. Joseph Garcia, lets babies and toddlers communicate their needs to their caregivers, so they don’t need to cry or become frustrated.  During the first years of life, Infants and toddlers have a desire to communicate their needs and wants however, speech occurs after cognitive ability.

Baby sign language gives them the ability to communicate their needs and wishes, pre-verbal, without frustration, tears or tantrums. Babies and toddlers can learn signs important to their lifestyle such as “milk”, “more”, “sleep”, “eat”, “Mommy”, “Daddy” and so on.

Learning is at the infants own page. Each individual infant develops the ability to sign at different stages in their growth.  For an infant to start signing, the infant must be able to focus on the hand movement and have the cognitive ability to make the connection than a sign is a gesture of something they need or want.

 

Benefits of Baby Sign Language

  • Reduces frustration for everyone
  • Deepens bonding between you and your baby
  • Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
  • Accelerates your babies development of speech
  • Increases child’s vocabulary
  • Relieves anxiety about your babies needs
  • Enhances early literacy skills
  • Ads visual and kinesthetic emphasis to auditory input
  • Lower noise levels and aggressive behaviors in childcare settings

Registration is required.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk.  The program will be held in the Storytime Room.

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Small Talk, ESL conversation group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No registration required. Please call 781-786-6165 with questions.

 
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How to Be an Active Bystander
9:30 AM

If you witness a harmful situation, you have choices to make. Should you do something? How to you decide? What do you do? This two hour workshop from Quabbin Mediation help participants realize what it means to be an active bystander. Participants review examples of harm in our communities, analyze the roles of people involved in a bystander situation, discuss the inhibitors and promoters of active bystandership, and brainstorm effective ways to take action. As space is limited, please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
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Two Year Old Storytime - Two Sessions!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 fall 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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NEW! Novels @ Night Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The library will host an evening book group beginning this fall. The group is open to all readers aged 18 and over. The first title will be The Incendiaries by author R. O. Kwon:

Told in three voices, this debut novel explores connections among people. The sparsely written first-person chapters alternately tell the story of college students Will Kendall and his Korean American sort-of girlfriend Phoebe Lin, who attend Edwards University. Interspersed are third-person narrations about John Leal, the enigmatic half-Korean cult leader of Jejah, to whom Phoebe is drawn and who threatens to come between the couple. In an effort to salvage his relationship with Phoebe, Will makes an attempt to attend Jejah meetings and tries to keep her from falling even deeper into the organization. When a clinic is bombed, killing five young women, Will tries to convince himself that Phoebe was not involved in the incident. VERDICT Kwon successfully defines her characters' depth while maintaining an air of intrigue and suspense. Throughout, she looks at the imperfections in all our lives and how our interactions may lead us down paths unbeknownst to ourselves. With a breezy yet intense style, newcomer Kwon is a writer to watch.(Library Journal, vol 143, issue 11, p68) 

Please join us in the library's Reading Room for discussion and light refreshments. 

Thursday October 18, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!

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

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

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

Jeannie's program is on the third Thursday of the month, but in March 2018, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? You'll find guidance and support through the library's friendly knitting group, led by local knitting instructor Iris Hermann. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings September 13 through November 15. This program is free and open to adults aged 18 and over. All skill levels are welcome. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday October 19, 2018
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Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this free class is open to adults age 18 and over. Instructor Pam 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. To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk.

 

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Monday October 22, 2018
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Monday Morning Coffee for Babies & Mom!
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!

(Or Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters too!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk and visit with other moms and babies.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and supplies for your baby!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Baby Signing
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Baby Sign Language Class with Sheryl White!

For infants and toddlers,
two months through pre-verbal

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.  

Baby sign language, developed by Dr. Joseph Garcia, lets babies and toddlers communicate their needs to their caregivers, so they don’t need to cry or become frustrated.  During the first years of life, Infants and toddlers have a desire to communicate their needs and wants however, speech occurs after cognitive ability.

Baby sign language gives them the ability to communicate their needs and wishes, pre-verbal, without frustration, tears or tantrums. Babies and toddlers can learn signs important to their lifestyle such as “milk”, “more”, “sleep”, “eat”, “Mommy”, “Daddy” and so on.

Learning is at the infants own page. Each individual infant develops the ability to sign at different stages in their growth.  For an infant to start signing, the infant must be able to focus on the hand movement and have the cognitive ability to make the connection than a sign is a gesture of something they need or want.

 

Benefits of Baby Sign Language

  • Reduces frustration for everyone
  • Deepens bonding between you and your baby
  • Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
  • Accelerates your babies development of speech
  • Increases child’s vocabulary
  • Relieves anxiety about your babies needs
  • Enhances early literacy skills
  • Ads visual and kinesthetic emphasis to auditory input
  • Lower noise levels and aggressive behaviors in childcare settings

Registration is required.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk.  The program will be held in the Storytime Room.

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Small Talk, ESL conversation group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No registration required. Please call 781-786-6165 with questions.

 
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Two Year Old Storytime - Two Sessions!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 fall 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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DNA Testing 101: Using DNA Testing in Genealogy
3:00 PM

Genetic genealogist Ms. Teri Grey will discuss the variety of DNA testing available for genealogical purposes and explore the questions DNA testing can address. Discussion will focus on selecting the appropriate tests and provider to achieve genealogical goals. Additionally issues such as privacy, accuracy, and potential unexpected results will be discussed. Developing a DNA testing lan will be explained. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? You'll find guidance and support through the library's friendly knitting group, led by local knitting instructor Iris Hermann. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings September 13 through November 15. This program is free and open to adults aged 18 and over. All skill levels are welcome. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday October 26, 2018
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Sunday October 28, 2018
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Concert: Voice/Piano with Chrisfield and Merrill
3:00 PM
We are thrilled to welcome again the team of Carla Chrisfield (soprano) and Richard Merrill (piano).  They last performed for us two years ago and bring their wealth of knowledge and classic style to the Community Room of the Library.  Carla and Bill will present songs of Charles Ives, Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Emmanuel Chabrier, Andre Messager, and Oscar Straus.  As varied as the program is, Chrisfield and Merrill have the knowledge and good taste to suit the music to the acoustics of the Community Room, and will present supplementary material to make listening even more pleasurable and instructive.  Carla is a recitalist and chamber musician and Bill is renowned in Boston as a distinguished collaborative pianist.
The concert is at 3 pm and will be followed by a reception to meet the artists

This free concert is sponsored by the library's Music Committee and the Friends of the Library.

Monday October 29, 2018
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Monday Morning Coffee for Babies & Mom!
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!

(Or Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters too!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk and visit with other moms and babies.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and supplies for your baby!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Salem Witch Trials in a Nutshell
7:00 PM

What really happened in 1692?

The Salem witch trials, although well remembered and well documented, has become an enigma to later generations, a subject cluttered with inaccuracies and urban legends. "The Salem Witch Trials in a Nutshell" will present the basics of those turbulent months, the cast of characters, the escalation of events, and the aftermath--but not necessarily what you might expect.

Marilynne K. Roach, author of The Salem Witch Trials: a Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege and Six Women of Salem, has researched the 1692 trials for decades. Having determined the correct site of the executions in 1997, she worked with the Gallows Hill Project to memorialize the site which was dedicated by the City of Salem in 2017. Please visit Ms. Roach's website for additional information http://www.MarilynneKRoach.com

This free presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Baby Signing
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Baby Sign Language Class with Sheryl White!

For infants and toddlers,
two months through pre-verbal

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.  

Baby sign language, developed by Dr. Joseph Garcia, lets babies and toddlers communicate their needs to their caregivers, so they don’t need to cry or become frustrated.  During the first years of life, Infants and toddlers have a desire to communicate their needs and wants however, speech occurs after cognitive ability.

Baby sign language gives them the ability to communicate their needs and wishes, pre-verbal, without frustration, tears or tantrums. Babies and toddlers can learn signs important to their lifestyle such as “milk”, “more”, “sleep”, “eat”, “Mommy”, “Daddy” and so on.

Learning is at the infants own page. Each individual infant develops the ability to sign at different stages in their growth.  For an infant to start signing, the infant must be able to focus on the hand movement and have the cognitive ability to make the connection than a sign is a gesture of something they need or want.

 

Benefits of Baby Sign Language

  • Reduces frustration for everyone
  • Deepens bonding between you and your baby
  • Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
  • Accelerates your babies development of speech
  • Increases child’s vocabulary
  • Relieves anxiety about your babies needs
  • Enhances early literacy skills
  • Ads visual and kinesthetic emphasis to auditory input
  • Lower noise levels and aggressive behaviors in childcare settings

Registration is required.  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk.  The program will be held in the Storytime Room.

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Small Talk, ESL conversation group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No registration required. Please call 781-786-6165 with questions.

 
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Two Year Old Storytime - Two Sessions!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 fall 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Thursday November 1, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? You'll find guidance and support through the library's friendly knitting group, led by local knitting instructor Iris Hermann. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings September 13 through November 15. This program is free and open to adults aged 18 and over. All skill levels are welcome. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday November 2, 2018
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

 
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Creative Writing for Fun
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this free class is open to adults age 18 and over. Instructor Pam 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. To sign up, call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk.

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Monday November 5, 2018
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Monday Morning Coffee for Babies & Mom!
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!

(Or Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters too!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk and visit with other moms and babies.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and supplies for your baby!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Small Talk, ESL conversation group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No registration required. Please call 781-786-6165 with questions.

 
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Two Year Old Storytime - Two Sessions!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 fall 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2:00 PM

The group will discuss PALE RIDER: THE SPANISH FLU OF 1918 AND HOW IT CHANGED THE WORLD by Laura Spinney.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Please join us in the Reading Room.  All are welcome !

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Friends of WPL Book Sale Preview Night!
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? You'll find guidance and support through the library's friendly knitting group, led by local knitting instructor Iris Hermann. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings September 13 through November 15. This program is free and open to adults aged 18 and over. All skill levels are welcome. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday November 9, 2018
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

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

Save money on great books for adults and children and support the Library at the same time. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the library. Additionally, a wide selection of delectable treats prepared by Friends of the Library volunteers will be available for purchase. Hardbacks are $2.00 and paperbacks are $1.00.

 

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Saturday November 10, 2018
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Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Library
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Save money on great books for adults and children and support the Library at the same time. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the library. Additionally, a wide selection of delectable treats prepared by Friends of the Library volunteers will be available for purchase. Hardbacks are $2.00 and paperbacks are $1.00.

Sunday November 11, 2018
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Library Closed--Veterans' Day
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Small Talk, ESL conversation group
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Are you learning English? Join the Small Talk group this fall. The library offers free conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced level English speakers. No registration required. Please call 781-786-6165 with questions.

 
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Two Year Old Storytime - Two Sessions!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 fall 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Surviving the Season - Get Organized for the Holidays!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Do you find yourself inadequately prepared for the holidays, leading to mad dashes to get everything done, not to mention large amounts of stress?  This holiday season, instead of rushing around at the last minute, aim to get organized and start the planning early.  Get tips, techniques, shortcuts, & tried and true ideas from a professional organizer and learn to enjoy the holiday season.

Marilyn Cruickshack's Creative Simplicity has helped residential, business & non-profit clients, class and workshop participants, friends, neighbors, and family members get organized & become more efficient.

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

Thursday November 15, 2018
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Preschool Storytime - (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Preschool Storytime!

For kids ages three, four and five!

Join us in the Storytime Room for some preschool book fun, featuring several stories based on a fun fall theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home. We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, so please sign up for only one day.

Registration is required (for craft supply purposes), so please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!

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

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

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

Jeannie's program is on the third Thursday of the month, but in March 2018, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM

Would you like to learn to knit? Do you need help with a project? You'll find guidance and support through the library's friendly knitting group, led by local knitting instructor Iris Hermann. The group will meet in the library's Conference Room Thursday evenings September 13 through November 15. This program is free and open to all adults aged 18 and over. All skill levels are welcome. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday November 16, 2018
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Sunday November 18, 2018
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Concert: Piano/Percussion with Marvin Wolfthal
3:00 PM

This free concert is sponsored by the library's Music Committee and the Friends of the Library.

Monday November 19, 2018
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Friends of the Library, Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The board will meet in the library's Community Room.

 
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Monday Morning Coffee for Babies & Mom!
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!

(Or Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters too!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk and visit with other moms and babies.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and supplies for your baby!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Thursday November 22, 2018
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Library Closed--Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 23, 2018
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Monday November 26, 2018
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Monday Morning Coffee for Babies & Mom!
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!

(Or Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters too!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk and visit with other moms and babies.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and supplies for your baby!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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Two Year Old Storytime - Two Sessions!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 fall 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Thursday November 29, 2018
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy's Second Passenger Revealed
3:00 PM

In mid-morning of July 19, 1969 Sen. Ted Kennedy reported an accident he had had the previous night in which Mary Jo Kopechne had drowned. No one believed the story he wrote in his police report. What was he covering up? What really happened? Author Donald Nelson pored over thousands of pages of evidence, testimony, books, and written accounts, which led him to offer an explanation of what actually happened that night in his new book Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy’s Second Passenger Revealed. The book is an unintended result of a retirement project Mr. Nelson undertook after a career as a research physicist at Bell Laboratories. “I saw a documentary on A&E about the accident which outlined the questions around the event, and thought it would be a good intellectual exercise to examine it,” he said. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all.

Friday November 30, 2018
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Sunday December 2, 2018
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Concert: Viola Quartet with Amos Lawrence
3:00 PM

This free concert is sponsored by the library's Music Committee and the Friends of the Library.

Monday December 3, 2018
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Monday Morning Coffee for Babies & Mom!
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!

(Or Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters too!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk and visit with other moms and babies.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and supplies for your baby!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday December 5, 2018
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Two Year Old Storytime - Two Sessions!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 fall 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Thursday December 6, 2018
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Friday December 7, 2018
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Monday December 10, 2018
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Monday Morning Coffee for Babies & Mom!
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!

(Or Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters too!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk and visit with other moms and babies.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and supplies for your baby!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Two Year Old Storytime - Two Sessions!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 fall 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Thursday December 13, 2018
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NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2:00 PM

The group will discuss SEARCHING FOR STARS ON AN ISLAND IN MAINE by Alan LIghtman.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Please join us in the Reading Room.  All are welcome !

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Friday December 14, 2018
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

 
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AfterSchool BookClub!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st & 2nd Grades
Thursday: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Friday: 4th & 5th Grades

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

Registration is Required.  Visit or call the Youth Services Desk to sign up.  .

Woodland & Country School students take Bus #4  to the Library.  They will have to give a note to their teacher every week that they are coming to the library.   Field School Students will walk over with their designated teacher.

In the spring, the Tuesday and Thursday groups will both be 1st - 3rd grades.  However, in the fall, we only put two grades together.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Monday December 17, 2018
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Monday Morning Coffee for Babies & Mom!
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Morning Coffees for Baby & Mom!

(Or Babies with Dads, Nannies or Babysitters too!)

Join us in the Storytime Room to talk and visit with other moms and babies.  We'll have coffee and baby toys, you bring the conversation and supplies for your baby!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Drop in Craft for Toddlers!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday evening is family game night.  Drop in to play one of 30+ games in Youth Services.  Play something new or enjoy an old favorite.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  781-786-6166  
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!

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

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

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

Jeannie's program is on the third Thursday of the month, but in March 2018, it will be on the fourth Thursday.

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Friday December 21, 2018
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Library Closed--Christmas Day
Friday December 28, 2018
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Friday January 4, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Tuesday January 8, 2019
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Thursday January 10, 2019
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NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2:00 PM

The group will discuss DARK TIDE: THE GREAT BOSTON MOLASSES FLOOD OF 1919 by Stephen Puleo.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Please join us in the Reading Room.  All are welcome !

Friday January 11, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Monday January 14, 2019
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Friends of the Library, Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The board will meet in the library's Community Room.

Tuesday January 15, 2019
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Sailing Towards My Father: the life and times of Herman Melville
3:00 PM

This one-man show on the life of American author Herman Melville, best known for his whaling epic Moby Dick, concentrates on his evolution as both man and writer and his complex relations with God, parents and siblings, wife and children, and father-figures. The performance will run about and hour. Melville will be portrayed by acclaimed local actor Stephen Collins, know for his portrayal of Walt Whitman. Collins is a classically-trained actor who has performed in many productions. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Friday January 18, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Tuesday January 22, 2019
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Pastel Painting Workshop: Sail Away
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Gregory Maichack, award-winning artist, will present his all-new “Sail Away on the Craft of Pastel Painting,” workshop: using sailboat references and Maichack’s pastel version of Monet’s Impressionist painting, “Sailboat at Le Petit-Gennevilliers.” Participants experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and paper, and take home a 12 X 18 painting in their own style, realistic or Impressionistic. This free program is open to all adults age 18 and over. As space is limited, please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday January 25, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

 
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Opera for Everyone: Carmen
3:00 PM

More than any other art form, opera is meant to appeal directly to the senses. All you need are eyes, ears, and a soul to appreciate opera. Carmen, the most famous of Bizet's operas, with its exotic Spanish setting, introduced a note of realism into opera that proved unacceptable to many who saw the first performances. Speaker Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irrestistible. She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera more than 40 years ago. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. 

Tuesday January 29, 2019
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Friday February 1, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Butterfly: the life and times of James McNeil Whistler
3:00 PM

The Weston Public Library is pleased to welcome back acclaimed actor Stephen Colins, who will perform "Butterfly" by Carl A. Rossi, a one-man show about the life and times of James McNeil Whistler, the volatile American artist who struggled for artistic expression and personal freedom mostly in Victorian England. The play depicts Whistler at two phases of his life: first as a bankrupt artist in his forties on commission in Vencie, then as the lonely but established legend in his sixties living in London. The play ends with an explanation of how it was he came to paint the iconic portrait of his mother. Collins is a classically-trained actor who has performed in many productions. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Friday February 8, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Monday February 11, 2019
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Friends of the Library, Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The board will meet in the library's Community Room.

Thursday February 14, 2019
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NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2:00 PM

The group will discuss THE INVISIBLES: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN SLAVES IN THE WHITE HOUSE by Jesse J. Holland.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Please join us in the Reading Room.  All are welcome !

Friday February 15, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Friday February 22, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Friday March 1, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Sunday March 3, 2019
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Concert: Wind Quartet with Weston Wind Quartet
3:00 PM

This free concert is sponsored by the library's Music Committee and the Friends of the Library.

Friday March 8, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Monday March 11, 2019
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Friends of the Library, Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The board will meet in the library's Community Room.

Thursday March 14, 2019
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NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2:00 PM

The group will discuss THE DEATH AND LIFE OF THE GREAT LAKES by Dan Egan.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Please join us in the Reading Room.  All are welcome !

Friday March 15, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Sunday March 17, 2019
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Concert: Piano 4 Hands with Sakata and Lee
3:00 PM

This free concert is sponsored by the library's Music Committee and the Friends of the Library.

Thursday March 21, 2019
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Opera for Everyone: Die Walkure
3:00 PM

More than any other art form opera is meant to appeal directly to the senses. All you need are eyes, ears, and a soul to appreciate opera. Richard Wagner's series of operas The Ring of the Nibelung, which includes The Valkyrie, is based on an old German legend. Come and explore one of the world's most beloved operas. Speaker Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire you, and her open style and sense of humor are irrestistible. She has lectured on opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 40 years ago. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all.

Friday March 22, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Friday March 29, 2019
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
 
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The Interlude: a musical coffee break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by for some prerecorded music, puzzles, and light refreshments in the library's cozy Reading Room. The program runs November 2 through March 2019.

Sunday April 7, 2019
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Concert: Piano with Liana Paniyeva
3:00 PM

This free concert is sponsored by the library's Music Committee and the Friends of the Library.

Monday April 8, 2019
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Friends of the Library, Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The board will meet in the library's Community Room.

Thursday April 11, 2019
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NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2:00 PM

The group will discuss THE SILK ROADS: A NEW HISTORY OF THE WORLD by Peter Frankopan.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Please join us in the Reading Room.  All are welcome !

Sunday April 28, 2019
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Concert: Piano with Roman Rudnytski
3:00 PM

This free concert is sponsored by the library's Music Committee and the Friends of the Library.

Thursday May 9, 2019
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NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
2:00 PM

The group will discuss EDUCATED: A MEMOIR by Tara Westover.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Please join us in the Reading Room.  All are welcome !

Saturday May 11, 2019
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Weston MusicFest
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This free event is sponsored by the library's Music Committee and the Friends of the Library.

Monday May 13, 2019
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Friends of the Library, Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The board will meet in the library's Community Room.

Tuesday May 28, 2019
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, seeks to reverse the decline by teaching 100,000 girls to code by the end of 2018.  The Girls Who Code Club is a free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community.  The Club will be hosted at the Weston Public Library with a group of 20 students and will be taught every Tuesday starting October 17th by industry professionals in computer science. 


If you were unable to attend the Information Session you can sign up for the Girls Who Code Program by calling 781-786-6166 or emailing kbaldwin@minlib.net.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Monday June 10, 2019
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Friends of the Library, Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The board will meet in the library's Community Room.


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