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Wednesday January 1, 2020 - Friday January 31, 2020
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In the Gallery this Month: Debra Olin

Artist's Statement

My experimental prints pull imagery from nature, science, folklore and superstition. I am interested in making associations between disparate cultures. I have found commonalities between Eastern European Jews, Ancient Egyptians and Chinese Healers. From the first handprints, to alphabet and language, ideas about death and higher powers, healing the body, and games and rituals, civilizations that had no communication with each other, came up with similar explorations and solutions to life’s challenges. Figures from Aztec Gods and Greek Mythology are woven into my monotype collages and woodcuts, forming narratives that unite body organs with botanical life and amulets with ultrasounds.

A reception for the artist will be held in the library's Community Room on Sunday, January 26 from 2:30-4:30 PM. 

Debra Olin is a printmaker, living and working in Somerville, MA. She received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1980. Olin has shown in exhibitions across the U.S., Canada, Serbia, Poland, South Africa, and Cuba. 

Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Sessions every Wednesday:  10:00 - 10:30
                                                  10:30 - 11:00

Drop in for several age-appropriate stories on a fun Winter themes, followed by a simple craft.  The Crafts and stories are designed for the attention span and manual dexterity of a two year old.


Our craft space is small, so we try to limit the audience to ten child/parent pairs per session. Please be on time!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Wednesday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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PJ Storytime!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

For kids ages 2 - 7

Come in your pajamas with an adult for an evening of songs, stories and fun!  We will have a special presenter--an officer from the Weston Police Department--sharing a favorite children's book or two!

Co-sponsored by the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families, the Weston Library and the Weston Police Department!

This is a no-cost, drop-in program, funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Thursday January 30, 2020
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AfterSchool BookClubs!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Opera for Everyone - Porgy and Bess
3:00 PM

More than any other art form, opera is meant to appeal directly to the senses. Come and explore Porgy and Bess, 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 irresistable. 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.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
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Thursday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are looking for a new winter hobby? Do you need help with a project already in progess? The library's friendly knitting group meets Thursday evenings January 9 through March 12 in the Conference Room. This free program is open to adults aged 18 and over. As space is limited, please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored through the generosity of the Friends of the Library.

Friday January 31, 2020
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The Interlude: a Musical Coffee Break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The library's cozy Reading Room offers prerecorded music, puzzles and light refreshments October through March.

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Saturday February 1, 2020
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League of Women Voters welcomes State Senator Mike Barrett
11:00 AM

State Senator Barrett represents nine communities in the Third Middlesex District including Weston. He serves as Senate Chair of the Legislature's Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy.  Senator Barrett will speak of his priorities for this legislative session and take questions. 

 

Monday February 3, 2020
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:30 AM

The Board of Library Trustees will meet in the library's Conference Room. 

 
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Mom & Baby Drop In--featuring programs with WCPCF
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our Monday morning Baby and Mom (or Dad, or Caretaker) Drop in! 

Programs will be run by Beverly and Nicki, of the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Infant Lapsit & Tummy Time
Ages 0 - 1 --  In the Storytime Room
9:30 - 10:00
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for soft songs, lap bounces and tummy time activities perfect for pre-walkers!

Inclusive Playgroup
Ages 1 - 4 -- In the Community Room
10:30 - 11:30
January 27th, February 3rd & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a morning of active singing, stories and movement for children of all developmental skills!

Snuggle-up Storytime
Ages 1 - 4  --  In the Stotytime Room
10:30 - 11:30
February 10th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a toddler lapsit with favorite songs and stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Advanced ESL Class (FULL)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing for Advanced ESL learners. Space is limited to 12 students. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library. 

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls in grades 6 - 12

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 September 24th 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
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Sessions every Wednesday:  10:00 - 10:30
                                                  10:30 - 11:00

Drop in for several age-appropriate stories on a fun Winter themes, followed by a simple craft.  The Crafts and stories are designed for the attention span and manual dexterity of a two year old.


Our craft space is small, so we try to limit the audience to ten child/parent pairs per session. Please be on time!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Baby Signing!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

For Babies and their adult, in the Storytelling Room

Sign Language is a great way to learn for all ages.  It helps babies communitcate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well. In this program, your child will learn basic signs through songs, stories, games play and more.

Benefits for Babies:
Reduces frustration
Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
Accelerates development of speech
Enhances early literacy skills
Deepens bonding

Shery White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for almost twenty years.  She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.

Register your child (and yourself) at the Youth Services Desk in person or by calling us at 781-786-6166.

This class will not be held during school vacation

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minib.net
 
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Teen Wish Necklaces
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Put on this necklace and make a wish.  When the cord is worn through, legend says your wish will come true.

Teens can stop by the Library Conference Room between 1PM and 3PM to make wish necklaces for

themselves or to give as gifts.  This program is free and open to grades 6 - 12.  No registration necessary.
 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
 
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Wednesday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Thursday February 6, 2020
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The Film Club presents Agatha
1:30 PM

In 1926, after her marriage collapsed, Agatha Christie disappeared for eleven days, setting off a media fracas and a mystery that was never adequately explained. Director Michael Apted of the 7-56 UP series offers a speculation of what happened, starring Dame Vanessa Redgrave, who plays Christie with a mixture of frail inhibition and methodical cunning as she is at turns investigated and wooed by Dustin Hoffman's acerbic American journalist. Rated PG with smoking, brief violence, and English reticence. 105 minutes 1979. R.S.V.P. (781) 786-6150 prompt 3. 

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Thursday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Journalist Ted Reinstein: New England's General Store
7:00 PM

In talking about New England's General Stores: Exploring an American Classic, broadcast journalist Ted Reinstein shares the rich and colorful history of this iconic institution, how they figured in the rise of early American commerce, why they began to fade, and why--like another New England icon, the diner--they have begun to come back and even be re-invented and re-imagined for a new era. Told with anecdotes from a variety of local landmark stores across the region, the presentation is accompanied by the award-winning photography of Art Donahue. 

This even is free and open to the public. 

 

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

Are looking for a new winter hobby? Do you need help with a project already in progess? The library's friendly knitting group meets Thursday evenings January 9 through March 12 in the Conference Room. This free program is open to adults aged 18 and over. As space is limited, please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored through the generosity of the Friends of the Library.

Friday February 7, 2020
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The Interlude: a Musical Coffee Break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The library's cozy Reading Room offers prerecorded music, puzzles and light refreshments October through March.

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Saturday February 8, 2020
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Science Saturday: Stop Motion & Lego Animation Workshop with Empow Studios
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

A workshop for kids in grades 2 - 5

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk!

With movies like The LEGO Movie, Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox & Frankenweenie, stop-motion animation has never been more popular. This Empow Studios class takes this medium and teaches kids how to create their own animated mini-movies through storyboarding, filming, and post-production. Materials like clay, LEGOs and paper are used to create characters, backgrounds, and props. Once characters and backgrounds are made, students use computers, webcams and animation software to bring their stories to life! After filming, students add titles, transitions, sounds, and music to make their movies complete! Movies are available to take home to share with family & friends.

Space is limited!  Sign up starts Monday, January 27th at the Youth Services Desk.                        Learn more about Empow Studios at https://empow.me.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Stop Montion & Lego Animation Workshop!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

For kids grades 2 - 5

With movies like The LEGO Movie, Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Frankenweenie, stop-motion animation has never been more popular. This Empow Studios workshop takes this medium and teaches kids how to create their own animated mini-movies through storyboarding, filming, and post-production. Materials like clay, LEGOs and paper are used to create characters, backgrounds and props. Once charaters and backgrounds are made, students use computers, webcams and animation software to bring their stories to life! After filming, students add titles, transitions, sounds and music to make their movies complete! Movies are available to take home to share with family and friends.

Space is limited!  Sign up starts Monday, January 27th at the Youth Services Desk.  We will need a valid email with access to enough data to send your finished project.

Learn more about Empow Studios at https://empow.me

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minib.net
 
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Science Saturdays!
10:35 AM - 11:30 AM

For Kids!

Most programs are kindergarten through grade 5, but some may be for a smaller grade range.  Please check the details of the program. 

January:
Aliens Escape from Earth with ScienceTellers!   Grades K - 5

February:
Stop Motion and Lego Animation Workshop with Empow Studios  Grades 3 - 5

March:
Meet the Animals with Animal Adventures!  Grades K - 5

April:
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May:
TBA

Workshops will have limited space.  Registration required--sign up starting the first of each month at the Youth Services Desk

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Read to a Dog!
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For kids in Kindergarten through fourth grade.

Why read out loud to a dog?  Because a dog is friendly and fuzzy and loves the attention of being read to!  Kids gain confidence in their reading skills and enjoy the company of Maggie, our fabulous reading buddy.   The program is in the Storytelling Room--when reading, only the reader, Maggie and Katie, her trainer, are in the room.  Parents and siblings should remain outside.  Readers just gaining confidence don't need a big audience!

Sign up starts February 1st at the Youth Services Desk

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Monday February 10, 2020
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Mom & Baby Drop In--featuring programs with WCPCF
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our Monday morning Baby and Mom (or Dad, or Caretaker) Drop in! 

Programs will be run by Beverly and Nicki, of the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Infant Lapsit & Tummy Time
Ages 0 - 1 --  In the Storytime Room
9:30 - 10:00
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for soft songs, lap bounces and tummy time activities perfect for pre-walkers!

Inclusive Playgroup
Ages 1 - 4 -- In the Community Room
10:30 - 11:30
January 27th, February 3rd & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a morning of active singing, stories and movement for children of all developmental skills!

Snuggle-up Storytime
Ages 1 - 4  --  In the Stotytime Room
10:30 - 11:30
February 10th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a toddler lapsit with favorite songs and stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Advanced ESL Class (FULL)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing for Advanced ESL learners. Space is limited to 12 students. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library. 

 
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Mystery Book Group
2:30 PM

Do you enjoy reading and discussing mystery novels? You'll find good company in a friendly group of readers who meet monthly in the library's Conference Room.

This month the group will discuss The Ragman's Memory by Archer Mayor:

The bizarre murders of two of Brattleboro's least distinguished citizens, the suspicious death in a nursing home of a cranky old lady, and the disappearance of a local political activist have Lieutenant Joe Gunther's small detective squad swamped. Worse, all the investigations seem to lead to the construction site of a convention center being financed by the Vermont town's two wealthiest men. Gunther knows that all the events are connected, but he's bucking the city's political power structure and a project that might inject a lot of needed money into the local economy. Still worse, the key to the whole case is locked in the shell-shocked mind of a World War II veteran.

"The Ragman's Memory  features at least a dozen wonderfully complex characters--cops, criminals, and victims alike--and offers another fascinating look at life on the mean streets of a small New England city."--Booklist

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls in grades 6 - 12

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 September 24th 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
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Sessions every Wednesday:  10:00 - 10:30
                                                  10:30 - 11:00

Drop in for several age-appropriate stories on a fun Winter themes, followed by a simple craft.  The Crafts and stories are designed for the attention span and manual dexterity of a two year old.


Our craft space is small, so we try to limit the audience to ten child/parent pairs per session. Please be on time!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Baby Signing!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

For Babies and their adult, in the Storytelling Room

Sign Language is a great way to learn for all ages.  It helps babies communitcate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well. In this program, your child will learn basic signs through songs, stories, games play and more.

Benefits for Babies:
Reduces frustration
Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
Accelerates development of speech
Enhances early literacy skills
Deepens bonding

Shery White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for almost twenty years.  She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.

Register your child (and yourself) at the Youth Services Desk in person or by calling us at 781-786-6166.

This class will not be held during school vacation

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minib.net
 
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Wednesday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Thursday February 13, 2020
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The Film Club presents The Children Act
1:30 PM

In this adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel, Dame Emma Thompson plays a hard-pressed Family Division Judge facing the repercussions of a ruling involving medical treatment for an unwilling teenaged Jehovah's Witness. Rated R with English phlegmaticism and jurisprudence. 105 minutes 2018. R.S.V.P. (781) 786-6150 prompt 3. 

 
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Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will meet in the library's Reading Room to discuss The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America's Great Migration by author Isabel Wilkerson. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. Sign up at the Reference Desk by phone 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Thursday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are looking for a new winter hobby? Do you need help with a project already in progess? The library's friendly knitting group meets Thursday evenings January 9 through March 12 in the Conference Room. This free program is open to adults aged 18 and over. As space is limited, please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored through the generosity of the Friends of the Library.

Friday February 14, 2020
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The Interlude: a Musical Coffee Break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The library's cozy Reading Room offers prerecorded music, puzzles and light refreshments October through March.

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Novels@Night Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month the group will discuss Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia. This group is open to all readers age 18 and over. Ask for specially reserved book group copies at the Circulation Desk. 

Thursday February 20, 2020
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Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

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

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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The Film Club presents My Brilliant Career
1:30 PM

As part of the Australian New Wave of the 1970s, this film features a breakout performance by Judy Davis (not a Dame but should be) as a late-nineteenth century woman determined to rise above of the social constraints of her backcountry world. Rated G with Australian exuberance and English Jackaroos. 100 minutes 1979. R.S.V.P. (781) 786-6150 prompt 3. 

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

Are looking for a new winter hobby? Do you need help with a project already in progess? The library's friendly knitting group meets Thursday evenings January 9 through March 12 in the Conference Room. This free program is open to adults aged 18 and over. As space is limited, please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored through the generosity of the Friends of the Library.

 
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Pinterest Class: Winter Scene Box
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us at the Weston Public Library for a “how to”class on creating DIY projects found on Pinterest. All skill levels are welcomed. Ages 16+"

Please call 781-786-6165 to sign up. 

 

 

 

Friday February 21, 2020
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The Interlude: a Musical Coffee Break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The library's cozy Reading Room offers prerecorded music, puzzles and light refreshments October through March.

Saturday February 22, 2020
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A Winter Visit...with Princesses!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For ages 3 and up

Two Snow Princesses return with a new friend for a wonderful hour of Winter fun!

The Snow Sisters and Snow White will be here to tell stories, sing songs, give hugs and have a special meet and greet with each child. Photos can be taken too.  Princess (or Prince!) attire is welcome, but not required.

Sign up starts Monday, January 27th.  Please call or stop by the Youth Services Desk!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minib.net

Monday February 24, 2020
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Mom & Baby Drop In--featuring programs with WCPCF
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our Monday morning Baby and Mom (or Dad, or Caretaker) Drop in! 

Programs will be run by Beverly and Nicki, of the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Infant Lapsit & Tummy Time
Ages 0 - 1 --  In the Storytime Room
9:30 - 10:00
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for soft songs, lap bounces and tummy time activities perfect for pre-walkers!

Inclusive Playgroup
Ages 1 - 4 -- In the Community Room
10:30 - 11:30
January 27th, February 3rd & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a morning of active singing, stories and movement for children of all developmental skills!

Snuggle-up Storytime
Ages 1 - 4  --  In the Stotytime Room
10:30 - 11:30
February 10th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a toddler lapsit with favorite songs and stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Advanced ESL Class (FULL)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing for Advanced ESL learners. Space is limited to 12 students. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library. 

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls in grades 6 - 12

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 September 24th 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
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Sessions every Wednesday:  10:00 - 10:30
                                                  10:30 - 11:00

Drop in for several age-appropriate stories on a fun Winter themes, followed by a simple craft.  The Crafts and stories are designed for the attention span and manual dexterity of a two year old.


Our craft space is small, so we try to limit the audience to ten child/parent pairs per session. Please be on time!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Baby Signing!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

For Babies and their adult, in the Storytelling Room

Sign Language is a great way to learn for all ages.  It helps babies communitcate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well. In this program, your child will learn basic signs through songs, stories, games play and more.

Benefits for Babies:
Reduces frustration
Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
Accelerates development of speech
Enhances early literacy skills
Deepens bonding

Shery White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for almost twenty years.  She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.

Register your child (and yourself) at the Youth Services Desk in person or by calling us at 781-786-6166.

This class will not be held during school vacation

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minib.net
 
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Wednesday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Thursday February 27, 2020
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Promoting Healthy Eating: Avoiding Recipes for Disaster & Discussing Recipes Kids Will Eat
9:30 AM

Weston PTO welcomes Rebecca Manley who will be collaborating with a nutritionist to discuss meal planning and actual recipes for families on the go. Come meet with other parents to discuss common concerns around healthy eating and body image. Issues regarding picky eating will also be discussed. 

Rebecca has 30 years of service to the field of eating disorders and is the recent recipient of the Myra Kraft MVP award. 

 

 

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Thursday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are looking for a new winter hobby? Do you need help with a project already in progess? The library's friendly knitting group meets Thursday evenings January 9 through March 12 in the Conference Room. This free program is open to adults aged 18 and over. As space is limited, please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored through the generosity of the Friends of the Library.

 
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Pinterest Class: Pompom Wreath
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us at the Weston Public Library for a “how to”class on creating DIY projects found on Pinterest. All skill levels are welcomed. Ages 16+"

Please call 781-786-6165 to sign up. 

Friday February 28, 2020
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The Interlude: a Musical Coffee Break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The library's cozy Reading Room offers prerecorded music, puzzles and light refreshments October through March.

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Saturday February 29, 2020
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SAT Practice Test
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

SAT Paper and Pencil Practice Test proctored by Princeton Review

Don’t procrastinate! Take action NOW to ensure you improve your SAT score. Join a classroom of your peers and take a full-length practice SAT. You’ll get the full testing experience with an in-person proctor. After the test, you’ll receive a comprehensive score report detailing your strengths and weaknesses.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Community Room
Sunday March 1, 2020
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Concert: Cello and Piano
3:00 PM

The Music Committee and the Friends of the Library are pleased to welcome cellist Velleda Miragias to perform in the library's Community Room. This program is free and open to all.

Monday March 2, 2020
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:30 AM

The Board of Library Trustees will meet in the library's Conference Room. 

 
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Mom & Baby Drop In--featuring programs with WCPCF
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our Monday morning Baby and Mom (or Dad, or Caretaker) Drop in! 

Programs will be run by Beverly and Nicki, of the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Infant Lapsit & Tummy Time
Ages 0 - 1 --  In the Storytime Room
9:30 - 10:00
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for soft songs, lap bounces and tummy time activities perfect for pre-walkers!

Inclusive Playgroup
Ages 1 - 4 -- In the Community Room
10:30 - 11:30
January 27th, February 3rd & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a morning of active singing, stories and movement for children of all developmental skills!

Snuggle-up Storytime
Ages 1 - 4  --  In the Stotytime Room
10:30 - 11:30
February 10th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a toddler lapsit with favorite songs and stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Advanced ESL Class (FULL)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing for Advanced ESL learners. Space is limited to 12 students. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library. 

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls in grades 6 - 12

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 September 24th 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
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Sessions every Wednesday:  10:00 - 10:30
                                                  10:30 - 11:00

Drop in for several age-appropriate stories on a fun Winter themes, followed by a simple craft.  The Crafts and stories are designed for the attention span and manual dexterity of a two year old.


Our craft space is small, so we try to limit the audience to ten child/parent pairs per session. Please be on time!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Baby Signing!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

For Babies and their adult, in the Storytelling Room

Sign Language is a great way to learn for all ages.  It helps babies communitcate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well. In this program, your child will learn basic signs through songs, stories, games play and more.

Benefits for Babies:
Reduces frustration
Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
Accelerates development of speech
Enhances early literacy skills
Deepens bonding

Shery White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for almost twenty years.  She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.

Register your child (and yourself) at the Youth Services Desk in person or by calling us at 781-786-6166.

This class will not be held during school vacation

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minib.net
 
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Cartooning Workshop: How to Create a Graphic Novel
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Early Release Day Workshop!

For kids grades 4 - 7

Do you want to be the next Dav Pilkey or Raina Telgemeier?  Come to this workshop!
In this workshop, students will learn about the elements of a story, panel planning/creating thumbnail sketches, penciling and inking a graphic novel.  Jonathan Todd, our author/illustrator teacher, will coach students through creating their own graphic novel page. (Look for his graphic novel Timid,  to be released in early 2021)

Space is limited!  Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starts Monday, February 10th

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Wednesday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Thursday March 5, 2020
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AfterSchool BookClubs!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Opera for Everyone - Der Fliegende Hollander
3:00 PM

More than any other art form, opera is meant to appeal directly to the senses. Come and explore Der Fliegender Hollander, 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 irresistable. 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.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
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Thursday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are looking for a new winter hobby? Do you need help with a project already in progess? The library's friendly knitting group meets Thursday evenings January 9 through March 12 in the Conference Room. This free program is open to adults aged 18 and over. As space is limited, please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored through the generosity of the Friends of the Library.

 
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Pinterest Class: Zen Garden
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us at the Weston Public Library for a “how to”class on creating DIY projects found on Pinterest. All skill levels are welcomed. Ages 16+"

Please call 781-786-6165 to sign up. 

 

Friday March 6, 2020
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The Interlude: a Musical Coffee Break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The library's cozy Reading Room offers prerecorded music, puzzles and light refreshments October through March.

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Saturday March 7, 2020
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ACT Practice Test
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

ACTPaper and Pencil Practice Test proctored by Princeton Review

Don’t procrastinate! Take action NOW to ensure you improve your ACT score. Join a classroom of your peers and take a full-length practice ACT. You’ll get the full testing experience with an in-person proctor. After the test, you’ll receive a comprehensive score report detailing your strengths and weaknesses.

 

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Community Room
Monday March 9, 2020
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Mom & Baby Drop In--featuring programs with WCPCF
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our Monday morning Baby and Mom (or Dad, or Caretaker) Drop in! 

Programs will be run by Beverly and Nicki, of the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Infant Lapsit & Tummy Time
Ages 0 - 1 --  In the Storytime Room
9:30 - 10:00
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for soft songs, lap bounces and tummy time activities perfect for pre-walkers!

Inclusive Playgroup
Ages 1 - 4 -- In the Community Room
10:30 - 11:30
January 27th, February 3rd & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a morning of active singing, stories and movement for children of all developmental skills!

Snuggle-up Storytime
Ages 1 - 4  --  In the Stotytime Room
10:30 - 11:30
February 10th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a toddler lapsit with favorite songs and stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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Advanced ESL Class (FULL)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing for Advanced ESL learners. Space is limited to 12 students. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library. 

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls in grades 6 - 12

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 September 24th 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
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Annual Town Caucus
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Weston voters will nominate candidates for elected town office.

Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Sessions every Wednesday:  10:00 - 10:30
                                                  10:30 - 11:00

Drop in for several age-appropriate stories on a fun Winter themes, followed by a simple craft.  The Crafts and stories are designed for the attention span and manual dexterity of a two year old.


Our craft space is small, so we try to limit the audience to ten child/parent pairs per session. Please be on time!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Baby Signing!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

For Babies and their adult, in the Storytelling Room

Sign Language is a great way to learn for all ages.  It helps babies communitcate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well. In this program, your child will learn basic signs through songs, stories, games play and more.

Benefits for Babies:
Reduces frustration
Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
Accelerates development of speech
Enhances early literacy skills
Deepens bonding

Shery White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for almost twenty years.  She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.

Register your child (and yourself) at the Youth Services Desk in person or by calling us at 781-786-6166.

This class will not be held during school vacation

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minib.net
 
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Wednesday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Thursday March 12, 2020
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Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will meet in the library's Reading Room to discuss Rome: a History in Seven Sackings by author Matthew Kneale. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before the meeting. Sign up at the Reference Desk by phone 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Thursday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Knitting with Iris
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are looking for a new winter hobby? Do you need help with a project already in progess? The library's friendly knitting group meets Thursday evenings January 9 through March 12 in the Conference Room. This free program is open to adults aged 18 and over. As space is limited, please register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. This program is sponsored through the generosity of the Friends of the Library.

 
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Pinterest Class: Model Magic Succulent
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us at the Weston Public Library for a “how to”class on creating DIY projects found on Pinterest. All skill levels are welcomed. Ages 16+"

Please call 781-786-6165 to sign up. 

Friday March 13, 2020
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The Interlude: a Musical Coffee Break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The library's cozy Reading Room offers prerecorded music, puzzles and light refreshments October through March.

 
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Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

For the pure love of writing, sign up for creative writing with a twist. You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Each class includes writing tips co-mingled with fun writing prompts. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading their stories out loud. Both fiction and non-fiction (journal writing and essays) are encouraged. Enthusiasm, a great sense of fun, and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and teaches creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area. She is a published author of two books of fiction and a children’s illustrated book, and posts a weekly blog called Roughwighting (http://roughwighting.net/).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Saturday March 14, 2020
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Science Saturdays!
10:35 AM - 11:30 AM

For Kids!

Most programs are kindergarten through grade 5, but some may be for a smaller grade range.  Please check the details of the program. 

January:
Aliens Escape from Earth with ScienceTellers!   Grades K - 5

February:
Stop Motion and Lego Animation Workshop with Empow Studios  Grades 3 - 5

March:
Meet the Animals with Animal Adventures!  Grades K - 5

April:
TBA

May:
TBA

Workshops will have limited space.  Registration required--sign up starting the first of each month at the Youth Services Desk

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Sunday March 15, 2020
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Concert: Piano
3:00 PM

The Music Committee and the Friends of the Library are pleased to welcome pianist Jon Sakata to perform in the library's Community Room. This program is free and open to all.

Monday March 16, 2020
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Mom & Baby Drop In--featuring programs with WCPCF
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our Monday morning Baby and Mom (or Dad, or Caretaker) Drop in! 

Programs will be run by Beverly and Nicki, of the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Infant Lapsit & Tummy Time
Ages 0 - 1 --  In the Storytime Room
9:30 - 10:00
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for soft songs, lap bounces and tummy time activities perfect for pre-walkers!

Inclusive Playgroup
Ages 1 - 4 -- In the Community Room
10:30 - 11:30
January 27th, February 3rd & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a morning of active singing, stories and movement for children of all developmental skills!

Snuggle-up Storytime
Ages 1 - 4  --  In the Stotytime Room
10:30 - 11:30
February 10th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a toddler lapsit with favorite songs and stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
Tuesday March 17, 2020
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Advanced ESL Class (FULL)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing for Advanced ESL learners. Space is limited to 12 students. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library. 

 
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Mystery Book Group
2:30 PM

Do you enjoy reading and discussing mystery novels? You'll find good company in a friendly group of readers who meet monthly in the library's Conference Room.

This month the group will discuss Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly:

Teaming up with Harry Bosch to reopen a cold case, LAPD detective Renee Ballard navigates interpersonal differences to pursue justice for a murdered runaway in Hollywood.

"...outstanding, complex police procedural"--Publisher's Weekly

Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls in grades 6 - 12

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 September 24th 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
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Sessions every Wednesday:  10:00 - 10:30
                                                  10:30 - 11:00

Drop in for several age-appropriate stories on a fun Winter themes, followed by a simple craft.  The Crafts and stories are designed for the attention span and manual dexterity of a two year old.


Our craft space is small, so we try to limit the audience to ten child/parent pairs per session. Please be on time!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Baby Signing!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

For Babies and their adult, in the Storytelling Room

Sign Language is a great way to learn for all ages.  It helps babies communitcate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well. In this program, your child will learn basic signs through songs, stories, games play and more.

Benefits for Babies:
Reduces frustration
Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
Accelerates development of speech
Enhances early literacy skills
Deepens bonding

Shery White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for almost twenty years.  She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.

Register your child (and yourself) at the Youth Services Desk in person or by calling us at 781-786-6166.

This class will not be held during school vacation

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minib.net
 
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Meet Susan B. Anthony: America's Singular Feminist
3:00 PM

Historic re-enactor, Jessa Piaia, will present a one-person interpretation of women's rights advoctate Susan B. Anthony. The program is set in 1898 when Anthony was a popular speaker on the national circuit. A spokesperson for temperance, abolition, and women's suffrage, she was arrested for voting illegally in the 1872 reelection of Ulysses S. Grant. The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, subsequently granting "votes for women," is co-named the "Susan B. Anthony" Amendment in her honor. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library the program runs 45 minutes in legth with informal Q & A to follow, and is appropriate for audiences ages 10 through adult. 

Ms. Piaia studied performance at London's Oval House Theatre and graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She works in the Anthropology Department at Harvard University. Research for this program was conductd in the Susan B. Anthony Collection at the Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA. 

 

 
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Wednesday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Novels @ Night
7:00 PM

The group will meet in the library's Reading room to discuss the novel Circe by Madeline Miller. Copies will be available in advance at the Circulation Desk. 

Thursday March 19, 2020
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Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

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

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

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Thursday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Friday March 20, 2020
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The Interlude: a Musical Coffee Break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The library's cozy Reading Room offers prerecorded music, puzzles and light refreshments October through March.

 
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Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

For the pure love of writing, sign up for creative writing with a twist. You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Each class includes writing tips co-mingled with fun writing prompts. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading their stories out loud. Both fiction and non-fiction (journal writing and essays) are encouraged. Enthusiasm, a great sense of fun, and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and teaches creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area. She is a published author of two books of fiction and a children’s illustrated book, and posts a weekly blog called Roughwighting (http://roughwighting.net/).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Monday March 23, 2020
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Mom & Baby Drop In--featuring programs with WCPCF
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our Monday morning Baby and Mom (or Dad, or Caretaker) Drop in! 

Programs will be run by Beverly and Nicki, of the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Infant Lapsit & Tummy Time
Ages 0 - 1 --  In the Storytime Room
9:30 - 10:00
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for soft songs, lap bounces and tummy time activities perfect for pre-walkers!

Inclusive Playgroup
Ages 1 - 4 -- In the Community Room
10:30 - 11:30
January 27th, February 3rd & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a morning of active singing, stories and movement for children of all developmental skills!

Snuggle-up Storytime
Ages 1 - 4  --  In the Stotytime Room
10:30 - 11:30
February 10th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a toddler lapsit with favorite songs and stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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Advanced ESL Class (FULL)
9:30 AM

Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing for Advanced ESL learners. Space is limited to 12 students. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library. 

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls in grades 6 - 12

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 September 24th 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
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Sessions every Wednesday:  10:00 - 10:30
                                                  10:30 - 11:00

Drop in for several age-appropriate stories on a fun Winter themes, followed by a simple craft.  The Crafts and stories are designed for the attention span and manual dexterity of a two year old.


Our craft space is small, so we try to limit the audience to ten child/parent pairs per session. Please be on time!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Baby Signing!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

For Babies and their adult, in the Storytelling Room

Sign Language is a great way to learn for all ages.  It helps babies communitcate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well. In this program, your child will learn basic signs through songs, stories, games play and more.

Benefits for Babies:
Reduces frustration
Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
Accelerates development of speech
Enhances early literacy skills
Deepens bonding

Shery White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for almost twenty years.  She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.

Register your child (and yourself) at the Youth Services Desk in person or by calling us at 781-786-6166.

This class will not be held during school vacation

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minib.net
 
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Fashion in Fiction: Clothing Speaks Volumes in Jane Austen's Novels
3:00 PM

In this one-woman presentation Ms. Kandie Carle dives into the Regency Era of Great Britain (early 1800s) which author Jane Austen's novels epitomize. She will discuss the general clothing, accessories, manners and etiquette of the time period and then share the ways that Austen used clothing and fashion to enhance character, delineate class and move plot and story in her novels. Dressed in period correct garments herself, she also dresses two mannequins, as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, characters from Pride and Prejudice, as they prepare for a ball. Along with excerpts from the novels, Ms. Carle shares highlights from Austens' private letters. 

Ms. Carle brings years of experience in theater and history to her program. She is producing artistic director of the East Haddam Stage Company and is a consultant and creative developer for living history sites. 

This free program is appropriate for audiences ages 10 through adult and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

 
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Wednesday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Thursday March 26, 2020
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AfterSchool BookClubs!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Thursday Afternoon Storytime for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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 winter/spring theme!  We then move to the Craft Room where our creative participants can make a project to take home.

Registration required (for craft supply purposes).  Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. 

We feature the same stories and crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please sign up for only one weekday for the January - March session.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Best Fit College Admissions Seminar
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Stressed out about planning for college?

The Princeton Review has been helping students get into their dream schools for over 35 years.  Join us at this session to overcome fears, dispel common myths, and learn how the college admissions process can actually be a fun experience (really!).  We'll share valuable insights and insider information to help you find - and pay for - your dream school.

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Community Room
Friday March 27, 2020
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The Interlude: a Musical Coffee Break
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The library's cozy Reading Room offers prerecorded music, puzzles and light refreshments October through March.

 
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Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

For the pure love of writing, sign up for creative writing with a twist. You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Each class includes writing tips co-mingled with fun writing prompts. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading their stories out loud. Both fiction and non-fiction (journal writing and essays) are encouraged. Enthusiasm, a great sense of fun, and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and teaches creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area. She is a published author of two books of fiction and a children’s illustrated book, and posts a weekly blog called Roughwighting (http://roughwighting.net/).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Monday March 30, 2020
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Mom & Baby Drop In--featuring programs with WCPCF
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our Monday morning Baby and Mom (or Dad, or Caretaker) Drop in! 

Programs will be run by Beverly and Nicki, of the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Infant Lapsit & Tummy Time
Ages 0 - 1 --  In the Storytime Room
9:30 - 10:00
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for soft songs, lap bounces and tummy time activities perfect for pre-walkers!

Inclusive Playgroup
Ages 1 - 4 -- In the Community Room
10:30 - 11:30
January 27th, February 3rd & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a morning of active singing, stories and movement for children of all developmental skills!

Snuggle-up Storytime
Ages 1 - 4  --  In the Stotytime Room
10:30 - 11:30
February 10th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a toddler lapsit with favorite songs and stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
Tuesday March 31, 2020
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AfterSchool BookClubs!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls in grades 6 - 12

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 September 24th 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
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Sessions every Wednesday:  10:00 - 10:30
                                                  10:30 - 11:00

Drop in for several age-appropriate stories on a fun Winter themes, followed by a simple craft.  The Crafts and stories are designed for the attention span and manual dexterity of a two year old.


Our craft space is small, so we try to limit the audience to ten child/parent pairs per session. Please be on time!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Baby Signing!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

For Babies and their adult, in the Storytelling Room

Sign Language is a great way to learn for all ages.  It helps babies communitcate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well. In this program, your child will learn basic signs through songs, stories, games play and more.

Benefits for Babies:
Reduces frustration
Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
Accelerates development of speech
Enhances early literacy skills
Deepens bonding

Shery White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for almost twenty years.  She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.

Register your child (and yourself) at the Youth Services Desk in person or by calling us at 781-786-6166.

This class will not be held during school vacation

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minib.net
Thursday April 2, 2020
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AfterSchool BookClubs!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Friday April 3, 2020
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AfterSchool BookClubs!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Saturday April 4, 2020
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Puppet Show: Sir George & the Dragon
11:00 AM

Pumpernickel Puppets will present a puppet storytime performance of Sir George & the Dragon.

Pumpernickel Puppet shows are presented with a cast of colorful puppet characters, audience participation, live voices and sound effects and fast paced scripts that not only entertain, but stimulate children's imagination and creativity. A demonstration period follows every performance giving the audience some insight into what happens behind the scenes.

The performance will last approximately forty minutes and is appropriate for children ages three and up. Please join us in the library's Community Room. 

This FREE program is sponsored by the Weston Community Children's Association (WCCA).

Sunday April 5, 2020
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Concert: Fiddle and Banjo
3:00 PM

The Music Committee and the Friends of the Library are pleased to welcome duo Goode and Kaplan to peform in the library's Community Room. This program is free and open to all.

Monday April 6, 2020
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Meet the Author: Caroline Carlson!

Save the date!  Caroline Carlson, author of five books for young readers--will be here!

Caroline grew up in Weston, and will be here to visit with her fans and talk about writing books.  Her books include The Door at the End of the World, The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates trilogy and The World's Greatest Detective.  

More info coming soon!
 

CONTACT:  Kelly Wood  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:30 AM

The Board of Library Trustees will meet in the library's Conference Room. 

 
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Mom & Baby Drop In--featuring programs with WCPCF
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our Monday morning Baby and Mom (or Dad, or Caretaker) Drop in! 

Programs will be run by Beverly and Nicki, of the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Infant Lapsit & Tummy Time
Ages 0 - 1 --  In the Storytime Room
9:30 - 10:00
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for soft songs, lap bounces and tummy time activities perfect for pre-walkers!

Inclusive Playgroup
Ages 1 - 4 -- In the Community Room
10:30 - 11:30
January 27th, February 3rd & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a morning of active singing, stories and movement for children of all developmental skills!

Snuggle-up Storytime
Ages 1 - 4  --  In the Stotytime Room
10:30 - 11:30
February 10th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a toddler lapsit with favorite songs and stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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AfterSchool BookClubs!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls in grades 6 - 12

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 September 24th 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
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Two Sessions every Wednesday:  10:00 - 10:30
                                                  10:30 - 11:00

Drop in for several age-appropriate stories on a fun Winter themes, followed by a simple craft.  The Crafts and stories are designed for the attention span and manual dexterity of a two year old.


Our craft space is small, so we try to limit the audience to ten child/parent pairs per session. Please be on time!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Thursday April 9, 2020
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Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will meet in the library's Reading Room to discuss Sacco and Vanzetti: the Men, Their Murders and the Judgment of Mankind by author Bruce Watson. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before the meeting date. Sign up at the Reference Desk by phone 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. 

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Friday April 10, 2020
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Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

For the pure love of writing, sign up for creative writing with a twist. You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Each class includes writing tips co-mingled with fun writing prompts. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading their stories out loud. Both fiction and non-fiction (journal writing and essays) are encouraged. Enthusiasm, a great sense of fun, and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and teaches creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area. She is a published author of two books of fiction and a children’s illustrated book, and posts a weekly blog called Roughwighting (http://roughwighting.net/).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Saturday April 11, 2020
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Science Saturdays!
10:35 AM - 11:30 AM

For Kids!

Most programs are kindergarten through grade 5, but some may be for a smaller grade range.  Please check the details of the program. 

January:
Aliens Escape from Earth with ScienceTellers!   Grades K - 5

February:
Stop Motion and Lego Animation Workshop with Empow Studios  Grades 3 - 5

March:
Meet the Animals with Animal Adventures!  Grades K - 5

April:
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May:
TBA

Workshops will have limited space.  Registration required--sign up starting the first of each month at the Youth Services Desk

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Monday April 13, 2020
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Mom & Baby Drop In--featuring programs with WCPCF
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our Monday morning Baby and Mom (or Dad, or Caretaker) Drop in! 

Programs will be run by Beverly and Nicki, of the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Infant Lapsit & Tummy Time
Ages 0 - 1 --  In the Storytime Room
9:30 - 10:00
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for soft songs, lap bounces and tummy time activities perfect for pre-walkers!

Inclusive Playgroup
Ages 1 - 4 -- In the Community Room
10:30 - 11:30
January 27th, February 3rd & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a morning of active singing, stories and movement for children of all developmental skills!

Snuggle-up Storytime
Ages 1 - 4  --  In the Stotytime Room
10:30 - 11:30
February 10th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a toddler lapsit with favorite songs and stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
 
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Forensic Science Roadshow
3:00 PM

Get an inside view of the intriguing subject of forensic science.  Speaker Paul Zambella is a retired forensic scientist who worked for the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory for 36 years and participated in more than 500 crime scene investigations. Topics include the following:  Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory; the functions of a forensic scientist; blood; DNA; fingerprints; gunshot residue; footwear impressions; metal detector; and crime light. If time allows, some demonstrations may be interactive.

This program is recommended for ages 16 and up.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Tuesday April 14, 2020
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AfterSchool BookClubs!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
AfterSchool BookClub!

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
 
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls in grades 6 - 12

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 September 24th 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
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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Solar Eclipse in Chile
12:00 PM

Anita Klaussen will attend the 2019 eclipse in August. She will present photos and describe the eclipse. This program is hosted by the Women's Travel Club.

 
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Novels @ Night
7:00 PM

The group will meet in the library's Reading Room to discuss the novel We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry. Copies of the book will be available in advance at the Circulation Desk. 

Thursday April 16, 2020
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Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

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

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

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Friday April 17, 2020
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Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

For the pure love of writing, sign up for creative writing with a twist. You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Each class includes writing tips co-mingled with fun writing prompts. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading their stories out loud. Both fiction and non-fiction (journal writing and essays) are encouraged. Enthusiasm, a great sense of fun, and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and teaches creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area. She is a published author of two books of fiction and a children’s illustrated book, and posts a weekly blog called Roughwighting (http://roughwighting.net/).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Tuesday: 1st though 3rd Grades
Thursday: 1st through 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.  Each class will be reading a different book.  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.  No electronic devices permitted.  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.  In the event your child is home from school or will not be attending, please call the Library at 781-786-6166 to let us know.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Tuesday April 21, 2020
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Sunday April 26, 2020
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Concert: Piano Trio
3:00 PM

The Music Committee and the Friends of the Library are pleased to welcome pianist Minkyung Oh to perform in the library's Community Room. This program is free and open to all. 

Monday April 27, 2020
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Mom & Baby Drop In--featuring programs with WCPCF
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our Monday morning Baby and Mom (or Dad, or Caretaker) Drop in! 

Programs will be run by Beverly and Nicki, of the Weston Community Partnerships for Children and Families.

Infant Lapsit & Tummy Time
Ages 0 - 1 --  In the Storytime Room
9:30 - 10:00
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for soft songs, lap bounces and tummy time activities perfect for pre-walkers!

Inclusive Playgroup
Ages 1 - 4 -- In the Community Room
10:30 - 11:30
January 27th, February 3rd & 24th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a morning of active singing, stories and movement for children of all developmental skills!

Snuggle-up Storytime
Ages 1 - 4  --  In the Stotytime Room
10:30 - 11:30
February 10th, March & April dates coming soon
Join us for a toddler lapsit with favorite songs and stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  
Tuesday April 28, 2020
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Girls Who Code
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Girls in grades 6 - 12

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 September 24th 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
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For kids ages six and up and their families

We provide the games, you provide the players!  We have everything from Monopoly to Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Slamwich to Operation to Pass the Pigs to Battleship to Rock'em Sock'em Robots!  Fifty games in all, and you could be playing any one of them!  A great way to spend the evening and to try out games with your family.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Friday May 1, 2020
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Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

For the pure love of writing, sign up for creative writing with a twist. You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Each class includes writing tips co-mingled with fun writing prompts. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading their stories out loud. Both fiction and non-fiction (journal writing and essays) are encouraged. Enthusiasm, a great sense of fun, and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and teaches creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area. She is a published author of two books of fiction and a children’s illustrated book, and posts a weekly blog called Roughwighting (http://roughwighting.net/).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Monday May 4, 2020
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:30 AM

The Board of Library Trustees will meet in the library's Conference Room. 

Friday May 8, 2020
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Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

For the pure love of writing, sign up for creative writing with a twist. You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Each class includes writing tips co-mingled with fun writing prompts. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading their stories out loud. Both fiction and non-fiction (journal writing and essays) are encouraged. Enthusiasm, a great sense of fun, and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and teaches creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area. She is a published author of two books of fiction and a children’s illustrated book, and posts a weekly blog called Roughwighting (http://roughwighting.net/).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday May 9, 2020
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Weston MusicFest
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

MusicFest is a daylong celebration of music and Weston musicians sponsored by the Music Committee of the Friends of the Library. The library hosts a series of musical programs of approximately forty-five minutes in length that present students of any age and instrument who have a Weston connection. The performances, which are open to the public, will be presented informally in the Community Room of the library. Light refreshments will follow each concert. For more information contact westonmusicfest@gmail.com.

 
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Science Saturdays!
10:35 AM - 11:30 AM

For Kids!

Most programs are kindergarten through grade 5, but some may be for a smaller grade range.  Please check the details of the program. 

January:
Aliens Escape from Earth with ScienceTellers!   Grades K - 5

February:
Stop Motion and Lego Animation Workshop with Empow Studios  Grades 3 - 5

March:
Meet the Animals with Animal Adventures!  Grades K - 5

April:
TBA

May:
TBA

Workshops will have limited space.  Registration required--sign up starting the first of each month at the Youth Services Desk

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Thursday May 14, 2020
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Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will meet in the library's Reading Room to discuss Madame Fourcade's Secret War: the Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler by author Lynne Olson. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. Sign up at the Reference Desk by phone 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net

Friday May 15, 2020
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Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

For the pure love of writing, sign up for creative writing with a twist. You don't need a degree in writing or a published novel, just a desire to explore your own creativity with the written word. Each class includes writing tips co-mingled with fun writing prompts. Participants learn from each other through in-class writing and reading their stories out loud. Both fiction and non-fiction (journal writing and essays) are encouraged. Enthusiasm, a great sense of fun, and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and teaches creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area. She is a published author of two books of fiction and a children’s illustrated book, and posts a weekly blog called Roughwighting (http://roughwighting.net/).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday May 20, 2020
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Novels @ Night
7:00 PM

The group will meet in the library's Reading Room to discuss House of Trelawney by Hannah Mary Rothschild. Copies of the novel will be available in advance at the Circulation Desk. 

Thursday May 21, 2020
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Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

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

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Monday June 1, 2020
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:30 AM

The Board of Library Trustees will meet in the library's Conference Room. 

Thursday June 18, 2020
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Library Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
For babies and toddlers, ages six months to four years old

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

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk / Kelly  781-786-6166  kwood@minlib.net
Sunday October 18, 2020
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Introduction to Tarot Card Reading
2:00 PM

From the history of the cards to their meanings, Sally Cragin provides an engaging introductory lesson to tarot card reading. After the presentation, participants will meeting in groups to try their own readings. Space is limited to 18 participants, please register by calling 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk. 

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

 

Thursday October 22, 2020
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Our Disunited States of America: the struggle between conservatives and liberals
3:00 PM

     Massachusetts author and retired political science teacher Don Jansiewicz speaks about his new book Our Disunited States of America: The Struggle between Conservatives and Liberals. This book examines the battles between America's two political tribes, each of which has tried to gain and maintain control of our country. Both have taken turns in leading our nation, and each tribe has been pushed aside after a few years, only to come back later. This is truly a back-and-forth type of government.

       The book does not take sides to favor one tribe over the other. Instead, it examines the problem of our political dysfunction by describing the competing visions, the end of moderation, tribal membership and painful histories. Then it looks at the causes analyzing the underlying factors (psychological, social and experiential), the role of the media, manipulation strategies (that only exacerbate the conflict), as well as Russian disinformation.   

       Finally, the book focuses on solutions that range from winner-take-all approaches to structural changes in government, as well as moderating factors (population shifts, a greater role for women, generational changes, revitalizing rural and small-town America and dedicated moderation advocates).

 


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