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Monday April 2, 2018 - Monday April 30, 2018
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April in the Art Gallery

Innovative photographer Kira Seamon will exhibit her eye-catching photos in the gallery during the month of April. She has exhibited with the Griffin Museum of Photography as well as local libraries. For more information about Kira, visit her website at http://www.kiraseamonphotography.com/index.html

Monday April 23, 2018
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Baby Signing! with Sheryl White
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Baby Signing!  For babies and toddlers, accompanied by an adult!

Sign language is great to learn for all ages. It helps babies communicate, and it enhances early literacy skills for verbal children as well.  In this program, your child will learn some signs through songs, stories, games and play.

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

Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for 18 years.

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk--Registration Required!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  

 
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Mindfulness Class for families
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For families and their Children, ages 3 - 5

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

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

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

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Space is limited. Register at the Youth Services Desk

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM

The group will discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. For more information contact librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158.

 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

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

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Pajama Storytime: A Family Storytime for Ages 3-6
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Wear your pajamas and stop by the Library for stories followed by arts and crafts. Stories begin at 6:00pm and a family craft begins at 6:20pm.  No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:    781-786-6166  
Thursday April 26, 2018
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Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

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

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Friday April 27, 2018
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Creative Writing for Fun (7 of 9)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Discover your creativity by exploring the hidden stories in your mind. Every week is an adventure with in-class writing (fiction and non-fiction), writing topics and tips, and shared reading. A zeal for the zany and poignant, a sense of humor, and a willingness to be open and honest lead you to inspired writing. This free class is open to adults aged 18 and over. Space is limited. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has a Master of Arts in Literature, has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday April 28, 2018
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Python Programming Workshop
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Python Programming Workshop

This class for 6th-12th graders will teach beginning and intermediate Python skills. No prior programming or teaching experience is required (though students with prior experience are encouraged to participate!). In addition to teaching basic Python skills this class will cover advanced debugging techniques, error catching (using try-except), and database topics. Please email or phone to register for the class.  

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Sunday April 29, 2018
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Concert, Ancient Mariners, Dixieland
3:00 PM

The Music Committee of the Friends of The Weston Public Library is happy to announce that on Sunday April 29, 2018, the Ancient Mariners Dixieland Band will be performing in the Community Room at 3 pm. This lively group plays toe-tapping music of early New Orleans jazz, Tin Pan Alley music from the 1900's, music from the Roaring Twenties, blues, struts, ragtime and more.  The musicians who will be entertaining us are Bob MacInnis on cornet, clarinet, and trombone (not all at once), Bob Cronin on drums, Marilyn Kerwin on double bass, and Jake Kerwin on piano.  The concert program will include a family-friendly mix of music, historical anecdotes, humor, and even a little audience participation.This performance is supported in part by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency

Tuesday May 1, 2018
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Stained Glass Mosaics Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For Teens in grades 6 -12.

Delight in the ancient art of stained glass mosaics! Make a small tile trivet using colored glass pieces.

Registration required by email or by phone.  Space limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
 
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Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

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

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

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

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Friday May 4, 2018
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Creative Writing for Fun (8 of 9)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Discover your creativity by exploring the hidden stories in your mind. Every week is an adventure with in-class writing (fiction and non-fiction), writing topics and tips, and shared reading. A zeal for the zany and poignant, a sense of humor, and a willingness to be open and honest lead you to inspired writing. This free class is open to adults aged 18 and over. Space is limited. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has a Master of Arts in Literature, has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Monday May 7, 2018
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LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Tuesday May 8, 2018
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

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

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The group will discuss NEVER CAUGHT by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. The group will meet in the library's Reading Room. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. Sign up at the Reference Desk, phone 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail@minlib.net.

 
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Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

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

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Roses for New England
7:00 PM

Mike and Angela Chute, American Rose Society Master Rosarians, will deliver their lecture that specifically addresses the merits and challenges of rose gardening in New England. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet members of the Provisional Group of the Weston Garden Club and learn about membership in our novice-centric programs designed to foster a love of gardening, horticulture, civic beauty and conservation in Weston. Light refreshments will be available. After the program, Mike and Angela Chute will be available to sign copies of our books Roses for New England: A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening and Rose Gardening Season by Season: A Journal for Passionate Gardeners.

Friday May 11, 2018
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Creative Writing for Fun (9 of 9)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Discover your creativity by exploring the hidden stories in your mind. Every week is an adventure with in-class writing (fiction and non-fiction), writing topics and tips, and shared reading. A zeal for the zany and poignant, a sense of humor, and a willingness to be open and honest lead you to inspired writing. This free class is open to adults aged 18 and over. Space is limited. Register at the Reference Desk or call 781-786-6165. Pamela Wight has a Master of Arts in Literature, has taught creative writing classes in New England and the San Francisco Bay area for two decades, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday May 12, 2018
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Weston MusicFest
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Weston MusicFest, a day of short musical programs, is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library and offers an opportunity to celebrate students of all ages performing music in the style of their choice for their friends, neighbors and community.

Please join us in the Community Room for this event.

Applications to perform are available online here:

or Applications can be picked up at the Weston Public Library.

Require more info? Email Sara at: westonmusicfest@gmail.com
 

Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM

The group will discuss Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. For more information contact librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158.

 
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Mystery Book Group
2:30 PM - 3:30 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's selection is Suzanne Berne's A Crime in the Neighborhood:

"Set in 1972, against the steamy summer of a Washington, D.C., suburb filled with the buzz of locusts and Walter Cronkite's breaking news reports on Watergate, Berne's marvelously controlled first novel explores the effect of a boy's brutal murder on a community and on a 10-year-old girl, a neighbor of the murdered child, whose own world is falling apart. With an elegiac beauty and sadness, the girl, Marsha, looks back from the vantage point of adulthood and tells how the story of the murder became her own story." –Publisher’s Weekly
Copies of the book will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk a month in advance. Call 781-786-6165 for more information.

 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

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

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

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

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

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

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

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

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Friday May 18, 2018
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Nutrition for Infants and Toddlers
10:00 AM

Nutritionist and dietician Christianna Moran will provide tips on encouraging healthy eating habits in young children.

Saturday May 19, 2018
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Science Saturdays at the Library!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Science Saturdays at the Library!   May Program:

Pirates! Lost at Sea
    with Sciencetellers

Ahoy there! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way off the island before all hope is lost … at sea!

Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure, physical and chemical changes, inertia, scientific variables and more. Don't miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

Sign up at the Youth Services Desk by starting May 1st!

 

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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So, You Want to do a Painting: What Next?
2:00 PM

Local artist Roy Perkinson will discuss the thought process and the practical matter of selecting a specific painting medium, and how that decision affects the result. A life-long painter, one of his fondest memories is when he was only eight or nine years old, when his dad (also an artist) brought him along to paint watercolors while perched on a levee overlooking Trinity River in Dallas.

With his deep fascination for the visible world and how it works, Roy studied physics at MIT, art in a private art school and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and art history at Boston University. Throughout these years he continued to pursue his love of painting, and has been in many group and solo exhibitions. In 2006 he retired and now spends all his time painting, exploring the possibilities of oil, pastel and watercolor.

Tuesday May 22, 2018
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Two Year Old Storytime!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

For Two Year Olds and an adult partner.

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

An adult must stay with their child.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
 
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Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

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

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Three, Four & Five Year Old Storytime!

For kids ages 3, 4 & 5!

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

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, so we know how many crafts to prepare. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Monday May 28, 2018
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Library Closed--Memorial Day
Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
Monday June 4, 2018
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LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
9:30 AM

This group will meet in the Conference Room.

Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Secrets of Admission to the Most Selective Colleges
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find out how highly-selective colleges and universities really decide who gets accepted, and how to improve your chances of getting in.  Learn Collegewise strategies your family can use to have a sane, stress-free enjoyable college application process together.

CONTACT:  Karen Baldwin  781-786-6166  kbaldwin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Community Room
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Sing Along with Jeannie Mack!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

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

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

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

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CONTACT:  Youth Services Desk  781-786-6166  
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Pastel Paint Workshop: Monet's Magic
6:00 PM

This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Imagine using the actual imagery that inspired Monet to paint his "Water Lily" paintings. In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, participants create their own pastel painting, freely experimenting with hundreds of the artist's pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun workshop. Space is limited, please call 781-786-6165 or visit the Reference Desk to register. All materials are provided free to participants.

Artist Gregory Maichack is a portraitist and painter working primarily in pastels. He has been in many national juried shows. In addition to portraiture, his still lifes and landscapes are represented by galleries from Kennebunkport, Maine to San Francisco, California. Visit his website at www.GregoryMaichack.com to learn more.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Library Closed--Independence Day
Monday September 3, 2018
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Library Closed--Labor Day
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Return of the Sea Otter: the story of the animal that evaded extinction on the Pacific Coast
7:00 PM

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

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

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

Monday October 8, 2018
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Library Closed--Columbus Day
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Above & Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis
7:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Thursday November 8, 2018
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Friends of WPL Book Sale Preview Night!
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Friday November 9, 2018
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Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Library
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Stock up on great books for adults and children and choose from a wide selection of delectable treats prepared by Friends of the Library volunteers. Hardbacks are $2.00 and paperbacks are $1.00. 100% of the proceeds raised go to benefit the library.

Saturday November 10, 2018
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Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Library
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Stock up on great books for adults and children and choose from a wide selection of delectable treats prepared by Friends of the Library volunteers. Hardbacks are $2.00 and paperbacks are $1.00. 100% of the proceeds raised go to benefit the library.

Sunday November 11, 2018
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Library Closed--Veterans' Day
Thursday November 22, 2018
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Library Closed--Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Library Closed--Christmas Day

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EK MARS 2018.02.11 -- 7:30 PM