Everyone is invited to come support the young musicians. Children in grades K through 12 are invited to play the library’s baby grand or bring your own instrument! Can’t wait!
**Special Teen Tech Week Parent Program
Monday, March 11 at 12 Noon
Join Youth Services Director Michelle Albright for Media Savvy tips for parents!
Thursday March 21 at 7 PM
Topic to be announced
Special Screening of Kiss Me Kate
Sunday March 21 at 3 PM
Keep the fun of the Weston High School’s performance of Kiss Me Kate going with a special screening of the 1953 classic film! Fred and Lilly are a divorced pair of actors who are brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Tam-ing of the Shrew. Of course, the couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play. A fight on the opening night threatens the production, as well as two thugs who have the mistaken idea that Fred owes their boss money and insist on staying next to him all night.
Free and starts at 7pm
Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 2, 10 AM – 12 Noon, Concert at 3 PM
Friends of the Weston Public Library invite you to bring your child to the Library on Saturday during their Take Your Child to the Library Day. While you’re there, enter a raffle for a Friends of the WestonPublic Library tote bag filled with Library goodies, sign up for a Librarycard (children 5 and older), and check out the Library’s collection of books, DVDs, and magazines for the whole family!
Then at 3 PM, come back and enjoy a musical performance by “Jay and Ray” featuring songs from their “Music for Aardvark” classes. Everyone’s invited! Check them out and “like” them on Facebook
“Meet John Adams” at the Weston Public Library
Sunday, February 10 at 2 PM
In anticipation of President’s day, the acclaimed re-enactor George Baker will portray the father of American independence, John Adams, who will talk about his life and his views on American society in a humorous and inspiring performance entitled “Meet John Adams – A Lively and Revolutionary Conversation with America’s Second President”. This event, to be held at the library, is being jointly sponsored by the Friends of theWeston Public Library and the Weston Historical Society. While geared for adults, Meet John Adams is suitable for families, even those with young children. This program is both entertaining and educational – President Adams sings three songs accompanying himself on the piano and will take questions from the audience.
Thursday Morning Book Club – Rules of Civility by Amor Towes
Yellow roses are for jealousy. Or are they for infidelity? The variation in meaning can make all the difference in the world if, as was the custom in Victorian times, you are sending a message to someone through flowers.
In The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Victoria Jones is both a victim and a product of the foster care system: Tough, angry, isolated, mistrustful, but with an amazing capacity to be gentle and loving, Victoria nurses her sense of loss and abandonment by nurturing plants. One reviewer (Paula McLain) says Victoria is “like a thistle, a wall of hard-earned thorns.” But this comparison is based only on the outward appearance of the thistle, and not of the meaning found in a dictionary of flowers, for Victoria is no misanthrope; rather, she embodies more a sense of Black Poplar (courage), Ginger (strength), and Marigold (grief), among others. The novel begins when Victoria turns 18 years old and is emancipated from the foster care system, but this freedom is really one more loss in a long line of losses. She finds herself homeless and friendless, with nothing but plants and flowers to keep her company in the park where she stays, and the scraps of half-eaten meals she manages to confiscate at restaurants to assuage her hunger. Her gift with flowers lands her a part-time job with an independent florist, and before long Victoria discovers that she has the power to help others through her carefully chosen floral arrangements. This is a story of love and loss, of mothers and daughters, of learning to forgive and forgiving oneself, of painful secrets, redemption, and second chances. Diffenbaugh offers readers a compassionate and insightful view of experiences of life that many people don’t often see.
Movie Night Feature Film – Cloud Atlas (R)
Documentary Film – “Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives”
Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 PM
If you’re wondering what Proposition 37 in California and the labeling issue in Connecticut are all about, this movie will help you understand why 90% of the population wants foods labeled in order to tell if they contain genetically modified foods. Now is your opportunity to hear the whole story! We urge you to come and watch this film. The health of your family is at stake. Tara Cook-Littman, a Nutrition Counselor and former practicing attorney, from GMO Free CT will be here to talk about the importance of the GMO labeling issue before and after the movie.