Weston Library Events for September (Friends of the Library)


We have added some more exciting programs at the Weston Public Library in September, as well as one at the very beginning of October.  All are free and take place in the Community Room.
FILM SERIES – Sunday Sept. 25   1PM – 3PM
This is the new date and time for the documentary screening with filmmaker Lisa Seidenberg “I Have Seen the Future: The New York World’s Fair of 1939”

Gliding as smoothly as a gleaming new Edsel from nostalgia to conspiracy theory, I Have Seen The Future shows how the New York World’s Fair of 1939 led America and the world down a road of mass consumerism and a future dependent on the motorcar and the fuel to keep it going. The most spectacular project of Robert Moses, builder of roads and bridges, the World’s Fair was a breathtaking vision of the future—a vision that 70 years later, literally and figuratively ran out of fuel!

 

The most popular exhibit was General Motors “Futurama”, where visitors sat on moving chairs and observed a future America below their feet. Upon exiting, visitors received a button with the words: “I Have Seen The Future”. Lisa Seidenberg will be available to answer questions after the showing.

 

 

ACTORS READING AUTHORS AT THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 7 PM

On Tuesday, September 27th at 7 PM the Friends of the Weston Public Library will host its inaugural Actors Reading Authors event in the Library’s Community Room. Join well-known actors of stage and screen Frank Converse, Patrick Horgan and more for an evening of readings from favorite modern and classic novelists, playwrights and poets with birthdays in September. Participate in the celebration by reading a short passage from your favorite September author, gather a group to re-create a scene from a play, or simply join the audience for an enjoyable evening. Readings should range from 3 minutes for a monologue to 5 minutes for a scene.

September celebrants include: Richard Wright, Elinor Wylie, Leo Tolstoy, Hilda Doolittle, Jane Smiley, D.H. Lawrence, O. Henry, Roald Dahl, Sherwood Anderson, Truman Capote, W.C. Williams, Samuel Johnson, Donald Hall, Upton Sinclair, Elie Wiesel, H.G. Wells, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, and T.S. Eliot.

            If you wish to contribute a reading, please contact the Library with your author and title selection at westonlibrary@westonct.gov or 203-222-2650. For more information on this event and for a listing of other events at the Library, please visitwww.westonpubliclibrary.org.

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT

Sunday, October 2  3:00-5:00 pm

Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva will present  “The Rhythm of the Human Spirit”, a piano concert of lively dance pieces from Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Grieg, Liszt, Gershwin, Capeland and Brahms

 
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