Friends of the Weston Public Library March Events


From email blast:
The Friends of the Weston Public Library is holding its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 7:30 at the library.  Please join us and learn about the exciting programs we have brought to the library including documentary films, “Lunch and Learn”, Animal Embassy programs, “Play With Your Food” and a Night with Paul Bogaev to name just a few.  This year has been extremely productive for the Friends!  At the meeting we will also be electing board members for next year.  So please come and give us your ideas for new programs, volunteer to be a board member, or just learn about what we do.
And here are the programs at the library in March.  All are free and open to the public.
Reservations are not required, but for planning purposes, the Friends would appreciate your letting them know if you are coming to their events by emailing them at friendsofthewestonlibrary@gmail.com
Special Movie Screening of ‘THE BEGINNERS” to support our hometown Oscar winner
Friday, March 9 at 7:00

The library will have a public screening of The Beginners with Christopher Plummer to celebrate his Academy Award win. It’s just a little bonus to support our hometown Oscar winner.

Lunch and Learn – Organizing Your Home from Top to Bottom

Wednesday, March 14 from 12 Noon to 1:30 PM

Are things in your life taking over? Want to simplify your environment? Come to an entertaining talk by Larry Russick, Professional Organizer. See how to sort, let things go, and learn what to do with the things you keep. Discover how simple and painless the process can be! Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Movie Night – The Descendants
Wednesday, March 21st at 7:30 PM

This month’s film is The Descendants, starring George Clooney.   It is showing on Wed., March 21st at 7:30 PM in the Community Room. Come and enjoy the movie!

Thursday Morning Book Club – The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Thursday, March 8 at 10:30 AM
 
The Paris Wife
A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

A Moveable Feast
Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works. Since Hemingway’s personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined the changes made to the text before publication. Now, this special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published.

Featuring a personal Foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest’s sole surviving son, and an Introduction by grandson of the author, SeÁn Hemingway, editor of this edition, the book also includes a number of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son, Jack, and his first wife Hadley. Also included are irreverent portraits of literary luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford, and insightful recollections of Hemingway’s own early experiments with his craft.

Widely celebrated and debated by critics and readers everywhere, the restored edition of A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.

 

Wednesday Evening Book Club – A Complicated Kindnessby Miriam Toews

Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 PM

Welcome to the world of Nomi Nickel, a tough wry young woman trapped in a small Mennonite town that seeks toi set her on the path to righteousness and smother her at the same time.  In this work of fierce originality and brilliance, Miriam Toews explores the intricate binds of family and the forces that tear them apart.  Left alone with her father Ray, her days are spent piecing together the reasons her mother, Trudie, and her sister, Natasha, have gone missing, and trying to figure out what she can do to avoid a career ay Happy Family Farms, a chicken abattoir on the outskirts of East Village – not the neighbourhood in Manhattan where Nomi wants to live, but the small town in southern Manitoba…. As Nomi gets to the bottom of the truth behind her mother”s and sister’s disappearances, she finds herself on a direct collision course with her uncle and the only community she has ever known.  And one startling act of defiance brings the novel to its shattering conclusion. – From the book jacket

Astronomy Program – Roadmap to the Stars: The Night Sky Explained with Kevin Manning, PhD.

Friday March 30th at 7 P.M. at the Middle School Library

 

The Weston Public Library is pleased to present for a second time, Dr. Kevin Manning.  His topic will be “Roadmap to the Stars”, a guide to identifying objects in the nighttime sky. He will be speaking at the Weston Middle School Library on Friday, March 30 starting at 7:00 PM. Weather permitting, we will go outside to view the night sky through a telescope. The program is appropriate for all ages and there is no admission fee.

 

“Nature’s View” Art Show

March 1-March 31  Opening reception Sunday, March 4, 2-4 PM

Silvermine Guild Artist C.J.Guerin is exhibiting in the Community Room of the Weston Public Library during the month of March.  You are invited to the opening reception on Sunday, March 4 from 2-4 PM.

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