September Happenings at the Weston Library


Here is a preview of the programs we are presenting at the library in September. All are free and open to the public and reservations are not required,

Thursday Morning Book Club – Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
Thursday, September 13 at 10:30 AM

“[One morning] in the early spring, I woke up with the remembrance of a girl I’d once known, Sophie. It was a very vivid half-dream, half-revelation, and all of a sudden I realized that hers was a story I had to tell.” That very day, William Styron began writing the first chapter of Sophie’s Choice.
First published in 1979, this complex and ambitious novel opens with Stingo, a young southerner, journeying north in 1947 to become a writer. It leads us into his intellectual and emotional entanglement with his neighbors in a Brooklyn rooming house: Nathan, a tortured, brilliant Jew, and his lover, Sophie, a beautiful Polish woman.”
“Sophie’s Choice is a passionate, courageous book…a philosophical novel on the most important subject of the twentieth century,” said novelist and critic John Gardner in The New York Times Book Review. “One of the reasons Styron succeeds so well in Sophie’s Choice is that, like Shakespeare (I think the comparison is not too grand), Styron knows how to cut away from the darkness of his material, so that when he turns to it again it strikes with increasing force….Sophie’s Choice is a thriller of the highest order, all the more thrilling for the fact that the dark, gloomy secrets we are unearthing one by one–sorting through lies and terrible misunderstandings like a hand groping for a golden nugget in a rattlesnake’s nest–may be authentic secrets of history and our own human nature.”

Touch a Truck
Saturday, September 15 from 10AM – 12 Noon

Join us with your kids at the Public Works Garage for “Touch a truck”. The town’s Humvee will be there too! More info to follow

Feature Movie Night – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)
Wednesday, September 19 at 7 PM

This month’s feature film is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judy Dench and Tom Wilkinson. The description from IMDB: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.It is showing on Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 PM in the Community Room. Come and enjoy the movie!

Wednesday Evening Book Club – The Submission by Amy Waldman
Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM

“Ten years after 9/11, a dazzling, Kaleidoscopic novel reimagines its aftermath. A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner’s name – and discover he is an American Muslim. Instantly they are cast into roiling debate about the claims of grief, the ambiguities of art, and the meaning of Islam. Their conflicted response is only a preamble to the country’s…..In the fight for both advantage and their ideals, all will bring the emotional weight of their own histories to bear on the urgent question of how to remember, and understand, a national tragedy. In this deeply humane novel, the breadth of Amy Waldman’s cast of characters is matched by her startling ability to conjure their perspectives.” From the bookjacket. Call the library to reserve a copy.

Documentary – Carbon Nation
Thursday, September 20th at 7 PM

Carbon Nation is a documentary movie about climate change solutions. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. This film is being sponsored by the Sustainability Committee

Piano Concert
Sunday, Septembr 30th 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva will be performing in the Community Room. It will be their 3rd performance at the Library. Stay tuned for details!

NEW LIBRARY HOURS STARTING SEPTEMBER 10

On September 10, the library will begin a trial period, staying open until 6 PM on Mondays and Tuesdays. This will continue through December. The new hours will be:

Monday and Tuesday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 8 PM
Thursday and Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: 12 Noon – 4 PM

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