Email from Friends of the Weston Public Library:
Here is a preview of the programs we are presenting at the library in October. All are free and open to the public and reservations are not required.
Thursday Morning Book Club – The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Thursday, October 11th at 10:30 AM
“At Westish College, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league until a routine throw goes disastrously off course. In the aftermath of his error, the fates of five people are upended. Henry’s fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz realizes he has guided Henry’s career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.
As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, “The Art of Fielding is mere baseball fiction the way Moby Dick is just a fish story” (Nicholas Dawidoff). It is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment–to oneself and to others.”
Feature Movie Night – Dark Shadows (PG-13)
Wednesday, October 17th at 7 PM
In keeping with a Halloween theme, this month’s feature film is Dark Shadows (PG-13) starring Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer . The description from IMDB: An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Come and enjoy the movie!
Wednesday Evening Book Club – The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grisson
Wednesday, October 17th at 7:30 PM
“Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her hew family. In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves.
Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Kathleen Grissom’s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets and familiar bonds.” – From the book jacket
Call the library to reserve a copy.
Sunday, October 14th 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
A piano concert called Vienna! featuring Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva will take place in the Community room on Sunday, October 14th. They will perform piano pieces from Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, Friedman-Garener, Godowsky and Brahms.
Lunch and Learn – Self Publishing and Memoir Writing
Thursday, October 25th at Noon
Marcelle Soviero is coming to speak at the library on “Self-Publishing and Memoir Writing” Marcelle is from Wilton and has been published both online and in print publications. More info to follow
Animal Embassy – Halloween Creatures & Critters
Saturday, October 27 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join Animal Embassy at the library for this special Halloween program. You will learn about the origins of fear, while meeting incredible live Animal Ambassadors. We will discuss predators such as wolves and bears, and discover how snakes, spiders and scorpions look from the inside out. We’ll turn fear into respect & appreciation by learning about animal behavior and appearance. Participants will hear myths and legends surrounding some of these amazing animals, while meeting a diversity of creatures such as a Pink-toed tarantula, an Emperor scorpion, a Sinaloan Milk snake, a Boa constrictor and perhaps a Spectacled owl! Recommended for children over the age of four.
NEW LIBRARY HOURS THROUGH DECEMBER
The library has begun extending hours for a trial period, staying open until 6 PM on Mondays and Tuesdays. This will continue through December. The new hours are:
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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