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Library Closed February 18th for Presidents Day

The library building might be closed, but our our digital library is always open! The WPL is happy to offer patrons eBooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, downloadable music, streaming video, and even digital comics- all for free, 24/7. So if you enjoy services like Netflix, Spotify, or Audible, check out our FREE digital services by clicking here.

February Book Discussion Groups

Place a hold- get books faster!

Did you know that placing a hold on an item, aka ordering a book from another library, helps us know what Weston patrons want AND gets the book to you faster? 

When placing holds on any item, new or otherwise, Weston patrons are given priority to Weston items. An example of this would be if "Where the Crawdads Sing" has 100 holds and all copies are checked out throughout the Minuteman Library Network, including all 5 of Weston's copies. If a Weston patron who has this item on hold and is # 65 on the list for all Minuteman copies, they are given priority to receive a Weston copy as soon as it becomes available, thus not needing to wait for the 65th copy.

You can even place holds long before a book comes out. As soon as we have ordered the item (usually months in advance), you can place a hold! You can place holds using our online catalog or by calling our Reference Desk at 781-786-6165.

Something for everyone

There is always something going on at the WPL. Click on an image for more info or check out our full event calendar.

PJ Drive

Donate to the MBLC Bruins PJ Drive

The Weston Public Library has teamed up with the Boston Bruins to participate in the 13th annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive to benefit Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons.

The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 13,000 pairs of new pajamas.  Many of the pajamas donated go to local DCF offices in the area in which they were collected, benefitting local kids and teens.

The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from February 1 through March 15, 2020. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens. 

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners works with the Boston Bruins to coordinate library participation in the drive.  Libraries from around the state use the Massachusetts Library System’s delivery service, typically used to send books and other library materials, to send their PJs to area collection locations which increases libraries’ ability to participate in the drive.

Please consider bringing in a new pair of PJ's to help local kids and teens in need. 

The Dames Film Festival

See some of your favorite 'dames' of the big screen!

Select Thursdays, 1:30 PM This winter, The Film Club hosts a new film series called The Dames which features recipients of the Order of the British Empire. All films begin at 1:30 PM. No need to sign up, just join is in the Community Room.
author talk with ted reinstein

New England's General Stores Author Talk

In talking about New England's General Stores: Exploring an American Classic, broadcast journalist Ted Reinstein shares the rich and colorful history of this iconic institution, how they figured in the rise of early American commerce, why they began to fade, and why--like another New England icon, the diner--they have begun to come back and even be re-invented and re-imagined for a new era.

Told with anecdotes from a variety of local landmark stores across the region, the presentation is accompanied by the award-winning photography of Art Donahue. 
This even is free and open to the public. 
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Keep up to date with AIC news

With the AIC up and running, there are a lot of exciting things happening at the Art and Innovation Center. Learn more by visiting the AIC website or by subscribing to the AIC Newsletter.

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We know how hard it can be to stay on top of everything that is going on in the library. The WPL wants to make it just a little bit easier with our newsletter, The Latest Word. Once a month, we'll send out a quick note about some of the great programs, materials, and services the library has to offer. To continue receiving library updates, please make sure you subscribe to the new library newsletter by selecting "Weston Public Library Newsletter" here.

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