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The library will be closed Monday  5/27

The WPL will be closed for Memorial Day, 5/27. Even though the building is closed, our digital library is always open. Click here for eBooks and digital audiobooks, here for digital magazines, here for streaming video, and here for free downloadable music

To read about some of the brave men and women who we honor on Memorial day, check out these digital titles.

Book Sale

Friends' Corner: Spring Book Sale

The FWPL spring book sale is Friday, 5/31, 2-6 PM & Saturday, 6/1, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. This sale will feature children's books and "beach" reads for adults. Stock up for your summer reading early!

One-hundred percent of the proceeds raised will benefit the library. Each book will be priced a $1.00 - $2.00, no "bag of books" purchases. 

To join the FWPL, please
click here.

tech help

Need free tech help? We've got that

The library is happy to offer technolofy education and assistance to library patrons--free of charge. We offer a variety of structured classes, but you are welcome to schedule an appointment on a topic of your choosing. Some other topics covered include, but are not limited to:
  • purchasing new technology
  • using a mobile device (smartphone, iPad, Kindle Fire, etc.)
  • using social media
  • optimizing computer performance and strategies to prevent viruses
  • email for beginners
  • downloading eBooks and using other digital library resources
If you would like to book an individual 1-hour appointment, please use our ONLINE BOOKING TOOL. If you are unable to book online, call our Assistant Director, Allison Palmgren, at 781-786-6150.

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.

Pride and Prejudice

Intern Insights: Let's Talk Classics

The WPL is thrilled to have a Weston High School intern, Vionna, helping us with all sorts of things this spring. Lucky for us, she is  a voracious reader. We asked her to help us rediscover a love of the classics- here are two of her favorites that she recommends revisiting.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
“He looked at her as a man looks at a faded flower he has gathered, with difficulty recognizing in it the beauty for which he picked and ruined it.”

Set during the late 19th century at the turn of the Russian Empire, Anna Karenina is a true epic of Western literature. Tolstoy thrusts his reader into the glittering world of the Russian aristocracy not only to follow the unraveling of Anna’s scandal of marital infidelity, but to also listen in on intellectual debates about politics, agriculture, and philosophy. In this novel Tolstoy forces his readers to question their perceptions of propriety, sacrifice, duty, family, and love from a vast number of perspectives. Tolstoy leaves his readers with no easy conclusions or a clear moral message; Anna’s story is complicated, and every character in this book is layered and flawed. The cast of Anna Karenina will live inside you long after you’ve finished this novel, and there’s nothing more heartbreaking than taking that sad train ride with Anna near the end of the novel. There’s a reason that this novel is hailed as one of the greatest novels of all time, and that’s because it really stands as a masterpiece in investigating the broad scope of the human condition.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” 

Austen is sort of the best friend that we all wish we could have. In every line of Pride and Prejudice, Austen’s charming wit and humor leap off of the page to the point that even the most ill humored of us can’t help but chuckle. In Pride and Prejudice Austen satirizes the traditional mindset prevalent in the early 1800s about women’s place in society. Extremely radical for its time, Pride and Prejudice boldly asserts that a woman should only act in such a way that she believes will constitute her own personal happiness (woah, right?). Besides reading Pride and Prejudice for literary merit, it’s also just a really fun read with a hilarious cast of characters from Mr. Collins to Mrs. Bennet. With millions of adaptations from the 1995 BBC series to the 2003 Keira Knightley movie to Bridget Jones’s Diary, there’s a reason this whimsical story has stood the test of time to become the basis of most modern romantic comedies.

June Artist

Art Gallery: June artist Allyn Callahan

Quilter Allyn Callahan will be displaying a selection of her quilts in the library's art gallery for the month of June. Originally a public health educator, Allyn became interested in quilting as a hobby during a 10-month long boating trip she and her husband took six years ago. Her friend, a quilt maker and teacher got Allyn started so she would have something to do during long evenings on the boat.

Quilting quickly became more than a hobby as Allyn began to explore different techniques and uses of fabrics and colors. The quilts on display at the library are examples of applique, machine piecing, bargello patterns, and combinations of styles.

Callahan's art will be on display throughout the month of June. 

Weston Art and Innovation Center

Keep up to date with AIC news

With construction nearing completion, there are a lot of exciting things happening at the Art and Innovation Center, a branch of the Weston Public Library. 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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