Recap -Author Talk Allegra Goodman Monday May 7th

 

Monday evening the Waban Library Center was the scene of a very successful and exciting author talk by celebrated novelist, Allegra Goodman. Fifty five people were treated to a lively discussion of her writing style and popular books. Her current book, “The Chalk Artist,” is available at the WLC and is hugely entertaining.

Best known for “Kaaterskill Falls,” Cambridge author Allegra Goodman’s most recent novel, “The Chalk Artist,”  garnered very high praise nationally. She will be joining us on May 7th to speak to us about her latest work and the process by which she creates these amazing stories. Enjoy refreshments, mingle with the author, and have the opportunity to buy her book.

Recap- Volunteer Party 8th year!

Tuesday night, September 19th,  the WLC played host to its Volunteers, there to celebrate eight years of service to the Newton community.

Twenty three of us arrived to clink glasses with our fellow shift mates. Wonderful refreshments kept us all entertained till past our “quitting time.”

Eight years have passed by very fast, with all of us putting in our weekly shift with nary a pause.

Onwards!

RECAP -Concert Performance March 18th

The Aston String Quartet from the Boston Conservatory performed yesterday before a capacity group at the Waban Library Center. The beautiful sounds of Beethoven filled our space to the delight of thirty five people in the audience.”

Join us on Saturday March 18th at 2:00 for this special concert!

The Aston String Quartet is composed of students at the Boston Conservatory:
John Castore, Jake Vincel (violins)
Rebecca Miller (viola)
Johnny Mok (cello)

We are excited to present a concert of quartet works at the Waban Library! Works on the concert include:
Prokofiev String Quartet Op. 50 No. 1
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 74 No. 10 “Harp”
Haydn String Quartet Op. 76 No. 4 “Sunrise”

Tickets are $15 at the door. Hope to see you there!

The Waban Library can be accessed via the D Line to Riverside, only a few minutes’ walk from the Waban stop.

WLC Seventh Birthday Party!

Thursday night twenty two of our great group of volunteers toasted seven years of uninterrupted service to the greater Waban/Newton community!

How did we do this? Let me count the two key ways – by lifting a glass of champagne, and enjoying a sublime cake created for us by Russo’s, and by seven years of consistent work at the Waban Library Center.

We beheld the newly reorganized music listening room, and children’s area. We met up with fellow volunteers whom we only chance see at these festive occasions. We will look forward to another year of service, including the essential election on November 8th, when the WLC transforms into the polling station for our Wards.

thank you,

Alice Jacobs
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RECAP – African Crafts Fair Nov 19th 1:00-3:00

Such a lovely expression of thanks from Connect Africa, whom we hosted last weekend for a crafts fair to benefit Ugandan orphans.

Lynn and I thank you so much for making it so very easy
to have a successful craft sale this year. We appreciate
your generous spirit and the wonderful WLC space.

We made a little over $2,000 in an hour and 45 minutes!!!!
Now that’s a great success in my book! 😀

Best wishes for happy holidays and a healthy and peaceful
new year.

Warm wishes,

Barbara and Lynn
Connect Africa Foundation

 

africacraftfairJoin us for the Second Annual Connect Africa Crafts Fair!
Face Painting 1:30, Story Time 2:00
100% of proceeds support education scholarships for Ugandan orphans.