Recap – One Night Only- Celebrate movies with Ty Burr April 18th 7:30 pm

Last night 80 people were entertained by Ty Burr, Globe movie critic, at the WLC.
An extraordinary turnout for a witty and entertaining man.
Many hands were engaged to help pull this event together.

 

 

Ty Burr is the Boston Globe’s film critic and cultural columnist. He has been at the paper since 2002. Prior to that, he wrote for Entertainment Weekly and programmed movies for Home Box Office.

Burr is the author of “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame” (2012), “The Best Old Movies for Families” (2007), and the e-book “The 50 Movie Starter Kit: What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You’re Talking About” (2012). He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics. In 2017, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. He lives in Newton, MA.

Recap – Author Talk with Alex Beam October 4th 7:30 pm

A standing room crowd of 60 thronged the Waban Library Center Thursday night to hear noted columnist, Alex Beam. An unusually intense question and answer period was followed by a lively reception. The theme, journalism in the age of Trump, was discussed from all angles. People learned much more about the triumphs and challenges of reporting on a mercurial President.

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.