Mindfulness Workshops in May

Join us for Mindfulness Workshops!

Christina Hardway will be offering an Introduction to Mindfulness workshops here at the WLC in May, 2018. We will practice a variety of meditation techniques and learn ways to incorporate mindfulness in daily life. Students will learn several mindfulness exercises including: Awareness of Breath, Mindfulness of Eating, Walking Meditation, and Open Awareness Meditation.

The class will consist of three 75 minute session on Tuesdays in May, on the 8th, 15th, and 22rd, from 7:00 – 8:15 pm. This course is open to any adult who would like to learn more about mindfulness and meditation. The class will be held if we reach a minimum of eight students.

The required text book is “Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life” by Jon Kabat-Zinn. The class fee is $140. This may be paid by check made out to the Waban Library Center. P.O. Box 6, Waban, MA 02468. It can also be paid online at www.wabanlibrarycenter.org via PayPal. Please note on the online payment that the amount is for the Mindfulness class.

Christina Hardway regularly teaches mindfulness workshops. She is also Associate Professor of Psychology at Merrimack College. If you have any questions about the class please contact Christina at: christinamindfulness@gmail.com. For questions about signing up please contact Alice Jacobs at: alicedjacobs@gmail.com.

We hope to see you in May for this exciting event!

The date of this event has changed from January to May as a result of the weather. For further information please keep watching this page, or contact the library.


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.


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.

RECAP – Author Talk Ann Hood Dec 15th



Thursday night, December 15th, the Waban Library Center was proud to host an author talk by Providence author, Ann Hood.

Ann held 31 listeners captive by her fascinating account of how she was born to be a writer from her earliest years as an avid reader.

Her most current book, “The Book That Matters Most,” depicts a woman whose 25 year marriage has just fallen apart. Her husband has left her, and in her emotional dissaray she finds emotional and intellectual support in a book group.

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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.

Patio Brick Sale

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For a limited time only, we are offering a sale on our inscribed patio bricks!
If you buy one 4×8” brick for $100, you get a second brick for only $50. Get together with friends and share the cost! (Two bricks must be purchased at the same time.) The larger 8×8 brick costs $250. All proceeds go to support the Waban Library Center.

The Waban Library Center has become your community center. Buying a brick, 4×8” or 8×8”, is a way of contributing to your library, gathering place,and cultural center. We are always here, and we are still solely supported by donations from people like you!

If possible please order  by May 22nd Village Day.

All checks can be made payable to The Waban Library Center, Patio Brick Project, P.O. Box 6, Waban, MA 02468.

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