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.
The April WLC Kids’ Book Club will be on Monday, April 22 at 6:30 PM. The book will be The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. This book is a great read-aloud for younger kids who want to try out book club!
Our April book is “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. All are welcome and feel free to bring your coffee. No reservations needed, just show up! See you Wednesday April 24th at 10:00 am here at the library!
Join us for our May book club on Wednesday May 29th at 10:00. We are reading “Stella Bain” by Anita Shreve. No reservations necessary – just show up!
Volunteers from every shift gathered at our Patio last night to enjoy each other’s company, and the lovely long twilight. We toasted another year of service to our Newton community, and said “see you in September” to those who leave for the summer.
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.
Lots of fun at Family Game Day ! Quite a big group enjoyed board games, St Patrick’s Day snacks, and hanging out at the library
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.