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.

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.

WLC Brick 4×8 Instructions.
WLC Brick 4×8 Order Form .
WLC Brick 8x 8 Instructions
WLC Brick 8×8 Order Form



Adult Coloring Night Feb 2nd 7:30 pm -Recap


Add some Color to your winter!

Tuesday Night, February 2, 7:30 pm

Several volunteers and neighbors got together at the WLC last night for an evening of adult coloring, conversation and snacks. The adult coloring craze is sweeping the nation with coloring books containing whimsical and intricate designs. We had several books of beautiful designs to choose from and an assortment of coloring implements were available. A pleasant and relaxing time was had by all and we will be scheduling another such event in the future. Check back here for more information soon!


Recap Connect Africa Fundraiser Nov 21

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Marvelous hand crafted jewelry, baskets and objects were sold to help support the Connect Africa Foundation Library in Uganda.
Just as the WLC begins celebrating its sixth year of operation as a community run and funded library, the Connect Africa Foundation library in Uganda enters its tenth year.

These two libraries separated by thousands of miles collaborate on their shared mission –  community service.

“Africa comes to Waban!”


Patio Brick Sale of 2018!

Patio Brick Sale of 2018!
For a limited time only, the Waban Library Center is offering a sale on our inscribed 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 buy books for the Waban Library Center.

The Waban Library Center has become your community center. Why not have your child inscribe his or her own brick as a lasting gift? Buying a brick is a way of contributing to your gathering place. We are always here and we are still solely supported by donations from people like you!

There are three easy ways to purchase a brick.  First, if you can read and print pdf documents on your computer, you can click on either of the forms below, print it out and mail it in with your check.  Second, you can come into the library with your check and we will have the forms at the front desk.  Third, if you have any problems you can email us at and we will help you.

How to buy a 4×8 brick

How to buy an 8×8 brick




Waban Library Center Brick Patio

Did you know that the WLC has been running as an independent volunteer-run library for five years?  We want our library to remain open as a vibrant community center, a place to hear an author speak, borrow a new book or take a class!

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We are asking you to help us achieve our goal of raising $20,000. You can buy a brick that will be part of the patio for generations to come. It will carry your message of tribute, celebration, or memorial. You and your family will be inscribed as part of Waban Village. There is no limit to the number of bricks you can purchase.












Thank you for your support of the Waban Library Center.








Recap – Children’s Book Talk Saturday November 7

smag7 smag6 smag3 smag9 smag8 smag5 smag2 smag4 SMag1Celebrated illustrator/author, Scott Magoon, kept a young crowd of 24 kids and parents enthralled Saturday at the Waban Library Center. Illustrating, singing, leading us in dance in his polka dot pants! His books can be found at the WLC, if you missed his “show.”

A note from Scott Magoon: “It was wonderful to meet you and your kind staff yesterday. Thanks so much for a wonderful visit; everything was so well organized and I was pleased with the turnout. Hope you guys were too!”