Recap Meditation Workshop – October 17th, 7:45pm


A note from Alice Jacobs, our Volunteer Director.

“If you, like me, have found the debates and everything else surrounding this contentious election year abrasive, then you have a potential remedy at the library.

Next Monday night at 7:45 we are very pleased to welcome back to the WLC Dr. Christina Hardway, who will lead a one hour meditation session.

There is no charge for this relaxing workshop, and Prof. Hardway (she is Prof. of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department at Middlesex College) will answer questions afterwards.”

Newton resident Christina teaches a variety of techniques to help us achieve a less stressed lifestyle. This free 90 minute workshop is open to any adult who would like an introduction to the techniques of mindfulness and meditation. She will lead us in a few exercises and will invite group discussions and questions. You will leave the workshop with a better sense of mindfulness techniques and information about further resources to explore mindfulness in more depth.
Donations to your all‐volunteer WLC are always welcome!
1608 Beacon Street, Waban     617-244-0700



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 -Children’s Author Talk – Saturday Dec 5


Children’s author and book expert, Anita Silvey, spoke to families at the WLC Saturday. Many bought her newest book, “Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall.” Children are some of our most adventurous readers!






Saturday Dec. 5th,1;00 – 3:00

Anita Silvey,  Children’s Author talk, book sale and signing. Her current book is a beautiful photo and text treatment of Jane Goodall and her work in Africa with monkeys. For budding biologists of all stripes 🙂 This talk is for kids 8-14, and also for parents and interested adults.


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!”


Recap – Saturday Nov 14th – Game Day and Kids Movie Night


The WLC was play ground and movie theater this Saturday, Nov. 14th.

Family Game Day took over with 50 people enjoying our low key board games, prizes and snacks. Fun!

Movie matinee in the late afternoon, again a group of about 50 people gathered to enjoy “Inside Out.”

Both Family Game Day and Movie Night will be repeat performances.

There’s always something going on at 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!”



Recap -Halloween Spooky Saturday October 31

Halloween Party was enjoyed by parents and kids – 62 in all

Arts and Crafts and  Story time


A Witch to entertain,

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Join us on Saturday October 31st for a spooky Halloween morning! We will read scary stories, make a Halloween craft and enjoy treats!

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$5 suggested donation/family.Halloweensign