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.

String Quartet Concert Saturday May 4th 2:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. for a concert presented by Boston University’s Master String Quartet, the Neem Quartet.

The program will include Mendelssohn’s Quartet #3 in D Major, Opus 44 and Debussy’s Quartet in G Minor Opus 10

If you know children (over 6) who might enjoy this or are studying a string instrument, this would be a wonderful time to see a quartet in action!

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.