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



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 – 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 – WLC Volunteer Party – October 13


The director of WLC , Alice Jacobs, gave an update of what we have accomplished in six years.

  • Increased and enriched our children’s and adult collections – we have now over 14,000 titles
  • Added WLC library card holders to 2,000 members.
  • Created a corps of excellent volunteers from Waban/Newton.
  • Refurbished our children’s area to reflect youthful taste.
  • Attracted donations from small and large benefactors to maintain our presence.
  • Presented great authors, such as : Atul Gawande, Sue Miller, BA Shapiro, David Ferry, William Ferry, William Landay, Coventry Edwards-Pitts and many others.
  • Built community through serving as the meeting place for Brownies, PTO, Cub Scouts, Waban Book Club, Newton Family Singers, Waban Area Council, and many others.
  • Transformed our grounds through the Patio gathering place.