Please join us for our September meeting of our bookclub on Wednesday September 25th at 10:00 a.m.. Open to all – no reservations needed. We will be discussing “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. Feel free to bring your coffee!
On Saturday, May 4, the Neev Quartet from Boston University played a lovely concert of Mendelssohn and Debussy. Their tone plus the the library’s excellent acoustics thrilled the audience.
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.
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.
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.
The Waban Library is happy to announce our first author talk of the year. There is much about aging we can’t control, but there is much that we can. Join us for a talk with author Coventry Edwards-Pitt and nationally recognized wealth advisor for a discussion of her book Aged Healthy, Wealthy & Wise.
The book is a guide to aging well that is crucial to any of us who are eager to get the most out of lives. The stories and research it contains will inspire you to take the actions in your own life that will set you on a course not only to age well yourself but also to help ensure that your family experiences your later years not as a burden, but as a gift.
In her second appearance at the WLC, the first was on “Raising Children Healthy Wealthy and Wise,” Covie, as she is known to us in Waban, explained how her work and research show the keys to aging well. The book is available at the Waban Library Center and is an invaluable resource for all of us who want to grow older with dignity and greater understanding. A “must read.”
The WLC was host on a rainy Tuesday night to forty two ardent fans of Jessica Shattuck, author of “The Women in the Castle.” This was one of our best turnouts in years. She was warm and eager to tell us about her personal connection to this absorbing tale of German women who resisted Nazism during and right after WW2. The audience was a collection of people who had never been to the WLC, volunteers, and various book groups. A rich literary evening at the WLC.