Weston Public Library offers many summer programs

The Weston Public Library has been busy recently honoring two local authors.

Paying tribute to Maurice Sendak, renowned author of Where the Wild Things Are who died in May, the library hosted a “Celebration of his Life and Work” last weekend. In addition, Charlotte Rogan, author of The Lifeboat, her first and extremely successful novel, spoke at a “Lunch and Learn” program at the library on Tuesday.

The library is now gearing up to offer several new free services and programs this summer.

The library hosts Movie Nights every third Wednesday of the month. On June 20, it will show Red Tails, a film about African American fighter pilots during World War II.

The Weston Commission for the Arts is sponsoring an art show at the library, featuring art from Jeanette Hensinger and Meg Brooks. The public is invited to an artists’ reception on Thursday, June 7, from 7-9 p.m.

A new homebound book delivery service is available to Weston residents who want the library to come to them. The service currently assists two Weston residents, and Karen Tatarka, Weston’s library director, hopes the program will catch on. Call 203-222-2665 for more information and to sign up.

The Friends of the Weston Library works in conjunction with the library on program throughout the year. It holds monthly book clubs — offered both in the morning and evening. To become involved with the clubs simply email the Friends at [email protected]

Children’s Librarian Miss Joy is offering a smorgasbord of free activities for children at the library.

These include summer reading programs such as the Nutmeg Reading Group for older children, and “Lunch Bunch” and craft programs for younger children.

Technology

In addition to the nine computers available for public use, the library has added many new technological resources to better suit visitors’ needs.

A public fax machine is now available at the library. It allows visitors to send faxes for a small fee, and accepts debit or credit cards.

In addition to the three Nooks it already has, the library plans to add three Kindles to its e-book reader collection. These may be checked out for up to two weeks.

The library has also added to its DVD and audiobook collections, which have become increasingly popular and include many recently released works.

Ms. Tatarka is putting forth an effort to make the Weston Public Library an even more accommodating place. This fall, she hopes to extend the library’s hours so that closing time is 6 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays — the library’s busiest days of the week.

For more information on any of the programs being offered this summer call 203-222-2665, or visit westonpubliclibrary.org.

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