Upcoming Events
Thursday March 4, 2021
Truth, Myth & Democracy
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Online from the Mark Twain Library
Journalist Tina Rosenberg moderates a discussion with historian Dr. Jelani Cobb and philosopher Dr. Jason Stanley about the underlying meaning of democracy and how it matters even with different ideas about what it should look like. The first of a series about informed dialogue and civil discourse offered by the Mark Twain Library in collaboration with libraries and Leagues of Women Voters in Weston, Easton, Newtown, and by WSHU Public Radio.
Tuesday March 9, 2021
Off the Rails: Connecticut's Transportation Future Post-Covid
7:00 pm
Zoom. A Friends of the Weston Library program.
Commuter advocate and newspaper commentator Jim Cameron discusses Connecticut’s transportation crisis, particularly in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Topics include whether commuters will return to the rails, who will pay to keep trains running, and how workplace trends may affect the state's economy. A Q&A follows. Register below to receive the Zoom link the day before the program.
Wednesday March 10, 2021
Taverns, Temperance, Teetotalers, and Tommy Guns
6:30 pm
Zoom. A Weston Historical Society program.
Dr. Francis Coan of Tunxis Community College and Stephen McGrath, retired professor from CCSU, discuss the rise of the temperance movement during the 19th century and the era of Prohibition, the period from 1920 to 1933 when a constitutional ban forbade the making and sale of alcoholic beverages. Free. Registration required.
Thursday March 11, 2021
Gallery and Art Tour: Gerhard Richter
7:00 pm
Zoom. From the Friends of the Weston Library.
A presentation by Riva Blumenfeld about German visual artist Gerhard Richter, widely regarded as one of the most important German artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Mr. Richter has produced abstract art, photorealistic paintings, photographs, and glass pieces. Several of his works have set record prices at auction.
Sunday March 14, 2021
Village of the Dammed with James Lomuscio
1:30 pm
Zoom. From the Friends of the Weston Library.
Author James Lomuscio discusses Village of the Dammed: The Fight for Open Space and the Flooding of a Connecticut Town. The book tells the story of the once-thriving manufacturing village of Valley Forge, flooded in the 1940s to make way for the Saugatuck Reservoir. More recently, Trout Brook Valley almost suffered the same fate.
Tuesday March 16, 2021
ArtScapades: Fauvism and Beyond
7:00 pm
Zoom. From the Friends of the Weston Library.
ArtScapades presents a look at the beginnings of Modern Art starting with two artists, Henri Matisse and André Derain, who explored a new freedom and spontaneity in painting, characterized by vibrant color and expressive brushstrokes, defining the influential avant-garde art movement.
Friday March 19, 2021
Author Cathryn Prince on Fanny Bullock Workman
1:30 pm
Zoom. From the Friends of the Weston Library.
In connection with Women's History Month, Cathryn Prince tells the story of Fanny Bullock Workman, the American woman who climbed more peaks than any of her peers, became the first woman to map the far reaches of the Himalayas, and whose scientific research remained useful decades after publication.
Monday March 22, 2021
The Work Must Be Done: Women of Color and the Right to Vote
6:30 pm
In a Women's History Month virtual lecture, Assistant Professor Brittney Yancy and Dr. Karen Li Miller discuss the role women of color played in the women’s suffrage movement and how racism limited their official involvement. A program from Weston Historical Society, the League of Women Voters of Weston, and the Weston Public Library. Free. Register at the link below to receive the Zoom link the day before the event.
Tuesday April 27, 2021
Author Talk: Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
7:30 pm
Online program
Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar concludes a series of author talks from Saul Cohen-Schoke Jewish Family Service. The theme: Recover, Recharge and Rejoice: The Three R’s of a Wellness Toolkit. Dr. Ben-Shahar, co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy, speaks about achieving happiness and rejoicing in life when circumstances are challenging.

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