WPL Partners with the Council on Aging

Kate Tranquada and Louise Goldstein met with Marybeth Duffy, the Director of the Waltham Council on Aging on Wednesday afternoon, November 14th at 2:30PM. The weather was fine as the two librarians walked up Main Street.

Marybeth offered a tour of the facility which boasts a computer lab, a lovely living room area with a fireplace, a sizable ballroom, and a kiln! Louise and Kate discussed programming options with Ms. Duffy. It was decided that the way to begin would be with “An Afternoon With Books”. this program would be held in the living room area. One of the WPL’s top notch librarians would lead the program.

The first “Afternoon With Books” was held on Wednesday, Januay 9th at 3:ooPM. The fireplace was lit, the Christmas tree was decorated, and six women sat down to chat about books. Time flew by as titles were discussed. Louise highlighted three titles; Memoirs of a Geisha–by Arthur Golden, King’s Oak by Anne Rivers Siddons and My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

Louise brought a selection of WPL large type and regular type fiction and non fiction. Seniors were able to browse and even check out materials. Louise took down the information and then typed it into the computers at the library. Each attendee was given a complimentary copy of the Book Page.

Members enjoyed cookies and conversation! We are holding our second Afternoon with books on Wednesday, February 6th at 3:00PM. This second session will be hosted by Laura Bernheim. The March 5th Afternoon With Books will be hosted by Paula Cerrato.

Stay tuned for our April Afternoon which will feature Indian Culture, hosted by Bela Kaul!

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