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News from the Waban Improvement Society

Registration is now open for classes offered at the Waban Library Center beginning January 4th

We are proud to bring back your class favorites like yoga, hip hop, creative dance, musical theatre and guitar.  We are especially excited to offer the following new classes and workshops:

Tree lighting and sing a long

12/06/2009 4:30 pm

Annual Tree lighting and Sing-a-long in Waban square

Waban Village Day

This year's Village Day will feature entertainment by Brazilian virtuoso Ebinho Cardoso's new exciting band featuring vocalist Albino Mbie. Due to the uniqueness of his music and technique, he  is one of the most respected Brazilian bassists of the new generation. Composer, arranger, singer and researcher, Ebinho uses atypical elements of the electric bass, showing its range of possibilities. In addition to playing the bass as an accompanying instrument or as a solo instrument, he has found a unique way of playing chords on the bass that characterize his playing style; a style  that combines precision and refinement. In part, he is able to achieve his sound by tuning his instrument in new ways and at higher pitches. His music blends traces of jazz with the idiosyncrasies of classical music interwoven with the rich sounds of his native Brazil. Look for another fun-filled performance by the Newton Family Singers to close out the day.

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Music by the Newton Family Singers

WVD 2012

Waban Village Day 2011

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Free Family Jam to celebrate the reopening of the Waban Library Center!


Julia Priest and staff from Music and Movement of Newton (Music Together) will lead all ages in singing, dancing, and playing instruments to celebrate the opening of the Waban Library Center in a family-friendly way.  Get ready to clap and snap, jump and spin, chant and make harmonious music with your neighbors! Story on the Library Reopening chimes in with this story on the library reopening: click here

Waban Library Center Fundraising

 The Waban Library Center is set to Open in September!

The Waban Improvement Society, your neighborhood organization, is thrilled to announce the reopening of the Waban Library Center this coming September! Our vision is to strengthen and expand upon the core mission of our neighborhood library by having it serve as a gateway for lifelong learning and as a hub for intellectual, cultural, social and physical enrichment. The new Waban Library Center will have expanded offerings and hours that better fit the needs and interests of the community. As a non-profit organization, The Waban Improvement Society asks for your support at this pivotal moment in our village life. Our goal is to raise an initial $25,000, which will finance the annual fee to the city for use and maintenance of the building as well as other basic overhead costs. We have raised $5,400 so far. Be a part of this exciting endeavor by making a tax-deductible donation. Make a stand with us and don't let this important piece of our special village slip away!Waban Library
Waban Library Center Yes, count on me/us to support the reopening of the Waban Library Center! (Please keep in mind that your place of employment may offer matching gift contributions)
  • $5,000 - Founder As a Founder of the Waban Library Center, your generosity will be acknowledged on a prominent plaque inside the library's main entrance. You will be asked to be a part of the dedication ceremony where you will be publicly recognized as a Founder of the Waban Library Center.
  • $1,000 - Partner Your generosity will be acknowledged within the Partners' plaque inside the library's main entrance.
  • $500 - Friend Your generosity will be acknowledged within the Friends' plaque inside the library.
  • $250 - Sponsor Your generosity will be acknowledged within the Sponsors' plaque inside the library.
  • $100 - Supporter Your generosity will be acknowledged within the Supporters' plaque inside the library.
  • Other amounts All gifts are greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged appropriately.

Click on the button below to make an on-line donation or for additional information on the Waban Library Center. Let us know how you want to be listed on the plaque in the comments section of the donation form in PayPal.

To send a check, please make checks payable to WIS - Waban Library Center and mail to The Waban Improvement Society, P.O. Box 6, Waban, MA 02468. 

We thank you for your support!



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