To celebrate the new book, Weir Farm National Historic Site, a select number of the photographs showcasing the park are on view at the library. The photographs were created by the book's author, Xiomaro, who is the visiting artist at Weir Farm and an alumnus of its Artist-in-Residence program. The book tells the story of Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), a leading innovator of American Impressionist painting, and chronicles his farm's rescue from residential development to its establishment as a National Park site. The farm's landscape inspired countless masterpieces created by Weir, his famous painter friends, two subsequent generations of artist-owners, and contemporary artists who continue to create at the park. The book's historical narrative unfolds with well over 100 photographs, most of which were created by Xiomaro under comissions from the National Park Service.