ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:
- This week’s highlighted program: The Gossels Fund for Human Dignity presents…KARIM NAGI Sunday March 12, 3:00-5:00pm. Karim is a native Egyptian who performs Arabic music and folk dance. A master drummer, he was a faculty member of the New England Conservatory for 5 years, and now tours North & South America, Asia and Europe as a teacher and performer. He specializes in hand percussion, drumming, lutes, as well as dances of Arab-speaking countries. He has presented his Arabiqa school program, exposing young audiences to the performing arts and culture of the Arab world, to over 300 school assemblies across America, including Wayland. He has many projects that help educate Americans about the art and culture of the Arab world from a modern perspective
- Phil Radoff–Verdi’s “La Traviata”: A Guided Tour. Thursday March 2, 7:30-9:00pm. “La Traviata” is one of Verdi’s most successful operas and among the most popular in the operatic repertory. Based on the Alexander Dumas novel, “The Lady of the Camellias,” the opera is the tragic story of a reformed courtesan, Violetta Valery, and her unhappy lover, Alfredo Germont. Phil Radoff is a retired lawyer with a lifelong interest in opera. Join him as he guides us through the operatic masterpiece.
- The Great Presenters Series-Bob Desaulniers: “RETIREMENT – DEFINED, OR REDEFINED BY YOU”, Tuesday, March 7, 7:30-9:00pm. Retirement can be anything you decide it to be, but it must be defined by you. This presentation will provide an opportunity to those approaching retirement to begin to develop a plan and for those who have already retired, a chance to reflect and reassess. Most people’s initial concern involving retirement is about money. True, your finances are an essential element in your next-step planning. However, experts believe the greatest challenge of retirement is designing a lifestyle that provides purpose. This session will focus on the challenges of how we spend our time.
- INTRO TO THE IPHONE AND IPAD, Monday, March 27, 2-3pm. Think you might be missing out on some of the basics? We’ll cover organizing icons, SIRI and the microphone, battery life, and other basics of these versatile and complex devices. Be sure to bring yours with you.
- EARRING-MAKING WORKSHOP with Norma Radoff, Saturday, April 1, 11am-1pm. Folks 14 and over can come and enjoy this fun workshop. All supplies provided! Sign up online or at the circulation desk.
- POETRY WORKSHOP, The group meets two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginning and advanced poets welcome. The next two meetings are scheduled for Thursdays, March 2 and 16 at 2:00-4:00pm.
- ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP. Do you know someone who is learning basic English? This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. The Library’s English conversation group meets two Fridays each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The next two sessions will be held on Fridays, March 10 and 24.
- NEEDLEWORK/HANDWORK GROUP. Our needlework group will meet the following dates: March 1, April 5, and May 3, from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.
MARCH BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR ADULTS. The library runs several adult book groups, and new members are always welcome. For more information about any of the groups, call the library at 508-358-2311 or visit us online at http://waylandlibrary.org/services/your-next-great-read/book-groups/.
- Armchair Travel Book Group: Wednesday, March 8, 11:30am-1:00pm, Join Rachel Sideman-Kurtz as she and the group discuss, Leisureville: Adventures in a World Without Children by Andrew D. Blechman
- Clean Eating Cookbook Club: Thursday, March 9, 6:00-7:30pm. Explore clean eating approaches potluck style! Participants will make a recipe from a selected cookbook to share. While enjoying our homemade delights, we’ll discuss the book, its author, and what each has to offer. The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Delicious Alternative to Lifelong Health by Nancy Harmon Jenkins is the chosen title for the March meeting.
- Noontime Book Group: Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, March 10, Noon-2:00pm. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson is the featured book for discussion.
- Evening Book Group: Monday, March 13, 7:00-8:30pm. Featured is Dawn Powell’s last novel, The Golden Spur
WAYLAND READS begins soon in March! The idea of “one book, one city” originated in 1998 with a Seattle librarian named Nancy Pearl. In the years since, such programs have cropped up in cities, towns, schools, and colleges across the country and the world. Wayland Reads is thus part of an international effort to create community through literature. We hope you feel like being part of it. New this year, we’ve chosen a theme with the option to read your preferred genre. Using the infamous heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner, we’ll explore the science and value of art. We’re reading The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro, Master Thieves by Stephen Kurkjian and Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne. All three authors will visit the library. See our website for a full list of events at http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/w/waylandpl/ek.cfm. The Kickoff event, Arts WAYLAND ART SHOW RECEPTION, is scheduled for Friday evening, March 17 from 7:00-9:00pm.
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SITE: AN ARTS WAYLAND EXHIBIT: Saturday, March 18, 9am-5pm. The creative work of Arts Wayland members will be showcased throughout the main floor of the library in an exhibit titled, Hidden in Plain Sight. This program is associated with The Wayland Reads Series of Programs.
AUTHOR TALK – STEPHEN KURKJIAN, Wednesday, March 22, 7:00-9:00pm. Join us as the author of Master Thieves discusses his book and the research it contains as part of the Wayland Reads Series of Programs. A book-signing, with copies available for purchase will follow the discussion. Stephen Kurkjian is one of the most acclaimed investigative reporters in the country. A forty-year veteran of the Boston Globe, he is the paper’s former Washington bureau chief and a founding member of its investigative Spotlight Team. Kurkjian has won more than twenty-five national and regional awards, including the Pulitzer Prize on three occasions.
MARCH’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: MORNING STAR. Morningstar Investment Research Center provides high-quality investment research on Funds, ETFs, Companies and Industry sector. Morningstar is brought to you by the Town of Wayland and the Wayland Free Public Library. The link for this resource is on the library’s online resources page at: http://waylandlibrary.org/services/beyond-books/e-resources/.
SPECIAL FEATURE. The completed Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners construction grant application for the Wayland Free Public Library is available at the reference desk in hard copy and online at the library’s website at http://waylandlibrary.org/grant-application-appendices/.
EXHIBITS. The exhibits in the Raytheon Room scheduled for March include artwork from Wayland High School advanced drawing classes. The theme for the exhibition are letters of the alphabet inspired by the book, “The Z was Zapped” by Chris Van Allsburg.
BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
- Sing-along with Jeannie Mack, Thursday, March 2, 2017, 10:30-11:15am, Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.
- PJ Storytime, Friday, March 3, 10:30-11:00am, For toddlers and preschoolers. Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.
- Preschool Parenting Group, Tuesday, March 7, 9:15-10:15am, Come together for conversation with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services. Infants and Toddlers are welcome too!
- Sensory Storytime, Wednesday, March 22, 10:00-10:30am, Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple bunny craft. For toddlers and preschoolers. Sensory Storytime is a storytime designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers. This storytime will be similar to other storytimes at the library, but will feature a visual schedule and be flexible with child behavior. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of our other storytimes, this program might be just right for you. This program welcomes all children to come and participate as much as they can.
- Upcoming Storytimes:
- Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 7, 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
- StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10:30am
- Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, March 28, 10:30-11:00am, Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.
SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS
- Book Buddies, Wednesday, March 8, 2:30-3:30 pm, This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver. March’s book is Monkey and Elephant by Carole Lexa Schaefer. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. Copies of the book are available for checkout in the Children’s Room. This program is co-run with the WCPA.
- Parent/Child Book Club, Wednesday, March 8, at 7:00 pm, This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent. March’s book is The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer Holm.
- Maker Lab: Catapulting Marshmallows, Wednesday, March 15, 3:00-4:00 pm, Put on a lab coat and enter the Maker Lab! Join Giselle from The Learning Hub for this session of our series of STEM Maker Classes. In this class children will build their own catapults, and test them with marshmallows.
- Art workshop with Wayland Artist Margret Krakauer, Monday, March 20, 4:00-5:00pm. Children are invited to make a spring scene of a tree and flowers, using cut paper,tissue paper, glitter, and markers. Bring your creativity! For children ages 6 and up. (Wayland Reads event.)
- Author Talk: Erin Dionne, Tuesday, March 21, 7:00-8:00 pm, Local author Erin Dionne will talk about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, what intrigued her about this real life mystery, and the writing of Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking. Dionne will also lead a short writing exercise. For grades 5 and up. Adults also welcome. (Wayland Reads event.)
- Make Your Own Masterpiece, Wednesdays, March 22 and 29, and April 26 3:00-4:30pm. Children are invited to make their own artwork in different media. The pieces will be placed in paper frames and hung throughout the library. Children may attend one, two, or all three workshops. Librarian Elise Katz will lead these workshops. (Wayland Reads event.)