ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:
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.
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, 7-9pm.
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SITE: AN ARTS WAYLAND EXHIBIT. Saturday, March 18 through March 25. 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, 7-9m. 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.
Intro to the IPad and the IPhone, 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.
Making Earrings 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. Space is limited to 10 participants. Sign up online or at the Circulation Desk!
ESOL Tutor Training Class. Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five consecutive Tuesday mornings, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director at 508-358-7517, email@example.com. All classes are held in The Training Room of the Public Safety Building, except the class scheduled for March 14 which will be held in the main floor balcony (mezzanine) of the Wayland Free Public Library.
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 16 and April 6, from 2:00-4:00pm.
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/.
MARCH’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: MORNINGSTAR. 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/.
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/.
- 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
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. Meeting locations are as follows: March 10 on the Main Floor Balcony (Mezzanine) and on March 24 in the Raytheon Room.
Needlework/Handwork Group. Our needlework group will meet on April 5 and May 3, from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.
EXHIBITS. This month the Raytheon Room features artwork from Wayland High School’s advanced drawing classes. The theme for the exhibition is letters of the alphabet, and is inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s book, “The Z was Zapped.”
BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
- Storytime with Corbyn, Thursday, March 16, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation. For ages 3 and up.
- 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 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
- Maker Lab: Catapulting Marshmallows, Wednesday, March 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 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.
- Luck of the Irish! Storytime and Craft, Thursday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. Children will listen to Irish tales and make a craft in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. For children ages 4 and up.
- 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.)