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News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 10, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

SPECIAL PUBLIC FORUMS ABOUT PROPOSED LIBRARY PROJECT. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7pm and Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10am. Two public forums will give residents an opportunity to learn more about the proposed library project — the preliminary design concept included in the application, the project timeline, and the Town Meeting article. Tappé Architects, the Board of Library Trustees, and the Library Planning Committee will be on hand to answer questions. Both forums will meet in the Raytheon Room.

WAYLAND READS begins on March 17! 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 online here. The Kickoff event, Arts Wayland Art Show Reception, is scheduled for Friday evening, March 17 from 7-9pm.

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 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, 7-9pm.  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.

FILM SHOWING-THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR,  Friday, April 7, 1-3pm. Join us in the Raytheon Room for a showing of The Thomas Crown Affair, a remake of the 1968 classic.  Starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Dennis Leary, this film is about a thrill-seeker who steals art for a living and meets his match in a seductress detective.  The film is part of WAYLAND READS programming.

THE VALUE OF ART-A panel discussion is scheduled as part of the WAYLAND READS programs. Saturday April 8, 2:00pm-3:30pm

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.

Earring Making Workshop with Norma Radoff, Saturday, April 1, 11am-1pm. All supplies provided!  Sign up online or at the circulation desk. Space is limited to 10 participants. For ages 14 and up. Register 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, virginia@thesteels.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.

Great Presenter’s Series:  Gretchen Schuler: “History and Future of Mainstone Farm”, Tuesday, April 4, 7:30-9pm.  Gretchen will take us on a Mainstone Farm journey telling of the farm’s history during one family’s stewardship of nearly 150 years. She will talk about its past, present, and future, highlighting one of Wayland’s premier heritage landscapes known and loved by all.

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,  2-4pm.

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 online here.

UPCOMING APRIL 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 here.

  • Evening Book Group: Monday, April 10, 7:00-8:30pm. Featured is Shin Kyung-Sook’s novel, Please Look After Mom.
  • Armchair Travel Book Club, Wednesday April 12, 11:30am-1:00pm.  The next book that we will discuss is The Good Shufu: Finding Love, Self and Home on the Far Side of the World by Tracy Slater. The brave, wry, irresistible journey of a fiercely independent American woman who finds everything she ever wanted in the most unexpected place. Shufu : in Japanese it means “housewife,” and it’s the last thing Tracy Slater ever thought she’d call herself
  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club: Thursday, April 13, 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 Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchens is this month’s book selection.
  • Noontime Book Group: Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, April 14, Noon-2:00pm. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is the featured book for discussion.

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 24 and April 21 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.

3D Design and Printing Workshop, Wednesdays, March 15, April 12, 7-8 p.m. Participants will be using Tinkercad.com to design and eventually print their own personalized keychain.  Tinkercad is a fun, free, and easy to use 3D design program.  All prints will be free.  To register on your own you must be 12 or older, parents of younger kids are welcome to register and design with their children. Limited to 8 participants. Please register online.

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.)

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