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News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 17, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

NEW LIBRARY CARD HOLDERS MAY WIN A KINDLE FIRE. Believe it or not, there are people living in Wayland who don’t have a library card.  If you’re one of them, we’d like to gently remind you of some of the benefits.  The most obvious is that it gives you access not just to the Wayland Library, but to all 43 libraries in the Minuteman Library Network.  That’s literally millions of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and more.  Reserve them online, and if they’re coming from another library, they’ll be in Wayland within the week—sometimes just days.  But your card also lets you stream a movie, do business research, find an article, check your investments, reserve a museum pass, learn a language, read (or listen to) a book, or enjoy some tunes–all from home at 3 a.m. in your bathrobe.  You’ll have to come in to get the card, but you’ll be making the most out of living in Wayland.  (Just be sure to get dressed first.)

And if, after all that, you still need an incentive to get a library card, just complete a card form (either in person or online at http://waylandlibrary.org/chance-win-kindle-fire/), bring it in, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a new Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB tablet and case.  While the opportunity to apply for a library card has no expiration, the Kindle drawing is limited to March 15 through April 15.

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 began 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 at http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/w/waylandpl/ek.cfm.  

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.

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.

FILM SHOWING-THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR,  Friday, April 7, 1:00pm-3:00pm, 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

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, 11 ( April 11 is a make-up date for the snow day of March 9) . 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.

Great Presenter’s Series

Gretchen Schuler: “HISTORY AND FUTURE OF MAINSTONE FARM”, Tuesday, April 4, 7:30pm-9:00pm.  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, April 6 and 20, from 2:00-4:00pm.

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/. 

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 at  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/your-next-great-read/book-groups/.

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack, Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:30-11:15am
  • Preschool Parenting Group, Tuesday, April 4, 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!
  • Storytime with a Dog! Thursday, April 13, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor! Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and her owner Helen will join us.  For ages 3 and up.
  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 23, 30, April 20, 27 at 10:30am

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • 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.)
  • Lego Club, Wednesday, April 5, 3-4pm. Children will make creations out of Legos and share them with members of the club. For ages 5 and up.
  • Book Buddies,  Wednesday, April 12, 2:30-3:30pm. This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver. April’s book is Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell. 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, April 12, at 7pm. This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent.  April’s book is The Fake Mustache, by Tom Angleberger.

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