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News and Events from the Wayland Library, July 9, 2018

ADULT PROGRAMS

English Conversation Groups. There will be three English conversation groups at the library this summer starting the week of July 9.  A beginner’s group for those who do not speak English at home will meet 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday mornings.  The intermediate groups will meet on Monday nights 7-8:30 p.m. in the Raytheon Room, and Wednesday mornings 10-11 a.m. in the library balcony. These two groups are intended for speakers who know the basics of English and want to refine their conversational skills.

Adult Summer Reading—Get in On the Fun

Summer Reading is not just for kids!  From June 25th through August 29th, grownups can earn summer reading raffle tickets if they:

  • peruse a library magazine or newspaper
  • read to a child
  • attend a library program
  • read and recommend a book to a librarian
  • and more—all just as easy!

Following the theme of “Libraries Rock!” we’ll celebrate reading and libraries with music-themed programs, culminating with a Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia evening and a raffle drawing for prizes.  Sign up online or stop by the Reference Desk for details.

Noon Book Group.  Fulfill a summer reading requirement with the Noon group’s pick, The Plot Against America by Philip Roth.  Set in an alternate America, the novel portrays the fate of a Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey when America-firster Charles Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election.  The discussion will place on Friday, September 8.

Cookbook Club.  This month, participants will make and share recipes from The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.  We’ll discuss book and author while enjoying our homemade delights.  Join us on Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m.

Documentary Film: Shine a Light!  As he did in the The Last Waltz, director Martin Scorsese combines interviews, historical material, and concert footage to capture the essence of a great band—in this case, the Rolling Stones, during a rollicking two-night stand at New York’s Beacon Theater in 2006.  Catch it on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, July 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Music and Movement. Get your wiggles out! Songs, dances, and stretches for walkers to age 5. Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.
  • Story Walk. Enjoy time with your child, expand their literacy skills by reading and talking about pictures, and get some physical activity at this Story Walk led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.  We will meet on the lawn behind the Children’s Room. For ages 3 and 4, with parent/caregiver. Tues., July 24, 3:30 p.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime, Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, July 25, 11a.m.-12p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Drop-in Craft: Rainsticks, Children will make their own rainsticks. This instrument makes the sound of falling rain. For ages 4 and up. Tuesday, July 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m.  
  • Tiger Dances to Turtle’s Tune, Minstrel storyteller Mary Jo Maichack will perform the Caribbean tale “Tiger Dances to Turtle’s Tune.” Children will be invited to take the stage in this interactive show about a Tiger who hates to work (and loves to trick his neighbors into doing all the work) and a very clever turtle who saves the day on Tiger’s yam farm.  There will be plenty of opportunities to sing a long! A musical feast for children ages 4 and up. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Wednesday, July 11, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
  • Beats On! A Musical Obstacle Race, Swerve, hop, dance and run through our musical obstacle race. Weather permitting, the program will be held on the grassy lawn behind the library. (If it rains we will run a scaled down version inside in the Raytheon Room). For ages 5 and up. Monday, July 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m
  • Catch the Beat! Latin Drumming, Children will learn about Tito Puente and Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, listen to their music, and make a simple drum. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday,  July 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m
  • Toe Jam Puppet Band,  Mr. Vinny and Mr. Tom will entertain kids with music, puppets, dancing, bubbles and more!  For ages 3 and up. Thursday, July 26, 10:30-11:15 a.m

FOR TEENS

  • Comic Book Workshop, Artist and educator Rachel Maguire will teach teens how to draw their own comics. For teens in grades 6 and up. Please register online. Thursday, July 12, 3:00-4:00 p.m

Summer Reading! The Wayland Public Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! is in full swing. It is not too late to sign up. This summer we are Reading to Bead.  When you sign up you will get a goodie bag, a brag tag, a necklace chain, and a paper log to keep track of your reading. The more you read, the more beads you earn to add to your brag tag necklace.  (You can also sign up online if you prefer, and get your brag tag and goodie bag when you come to the library.)

We are offering lots of entertaining programs throughout the summer, including a music and storytelling performance called Tiger Dances to Turtle’s Tune, Toe Jam Puppets, an Australian music show by Didgeridoo Down Under, craft programs, and an Ice Cream Social.

The Wayland Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! is onging.

Teens who register online and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a raffle for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be programs for teens this summer, including a comic book workshop, a cooking class, and a movie night.

The Summer Reading Club is funded by the Friends of the Wayland Library, the Wayland Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

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