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News and Information from the Wayland Public Library, July 27, 2018

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Author Talk with Genevieve Fosa: When Mother CallsSpirit-channeling, time travel, mothers and daughters: those are just a few of the elements of this rich and intriguing novel. Ms. Fosa will read selections and then take questions. She will speak on Wednesday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Make a Beautiful Paper Rose.  Learn how to craft charming paper roses from maps, book pages or sheet music. We’ll be using scissors and glue guns, so recommended for age 12 and up (including teens). Thursday, August 9 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Cookbook Club. We’ll enjoy delicious dishes from The Love & Lemons Cookbook while discussing the book, its author, and what each has to offer. For more information, contact shogan@minlib.net. We will meet on Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m.
  • English Conversation Groups.  There are three English conversation groups at the library this summer. A beginner’s group for those who do not speak English at home meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday mornings. The intermediate groups 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! Grownups can earn raffle tickets for a chance to win a gift card or library swag. All you have to do is peruse a library magazine, read to a child, attend a library program or read and recommend a book to a librarian. Sign up online or ask a reference librarian for details.
  • The Art of Songwriting: Painting a Picture with Words and Music. Enjoy an evening of musical creativity with local musician and songwriter Steve Robb. Using his songs as examples, Steve will go through his own process of writing music that can be romantic, humorous, surreal or heartbreaking. Steve’s songs span many genres, from folk to blues, roots to rock, and he performs regularly in the area with his band and as a soloist. Monday, August 27 at 7 p.m.
  • Trivia Night. Join us for an end of summer “Libraries Rock!” Trivia Night. Bring your team of 2-5 players or join one when you get here. Sign up is recommended but not required. We’ll play 4 rounds of 10 questions each. Watch for clues on our Social Media and at the Circ Desk throughout August! Pizza, lemonade and popcorn will be provided. The team with the highest score will win a $50 gift card to The Local in Wayland! Tuesday, August 28 at 7 p.m

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Aug. 2, 9, and 16 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Music and Movement. Get your wiggles out! Songs, dances, and stretches for walkers to age 5. Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 a.m.
  • Going into Kindergarten 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 of the picture book The Kissing Hand, led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. We will meet on the lawn behind the Children’s Room. For incoming Kindergarteners with parent/caregiver. Tuesday, August 7, 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, August 15, 11a.m.-12p.m.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Drop-in Craft: Windchimes.  Children will make their own windchimes using a variety of craft materials. For ages 4 and up. Tuesday, July 31, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Didgeridoo Down Under.  Musician and educator Rob Thomas will play the Didgeridoo in this high-energy Australian-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, and storytelling. There will be plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For ages 3 and up. Thursday, August 2, 1:00-2:00p.m.
  • Catch the Beat! Guitarists. Children will learn about Elizabeth Cotton and Keith Richards, listen to their music, and make a rubber band guitar. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 5 and up. Wednesday, August 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Ice Cream Social. All participants in our Kid’s Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! are invited to an Ice Cream Social! Make your own ice cream Sundae (as long as supplies last!). If weather permits we will meet outside on the grass behind the library. For ages preschool and up. Thursday, August 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS

Teen Pizza Night. Teens! Celebrate your summer reading with a pizza party. We will also draw the raffle for the two free Kindle Fires. All participants in our Teen Summer Reading Club Libraries Rock! who have read at least one book and written one original book review are eligible to be in the raffle. Online registration required. For teens in grades 6 and up. Tues., Aug. 14, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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