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News and Events from the Wayland Library, July 13, 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 10:30-11:30am. 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 25 through August 29, 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.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, July 19, 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, 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 of the picture book Pete the Cat 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.
  • 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

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • 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. Wed., July 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m
  • 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.

FOR TEENS 

  • Snacks that Rock! Teens! You can make snacks that are delicious, easy to prepare, and healthy. Please join us to make snacks that rock!  Online registration required. For teens in grades 6 and up. Thurs., July 26, 3:30-4:30 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 ongoing. 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.

Wayland Police collecting unwanted guns from residents

The Wayland Police posted the following on their Facebook Page:

The Wayland Police Will Collect Unwanted Guns from Residents.

The Wayland Police Department would like to help Wayland residents remove unwanted guns from their homes.
If you contact the Wayland Police we will advise you on how you can legally transfer your unwanted firearms to a firearms dealer, or we will come to your home and safely remove all unwanted firearms from your home.

Many people have guns in their homes that they simply don’t want anymore. We would like to help residents remove all unwanted guns from homes so that they don’t end up in the wrong hands.

Suicide is a growing public health concern. Approximately 60 percent of gun deaths in this country are suicides. Our goal is to save lives and increase public safety.

Several years ago the Wayland Police started collecting unwanted and expired prescription drugs. This program has been a great success. We believe that removing unwanted guns from homes will make Wayland safer.

Wayland Police 508-358-4721

If a resident would like to sell a gun for cash, they can find these services on the internet, some companies that offer cash for guns are:

  • The Gun Parlor – Worcester, MA, 508-982-0722
  • Bay State Gun Buyers W.Boylston,MA,  508-835-5400
  • New England Ballistic Services Hopedale, MA.  508-381-0230
  • gfaArmsTec.com – 47 Summer Street Natick, MA,  508-314-3094
  • The Wayland Police is also willing to remove any gun from any home. (Including BB guns and other unwanted weapons).

M.G.L. Section 129C: Application of Sec. 129B; ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition; transfers; report to commissioner; exemptions; exhibiting license to carry, etc. on demand

Section 129C. No person, other than a licensed dealer or one who has been issued a license to carry a pistol or revolver or an exempt person as hereinafter described, shall own or possess any firearm, rifle, shotgun or ammunition unless he has been issued a firearm identification card by the licensing authority pursuant to the provisions of section one hundred and twenty-nine B.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to the following exempted persons and uses:
(c) To a person voluntarily surrendering a firearm, rifle or shotgun and ammunition therefor to a licensing authority, the colonel of the state police or his designee if prior written notice has been given by said person to the licensing authority or the colonel of the state police, stating the place and approximate time of said surrender;

Dignity Matters Opens Warehouse in Framingham

From left to right: Jennifer Richtsmeier, Nancy Baker-Fowler, Pam Hastings, Sue Scandrett and Kate Sanetra-Butler (front row)

Dignity Matters, a Massachusetts based non-profit that provides feminine care products, underwear and bras to homeless women and school-aged girls recently moved their headquarters from Wayland to 7 Bishop St, Building 29, Framingham.

A staggering number of women living in homeless shelters in almost every community within Massachusetts do not have access to many of the items other women take for granted – namely, tampons, pads, new underwear, and new or gently used bras. Shelters and public schools cannot meet the demand and food stamps do not cover them. Every month, thousands of homeless women are placed in a crisis situation from dealing with infections to being unable to purchase sanitary supplies. Keeping safe and clean isn’t easy on the streets.

Kate Sanetra-Butler, a former corporate executive and mother of two was confronted with this reality when a homeless woman in Boston asked her for a spare tampon. In that moment, Dignity Matters was born. This non-profit organization is taking action by collecting and distributing these much-needed items to many homeless women and girls in Massachusetts. An all-volunteer organization, Dignity Matters is currently supporting 15 shelters, over 100 scattered sites for families, multiple domestic violence programs, food pantries, 11 after-school programs and 30 schools in the greater Boston area.

The rapid growth of Dignity Matters in just 18 months made it necessary to warehouse the many donations coming in. Thanks to a partnership between South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) and Dignity Matters which began as a result of Dignity Matters supporting SMOC’s shelters, Dignity Matters was able to secure a warehouse lease within a SMOC owned facility in Framingham.

Year to date 2018, the organization has tripled its in-kind donations from 120,000 to over 360,000 donated products. In addition, through the many new partnerships Dignity Matters has secured this year, distribution to those in need will also grow 3 times.

The move has provided a way to easily and quickly inventory and distribute donations to those in need. It also provides an opportunity for volunteers to work in the warehouse to assist with sorting, inventory, and distribution.

For more information on the many ways to be involved with Dignity Matters, please email info@dignity-matters.org. More information about Dignity Matters can be found at www.dignity-matters.org.

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.

Town issues Weather Alert and Opens Cooling Station

Town of Wayland 6/29/18: WEATHER ALERT: High Heat and Humidity.

High Temperatures, Heat Indexes and Humidity Into Next Week

The National Weather Service has provided the following information:

Beginning today and continuing through the weekend into next week

Heat and humidity will build across Southern New England, however at times there will be relief along the coast in part due to onshore sea-breezes. Highs ranging from the upper 80s to mid 90s. Heat indices as high as 105 degrees.

Over the next several days the Wayland Public Safety building will open the training room for those residents seeking relief from the heat. The cooling station will operate from 10am to 7pm both Saturday and Sunday. We ask all our residents to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly during this time. Anyone with questions please contact the Wayland Police / Fire at 508-358-4721.

Important Information regarding Mosquito Control and Protecting Yourself from Mosquito Bites

Important Information regarding Mosquito Control and Protecting Yourself from Mosquito Bites

From the Public Health Director June 28, 2018

The Wayland Health Department would like to advise the public that the catch basins in town will be treated beginning the end of this week with ALTOSID XR Briquettes supplied by the Wayland Board of Health and distributed by the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project.  The treatment will be completed by next week.  This treatment is done every year to control mosquito larvae to reduce mosquito-borne illness.  Altosid is a larvicide in a briquette form that disrupts the normal growth pattern of immature mosquitoes in water and prevents them from becoming breeding, biting adults. ALTOSID is a long-term (90 day), cost-effective and environmentally responsible mosquito control larvicide.

The treated catch basins will be marked with a white dot; if you notice an untreated catch basin (after July 13th) please contact our office at (508) 358-3617.  The Town of Wayland contracts the services of the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project for mosquito control including helicopter spraying using BTI larvicide in the spring and catch basin treatments in the early summer.  Our program during mosquito season also includes mosquito trapping, identifying populations and surveillance for diseases and species.

Mosquito habitats in Wayland and why treating catch basins is important

 The “Culex” mosquito species is common in suburban communities such as Wayland.  This mosquito species prefers to breed/lay eggs in small artificial containers such as birdbaths, old tires, buckets, clogged gutters, and other standing water sources which can be found in people’s backyards and other similar areas of the suburbs (including catch basins).

Culex mosquitoes are the primary vectors of West Nile Virus.  West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-carried virus that can cause illness in people ranging from a mild fever to more serious disease like encephalitis or meningitis.  WNV is most commonly spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.  The Culex species are also known as “bridge” vectors that will feed on birds and people.  As the summer progresses, birds could be infected with West Nile Virus and the virus could be transmitted to a human when a mosquito bites a bird carrying the WNV virus and then subsequently bites a person.

The catch basin treatments using Altosid will reduce the population of Culex mosquito larvae that could be growing in catch basins (standing water environment), decreasing the risk of West Nile Virus infection in humans.

Potentially invasive mosquito species and Arboviral Diseases

 The Health Department is following the latest information regarding new potentially invasive mosquito species and Arboviral Diseases.  As part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health 2018 Arbovirus Surveillance and Response Plan, MDPH is working with Mosquito Control Projects within the Commonwealth to conduct surveillance of mosquito species that are expanding northward, especially Aedes Albopictus (sometimes referred to as “Asian tiger mosquitoes”).  Aedes Albopictus has been implicated in the transmission of arboviruses such as dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika in areas where these viruses circulate.  There is no current evidence that this mosquito species is active or breeding in Wayland or anywhere near Wayland at this time.  Establishment in northern latitudes has been limited to date; however, climate change is a factor and may play a role which is hard to predict.  In general, this species is more abundant in urban areas, breeding easily in small artificial containers, birdbaths, old tires, buckets, clogged gutters, and other standing water sources (similar to some WNV breeding areas).  Aedes Ablopictus almost exclusively feed on mammals and are active during daytime hours.  We will continue to monitor the situation and work collaboratively with the State and the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project to keep the public informed of any new information, including the need for increased surveillance or intervention.

To prevent a yard from becoming a source for Culex mosquitoes and potentially invasive mosquito species, homeowners should make a thorough inspection of their property and remove, empty, cover or treat water-holding containers.  During the summer, mosquito larvae can complete their development in water within a week.

What to do in your yard to prevent mosquito breeding, West Nile Virus (WNV) and other Arboviral Diseases:

  • Mosquito proof your home and drain standing water in your yard
  • Containers where mosquitoes commonly lay eggs include neglected swimming pools, water in loose-fitting pool covers or tarps, unscreened rain barrels, rimless tires, and plastic toys, flower pots, trash barrels/containers. Check rain gutters, including all fittings and drains.
  • Tires should be disposed of properly or stored inside.
  • Rubbish barrels, wheelbarrows and small boats should be covered or stored upside down.
  • The water in wading pools and birdbaths should be changed weekly.
  • Infrequently used pools should be covered or properly maintained.
  • Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors. Fix any holes in screens and screen doors and replace worn weather stripping.
  • Keep the grass in your yard cut short and shrubs trimmed.
  • Once a week empty and scrub, turn over, cover or throw out any items that hold water.
  • Rainwater collection barrels tips:
    • Always use a mosquito-proof screen to seal and cover the rain barrel or other water-saving container. Mosquito-proof screen is a very fine mesh, usually 1/16 of an inch.  If the barrel is covered, this will reduce the likelihood of mosquitoes becoming a problem.
    • If the barrel is holding a lot of water consider mosquitofish, or consider treating with products containing Bti (always read the product label and use according to the instructions).
    • Keep the rain barrel lid and connectors sealed to help keep bugs out.
    • Be sure to always remove the water that pools at the top of the barrel at least once or twice a week.
    • If possible, place your barrel on a surface that will soak up any water that overflows so it doesn’t pool and create a mosquito habitat.
    • Regularly inspect your rain barrel system. Check for cracks or leaks.  Be sure that all fittings and seals are intact and that no water accumulates on the ground around the barrel.
    • Clean the barrel on a regular basis. Drain it completely and clean it out at least twice a year.

 

What you should do to avoid mosquito bites 

At this time of year, mosquito populations are on the rise and residents should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Be aware of peak mosquito hours:

  • The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are more active in damp, shady areas, during cloudy humid days, and at night. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning. Also, take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing.
  • There are some emerging mosquito species that are out and active during the day. Be sure to protect yourself and family members during the day also.

Wear protective clothing:

  • Clothing can help reduce mosquito bites. Although it may be difficult to do when it’s hot, wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.
  • Cover up the arms and legs of children playing outdoors. Baby carriages and playpens should be covered with mosquito netting.

Apply insect repellent when you go outdoors.

  • Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 (3-[N-butyl-N-acetyl]-aminopropionic acid) or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-menthane 3, 8-diol (PMD)].
  • DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentration of 30% or less on older children.
  • The Center for Disease Control has has recently listed Oil of lemon eucalyptus as providing protection against mosquitoes, however, it should not be used on children under three years of age.
  • Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied to the skin.
  • Protect pets and horses from mosquito bites.
  • Always follow the instructions on the label of any repellent. More information on choosing and using repellents safely is listed below.

For further information on WNV or EEE, log unto the Massachusetts Department of Public Health web site at: www.mass.gov/dph/wnv

If residents have any questions about mosquitoes or how to control them: the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project can be reached at: https://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/.

Choosing and using repellents safely:

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) toll free at 1-800-858-7378 or online at http://npic.orst.edu/index.html.  If you can’t go online contact MDPH at (617)983-6800 for a hard copy of the fact sheet.

MDPH 2017 Arbovirus Surveillance and Response Plan: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/pesticides/mosquito/arbovirus-response-plans.html

MDPH Mosquito-borne Diseases:

 

Julia Junghanns, R.S., C.H.O.

Director of Public Health

06/28/18

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 29, 2018

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Summer Hours Have Begun. Weekday hours stay the same, but we’re open Saturdays from just 10-1, and closed Sundays.  This schedule is in effect until August 31.
  • 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.

Book Groups

  • 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.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, July 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Music and Movement, Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. Get your wiggles out! Songs, dances, and stretches for walkers to age 5.
  • Story Walk,  Tuesday, Tuesday, July 24, 3:30 p.m. 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.
  • Brain Building Storytime, Wednesday, July 25, 11a.m.-12p.m.  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.

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

  • Drop-in Yankee Doodle Craft, Tuesday, July 3, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Children will make decorations for the 4th of July, while listening to patriotic tunes. For ages 4 and up.
  • Drop-in Craft: Windchimes, Tuesday, July 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Children will make their own windchimes. For ages 4 and up.
  • Tiger Dances to Turtle’s Tune, Wednesday, July 11, 11:00-11:45 a.m. 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.

FOR TEENS

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

Summer Reading! The Wayland Public Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! Starts on Monday, June 25.

Sign up for our Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! on Monday, June 25, or any day thereafter. This summer we will Read 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 family ukulele program, a magic show, 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! Starts on Monday, June 25. 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.