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News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 24, 2017

WAYLAND SHARES: A NEW LIBRARY SERVICE. Wayland Shares is our newest experiment: It’s a way for patrons of the Wayland Library to share their own thoughts about library-related materials and events with each other via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. To see our WAYLAND SHARES videos check them out here: or

This new feature which allows the public to contribute reviews about library events, books, movies and much more through social media.  Want to review a CD you just enjoyed from the library? Did you hear an interesting speaker? Notice a cool library display or use a library’s pass to a local museum? Share your thoughts with us!

Here’s how:

  1. Create a short, simple video where you talk to the camera. 30-90 seconds is best. Cell phone videos are great. Nothing fancy—just talk and share! What did you like about it? Would you recommend it to others?
  2. Send the video to us via our Facebook or Instagram Messages: or @wayland_library.
  3. Once your video is approved by our staff and a photo/video release form is signed, we’ll post it online! If you would like to come in to the library and have a staff member film for you, please message us to schedule a mutually agreeable time.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.



  • Deer Ticks: “One Bite Can Change Your Life”, Monday, June 26, 7:00-8:30pm. Lyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis.  In addition to Lyme, deer ticks can carry the pathogens which cause Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Relapsing Fever and Powassan virus, all of which can be very serious and are on the increase.  Join Entomologist Dr. Larry Dapsis and Dr. Stephen Rich, a professor and researcher of microbiology at UMass Amherst for this presentation.
    • Dr. Larry Dapsis – Entomologist since age five, holds a B.S. in Environmental Science & Biology from Fitchburg State University and M.S. in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Thirty-five years of professional pest management experience including Vegetables, Cranberries and Household Insects.  He joined Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in 2011 as Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist and is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases.
    • Dr Stephen Rich holds a PhD in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology from the University of California Irvine. His latest work is centered on the realm of tick-borne diseases.  He and his colleagues have engaged in a first-of-its-kind passive surveillance for established (eg. Lyme) and emerging (eg. AnaplasmaBabesia, and Bartonella) pathogens in the range of human-biting ticks.  Much of the data he has gathered on tick infection rates contributes substantially to our understanding of tick-borne disease in Massachusetts.
  • 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 session will be held on Friday, June 30 in The Raytheon Room.
  • Introduction to the iPhone/iPad, Friday, July 7, 10:30-11:30am. You have some experience with your iPhone/iPad, but feel like you might be missing out on some of the basics.  Come on in and Wayland librarian, M.J. will discuss organizing icons, SIRI and the microphone, battery life, and other basics of these versatile and complex devices.  Be sure to bring your iPhone or iPad with you.
  • Neurofeedback: Brain Training at its Best! – Psychological, Neurological, Cognitive Correction, Wednesday, July 12, 6:00-8:45pm.  A free educational lecture by Dr. Jolene Ross concerning easy, effective, safe, and durable brain training for executive functioning, ADHD, memory, attention, anxiety, and depression as well as many other neurologically based disorders of the brain.
  • Digital Games and Education, Thursday, July 20 7:00-8:30 pm with Professor Kyle Moody of Fitchburg State University. Digital games have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and their influence can be felt across many facets of society and culture. This talk will explore avenues of education and how digital games have become an essential part of teaching core concepts to players, along with how non-players can begin to understand the impact of games.
  • Cornerstone Collegiate Planning, Wednesday, July 26, 7:00-8:30pm. This free workshop offered by college planning consultant Robert Allen, addresses the importance of planning for all aspects of college prep. Families must ready themselves for standardized testing, applications, admissions and rejections, financial aid, personal finances, and so much more. This goal of this event is to provide recommendations for the best way to pay your share of college costs.  
  •  JUNE’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: NEWSBANK. The Boston Metro Collection from News Bank provides current and archived newspaper articles from 123 Boston-area media sources.  News Bank 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:


  • In the Library foyer, Ann “Cappie” Martin had a childhood illness that prevented her from attending school until the fourth grade. At that time she found sculpture as a hobby which later developed into a life’s passion for Art. As an art history major at Wellesley College, Cappie was exposed to all aspects of art study. Cappie’s watercolors and other mediums are on display through June 30.
  • In the Raytheon Room, The Red Tailed Hawks of Pelham Island Road, an exhibition by Peter W. Agnes, Jr.  Peter, a member of  Gateway Camera Club, is a nature photographer with a special interest in bird photography. This exhibit is the result of a four month project which began earlier this year in which he focused on the area of Pelham Island Road from the Pelham Island Bridge eastward to the town administration building, including the area within the National Wildlife Refuge.


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

Clean Eating Cookbook Club, Thursday, July 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. For more information, contact Sarah Hogan at or Rachel Sideman-Kurtz at  This month’s book:  The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon 


  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays June 29, July 6, 20 at 10:30 a.m. 
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, June 27, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.


  • Brick Day: Lego Challenges. Wednesday, July 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children are invited to complete lego challenges set up in the library to win prizes. For an additional prize, bring in a lego creation from home that is inspired by our Summer Reading Program theme Build a Better World.
  • SUMMER READING KICK-OFF, Wednesday, June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ed the Wizard will kick off the Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Build a Better World with his magic show “Reading is Magic. “Ed the Wizard’s interactive magic performance is inspired by the Harry Potter books and emphasizes the importance of maintaining one’s reading skills over the summer. Readers are better able to build a better world! For ages 5 and up. Ed the Wizard’s performance is supported in part by the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades preK-Grade 5 is Build a Better World. The library will kick off the program with a magic show by Ed the Wizard on Wednesday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

There will be other great programs throughout the summer including a puppet show, a tidepool exhibit, a lego brick day, a bee program, a cooking program and drop-in crafts.  Registration for Build a Better World begins on Wednesday, June 28.  Children can sign up at the library (and get a goodie bag) or online at Kids will win a free t-shirt (while supplies last) once they sign up for Summer Reading and read their first book.  There will be plenty of other prizes throughout the summer, and we will celebrate the children’s reading with an ice cream bash on Thursday, August 17.

The theme for the Teen Summer Reading for youth in grades 6-12 is also Build a Better World.  Teens who register online at and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a lottery for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be great programs for teens this summer.  Registration for this program also beings on Wednesday, June 28.


Area Fireworks and Events for July 4

Yes, of course, you can go into Boston for fireworks (concert on July 3 and July 4, fireworks on July 4). If you’re looking to stay local for the 4th, the nearest events and fireworks are:

  • Sudbury: July Parade (1-4pm)
  • Concord: July 4 Picnic in the Park (11am-4:30pm)
  • Lincoln: July 4 events all day, Fireworks at 9:15pm
  • Lexington’s Carnival (June 30-July 4) and Fireworks (July 3 at 8:30pm)
  • Waltham: July4 Children’s events 10am-2pm, Back in Time performing at 5:30pm, Fireworks at 9:30 at Leary Field
  • Newton: activities all day, fireworks at night
  • Needham: July 3 fireworks and events before


The Town Crier embedded this map into a post:

The Boston Globe published this list: Here’s a list of upcoming fireworks displays in Massachusetts.

Boston Central posted lists sorted two ways:


Wayland Community for Social Justice & Friends of Wayland Youth & Family Services Offers Fall Workshop

This fall, Wayland Community for Social Justice and Friends of Wayland Youth and Family Services will offer a workshop on engaging in difficult conversations with children about issues relating to identity and community or “our shared world.”  They are conducting a brief survey, the results of which will help inform their work.  The survey is online at

Wayland Recreation Runs “Intro to Violin” 

Instruments provided. Our group violin classes are centered around creative and playful activities including exercises, movement, and song. Children build strong beginner skills in a positive, encouraging atmosphere. Teacher, child, and parent work together, with parents learning alongside their child in class and as partners at home.  “Graduates” will be ready to transition to level 2 class and/or individual instruction, as desired. Instruments, book, and CD are provided! The Suzuki method is ideal for this age group, and has a 60-year history of success with young children worldwide.
Brain receptivity to music and language is at its peak at this age, while supple young bodies adapt more easily to playing violin –  waiting till later misses the prime age for beginning an instrument!  min 4/max 6

With registered Suzuki instructor Laura Burgess of Wayland School of Music (  at Wayland Community Arts, 107 Concord Rd., Wayland

Fee: $260 including instruments and all materials
Ages: 5 – 7 with a parent/caregiver
Time: 4:30pm – 5:25pm
Dates: 10 classes, Tuesday and Thursday, July 11 – August 10

Register online here

Wayland-Weston Cheer clinic, Thursday, June 29

Wayland Weston Cheer Clinic , Thursday, June 29, 6:30-7:30pm at Wayland High School.

Come try our cheer program for an hour of fun, learning new skills and learning a short routine. Catered to grades K – 8th.  This event is free and for all boys and girls who may be interested in joining our team! Bring your friends & come out and meet members of our Wayland/Weston cheer program!  Gabi Maza, founder and director of Gardengate academy dance school will be coordinating cheer routines next year with her dance and cheer instructors.  In addition, we have an ex-Patriot cheerleader (Wayland resident) who will also be helping with the program!  Come out and meet our team!  For more info see or call (508)720-0033

Wayland School Community Programs’ Summer Programs at Wayland High School

From a summer strings program to journalism and computer science programs, Wayland Public School students have several summertime options to delve into an area of interest.

Complete information and registration forms are available online here.

Here are brief descriptions of the four programs:

Game Designing with Processing (June 26 – 30)

This is a free, five-day class being taught by volunteer Andy Wang, a high school junior.  It’s for students entering Grades 6 – 8, who would enjoy an introductory programming course.  By week’s end, you’ll be able to create personal programs such as a game or a practical application. Time is from 10 am – 2 pm.

Computer Programming with Eli Bucher (June 27 – August 4)

This class for entering Grades 9 through 12 at WHS costs $85. It’s on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:30 –2:30 pm (17 classes) and has proven to be good preparation for Advanced Placement Computer Science, according to Bucher. The curriculum will help students deepen their interest in computer science and develop greater skill in solving complex problems.  It will also focus on graphics and game development.

Wayland Summer Strings (July 24-28)

Wayland Summer Strings is in its fourth year. It’s a one-week chamber music program from 12:30 – 3:30 pm and most of the participants are entering Grades 6 – 9 although a few are entering Grade 5. It’s led by Whitney Tandon, the district’s Grades 4 – 8 strings director. Musicians rehearse together daily, enjoy fun musical activities, and come together on Friday for an ensemble performance highlighting the week’s accomplishments.  Only a few spots are open for this $150 program.

Summer Journalism Camp  (July 24-28)  

This is also a free class for students entering Grades 7, 8, & 9. No experience is needed for this 9 – 11:30 am class being led by volunteer Nathan Zhao, a Wayland High School junior with interests in journalism, creative writing, and public speaking.  He is involved in student journalism at the high school and wants to
help middle school students prepare for the journalism opportunities awaiting them at Wayland High School, such as the award-winning online newspaper, Wayland Student Press Network.

Free Fun Fridays at Museums and Cultural Events around the state this summer

Highland Street Foundation:  Free Fun Fridays.  Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free.

June 23

  • Lyric Stage Company of Boston (Boston)
  • Mary Baker Eddy Library (Boston)
  • The Sports Museum (Boston)
  • Clark Art Institute (Williamstown)
  • The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home (Lenox)
  • Worcester Art Museum (Worcester)
  • Peabody Essex Museum (Salem)
  • The Discovery Museums (Acton)

June 30

  • Boston Children’s Museum (Boston)
  • MIT Museum (Cambridge)
  • Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge)
  • Springfield Museums (Springfield)
  • EcoTarium (Worcester)
  • Maritime Gloucester (Gloucester)
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum (New Bedford)
  • The Gardens at Elm Bank (Massachusetts Horticultural Society) (Wellesley)

July 7

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston)
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston)
  • Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum (Lenox)
  • Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (Barrington)
  • Amelia Park Children’s Museum (Westfield)
  • Falmouth Museums on the Green (Falmouth)
  • Pilgrim Hall Museum (Plymouth)
  • Children’s Museum in Easton (Easton)
  • The Hall at Patriot Place (Foxboro)

July 14

  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute (Boston)
  • The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum (Chestnut Hill)
  • Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (Cambridge)
  • Larz Anderson Auto Museum (Brookline)
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum (Provincetown)
  • Edward Gorey House (Yarmouth Port)
  • Museum of Russian Icons (Clinton)
  • Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester)

July 21

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) (Boston)
  • Tanglewood (Lenox)
  • Boston Athenaeum (Boston)
  • The Museum of the NCAAA (Boston)
  • Fruitlands Museum, The Trustees (Harvard)
  • Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History (Weston)
  • Lynn Museum (Lynn)
  • Hancock Shaker Village (Pittsfield)
  • Sandwich Glass Museum (Sandwich)

July 28

  • JFK Presidential Library and Museum(Boston)
  • Commonwealth Museum (Boston)
  • Arnold Arboretum (Boston)
  • The Eric Carle Museum (Amherst)
  • Berkshire Theatre Group (Stockbridge)
  • Historic Deerfield (Deerfield)
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art (Dennis)
  • Wenham Museum (Wenham)
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Boylston)

August 4

  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (Boston)
  • Old State House (Boston)
  • The Greenway Carousel (Boston)
  • Fort Devens Museum (Devens)
  • Children’s Museum at Holyoke (Holyoke)
  • International Volleyball Hall of Fame (Holyoke)
  • The Old Manse, The Trustees (Concord)
  • JFK Hyannis Museum (Hyannis)

August 11

  • Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)
  • Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton)
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum (Hyannis)
  • Worcester Historical Museum (Worcester)
  • Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester)
  • Fitchburg Art Museum (Fitchburg)
  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance (Becket)
  • Smith College Museum of Art (Northhampton)
  • Naumkeag, The Trustees (Stockbridge)

August 18

  • The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA) (Boston)
  • Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)
  • Freedom Trail® Foundation (Boston)
  • Buttonwoods Park Zoo (New Bedford)
  • Cape Cod Children’s Museum (Mashpee)
  • Concord Museum (Concord)
  • Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield)
  • Emily Dickinson Museum (Amherst)

August 25

  • Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park (Boston)
  • USS Constitution Museum (Charlestown)
  • Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth)
  • MASS MoCA (North Adams)
  • Nantucket Whaling Museum (Nantucket)
  • The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River (Fall River)
  • Museum of African American History
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (Brewster)
  • Heritage Museums and Gardens (Sandwich)