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News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 25, 2017


  • Author Dr Max Klau and his book,  Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to ActionWednesday, May 31, 7:00-9:00pm. Join us as Dr. Max Klau presents and discusses his latest book. Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of race in modern America, and the current cultural climate calls out for more research, education, dialogue, and understanding. This work focuses on a provocative social science experiment with the potential to address these needs. Dr. Max Klau is a leadership development scholar and practitioner living in Boston. He currently serves as the Chief Program Officer at the New Politics Leadership Academy, a non-profit that is dedicated to recruiting and developing alumni of national service programs to seek political office. This event is presented and sponsored by the Wayland Community for Social Justice.
  • “Nothing to Fear: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s America”,  Monday, June 5, 7:00-8:30pm. Roosevelt’s New deal initiated a series of federal programs designed to relieve the hardships of unemployment and to restore national prosperity and public confidence. Mrs. Roosevelt, nicknamed “Eleanor Everywhere” by the press, traveled where her husband could not go and reported back to him on the success of his programs. Join Dr. Gary Hylander, Professor of History at Stonehill College for one of his dynamic presentations as he explores Roosevelt’s promised nation where the goal was “no one left out”.
  • Great Presenter’s Series-Kinetic Sculpture: A Voice in Our Times. Join Wayland’s, David A. Lang on Tuesday, June 6, at 7pm.  Take a tour into David’s multiple faceted background developed into motion-activated sculpture that is technical, whimsical, serious and always narrative.  The presenter is a self-proclaimed painter, writer, sculptor, photographer and maker of things.
  • Mindful Charitable Giving with Gail Shapiro Professional Organizer.  Thursday, June 8, 12 noon-1:00pm. Gail Shapiro helps clients create and implement a plan for their charitable giving, as well as home and office organizing. She also is the director of Business Aviation Media’s Corporate Giving Program.  Bing your “brown bag” lunch and enjoy the talk during your break time.
  • Digital Games and Education, Tuesday, June 13, 7:00-8:30pm with Professor Kyle Moody. 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. Professor Moody is the Communications Media and Professional Communication and Social Media Professor at Fitchburg State University and offered a program at the library last month concerning Fake News.
  • 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 Friday, June 16 and June 30 in The Raytheon Room.
  • The Role of the Honeybee In Our Environment & A Honey Tasting with Kenneth Warchol, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm. You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand the mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in humanity’s survival on Earth. Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival. Ken will bring samples of a variety of honeys for everyone to taste.
  • Bhutan, Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, Thursday, June 22, 7:00-8:30pm. The little known Kingdom Of Bhutan is perhaps best known to the outside world for its guiding philosophy of Gross National Happiness. John Leupold will discuss Gross National Happiness, along with Bhutan’s history, culture, and politics. John is a one-time Wayland resident and will soon be departing on his 30th visit to Bhutan which he as his second home and enjoys sharing his experiences about this most unique country. 
  • 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, June 1 and June 15, from 2:00-4:00pm.
  • Needlework/Handwork Group, The next meeting for needlework group is June 7 from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.

MAY’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:

MAY’S ART DISPLAY IN THE FOYER and RAYTHEON ROOM, In the Library foyer, Florence Como, an award winning artist from Lincoln, MA, paints in watercolors, oils and acrylics.  She is a member of several artist associations including the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and North Shore Arts Association. In the Raytheon Room, Molly Beard and family present their talents in watercolors, oils, jewelry, and graphic design.

UPCOMING  JUNE 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

  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club:  Thursday, June 8 from 6:00-7:30pm. Librarians Sarah Hogan and Rachel-Sideman-Kurtz host the group with the featured title Genius Recipes:  100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook by Kristen Miglore.
  • Noontime Book Group: On Friday, June 9 from noon-2:00pm, join Sandy and her group as they discuss Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. With Saigon about to fall to the enemy in the waning days of the Vietnam War, a South Vietnamese general goes about the task of deciding who will be given permission to board the last flights out of the country.
  • Evening Book Group: Join reference librarian, Andy Moore on Monday, June 12 from 7:00-8:30pm. June’s book is Swamplandia by Karen Russell. An arrestingly beautiful and inventive work from a vibrant new voice in fiction.
  • Armchair Travel Book Club:  Wednesday, June 14, from 11:30-1:00pm. Join Rachel-Sideman Kurtz for a discussion on Where Am I Wearing:  A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes by Kelsey Timmerman, which intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers’ standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle.  Rachel will be discussing with the group Bill Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country. 


  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 6, 13 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays June 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storywalk, Wednesday, June 14. 3:30-4:00 p.m. Take a walk on the green behind the library and read a story page by page. Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 3 and up, with caregiver.
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, May 30, 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.


  • Kids Gardening Program,  Saturday, June 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m.  Children are invited to plant flowers in our library garden. Program led by Rebecca Lloyd. For ages 4 and up.
  • Lego Club, Wednesday, June 7, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will make creations out of Legos and share them with members of the club. For ages 5 and up.
  • Drop-in Craft:  Build a World in a Box, Bring a box, big or small, and create a world within it. We will also provide some boxes. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up.

FOR PARENTS: Preschool Parenting Group,  Tuesday, June 6, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Preschool parents are invited to come together with other parents to talk about the joys and challenges of parenting. Conversation facilitated by Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services. Infants and toddlers are welcome too! Please RSVP to

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.

Board of Selectmen seeks volunteers for Board and Committee Openings

The Board of Selectmen is beginning the process for filling volunteer openings on boards and committees.  These openings are the result of expired terms as of June 30, 2017, or vacancies due to early resignation.  Both reappointments and new appointments will be considered.  A complete list of open positions as of June 30, 2017, is posted on the Wayland town website here:

Applicants must be registered voters in the Town of Wayland.  Anyone interested in volunteering should submit a statement to the office of the Board of Selectmen, MaryAnn DiNapoli,  Please describe your interest, background, and qualifications relevant to the opening being sought, and a résumé, if available.  Applicants are encouraged to attend at least one meeting of the committee to which they seek appointment and discuss the board’s function and responsibilities with a current member of the Board or the appropriate staff member before being considered for appointment.

If you have any questions, contact Town Administrator Nan Balmer at

Keeping Seniors Safe with the Wayland Police

Photo Left to Right: Officer Chris Custodie, Detective Chris Cohen, Officer Lynnet Sloan, Selectwoman Mary Antes, Chief Robert Irving, District Attorney Marian Ryan, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Lea Anderson, Georgia Christakis and Lieutenant Pat Swanick

On Saturday May 20th a breakfast sponsored by the Wayland Police Association for Wayland seniors was held at the Wayland High School Cafeteria.  Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan was the guest speaker and gave a presentation on Keeping Seniors Safe and Financial Exploitation.  Georgia Christakis an Assistant Bank Manager at the Middlesex Bank spoke about Safe Banking Practices.  About 30 Wayland seniors attended.


Join Sudbury Valley Trustees for Trail Fest, Saturday, June 10

Join Sudbury Valley Trustees for Trail Fest, an annual celebration of local trails on Saturday, June 10 in rural Northwest Framingham. After guided walks across idyllic conservation land, walkers will enjoy a cookout and festival featuring live music from the Milltown Rounders, a baby animal petting zoo, and fun for all ages. The day begins at the Framingham Friends Meetinghouse on Edmands Road in Framingham with Earthsong Yoga  leading warmup stretches. Choose from 10K, 6K, and family-friendly 3K guided morning walks exploring the beautiful landscape, and return at noon to enjoy the food and festivities. Special thanks to generous Trail Fest Sponsors TD Bank, The Longfellow Clubs, CFP CrossFit Prototype, IMA Integrated Martial Arts Prototype, and Whole Foods Market, Framingham. Fee is $5 per person/$10 per family for SVT members; $10 per person/$25 per family for non-members. Registration is required by June 8 for planning purposes. For details and to register, visit

Chinese Language and Culture Classes, 2017-18

 The 2017-18 schedule for K-5 Chinese Language and Culture classes is now available on the Wayland School Community Programs website here.  The after-school classes are held at Claypit Hill, Happy Hollow, and Loker Schools right after dismissal. Each school offers different levels, ranging from beginning to intermediate and advanced.  Happy Hollow’s classes will be on Mondays starting September 25; Loker’s will be on Tuesdays starting October 3. Claypit Hill’s will be on Wednesdays, starting October 4.  The curriculum is designed for children whose primary language is English. Coco Min Zhou started the program in Wayland in 2006 and continues to lead it. She can be reached at or 508-650-4884; families may also call Ling Zheng at 617-620-2241 or

EMPOWER – Summer Community Leadership Week

EMPOWER – Summer Community Leadership Week

Wayland High School
August 7th to 11th10:00 to 3:00 PM
Students Entering Grades 7-12
Join Us to Give Back to Your Community and be a Youth Leader! Work with a group of your peers from Wayland on a mix of games, presentations, activities, brainstorming and community service. This program will provide you the tools to create healthy messaging to the community, learn new leadership skills and create a campaign message to encourage healthy decisions in Wayland and beyond. Staff:  Elsie Cerrone, Dossie Kahn, Jane Purser and Jason Verhoosky.  Lunch will be provided daily. There is no fee for this program.To register for this program, please email or or
call 508-358-6825.

Wayland Recreation along with Wicked Cool for Kids Provide Summer 2017 Programs

Since 2009, Wicked Cool for Kids has worked with Wayland Recreation to provide amazing kids’ programs that blend STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education goals with the kind of fun that kids need on summer break. We champion a great mix of focused lessons and structured play that maintain academic integrity within a creative environment. We’re wicked excited to be back in Wayland in 2017! Please see flyer online here for details.