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News and Events from the Wayland Library, November 22, 2017

Adult Programs

  • Family Sing-along with David Polansky. As part of the Wayland Center Open House, Musician David Polansky will get us all singing songs that celebrate the winter season and holidays.  Polansky has written many award-winning songs and his repertoire of standards is enormous.  For the most part, if you want to hear it, he can sing it.  The Friends of the Library will provide refreshments.  For all ages.  Sunday, December 3, 3:00-3:45 p.m.
  •  Arts Wayland Holiday Small Works Exhibit and Reception. This show will feature original paintings and photographs in a wide variety of styles and materials, sized 12” x 12” or smaller, by over 20 local artists.  Through December 29.  Opening reception: Sunday, December 5, 2:30 p.m.
  • The Great Presenters: Remote and Exciting Travel by Bicycle with Herb Kavet. You can’t see the world from the window of an air-conditioned bus, says Herb Kavet.  Not really.  On a bicycle, you can easily meet the local people because you’re traveling in such an unthreatening and often locally acceptable manner.  Herb will be talking about his adventures and encounters, mostly in developing countries.  Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Kitchen Witchery: Medicinal Uses of Culinary Herbs. Culinary herbs are not only some of the best remedies for many minor complaints and ailments, but also form the backbone of many herbal traditions worldwide.  This discussion with local herbalist Violet Bertelsen will explore how a spice rack can function as an effective first aid kit.  Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.
  • Film: Remember Pearl HarborNarrated by Tom Selleck, this powerful documentary tells the story of the “day that will live in infamy,” December 7, 1941.  Japanese airplanes bombed the U.S. naval base on Oahu, provoking  America to enter the Second World War.  Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 p.m.

Calling all Comic Book Artists. We will be hosting our first-ever ComicCon Wayland on Saturday, April 7.  If you would like to have a table to show off your books, or would like to lead a workshop, please contact Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen (pmccuen@minlib.net).  If your art is for adults, contact Reference Librarian Rachel Sideman-Kurtz (rsideman@minlib.net)

LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS. Open to all, no registration required.  Books are available at the library. 

  • Evening. As created by Kathleen Rooney, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk through Manhattan to a New Year’s Eve party, discovering the city anew and recalling her sixty years in the advertising business.  Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Non-Fiction.You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me is Sherman Alexie’s powerful memoir of growing up poor on an Indian reservation while being raised by a mercurial, intelligent, abusive mother.  Wednesday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Noon. Anuk Arudpragasam tells The Story of a Brief Marriage between two residents of an evacuee camp in Sri Lanka who wed in a desperate attempt to reclaim their humanity. Friday, December 8.
  • Armchair Travel. Mountain to Mountain:  A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan is Shannon Galpin’s inspiring story of how she changed her life to launch a life-changing nonprofit.  Wednesday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.
  • Cookbook Club. For this month’s meeting, participants are bringing some favorite dishes from their own recipe collections.  Thursday, December 14, 6:00 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, November 28, 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.
  • PJ Storytime. Thursday, November 30, 6:30-7:00 p.m. Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories!  Program led by librarian Carly Moniz.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Thursday, December 7, at 10:30 a.m. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Thursday, December 14, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.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

  • Pop-Up Makerspace. Wednesday, November 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Put on your Maker’s Hat and join Children’s Librarian Carly Moniz. in our Pop-Up Makerspace.  Carly will have several projects and activities set up for kids who like to make stuff.  For ages 5 and up.
  • Parent/Child Book Club. Wednesday, November 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m. This book club is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. November’s book is Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder.
  • Lego Club. Wednesday, December 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m.Children will make fabulous creations out of Legos. This month’s theme: Magical Creatures.  For ages 5 and up.
  • Santa Lucia Day, Wednesday, December 13, 3:00-4:00p.m. Children will listen to stories about the Swedish festival of Santa Lucia, Make a craft, and enjoy Swedish gingerbread cookies. For ages 4 and up.
  • Drop-in Winter and Holiday Crafts, Wednesday, December 20, 3:00-5:00p.m. Children will make festive crafts for the holidays. Led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up.

For Parents: Baby Faces, Wednesdays, Dec. 6 and 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m. In this Baby and Me program, we will play with baby and talk about the different faces of baby’s development.  Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.  For babies, ages 3 months to pre-walking, with parent/caregiver.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, November 18, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Family Sing-along with David Polansky. As part of the Wayland Center Open House, Musician David Polansky will get us all singing songs that celebrate the winter season and holidays.  Polansky has written many award-winning songs and his repertoire of standards is enormous.  For the most part, if you want to hear it, he can sing it.  The Friends of the Library will provide refreshments.  For all ages.  Sunday, December 3, 3:00-3:45 p.m.
  • The Great Presenters: Remote and Exciting Travel by Bicycle with Herb Kavet. You can’t see the world from the window of an air-conditioned bus, says Herb Kavet.  Not really.  On a bicycle, you can easily meet the local people because you’re traveling in such an unthreatening and often locally acceptable manner.  Herb will be talking about his adventures and encounters, mostly in developing countries.  Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Kitchen Witchery: Medicinal Uses of Culinary Herbs. Culinary herbs are not only some of the best remedies for many minor complaints and ailments, but also form the backbone of many herbal traditions worldwide.  This discussion with local herbalist Violet Bertelsen will explore how a spice rack can function as an effective first aid kit.  Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.
  • Film: Remember Pearl HarborNarrated by Tom Selleck, this powerful documentary tells the story of the “day that will live in infamy,” December 7, 1941.  Japanese airplanes bombed the U.S. naval base on Oahu, provoking  America to enter the Second World War.  Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 p.m.

Calling All Comic Book Artists: We will be hosting our first-ever ComicCon Wayland on Saturday, April 7.  If you would like to have a table to show off your books, or would like to lead a workshop, please contact Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen (pmccuen@minlib.net).  If your art is for adults, contact Reference Librarian Rachel Sideman-Kurtz (rsideman@minlib.net)

LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS. Open to all, no registration required.  Books are available at the library.

  • Evening.As created by Kathleen Rooney, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk through Manhattan to a New Year’s Eve party, discovering the city anew and recalling her sixty years in the advertising business.  Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Non-Fiction. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me is Sherman Alexie’s powerful memoir of growing up poor on an Indian reservation while being raised by a mercurial, intelligent, abusive mother.  Wednesday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Noon. Anuk Arudpragasam tells The Story of a Brief Marriage between two residents of an evacuee camp in Sri Lanka who wed in a desperate attempt to reclaim their humanity. Friday, December 8.
  • Armchair Travel. Mountain to Mountain:  A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan is Shannon Galpin’s inspiring story of how she changed her life to launch a life-changing nonprofit.  Wednesday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.
  • Cookbook Club. For this month’s meeting, participants are bringing some favorite dishes from their own recipe collections.  Thursday, December 14, 6:00 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes. 
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov.21 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
    • Brain Building Storytime,  Wednesday, Dec. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.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.
    • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog, Thursday, December 14, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up.
    • PJ Storytime, Thursday, November 30, 6:30-7:00 p.m Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories!  Program led by librarian Carly Moniz.
  • Zumba Kids Jr.,  Tuesday, November 28, 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.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts, Wednesday, November 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Get crafty and make decorations for the Thanksgiving table. For ages 4 and up.
  • Pop-Up Makerspace, Wednesday, November 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Put on your Maker’s Hat and join Children’s Librarian Carly Moniz in our Pop-Up Makerspace.  Carly will have several projects and activities set up for kids who like to make stuff. For ages 5 and up.
  • Lego Club, Wednesday, December 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will make fabulous creations out of Legos. This month’s theme: Magical Creatures. For ages 5 and up.
  • Santa Lucia Day, Wednesday, December 13, 3:00-4:00p.m. Children will listen to stories about the Swedish festival of Santa Lucia, Make a craft, and enjoy Swedish gingerbread cookies. For ages 4 and up.
  • Drop-in Winter and Holiday Crafts, Wednesday, December 20, 3:00-5:00p.m. Children will make festive crafts for the holidays. Led by librarian Elise Katz.For ages 4 and up.
  • Parent/Child Book Club, Wednesday, November 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m. This book club is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. November’s book is Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder.

FOR PARENTS

Baby Faces,  Wednesdays, Dec. 6 and 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m. In this Baby and Me program, we will play with baby and talk about the different faces of baby’s development.  Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.  For babies, ages 3 months to pre-walking, with parent/caregiver.

News and Events from the Wayland LIbrary, November 9, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Overcoming Emotional Eating, In this interactive talk, you’ll come with your biggest issues around emotional eating, weight loss/metabolism, body image, or digestion.  You’ll leave with new knowledge and some simple, natural strategies that will help you make real, lasting changes—possibly without changing anything about WHAT you eat!  Kali Patrick is a Mind-body Wellness Consultant specializing in improving people’s health with more ease and enjoyment.  Monday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Memoir of Alzheimer’s Disease,  Join us as Wayland resident Deborah Lynn Straffus talks about her experience with Alzheimer’s as shared in her memoir, On Angel’s Wings: A Journey Through Alzheimer’s with My Mother.  Monday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Robot Demo! Come see the Wayland High School Robotics Team give a live demonstration of their First Robotics Competition 2017 robot!  What will it do?  Stop by and find out.  Learn about the Wayland First Lego League, too.  The demo will be held in a sectioned-off part of the library parking lot.  No registration required.  Saturday, November 18 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Rare Book Dealer on the Value of a Book, In an Antiques Roadshow-type format, Ray Rickman, a long-time rare book dealer, will discuss which sorts of books tend to have high market values, explain characteristics that can influence the worth of a book, and offer complimentary estimates for up to three books for each attendee. Rickman is a former host of “Booksellers” on Rhode Island Public Television, and a leader in the promotion of African American history. This event is in collaboration with the Wayland Historical Society.  Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m.
  • The Great Presenters: Remote and Exciting Travel by Bicycle with Herb Kavet. You can’t see the world from the window of an air-conditioned bus, says Herb Kavet.  Not really.  On a bicycle, you can easily meet the local people because you’re traveling in such an unthreatening and often locally acceptable manner.  Herb will be talking about his adventures and encounters, mostly in developing countries.  Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Kitchen Witchery: Medicinal Uses of Culinary Herbs. Culinary herbs are not only some of the best remedies for many minor complaints and ailments, but also form the backbone of many herbal traditions worldwide.  This discussion with local herbalist Violet Bertelsen will explore how a spice rack can function as an effective first aid kit.  Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.
  • CALLING ALL COMIC BOOK ARTISTS. We will be hosting our first-ever ComicCon Wayland on Saturday, April 7.  If you would like to have a table to show off your books, or would like to lead a workshop, please contact Youth Services Librarian Pam McCuen (pmccuen@minlib.net).  If your art is for adults, contact Reference Librarian Rachel Sideman-Kurtz (rsideman@minlib.net)

LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS. Open to all, no registration required.  Books are available at the library.

  • Evening. As created by Kathleen Rooney, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk through Manhattan to a New Year’s Eve party, discovering the city anew and recalling her sixty years in the advertising business.  Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.  
  • Non-Fiction. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me is Sherman Alexie’s powerful memoir of growing up poor on an Indian reservation while being raised by a mercurial, intelligent, abusive mother.  Wednesday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Noon. Anuk Arudpragasam tells The Story of a Brief Marriage between two residents of an evacuee camp in Sri Lanka who wed in a desperate attempt to reclaim their humanity. Friday, December 8.
  • Armchair Travel. Mountain to Mountain:  A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan is Shannon Galpin’s inspiring story of how she changed her life to launch a life-changing nonprofit.  Wednesday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.
  • Cookbook Club. For this month’s meeting, participants are bringing some favorite dishes from their own recipe collections.  Thursday, December 14, 6:00 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov.14, 21 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.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.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Thursday, November 16, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up.
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, November 28, 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.
  • PJ Storytime, Thursday, November 30, 6:30-7:00 p.m. Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories!  Program led by librarian Carly Moniz.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Mindstorms:  Program the Bot, Wednesday, November 15, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Challenge yourself to program a Lego Mindstorms Bot with our Technology Librarian Tyler Kenney.  For tweens in grades 4 and up. Registration required.
  • Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts, Wednesday, November 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Get crafty and make decorations for the Thanksgiving table. For ages 4 and up. 
  • Pop-Up Makerspace, Wednesday, November 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Put on your Maker’s Hat and join Children’s Librarian Carly Moniz in our Pop-Up Makerspace.  Carly will have several projects and activities set up for kids who like to make stuff.  For ages 5 and up.
  • Parent/Child Book Club, Wednesday, November 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m. This book club is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. November’s book is Orphan Island  by Laurel Snyder.

FOR PARENTS

  • Preschool Parent Conversations, Tuesdays, November 14, 21 and 28, 9:15-10:15 a.m.Preschool parents, you are not alone!  Share the joys and challenges of parenting this special age with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn form Wayland Youth and Family Services.  Infants and young toddlers are also welcome!  Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us
  • Baby Faces, Wednesdays, Dec. 6 and 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m. In this Baby and Me program, we will play with baby and talk about the different faces of baby’s development.  Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.  For babies, ages 3 months to pre-walking, with parent/caregiver.

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Family Sing-along with David Polansky, Sunday, Dec. 3, 3:00-3:45 p.m. Musician David Polansky will get us all singing songs that celebrate the winter season and holidays.  Polansky has written many award-winning songs and his repertoire of standards is enormous.  For the most part, if you wish to hear it, he can sing it.  This family sing-along is a part of the Wayland Center Open House programming line up.  For all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News and Events from the Wayland Public Library, November 3, 2017

Sandy Raymond is New WFPL Director.  The Board of Library Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Sandy Raymond as the Director of the Wayland Free Public Library.  Sandy brings with her more than 30 years of experience in corporate and public libraries.   She has been serving the Library admirably as Acting Director since late June 2017.  Before that, she was our Assistant Director.  Since starting here in 2003, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Library’s mission and an unflagging enthusiasm for serving the public.  Stop by and offer Sandy your congratulations.  She’ll be happy to meet you.

World-Class Art in Worcester. With a collection of over 35,000 pieces, a stunning Renaissance Court, and a lovely café, the Worcester Art Museum makes for an outstanding and often surprising museum experience. This month, the museum opens its anticipated Winslow Homer exhibit, Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, on exhibit from November 11, 2017 – February 4, 2018.  The Library’s Worcester Art Museum passes admit two adults and all children, free of charge.  Reserve your pass online or by calling the library directly.

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Gossels Program for Human Dignity. In honor of Transgender Awareness Month, Chris Edwards, who grew up in Wayland as the “daughter” of Ed and Nancy Eskandarian, will discuss life before, during and after his transition, and how he used what he learned working in advertising to rebrand himself with dignity and grace at a time before the word transgender was part of the vernacular. His heartwarming and hilarious memoir is BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some.  Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m.  NOTE: this program will be on the main floor of the library, so you’ll need to head to the Raytheon Room if you need a quiet space.
  • The Great Presenters: Making a Splash After the Ice Bucket Challenge. Wayland resident Stephen Winthrop was diagnosed with ALS (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease”) in November 2013, just months before the viral ice bucket challenge. He and his wife, M. Jane Williamson, will describe their experiences and how they’ve plunged into education, advocacy, research, and fundraising to fight the disease on many fronts.  Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Panel. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo.  To get you inspired, we are hosting a panel of local novelists who will share their writing process and publishing experience.  Panelists include Juliette Fay, Jacqueline Dembar Greene, George Harrar, Mark Peter Hughes, Tilia Klebenov Jacobs and Ray Daniel.  Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Overcoming Emotional Eating. In this interactive talk, you’ll come with your biggest issues around emotional eating, weight loss/metabolism, body image, or digestion.  You’ll leave with new knowledge and some simple, natural strategies that will help you make real, lasting changes—possibly without changing anything about WHAT you eat!  Kali Patrick is a Mind-body Wellness Consultant specializing in improving people’s health with more ease and enjoyment.  Monday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Memoir of Alzheimer’s Disease. Join us as Wayland resident Deborah Lynn Straffus talks about her experience with Alzheimer’s as shared in her memoir, On Angel’s Wings: A Journey Through Alzheimer’s with My Mother.  Monday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Robot Demo! Come see the Wayland High School Robotics Team give a live demonstration of their First Robotics Competition 2017 robot!  What will it do?  Stop by and find out.  Learn about the Wayland First Lego League, too.  The demo will be held in a sectioned-off part of the library parking lot.  No registration required.  Saturday, November 18 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Rare Book Dealer on the Value of a Book. In an Antiques Roadshow-type format, Ray Rickman, a long-time rare book dealer, will discuss which sorts of books tend to have high market values, explain characteristics that can influence the worth of a book, and offer complimentary estimates for up to three books for each attendee. Rickman is a former host of “Booksellers” on Rhode Island Public Television, and a leader in the promotion of African American history. This event is in collaboration with the Wayland Historical Society.  Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m.
  • The Great Presenters: Remote and Exciting Travel by Bicycle with Herb Kavet. You can’t see the world from the window of an air-conditioned bus, says Herb Kavet.  Not really.  On a bicycle, you can easily meet the local people because you’re traveling in such an unthreatening and often locally acceptable manner.  Herb will be talking about his adventures and encounters, mostly in developing countries.  Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.

LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS. Open to all, no registration required.  Books are available at the library.

  • Evening. As created by Kathleen Rooney, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk through Manhattan to a New Year’s Eve party, discovering the city anew and recalling her sixty years in the advertising business.  Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Non-Fiction. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me is Sherman Alexie’s powerful memoir of growing up poor on an Indian reservation while being raised by a mercurial, intelligent, abusive mother.  Wednesday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Noon. Anuk Arudpragasam tells The Story of a Brief Marriage between two residents of an evacuee camp in Sri Lanka who wed in a desperate attempt to reclaim their humanity. December 8.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Nov. 9, 23, and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.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.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog. Thursday, November 16, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up.
  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, November 28, 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.
  • PJ Storytime. Thursday, November 30, 6:30-7:00 p.m. Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories!  Program led by librarian Carly Moniz.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Book Buddies. Wednesday, November 8, 3:00-3:45 p.m. This month’s book is Pinch and Dash Make Soup by Michael Daley.  We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. For children in grades K-2 with parent/caregiver. This program is co-run with the WCPA.
  • Lego Mindstorms:  Program the Bot. Wednesday, November 15, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Challenge yourself to program a Lego Mindstorms Bot with our Technology Librarian Tyler Kenney.  For tweens in grades 4 and up. Registration required.
  • Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts. Wednesday, November 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m.Get crafty and make decorations for the Thanksgiving table.For ages 4 and up.

FOR PARENTS

Preschool Parent Conversations. Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:15-10:15 a.m.Preschool parents, you are not alone!  Share the joys and challenges of parenting this special age with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn form Wayland Youth and Family Services.  Infants and young toddlers are also welcome!  Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us

 

 

 

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, October 27, 2017

Sandy Raymond is New WFPL Director. The Board of Library Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Sandy Raymond as the Director of the Wayland Free Public Library.  Sandy brings with her more than 30 years of experience in corporate and public libraries.   She has been serving the Library admirably as Acting Director since late June 2017.  Before that, she was our Assistant Director.  Since starting here in 2003, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Library’s mission and an unflagging enthusiasm for serving the public.  Stop by and offer Sandy your congratulations.  She’ll be happy to meet you.

World-Class Art in Worcester. With a collection of over 35,000 pieces, a stunning Renaissance Court, and a lovely café, the Worcester Art Museum makes for an outstanding and often surprising museum experience. This month, the museum opens its anticipated Winslow Homer exhibit, Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, on exhibit from November 11, 2017 – February 4, 2018.  The Library’s Worcester Art Museum passes admit two adults and all children, free of charge.  Reserve your pass online or by calling the library directly.

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale. Book donations will be accepted during set-up in the Town Building Large Hearing Room on  Thursday, November 2.  Baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday.  This fundraiser helps the Friends support many library programs, including museum passes.  Preview for Friends: Friday, November 3, 5-8pm; Saturday, November 4, 10am-4pm.; Sunday, November 5, 12-4pm.
  • Gossels Program for Human Dignity. In honor of Transgender Awareness Month, Chris Edwards, who grew up in Wayland as the “daughter” of Ed and Nancy Eskandarian, will discuss life before, during and after his transition, and how he used what he learned working in advertising to rebrand himself with dignity and grace at a time before the word transgender was part of the vernacular. His heartwarming and hilarious memoir is BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some.  Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m.  NOTE: this program will be on the main floor of the library, so you’ll need to head to the Raytheon Room if you need a quiet space.
  • The Great Presenters: Making a Splash After the Ice Bucket Challenge. Wayland resident Stephen Winthrop was diagnosed with ALS (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease”) in November 2013, just months before the viral ice bucket challenge. He and his wife, M. Jane Williamson, will describe their experiences and how they’ve plunged into education, advocacy, research, and fundraising to fight the disease on many fronts.  Tuesday, November 7, 7:30pm.
  • Author Panel. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo.  To get you inspired, we are hosting a panel of local novelists who will share their writing process and publishing experience.  Panelists include Juliette Fay, Jacqueline Dembar Greene, George Harrar, Mark Peter Hughes, Tilia Klebenov Jacobs and Ray Daniel.  Wednesday, November 8 at 7pm.
  • Library Focus Groups. Stop in to tell us how you use the library and how to improve it.  Wednesday, November 8 at 4pm and Thursday, November 9 at 7pm
  • Overcoming Emotional Eating. In this interactive talk, you’ll come with your biggest issues around emotional eating, weight loss/metabolism, body image, or digestion.  You’ll leave with new knowledge and some simple, natural strategies that will help you make real, lasting changes—possibly without changing anything about WHAT you eat!  Kali Patrick is a Mind-body Wellness Consultant specializing in improving people’s health with more ease and enjoyment.  Monday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Memoir of Alzheimer’s Disease. Join us as Wayland resident Deborah Lynn Straffus talks about her experience with Alzheimer’s as shared in her memoir, On Angel’s Wings: A Journey Through Alzheimer’s with My Mother.   Monday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Rare Book Dealer on the Value of a Book. In an Antiques Roadshow-type format, Ray Rickman, a long-time rare book dealer, will discuss which sorts of books tend to have high market values, explain characteristics that can influence the worth of a book, and offer complimentary estimates for up to three books for each attendee. Rickman is a former host of “Booksellers” on Rhode Island Public Television, and a leader in the promotion of African American history. This event is in collaboration with the Wayland Historical Society.  Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m.

LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS.  Open to all, no registration required.  Books are available at the library.

  • Evening: In Kaitlyn Greenidge’s novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman, a chimpanzee comes to live with an African-American family as part of a scientific study, leading to unforeseen consequences for all involved.  Monday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Armchair Travel: Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums.  Revered writers tell us about their favorite museums, large and small, and reveal the special hold that some museums have over us all.  Wednesday, November 8, 10:00 a.m.
  • Cookbook Club: Participants make recipes from a selected cookbook and share them, potluck-style. While enjoying our homemade delights, we discuss book and author.  This month: Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Parties!  Thursday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.
  • Noon: In It Can’t Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis envisions a U.S. falling into the grip of Fascism.  November 17.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Nov. 9, 23, and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.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.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog, Thursday, November 16, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up.
  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, November 28, 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.
  • PJ Storytime. Thursday, November 30, 6:30-7:00 p.m Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories!  Program led by librarian Carly Moniz.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club, Wednesday, November 1, 3-4pm  Children will make fabulous creations out of Legos. This month’s theme: Robots. For ages 5 and up.
  • Book Buddies, Wednesday, November 8, 3-3:45pm. This month’s book is Pinch and Dash Make Soup by Michael Daley.  We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. For children in grades K-2 with parent/caregiver. This program is co-run with the WCPA.
  • Lego Mindstorms:  Program the Bot, Wednesday, November 15, 3-5pm. Challenge yourself to program a Lego Mindstorms Bot with our Technology Librarian Tyler Kenney.  For tweens in grades 4 and up. Registration required.
  • Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts, Wednesday, November 22, 3-4pm. Get crafty and make decorations for the Thanksgiving table. For ages 4 and up.

FOR PARENTS

Preschool Parent Conversations, Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Preschool parents, you are not alone!  Share the joys and challenges of parenting this special age with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn form Wayland Youth and Family Services.  Infants and young toddlers are also welcome!  Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us

New Director announced for Wayland Library

The Wayland Board of Library Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Acting Director, Sandy Raymond, as the new Director of the Wayland Free Public Library, effective immediately. Ms. Raymond has served as Acting Director since late June 2017 and prior to that has served as Assistant Director of the WFPL. Ms Raymond joined the WFPL staff in 2003.  Ms. Raymond has more than 30 years of library experience in both corporate and public libraries.

“Sandy is deeply devoted to the Library and very aware of the place the Library has in the hearts of the people of Wayland,” said Board of Library Trustees chair, Aida Gennis.  “Sandy has a strong rapport with staff and has encouraged staff to develop and lead classes covering a wide range of interests and for many age groups.” Ms. Raymond also serves on the Library Planning Committee and has been an active and instrumental member in its work.

“I love the Wayland Free Public Library.  I sincerely enjoy working with my colleagues,” said Ms. Raymond.  “I am a strong believer in the importance of libraries to the well-being and future of communities.”

Stop by and congratulate Ms. Raymond on her new position!

‘BALLS: It Takes Some To Get Some’: Wayland Native Talks Transition

Wayland Patch 10/23/17: ‘BALLS: It Takes Some To Get Some’: Wayland Native Talks Transition. He was only five when he felt the stirring that something just “wasn’t right.” His grandmother would call him and his older sister by yelling, “Come on, girls, dinner’s ready!” Wendy would jump up and follow their Gram. He didn’t flinch. “I honestly didn’t think she was talking to me.”