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

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

  • 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:  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/beyond-books/e-resources/.

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  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/your-next-great-read/book-groups/.

  • 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. 

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • 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.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • 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 dkahn@wayland.ma.us.

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.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, May 19, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

  • 3D Design and Printing Workshop, Wednesday, May 24, 7:00-8:30pm. Participants will be using Tinkercad.com to design and eventually print their own personalized keychain.  Tinkercad is a fun, free, and easy to use 3D design program.  All prints will be free.  Pre-registration required. To register on your own you must be 12 or older, parents of younger kids are welcome to register and design with their children. Currently only space on the waiting list is available but more classes will be help in the future.
  • Confronting Lyme with Biomagnetic Therapy: An Alternative Approach Introduction, Thursday, May 25, 7:00-8:30pm-CANCELLED
  • 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.
  • 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 session will be held on Friday, May 26 and June 16 in The Raytheon Room.
  • “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 multibillion 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.
  • 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:  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/beyond-books/e-resources/.

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 MAY and 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  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/your-next-great-read/book-groups/.

  • 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.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, May 23, June 6, 13 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays May 25, June 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m.
  • 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.  

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Tech Time: Makey Makey, Wednesday, May 24, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Do you know how to play a banana piano? Or turn on lights using playdough or a potato? Let’s get creative and use a Makey Makey to change everyday objects into something exciting! For ages 5 and up.
  • 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. 

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 dkahn@wayland.ma.us.

News and Updates from the Wayland Library, May 12, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

  • How Will I Be Remembered: How to Produce a Legacy Video, Wednesday, May 17, 7:00-8:30pm. Want to create a video to pass on to children or grandchildren?  This talk will help you understand how to write a life script, how to put your life in video chapters and how to use a video camera to produce a legacy video.  Sample videos will be shown to demonstrate different styles of histories to inspire you to create your own. With over twenty years of producing video histories, Hal Slifer brings an enjoyable and fun way to discuss how to prepare one of your own.  Besides producing videos, he is also a producer of the popular Chagigah Jewish Radio program on WERS radio in Boston
  • Finding the Stories of Your Ancestors/ Using Social History to Bring Your Ancestor’s History to Life, Monday, May 22, 7:00-8:30pm. Join Pamela Guye Holland, a genealogical researcher with over 15 years of experience as she shows us how to move beyond the traditional sources of just names and dates and use social history to learn what a typical, or not so typical day, was like in your ancestor’s life. Discover where to find a variety of resources that will bring your ancestor’s history to life.
  • 3D Design and Printing Workshop, Wednesday, May 24, 7:00-8:30pm. Participants will be using Tinkercad.com to design and eventually print their own personalized keychain.  Tinkercad is a fun, free, and easy to use 3D design program.  All prints will be free.  Pre-registration required. To register on your own you must be 12 or older, parents of younger kids are welcome to register and design with their children. Currently, only space on the waiting list is available but more classes will be help in the future.
  • Confronting Lyme with Biomagnetic Therapy: An Alternative Approach Introduction, Thursday, May 25, 7:00-8:30pm-CANCELLED.
  • 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.
  • 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 session will be held on Friday, May 26 and June 16 in The Raytheon Room.
  • 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, June 13, 7:00-8:30pm with Professor Kyle Moody. Digital games have become a multibillion 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.
  • 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, May 18 and June 4, 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:  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/beyond-books/e-resources/.

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 MAY and 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  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/your-next-great-read/book-groups/.

  • 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.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes:
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, May 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays May 18 and 25 at 10:30am.
  • 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.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Maker Lab: Paint a Great Wave, Wednesday, May 17, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will learn about the Japanese artist Hokusai and paint a Great Wave of their own.  Workshop led by Giselle from The Learning Hub.
  • Tech Time: Makey Makey, Wednesday, May 24, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Do you know how to play a banana piano? Or turn on lights using playdough or a potato? Let’s get creative and use a Makey Makey to change everyday objects into something exciting! For ages 5 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 dkahn@wayland.ma.us.

News and Updates from the Wayland Library, May 5, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

  • 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 session will be held on Friday, May 12 and 26 in The Raytheon Room.
  • Genealogy Program: Introduction to Swedish Genealogy Research. Saturday, May 14, 1:30-4:00pm. The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists — Middlesex Chapter monthly meeting includes a business meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. Marilyn O’Brien will present Introduction to Swedish Genealogy Research.
  • Svaroopa – Yoga for Your Back, Monday, May 15, 11:00-Noon. Learn four simple poses you can do at home to ease back pain, gain flexibility and strength.  All you need is a chair!  Annette Biongiorno is a Certified Svaroopa Yoga Instructor teaching regular classes at Roots & Wings in Natick.  For more information, visit her website:  http://www.yogaforyourself.com/
  • Lyme Disease – Could You Have It and Not Know?, Monday, May 15, 7:00-8:30pm. According to the Center for Disease Control, 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease are identified each year.  Robert Giguere and Doug Priest of Igenex Labs will discuss the complications with current testing methods and offer possibilities for alternatives while providing background to the current understanding of Lyme Disease
  • How Will I Be Remembered: How to Produce a Legacy Video, Wednesday, May 17, 7:00-8:30pm. Want to create a video to pass on to children or grandchildren?  This talk will help you understand how to write a life script, how to put your life in video chapters and how to use a video camera to produce a legacy video.  Sample videos will be shown to demonstrate different styles of histories to inspire you to create your own. With over twenty years of producing video histories, Hal Slifer brings an enjoyable and fun way to discuss how to prepare one of your own.  Besides producing videos, he is also a producer of the popular Chagigah Jewish Radio program on WERS radio in Boston
  • Finding the Stories of Your Ancestors/ Using Social History to Bring Your Ancestor’s History to Life, Monday, May 22, 7:00-8:30pm. Join Pamela Guye Holland, a genealogical researcher with over 15 years of experience as she shows us how to move beyond the traditional sources of just names and dates and use social history to learn what a typical, or not so typical day, was like in your ancestor’s life. Discover where to find a variety of resources that will bring your ancestor’s history to life.
  • 3D Design and Printing Workshop, Wednesday, May 24, 7:00-8:30pm. Participants will be using Tinkercad.com to design and eventually print their own personalized keychain.  Tinkercad is a fun, free, and easy to use 3D design program.  All prints will be free.  Pre-registration required. To register on your own you must be 12 or older, parents of younger kids are welcome to register and design with their children. Currently only space on the waiting list is available but more classes will be help in the future.
  • Confronting Lyme with Biomagnetic Therapy: An Alternative Approach Introduction, Thursday, May 25, 7:00-8:30pm. This talk will provide an overview of Lyme disease from an alternative practitioner’s perspective including recent statistics, prevention tips as well as an introduction to Biomagnetic Therapy, a 28+ year alternative modality that uses pairs of magnets on the body.   Lyme Magnetic Protocol practitioner (and Emmy Award winning filmmaker) Alan Grazioso shares his personal and professional journey and will touch upon associated Lyme pathogens and co-infections as well as how he approaches Lyme cases in his Lexington practice.
  • Author Dr Max Klau and his book, Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action,  Wednesday, 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.
  • 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, May 18 and June 4, 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:  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/beyond-books/e-resources/.

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 MAY and 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  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/your-next-great-read/book-groups/.

  • Armchair Travel Book Club:  Wednesday, May 10, 11:30am-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.  On Wednesday, June 14, from 11:30-1:00pm Rachel will be discussing with the group Bill Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country.
  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club:  Thursday, May 11, 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. This month’s book:  Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin.  In June, look for a great treat on Thursday, June 8 from 6:00-7:30pm with the featured title Genius Recipes:  100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook by Kristen Miglore.
  • Noontime Book Group: Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, May 12, Noon-2:00pm for a book discussion centered on Lily King’s EuphoriaOn 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: Monday, June 12, 7:00-8:30pm Join reference librarian Andy Moore in discussing, Karen Ruissell’s, Swamplandia. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, Karen Russell has written an utterly singular novel about a family’s struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking. An arrestingly beautiful and inventive work from a vibrant new voice in fiction.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, May 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays May 18 and 25 at 10:30am.
  • Storytime with a Dog!  Thursday, May 11, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor! Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and her owner Helen will join us.  For ages 3 and up.
  • 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.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Drop-in Craft: Make a Mother’s Day Card, Monday, May 8, 4-5pm. Make a Mother’s Day card with librarian Jen Smith. For ages 4 and up.
  • Book Buddies, Wednesday, May 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver. May’s book is Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft.  Copies of the book are available for checkout in the Children’s Room.  This program is co-run with the WCPA.
  • Parent/Child Book Club, Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent.  May’s book is Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien. This is our last meeting of this school year.
  • Maker Lab: Paint a Great Wave, Wednesday, May 17, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will learn about the Japanese artist Hokusai and paint a Great Wave of their own.  Workshop led by Giselle from The Learning Hub.
  • Tech Time: Makey Makey, Wednesday, May 24, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Do you know how to play a banana piano? Or turn on lights using playdough or a potato? Let’s get creative and use a Makey Makey to change everyday objects into something exciting! For ages 5 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 dkahn@wayland.ma.us.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, April 28, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

  • WAYLAND READS and continues through the late Spring! See our website for a full list of events at http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/w/waylandpl/ek.cfm and some upcoming events listed below.
  • WAYLAND READS –Book Discussion with Barbara Shapiro, Wednesday, May 3, 7:00-9:00pm. Join us for the author’s discussion of her book, The Art Forger.  The program will be followed by book-signing.  Books will be available for purchase. B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The Muralist, The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless, and Shattered Echoes.  She has also written four screenplays and the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze.  The Art Forger has been on many bestseller lists — including the New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Amazon, and Kindle — and has won many awards including The 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction.  She lives in Boston and is working on her eighth novel.
  • WAYLAND READS –Tour of SoWa With Nasser K. Sunday, May 7, at 10:00am. SoWa is the leading art center of Boston, a community of artist studios, galleries, shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs, businesses and residences that believe in crafting quality, one-of-a-kind products and experiences.  Once known as a rundown warehouse district, the SoWa Art & Design district has experienced a renaissance, blossoming into a world-renowned retail and artist community in Boston’s South End. Because it is where the character in The Art Forger lives and works, we thought we would explore the neighborhood otherwise known as “South of Washington” during its annual art walk when we can visit artists in their studios. Wayland resident and acclaimed photographer, Nasser K, will serve as our tour guide.  This program is made available through WAYLAND READS SERIES of programs. A transportation van will be made available for those who prefer to ride to the event rather than drive. Details are available here from the Council on Aging’s newsletter: http://www.wayland.ma.us/pages/WaylandMA_CoaNews/025501AE-000F8513
  • Needlework/Handwork Group. The next two meetings for needlework group are May 3 and June 7 from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.
  • 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, May 4 and 18, from 2:00-4:00pm.
  • Poetry Reading. Sunday, May 7, 2:30-4:30pm (The date in last week’s listing as April 30 was is incorrect)
    All are welcome to an informal afternoon of poetry, where members of the Wayland Poetry Workshop will present their Twenty-first Annual Reading of original poems. The featured reader is Arlene Weiland of Wayland. Refreshments will be served.
  • 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 session will be held on Friday, May 12 and 26 in The Raytheon Room.
  • Genealogy Program: Introduction to Swedish Genealogy Research, Saturday, May 14, 1:30-4:00pm.  The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists — Middlesex Chapter monthly meeting includes a business meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. Marilyn O’Brien will present Introduction to Swedish Genealogy Research.
  • Svaroopa – Yoga for Your Back, Monday, May 15, 11:00-Noon.  Learn four simple poses you can do at home to ease back pain, gain flexibility and strength.  All you need is a chair!  Annette Biongiorno is a Certified Svaroopa Yoga Instructor teaching regular classes at Roots & Wings in Natick.  For more information, visit her website:  http://www.yogaforyourself.com/
  • Lyme Disease – Could You Have It and Not Know? Monday, May 15, 7:00-8:30pm. According to the Center for Disease Control, 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease are identified each year. Robert Giguere and Doug Priest of Igenex Labs will discuss the complications with current testing methods and offer possibilities for alternatives while providing background to the current understanding of Lyme Disease
  • How Will I Be Remembered: How to Produce a Legacy Video, Wednesday, May 17, 7:00-8:30pm. Want to create a video to pass on to children or grandchildren?  This talk will help you understand how to write a life script, how to put your life in video chapters and how to use a video camera to produce a legacy video.  Sample videos will be shown to demonstrate different styles of histories to inspire you to create your own. With over twenty years of producing video histories, Hal Slifer brings an enjoyable and fun way to discuss how to prepare one of your own.  Besides producing videos, he is also a producer of the popular Chagigah Jewish Radio program on WERS radio in Boston
  • 3D Design and Printing Workshop.  Wednesday, May 24, 7:00-8:30pm. Participants will be using Tinkercad.com to design and eventually print their own personalized keychain.  Tinkercad is a fun, free, and easy to use 3D design program.  All prints will be free.  Pre-registration required. To register on your own you must be 12 or older, parents of younger kids are welcome to register and design with their children. Currently only space on the waiting list is available but more classes will be help in the future.
  • Confronting Lyme with Biomagnetic Therapy: An Alternative Approach Introduction.  Thursday, May 25, 7:00-8:30pm.  This talk will provide an overview of Lyme disease from an alternative practitioner’s perspective including recent statistics, prevention tips as well as an introduction to Biomagnetic Therapy, a 28+ year alternative modality that uses pairs of magnets on the body.   Lyme Magnetic Protocol practitioner (and Emmy Award winning filmmaker) Alan Grazioso shares his personal and professional journey and will touch upon associated Lyme pathogens and co-infections as well as how he approaches Lyme cases in his Lexington practice.
  • Author Dr. Max Klau and his book, Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action,  Wednesday, 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.

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: http://waylandlibrary.org/services/beyond-books/e-resources/.

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 MAY 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 http://waylandlibrary.org/services/your-next-great-read/book-groups/.

  • Evening Book Group: Monday, May 8, 7:00-8:30pm Join reference librarian Andy Moore in discussing, Ted Mooney’s, The Same River Twice. When Odile, a French clothing designer, agrees to help smuggle Communist folk art out of the former Soviet Union, she bargains only on cash payment and a few days’ inconvenience. But by the time she returns home and delivers the contraband to Turner, the scheme’s mastermind, her fellow courier has disappeared in transit, her apartment has been ransacked, and she has set in motion events that will endanger everyone she holds dear.
  • Armchair Travel Book Club: Wednesday, May 10, 11:30am-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.
  • Author Book Talk:  Wednesday, May 10, 7:00-8:30pm.  Join us for a book talk with author Kathleen Rowe as she introduces her book, Exploring the Charles River. The book is a wonderful guide for enjoying the famous river’s sparkling vistas crossed by scenic bridges and canopied trees, discovering the rich history of greater Boston, and exploring delightful out-of-the-way places. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club,  Thursday, May 11, 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. This month’s book:  Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin
  • Noontime Book Group: Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, May 12, 12-2pm. This month’s book is Euphoria
    by Lily King .

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays May 18 and 25 at 10:30am
  • 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.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. 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. Next session is Thursday, May 4, 10:30-11:15am
  • Storytime with a Dog! Thursday, May 11, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor! Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and her owner Helen will join us.  For ages 3 and up.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club, Wednesday, May 3, 3:00pm-4:00 pm.  Children will make creations out of Legos and share them with members of the club. This month’s theme: Star Wars. For ages 5 and up.
  • Drop-in Craft: Make a Mother’s Day Card,  Monday, May 8, 4-5pm.  Make a Mother’s Day card with librarian Jen Smith. For ages 4 and up.
  • Book Buddies,  Wednesday, May 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver. May’s book is Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. Copies of the book are available for checkout in the Children’s Room. This program is co-run with the WCPA.
  • Parent/Child Book Club, Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent. May’s book is Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien. This is our last meeting of this school year.
  • Maker Lab: Paint a Great Wave, Wednesday, May 17, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will learn about the Japanese artist Hokusai and paint a Great Wave of their own. Workshop led by Giselle from The Learning Hub.
  • Tech Time: Makey Makey,  Wednesday, May 24, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Do you know how to play a banana piano? Or turn on lights using playdough or a potato? Let’s get creative and use a Makey Makey to change everyday objects into something exciting! For ages 5 and up.

FOR PARENTS:  Preschool Parenting Group,  Tuesday, May 2, 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 dkahn@wayland.ma.us.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, April 21, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRING BOOK and BAKE SALE

The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor their Spring Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, from 12:00-4:00 p.m.  There will also be a preview for members of the Friends on Friday, April 28, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Memberships will be available at the sale starting at 4:30 p.m.

Sale items include delicious baked goods and thousands of quality books in good condition for children and adults.  All proceeds go to support Library programs and services. The sale will be held in the Large Hearing Room in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road. Donations of books will be accepted during set-up in the Large Hearing Room on Wednesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 27.  Donations of baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday. Internet book scanning devices are not permitted in the sale area. For more information, contact Anne Heller at (508) 358-4515.

BAKER’S NEEDED! The Friends of the Wayland Library are looking for bakers to contribute confections to the upcoming book sale.  Baked goods attract sweet lovers of all ages to the sale and add substantially to the bottom line.  The sale will be held on April 28-30, 2017.  If you’re interested, please contact Anne Heller at (508) 358-4515.

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

  • WAYLAND READS and continues through the late Spring! See our website for a full list of events at http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/w/waylandpl/ek.cfm  and some upcoming events listed below.
    • WAYLAND READS –Art Talk with Judy Schurgin, Tuesday, May 2, 1:30-3:00pm. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was the vision of the fabled Mrs. Jack.  This fabulous museum contains one of the most unusual collections of art in the United States and includes treasures from antiquity to the early twentieth century.  Opened in 1903, the building is fashioned after a fifteenth century Venetian palace, with galleries surrounding a courtyard filled with gorgeous plants, flowers and antique sculpture.  Join us for the slide/lecture presentation which will focus on the life of this aristocratic, independent and flamboyant woman, as well as her fabulous art collection and the jewel of a museum which she created. (May 2 is the correct event date which has been changed from April 11)
    • WAYLAND READS –Book Discussion with Barbara Shapiro, Wednesday, May 3, 7:00-9:00pm. Join us for the author’s discussion of her book, The Art Forger.  The program will be followed by book-signing.  Books will be available for purchase. B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The MuralistThe Art ForgerThe Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless, and Shattered Echoes.  She has also written four screenplays and the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze.  The Art Forger has been on many bestseller lists — including the New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Amazon, and Kindle — and has won many awards including The 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction.  She lives in Boston and is working on her eighth novel.
    • WAYLAND READS –Tour of SoWa With Nasser K., Sunday, May 7, at 10:00am. SoWa is the leading art center of Boston, a community of artist studios, galleries, shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs, businesses and residences that believe in crafting quality, one-of-a-kind products and experiences.  Once known as a rundown warehouse district, the SoWa Art & Design district has experienced a renaissance, blossoming into a world-renowned retail and artist community in Boston’s South End. Because it is where the character in The Art Forger lives and works, we thought we would explore the neighborhood otherwise known as “South of Washington” during its annual art walk when we can visit artists in their studios. Wayland resident and acclaimed photographer, Nasser K, will serve as our tour guide.  This program is made available through WAYLAND READS SERIES of programs.  A transportation van will be made available for those who prefer to ride to the event rather than drive.  Details are available here from the Council on Aging’s newsletter: http://www.wayland.ma.us/pages/WaylandMA_CoaNews/025501AE-000F8513
  • Genealogy Program: Introduction to Swedish Genealogy Research, Saturday, May 14, 1:30-4:00pm.  The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists — Middlesex Chapter monthly meeting includes a business meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. Marilyn O’Brien will present Introduction to Swedish Genealogy Research.
  • Svaroopa – Yoga for Your Back, Monday, May 15, 11:00-Noon. Learn four simple poses you can do at home to ease back pain, gain flexibility and strength.  All you need is a chair!  Annette Biongiorno is a Certified Svaroopa Yoga Instructor teaching regular classes at Roots & Wings in Natick.  For more information, visit her website:  http://www.yogaforyourself.com/
  • Lyme Disease – Could You Have It and Not Know?  Monday, May 15, 7:00-8:30pm. According to the Center for Disease Control, 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease are identified each year.  Robert Giguere and Doug Priest of Igenex Labs will discuss the complications with current testing methods and offer possibilities for alternatives while providing background to the current understanding of Lyme Disease
  • 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, April 20 and May 4, from 2:00-4:00pm.
  • Poetry Reading, Sunday, April 30, 2:30-4:30pm. All are welcome to an informal afternoon of poetry, where members of the Wayland Poetry Workshop will present their Twenty-first Annual Reading of original poems. The featured reader is Arlene Weiland of Wayland. Refreshments will be served.
  • 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, May 12 in The Raytheon Room.
  • Needlework/Handwork Group, The next two meetings for needlework group are May 3 and June 7 from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.
  • GREAT PRESENTER’S SERIES – Juan S. Montes: “EVEREST: THE CHALLENGE OF A DREAM”, Tuesday, May 2, 7:30-9:00pm.  Ordinary people can achieve extraordinary goals! Come listen to the fascinating story of Juan’s 1992 climb of Mount Everest from one of its most difficult and unexplored sides, the Kangshung Face. To date, only three expeditions have summited through this route. Juan Montes has led more than 30 expeditions to the Himalayas, Andes, Patagonia, Yosemite, and the Alps.

APRIL’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: ANCESTRY.COM. Ancestry.com offers unparalleled access to genealogical records.  Ancestry.com 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:  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/beyond-books/e-resources/.

APRIL’S ART DISPLAY IN THE RAYTHEON ROOM. Students from Wayland High School’s 3D art courses Metals I, Advanced Metals, Ceramics I, and Advanced Ceramics  have photographs of their work displayed in the Raytheon Room this month.

UPCOMING APRIL 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  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/your-next-great-read/book-groups/.

  • Evening Book Group: Monday, May 8, 7:00-8:30pm Join reference librarian Andy Moore in discussing, Ted Mooney’s, The Same River Twice. When Odile, a French clothing designer, agrees to help smuggle Communist folk art out of the former Soviet Union, she bargains only on cash payment and a few days’ inconvenience. But by the time she returns home and delivers the contraband to Turner, the scheme’s mastermind, her fellow courier has disappeared in transit, her apartment has been ransacked, and she has set in motion events that will endanger everyone she holds dear.
  • Armchair Travel Book Club:  Wednesday, May 10, 11:30am-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.
  • Author Book Talk:  Wednesday, May 10, 7:00-8:30pm. Join us for a book talk with author Kathleen Rowe as she introduces her book, Exploring the Charles River. The book is a wonderful guide for enjoying the famous river’s sparkling vistas crossed by scenic bridges and canopied trees, discovering the rich history of greater Boston, and exploring delightful out-of-the-way places. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club: Thursday, May 11, 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. This month’s book:  Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin
  • Noontime Book Group:  Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, May 12,Noon-2:00pm.  This month’s book is Euphoria by Lily King .

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays April 27, May 18, 25 at 10:30am
  • Brain Building Storytime,  Monday, April 24, 10:30-11:00am.  Storytime, Parachute Play, and Brain Building Activity. Celebrate Brain Building week with this storytime led by Beverly Mobilia of the Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.  For children ages 2.6 to 5 with a parent/caregiver.
  • Zumba Kids Jr.,  Tuesdays, April 25 and 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.
  • Mindfulness for Preschoolers, Wednesday, April 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sheryl White of BabyKneads will lead children in engaging activities that will help them be more aware of and in the present moment.  Caregivers can use these techniques at home to improve their child’s concentration and relationships with others. These techniques also help reduce stress. For children ages 2.5 and up with a caregiver.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack, 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. Next session is Thursday, May 4, 10:30-11:15am
  • Storytime with a Dog! Thursday, May 11, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor! Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and her owner Helen will join us.  For ages 3 and up.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Make Your Own Masterpiece. Wednesday, April 26 3:00-4:30 p.m. Children are invited to make their own artwork in different media. The pieces will be placed in paper frames and hung throughout the library.  Children may attend one, two, or all three workshops. Librarian Elise Katz will lead these workshops. (Wayland Reads event.)
  • Book Discussion: Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking, Thursday, April 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Join librarian Pam McCuen for a discussion of Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne.  This is Wayland Reads event.
  • Lego Club, Wednesday, May 3, 3:00pm-4:00 pm. Children will make creations out of Legos and share them with members of the club. For ages 5 and up.
  • Drop-in Craft: Make a Mother’s Day Card, Monday, May 8, 4-5pm. Make a Mother’s Day card with librarian Jen Smith. For ages 4 and up.
  • Book Buddies, Wednesday, May 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver. May’s book is Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft.  Copies of the book are available for checkout in the Children’s Room.  This program is co-run with the WCPA.
  • Parent/Child Book Club, Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent.  May’s book is Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien. This is our last meeting of this school year.
  • Maker Lab: Paint a Great Wave, Wednesday, May 17, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will learn about the Japanese artist Hokusai and paint a Great Wave of their own.  Workshop led by Giselle from The Learning Hub.

FOR PARENTS

Preschool Parenting Group. Preschool parents are invited to come together on Tuesday, May 2, 9:15-10:15am 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 dkahn@wayland.ma.us

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, April 15, 2017

 SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRING BOOK and BAKE SALE

The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor their Spring Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, from 12:00-4:00 p.m.  There will also be a preview for members of the Friends on Friday, April 28, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Memberships will be available at the sale starting at 4:30 p.m.

Sale items include delicious baked goods and thousands of quality books in good condition for children and adults.  All proceeds go to support Library programs and services. The sale will be held in the Large Hearing Room in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road. Donations of books will be accepted during set-up in the Large Hearing Room on Wednesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 27.  Donations of baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday. Internet book scanning devices are not permitted in the sale area. For more information, contact Anne Heller at (508) 358-4515.

BAKER’S NEEDED! The Friends of the Wayland Library are looking for bakers to contribute confections to the upcoming book sale.  Baked goods attract sweet lovers of all ages to the sale and add substantially to the bottom line.  The sale will be held on April 28-30, 2017.  If you’re interested, please contact Anne Heller at (508) 358-4515.

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS: 

  • FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT: Fake News and You In the New Era, Monday, April 24, 7:00-9:00pm. Join assistant Professor Kyle Moody of Fitchburg State University for a talk on fake news and media consumption in the 21st century-from the history of yellow journalism, to the role that reporters play in media consumption and circulation, along with how news spreads and affects us all in these times.
  • WAYLAND READS began on March 17 and continues through the late Spring! See our website for a full list of events at http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/w/waylandpl/ek.cfm  and some upcoming events listed below.
    • WAYLAND READS-The Art of Deception-Robin Starr, Tuesday, April 25, 7:00-8:30pm. Robin Starr is the Director of American & European Works of Art, overseeing a staff of specialists who appraise and catalog prints, paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. She is widely regarded as one of Skinner’s most vibrant and animated auctioneers, bringing an enthusiastic spirit to the podium at Skinner’s American & European Paintings & Prints auctions, held three times annually. Starr’s area of specialization is in American paintings and prints from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
    • WAYLAND READS –Art Talk with Judy Schurgin, Tuesday, May 2, 1:30-3:00pm. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was the vision of the fabled Mrs. Jack.  This fabulous museum contains one of the most unusual collections of art in the United States and includes treasures from antiquity to the early twentieth century.  Opened in 1903, the building is fashioned after a fifteenth century Venetian palace, with galleries surrounding a courtyard filled with gorgeous plants, flowers and antique sculpture.  Join us for the slide/lecture presentation which will focus on the life of this aristocratic, independent and flamboyant woman, as well as her fabulous art collection and the jewel of a museum which she created. (May 2 is the correct event date which has been changed from April 11)
    • WAYLAND READS –Book Discussion with Barbara Shapiro, Wednesday, May 3, 7:00-9:00pm. Join us for the author’s discussion of her book, The Art Forger.  The program will be followed by book-signing.  Books will be available for purchase. B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The MuralistThe Art ForgerThe Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless, and Shattered Echoes.  She has also written four screenplays and the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze.  The Art Forger has been on many bestseller lists — including the New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Amazon, and Kindle — and has won many awards including The 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction.  She lives in Boston and is working on her eighth novel.
    • WAYLAND READS –Tour of SoWa With Nasser K., Sunday, May 7, at 10am. SoWa is the leading art center of Boston, a community of artist studios, galleries, shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs, businesses and residences that believe in crafting quality, one-of-a-kind products and experiences.  Once known as a rundown warehouse district, the SoWa Art & Design district has experienced a renaissance, blossoming into a world-renowned retail and artist community in Boston’s South End. Because it is where the character in The Art Forger lives and works, we thought we would explore the neighborhood otherwise known as “South of Washington” during its annual art walk when we can visit artists in their studios. Wayland resident and acclaimed photographer, Nasser K, will serve as our tour guide.  This program is made available through WAYLAND READS SERIES of programs.  A transportation van will be made available for those who prefer to ride to the event rather than drive.  Details are available here from the Council on Aging’s newsletter
  • Genealogy Program: Introduction to Swedish Genealogy Research, Saturday, May 14, 1:30-4pm. The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists — Middlesex Chapter monthly meeting includes a business meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. Marilyn O’Brien will present Introduction to Swedish Genealogy Research.
  • Svaroopa – Yoga for Your Back, Monday, May 15, 11:00-Noon. Learn four simple poses you can do at home to ease back pain, gain flexibility and strength.  All you need is a chair!  Annette Biongiorno is a Certified Svaroopa Yoga Instructor teaching regular classes at Roots & Wings in Natick.  For more information, visit her website:  http://www.yogaforyourself.com/
  • Lyme Disease – Could You Have It and Not Know? Monday, May 15, 7:00-8:30pm, According to the Center for Disease Control, 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease are identified each year.  Robert Giguere and Doug Priest of Igenex Labs will discuss the complications with current testing methods and offer possibilities for alternatives while providing background to the current understanding of Lyme Disease
  • 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, April 20 and May 4, from 2:00-4:00pm.
  • Poetry Reading, Sunday, April 30, 2:30-4:30pm. All are welcome to an informal afternoon of poetry, where members of the Wayland Poetry Workshop will present their Twenty-first Annual Reading of original poems. The featured reader is Arlene Weiland of Wayland. Refreshments will be served.
  • 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 Fridays, April 21 and May 12 in The Raytheon Room.
  • Needlework/Handwork Group, The next two meetings for needlework group are May 3 and June 7 from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.
  • GREAT PRESENTER’S SERIES: Juan S. Montes: “EVEREST: THE CHALLENGE OF A DREAM” Tuesday, May 2, 7:30-9:00pm. Ordinary people can achieve extraordinary goals! Come listen to the fascinating story of Juan’s 1992 climb of Mount Everest from one of its most difficult and unexplored sides, the Kangshung Face. To date, only three expeditions have summited through this route. Juan Montes has led more than 30 expeditions to the Himalayas, Andes, Patagonia, Yosemite, and the Alps.

APRIL’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: ANCESTRY.COM, Ancestry.com offers unparalleled access to genealogical records.  Ancestry.com 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:  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/beyond-books/e-resources/.

APRIL’S ART DISPLAY IN THE RAYTHEON ROOM, Students from Wayland High School’s 3D art courses Metals I, Advanced Metals, Ceramics I, and Advanced Ceramics  have photographs of their work displayed in the Raytheon Room this month.

UPCOMING APRIL 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  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/your-next-great-read/book-groups/.

  • Evening Book Group: Monday, May 8, 7:00-8:30pm Join reference librarian Andy Moore in discussing, Ted Mooney’s, The Same River Twice. When Odile, a French clothing designer, agrees to help smuggle Communist folk art out of the former Soviet Union, she bargains only on cash payment and a few days’ inconvenience. But by the time she returns home and delivers the contraband to Turner, the scheme’s mastermind, her fellow courier has disappeared in transit, her apartment has been ransacked, and she has set in motion events that will endanger everyone she holds dear.
  • Armchair Travel Book Club, Wednesday, May 10, 11:30am-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.
  • Author Book Talk: Wednesday, May 10, 7:00-8:30pm. Join us for a book talk with author Kathleen Rowe as she introduces her book, Exploring the Charles River. The book is a wonderful guide for enjoying the famous river’s sparkling vistas crossed by scenic bridges and canopied trees, discovering the rich history of greater Boston, and exploring delightful out-of-the-way places. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club:, Thursday, May 11, 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. This month’s book:  Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin
  • Noontime Book Group: Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, May 12, 12-2pm.  This month’s book is Euphoria by Lily King .   

School Vacation Specials:

  • Barn Babies, Thursday, April 20, 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. Barn Babies, a traveling petting zoo, will bring many baby farm animals to the library.  There will be piglets, puppies, kittens, bunnies, chicks, ducks, and even a diapered baby goat.  Two sessions, each limited to 25 children.  Please register online.  For children of all ages.
  • Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 22, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Children will listen to stories about gardening and plant seeds in earth-friendly pots.  Led by librarian Jen Smith. For ages 4 and up.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 

  • Upcoming Storytime: StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, April 27 at 10:30am
  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, April 25, 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.

BRAIN BUILDING WEEK

  • Brain Building Storytime, Monday, April 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Engaging stories and activities presented by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnership for Children and Families. For ages 2.5 – 5 years.
  • Mindfulness for Preschoolers, Wednesday, April 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sheryl White of BabyKneads will lead children in engaging activities that will help them be more aware of and in the present moment.  Caregivers can use these techniques at home to improve their child’s concentration and relationships with others. These techniques also help reduce stress. For children ages 2.5 and up with a caregiver.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Make Your Own Masterpiece, Wednesdays, April 26 3:00-4:30 p.m. Children are invited to make their own artwork in different media. The pieces will be placed in paper frames and hung throughout the library. Children may attend one, two, or all three workshops. Librarian Elise Katz will lead these workshops. (Wayland Reads event.)
  • Book Discussion: Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking, Thursday, April 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Join librarian Pam McCuen for a discussion of Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne.  This is Wayland Reads event.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. 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. Next session is Thursday, May 4, 10:30-11:15am
  • Book Buddies, Wednesday, May 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver. April’s book is Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft.  Copies of the book are available for checkout in the Children’s Room.  This program is co-run with the WCPA.
  • Parent/Child Book Club, Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent.  May’s book is Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien.This is our last meeting of this school year. 

JUST FOR PARENTS: Preschool Parenting Group, Preschool parents are invited to come together on Tuesday, May 2, 9:15-10:15am 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 dkahn@wayland.ma.us