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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

 

Friends of the Wayland Public Library Book and Bake Sale-April 28-30

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 on Friday 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. For more information, contact Anne Heller at (508) 358-4515.

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

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

WAYLAND READS began on March 17! The idea of “one book, one city” originated in 1998 with a Seattle librarian named Nancy Pearl. In the years since, such programs have cropped up in cities, towns, schools, and colleges across the country and the world. Wayland Reads is thus part of an international effort to create community through literature. We hope you feel like being part of it.  New this year, we’ve chosen a theme with the option to read your preferred genre.  Using the infamous heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner, we’ll explore the science and value of art.  We’re reading The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro, Master Thieves by Stephen Kurkjian and Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne.  All three authors will visit the library.  See our website for a full list of events at http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/w/waylandpl/ek.cfm.  

FILM SHOWING-THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, Friday, April 7, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Join us in the Raytheon Room for a showing of The Thomas Crown Affair, a remake of the 1968 classic.  Starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Dennis Leary, this film is about a thrill-seeker who steals art for a living and meets his match in a seductress detective.  The film is part of WAYLAND READS programming.

THE VALUE OF ART-A panel discussion is scheduled as part of the WAYLAND READS programs. Saturday April 8, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Join us for a community panel discussion moderated by Joyce Kulhawik, long-time arts and entertainment critic, with the following panelists:

  • Charlie Anderson, musician and organizer of the Wayland Concert Series
  • Jennifer Dowling, mixed media artist
  • Clara Lagor, Wayland High School student
  • Richard Weingartner, Wayland High School theater teacher and drama director
  • Thomas White, architect
  • Christina Zwart, sculptor

BOOK DISCUSSION-MASTER THIEVES, Tuesday, April 4, 2:00pm-3:00pm. Join librarian Rachel Sideman-Kurtz for a discussion of Master Thieves:  The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist by Stephen Kurkjian.  This is one of the three titles included in the Wayland Reads series.

Earring Making Workshop with Norma Radoff, Saturday, April 1, 11:00am-1:00pm. All supplies provided!  Sign up online or at the circulation desk. Space is limited to 10 participants. For ages 14 and up. Register online or at the Circulation Desk

NEW LIBRARY CARD HOLDERS MAY WIN A KINDLE FIRE.  Believe it or not, there are people living in Wayland who don’t have a library card.  If you’re one of them, we’d like to gently remind you of some of the benefits.  The most obvious is that it gives you access not just to the Wayland Library, but to all 43 libraries in the Minuteman Library Network.  That’s literally millions of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and more.  Reserve them online, and if they’re coming from another library, they’ll be in Wayland within the week—sometimes just days.  But your card also lets you stream a movie, do business research, find an article, check your investments, reserve a museum pass, learn a language, read (or listen to) a book, or enjoy some tunes–all from home at 3 a.m. in your bathrobe.  You’ll have to come in to get the card, but you’ll be making the most out of living in Wayland.  (Just be sure to get dressed first.) And if, after all that, you still need an incentive to get a library card, just complete a card form (either in person or online at http://waylandlibrary.org/chance-win-kindle-fire/), bring it in, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a new Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB tablet and case.  While the opportunity to apply for a library card has no expiration, the Kindle drawing is limited to March 15 through April 15.

ESOL Tutor Training Class.  Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five consecutive Tuesday mornings, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11 ( April 11 is a make-up date for the snow day of March 9) . If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director at 508-358-7517, virginia@thesteels.comAll classes are held in The Training Room of the Public Safety Building.

Great Presenter’s Series: Gretchen Schuler: “HISTORY AND FUTURE OF MAINSTONE FARM”, Tuesday, April 4, 7:30pm-9:00pm,  Gretchen will take us on a Mainstone Farm journey telling of the farm’s history during one family’s stewardship of nearly 150 years. She will talk about its past, present, and future, highlighting one of Wayland’s premier heritage landscapes known and loved by all.

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 6 and 20, from 2:00-4:00pm.

MARCH’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: MORNING STAR.  Morningstar Investment Research Center provides high-quality investment research on Funds, ETFs, Companies and Industry sector.  Morningstar 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/.

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, April 10, 7:00-8:30pm.  Featured is Shin Kyung-Sook’s novel, Please Look After Mom.
  • Armchair Travel Book Club: Wednesday April 12, 11:30am-1:00pm. The next book that we will discuss is The Good Shufu:  Finding Love, Self and Home on the Far Side of the World  by Tracy Slater. The brave, wry, irresistible journey of a fiercely independent American woman who finds everything she ever wanted in the most unexpected place. Shufu : in Japanese it means “housewife,” and it’s the last thing Tracy Slater ever thought she’d call herself
  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club:  Thursday, April 13, 6:00-7:30pm.  Explore clean eating approaches potluck style!  Participants will make a recipe from a selected cookbook to share. While enjoying our homemade delights, we’ll discuss the book, its author, and what each has to offer. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchens is this month’s book selection.
  • Noontime Book Group:  Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, April 14, Noon-2:00pm.  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is the featured book for discussion.

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, March 24 and April 21 in The Raytheon Room.

Needlework/Handwork Group.  Our needlework group will meet on April 5 and May 3, from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.

EXHIBITS. This month the Raytheon Room features artwork from Wayland High School’s advanced drawing classes.  The theme for the exhibition is letters of the alphabet, and is inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s book, The Z was Zapped. 

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:30-11:15am
  • Preschool Parenting Group. Tuesday, April 4, 9:15-10:15am. Come together for conversation with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services.  Infants and Toddlers are welcome too!
  • Storytime with a Dog! Thursday, April 13, 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.
  • Upcoming Storytimes. 
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 30, April 20, 27 at 10:30am 

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Make Your Own Masterpiece. Wednesdays, March 22 and 29, and April 26 3:00-4:30pm. 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.)
  • Lego Club. Wednesday, April 5, 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.
  • Book Buddies, Wednesday, April 12, 2:30-3:30 pm. 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, April 12, at 7:00 p.m. This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent.  April’s book is The Fake Mustache, by Tom Angleberger.

Library offers Kindle in drawing to those who sign up for new Minuteman Library cards

The Library is offering a special promotion for those residents of Wayland who do not have a library card. Details online here.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 17, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

NEW LIBRARY CARD HOLDERS MAY WIN A KINDLE FIRE. Believe it or not, there are people living in Wayland who don’t have a library card.  If you’re one of them, we’d like to gently remind you of some of the benefits.  The most obvious is that it gives you access not just to the Wayland Library, but to all 43 libraries in the Minuteman Library Network.  That’s literally millions of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and more.  Reserve them online, and if they’re coming from another library, they’ll be in Wayland within the week—sometimes just days.  But your card also lets you stream a movie, do business research, find an article, check your investments, reserve a museum pass, learn a language, read (or listen to) a book, or enjoy some tunes–all from home at 3 a.m. in your bathrobe.  You’ll have to come in to get the card, but you’ll be making the most out of living in Wayland.  (Just be sure to get dressed first.)

And if, after all that, you still need an incentive to get a library card, just complete a card form (either in person or online at http://waylandlibrary.org/chance-win-kindle-fire/), bring it in, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a new Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB tablet and case.  While the opportunity to apply for a library card has no expiration, the Kindle drawing is limited to March 15 through April 15.

SPECIAL PUBLIC FORUMS ABOUT PROPOSED LIBRARY PROJECT, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7pm and Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10am. Two public forums will give residents an opportunity to learn more about the proposed library project — the preliminary design concept included in the application, the project timeline, and the Town Meeting article. Tappé Architects, the Board of Library Trustees, and the Library Planning Committee will be on hand to answer questions. Both forums will meet in the Raytheon Room.

WAYLAND READS began on March 17! The idea of “one book, one city” originated in 1998 with a Seattle librarian named Nancy Pearl. In the years since, such programs have cropped up in cities, towns, schools, and colleges across the country and the world. Wayland Reads is thus part of an international effort to create community through literature. We hope you feel like being part of it.  New this year, we’ve chosen a theme with the option to read your preferred genre.  Using the infamous heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner, we’ll explore the science and value of art.  We’re reading The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro, Master Thieves by Stephen Kurkjian and Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne.  All three authors will visit the library.  See our website for a full list of events at http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/w/waylandpl/ek.cfm.  

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SITE: AN ARTS WAYLAND EXHIBIT,  Saturday, March 18 through March 25.  The creative work of Arts Wayland members will be showcased throughout the main floor of the library in an exhibit titled, Hidden in Plain Sight. This program is associated with The Wayland Reads Series of Programs.

Intro to the IPad and the IPhone, Monday, March 27, 2-3pm. Think you might be missing out on some of the basics?  We’ll cover organizing icons, SIRI and the microphone, battery life, and other basics of these versatile and complex devices.  Be sure to bring yours with you.

Earring Making Workshop with Norma Radoff,  Saturday, April 1, 11am-1pm, All supplies provided!  Sign up online or at the circulation desk. Space is limited to 10 participants. For ages 14 and up. Register online or at the Circulation Desk.

FILM SHOWING-THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR,  Friday, April 7, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Join us in the Raytheon Room for a showing of The Thomas Crown Affair, a remake of the 1968 classic.  Starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Dennis Leary, this film is about a thrill-seeker who steals art for a living and meets his match in a seductress detective.  The film is part of WAYLAND READS programming.

THE VALUE OF ART-A panel discussion is scheduled as part of the WAYLAND READS programs. Saturday April 8, 2:00pm-3:30pm

ESOL Tutor Training Class, Training classes for new ESOL tutors are scheduled for five consecutive Tuesday mornings, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11 ( April 11 is a make-up date for the snow day of March 9) . If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Ginny Steel, ESOL Program Director at 508-358-7517, virginia@thesteels.com.  All classes are held in The Training Room of the Public Safety Building.

Great Presenter’s Series

Gretchen Schuler: “HISTORY AND FUTURE OF MAINSTONE FARM”, Tuesday, April 4, 7:30pm-9:00pm.  Gretchen will take us on a Mainstone Farm journey telling of the farm’s history during one family’s stewardship of nearly 150 years. She will talk about its past, present, and future, highlighting one of Wayland’s premier heritage landscapes known and loved by all.

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 6 and 20, from 2:00-4:00pm.

MARCH’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: MORNING STAR, Morningstar Investment Research Center provides high-quality investment research on Funds, ETFs, Companies and Industry sector.  Morningstar 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/. 

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, April 10, 7:00-8:30pm, Featured is Shin Kyung-Sook’s novel, Please Look After Mom.
  • Armchair Travel Book Club: Wednesday April 12, 11:30am-1:00pm. The next book that we will discuss is The Good Shufu:  Finding Love, Self and Home on the Far Side of the World by Tracy Slater. The brave, wry, irresistible journey of a fiercely independent American woman who finds everything she ever wanted in the most unexpected place. Shufu : in Japanese it means “housewife,” and it’s the last thing Tracy Slater ever thought she’d call herself
  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club:  Thursday, April 13, 6:00-7:30pm. Explore clean eating approaches potluck style!  Participants will make a recipe from a selected cookbook to share. While enjoying our homemade delights, we’ll discuss the book, its author, and what each has to offer. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchens is this month’s book selection.
  • Noontime Book Group: Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, April 14, Noon-2:00pm.  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is the featured book for discussion.

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, March 24 and April 21 in The Raytheon Room.

Needlework/Handwork Group. Our needlework group will meet on April 5 and May 3, from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.

EXHIBITS. This month the Raytheon Room features artwork from Wayland High School’s advanced drawing classes.  The theme for the exhibition is letters of the alphabet, and is inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s book, The Z was Zapped.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, March 28, 10:30-11:00am. 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, Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:30-11:15am
  • Preschool Parenting Group, Tuesday, April 4, 9:15-10:15am. Come together for conversation with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services.  Infants and Toddlers are welcome too!
  • Storytime with a Dog! Thursday, April 13, 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.
  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 23, 30, April 20, 27 at 10:30am

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Make Your Own Masterpiece, Wednesdays, March 22 and 29, and April 26 3:00-4:30pm. 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.)
  • Lego Club, Wednesday, April 5, 3-4pm. Children will make creations out of Legos and share them with members of the club. For ages 5 and up.
  • Book Buddies,  Wednesday, April 12, 2:30-3:30pm. 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, April 12, at 7pm. This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent.  April’s book is The Fake Mustache, by Tom Angleberger.

Public Forums — View New Library Building Plans

Public Forums — View New Library Building Plans At the Wayland Free Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland, on March 23, 7 p.m. and on March 25, at 10 a.m. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is offering construction grants to cities and towns across the state to improve library services. In January, the Wayland Board of Library Trustees submitted an application for a state-funded library construction grant to build a new library in Wayland. The Trustees are sponsoring an article at Annual Town Meeting to finalize the application, and we invite Wayland residents to meet with Tappe Architects of Boston and the Trustees to learn about the proposed new library project.  Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the preliminary design concept included in the construction grant application, the project timeline, and the Town Meeting article to authorize the application’s submission for review by the state.  We hope to see you there. For more information, contact Aida Gennis, Chair, Board of Library Trustees, at wgs3155@gmail.com or Dana Mastroianni, Director, WFPL at dmastroianni@minlib.net.