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

 WAYLAND SHARES: A NEW LIBRARY SERVICE

Wayland Shares is a way for patrons of the Wayland Library to express their own thoughts about library-related materials and events to each other via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.  To see our WAYLAND SHARES videos, check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WaylandLibrary/videos/ or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_GF1zAfu-DmSJUNk2oZLg.

This new feature allows the public to contribute reviews about library events, books, movies and much more through social media.  Have some opinions about a CD you just enjoyed from the library?  Did you hear an interesting speaker?  Notice a cool library display, or take in a great museum exhibit that you visited with a library pass?  Share your thoughts with us!

Here’s how:

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

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

 

New!  GO Pass from The Trustees of Reservations

We invite you to visit some of Massachusetts’ most historic estates, wild landscapes, and pristine beaches with The Trustees of Reservations’ new GO Pass (G-O for “Get Outside!”).   Generously sponsored by The Friends of Wayland Public Library, this pass offers our patrons free or reduced admission to all Trustee properties, including Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, the Old Manse in Concord, and Crane Beach in Ipswich.

To reserve your GO Pass—or any of the Library’s more than 30 different museum passes—go to waylandlibrary.org and click on the Museum Pass icon, or call us at 508-358-2311.

ADULT PROGRAMS

English Conversation Group, Friday, September 8, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 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.

Noon Book Group, Friday, September 8.  Edith Wharton’s novel The Buccaneers will be the topic of discussion.  No registration necessary.

The Kennedys: Part 1 of a 4-Part Series, Monday, September 11, 7pm. This year marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy.  Join us as we discuss the life, politics and legacy of JFK with history professor Gary Hylander.  Was it really Camelot?  Prof. Hylander earned his Ph.D. in American History and Government at Boston College.  He is a professor of History at Framingham State University as well as a program supervisor of student teachers at Boston University.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, August 22, Sept. 5, 12, and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 14 and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, August 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m.. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Hayley Chizinsky of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.
  • Brain Building Storytime,  Wednesday, September 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver.
  • Storytime with Corbyn, Thursday, September 28, 10:30 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, September 6, 3:00pm-4:00 pm. Children will make creations out of Legos and share them with members of the club. This month’s theme: bridges. For ages 5 and up.
  • Drop-In Family Game Day, Wednesday, September 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m. De-stress from the back-to-school rush and come to the library to play games! Spend quality time with your child(ren) and their friends. We will have board games, card games, and other activities to do with your children. For ages 4 and up, with parent/caregiver.
  • Pop-Up Makerspace,  Wednesday, September 20, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Put on your Maker’s Hat and join our new Assistant Children’s Librarian Carly Moniz in our Pop-Up Makerspace.  Carly will have several projects and activities set up for kids who like to make stuff. For ages 5 and up.  
  • Steam Team: What Makes Planes Fly?  Wednesday, September 27, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will learn about lift and the Bernouilli effect through simple hands-on activities, including making parachutes and paper airplanes. Challenge: try to make the paper airplane that flies the furthest! For ages 5 and up.

FOR TEENS:  Girls Who Code. The Wayland Library will hosting a Girls Who Code club again this year. The club will meet Tuesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m., starting on October 17, and will run throughout the academic year. The mission of GWC is to help bridge the gender gap in the technology fields.  Girls will learn Sratch, JavaScript, AppInventor, Python, HTML/CSS and more, to build graphics, videogames and websites.  The club will be run by Wayland parent and teacher volunteers.  For girls in grades 6 to 12.  Please register online from the Wayland Library’s eventkeeper calendar. Parents/Teachers – If you basic computer programming skills and would like to volunteer to help facilitate this club, please contact Youth Services librarian Pam McCuen at pmccuen@minlib.net. We have room for another volunteer or two.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, August 11, 2017

Public Libraries: a Great Return on Investment

In 2007, the Library Research Service at the Colorado State Library did a study of the economic impact of eight public libraries in the state. It found that every dollar spent on libraries yielded a return of at least four dollars in value. Some of the metrics used to calculate that value were: the cost to secure those same services from another venue (e.g. bookstore, video store); the purchase by libraries of goods and services from local businesses; and “halo” spending–what a consumer spends on neighboring businesses when he or she sets out to simply make a trip to the library. Go to https://www.lrs.org/documents/closer_look/roi.pdf to see the full story of how public libraries are a terrific value in sense and cents.

WAYLAND SHARES: A NEW LIBRARY SERVICE

Wayland Shares is a way for patrons of the Wayland Library to express their own thoughts about library-related materials and events to each other via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.  To see our WAYLAND SHARES videos, check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WaylandLibrary/videos/ or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_GF1zAfu-DmSJUNk2oZLg.

This new feature allows the public to contribute reviews about library events, books, movies and much more through social media.  Have some opinions about a CD you just enjoyed from the library?  Did you hear an interesting speaker?  Notice a cool library display, or take in a great museum exhibit that you visited with a library pass?  Share your thoughts with us!

Here’s how:

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

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

 

New!  GO Pass from The Trustees of Reservations

We invite you to visit some of Massachusetts’ most historic estates, wild landscapes, and pristine beaches with The Trustees of Reservations’ new GO Pass (G-O for “Get Outside!”).   Generously sponsored by The Friends of Wayland Public Library, this pass offers our patrons free or reduced admission to all Trustee properties, including Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, the Old Manse in Concord, and Crane Beach in Ipswich.

To reserve your GO Pass—or any of the Library’s more than 30 different museum passes—go to waylandlibrary.org and click on the Museum Pass icon and select “Trustees of Reservations” or call us at 508-358-2311.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, August 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

Make a Solar Print. Wednesday, August 16, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Thinking about the solar eclipse? Make a solar print! We will make solar prints with fun-shaped objects: leaves, shells, buttons, paperclips and more. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 6 and up.

Ice Cream Social, Thursday, August 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Make your own ice cream Sundae, socialize with your friends, and celebrate all the great reading you have done this summer. All participants in our Summer Reading Club Build a Better World are invited.  For ages preschool and up.

FOR TEENS

Teen Pizza Party, Tuesday, August 15, 5:30 p.m. Teens are invited to celebrate their reading this summer at this teen only pizza party.  We will also draw the winner for the free Kindle Fire.  All participants in the Teen Summer Reading Club Build a Better World are invited.

 

 

 

3-D Design Workshops at the Library

3D design workshops are officially scheduled for the Fall season!  ‘Adults only’ sessions are included.  Register online or ask a librarian.  See below for times and dates:

Tinkercad – design and personalize your keychain!
Adults only: 9/20, 1PM – 2PM
All ages: 9/27, 7PM – 8:30PM

Fusion 360 – design your own decorative vase or pen cup!
Adults only: 10/26, 5PM – 6PM
All ages: 
10/18, 7PM – 8:30PM

News and Events from the Wayland Library, August 7, 2017

Wayland Shares: A New Library Service

Wayland Shares is a way for patrons of the Wayland Library to express their own thoughts about library-related materials and events to each other via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. To see our WAYLAND SHARES videos, check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WaylandLibrary/videos/ or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_GF1zAfu-DmSJUNk2oZLg.

This new feature allows the public to contribute reviews about library events, books, movies and much more through social media. Have some opinions about a CD you just enjoyed from the library? Did you hear an interesting speaker? Notice a cool library display, or take in a great museum exhibit that you visited with a library pass? Share your thoughts with us!

Here’s how:

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

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Adult Programs and Workshops:

  • 3-D Printing Class,  Wednesday, August 16, 5:00 p.m.  Participants will be using Fusion 360 to design their own decorative vase or pen cup.  Fusion 360 is an intermediate-to-advanced level design software.  Some familiarity with design software or at least proficiency with mouse and keyboard is advised.  All 3D prints will be free.  To register on your own you must be 12 or older. Parents of younger kids are welcome to register and are encouraged to design with their children.

Public Libraries: a Great Return on Investment. In 2007, the Library Research Service at the Colorado State Library did a study of the economic impact of eight public libraries in the state. It found that every dollar spent on libraries yielded a return of at least four dollars in value. Some of the metrics used to calculate that value were: the cost to secure those same services from another venue (e.g. bookstore, video store); the purchase by libraries of goods and services from local businesses; and “halo” spending–what a consumer spends on neighboring businesses when he or she sets out to simply make a trip to the library. Go to https://www.lrs.org/documents/closer_look/roi.pdf to see the full story of how public libraries are a terrific value in sense and cents.

Baby and Pre-School Programs

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, August 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, August 10 and 17 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Touch a Firetruck! Tuesday, August 8, 10:30 a.m.  Wayland Firefighter Todd Winner will talk to kids about fire safety and give them a tour of the firetruck. For ages 2 and up.

School Age Programs

  • Drop-in Crafts: Recycled Art,  Wednesday, August 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Make funky crafts from recycled materials. For ages 4 and up. Led by librarian Elise Katz.
  • Make a Solar Print,  Wednesday, August 16, 3:00-4:30 p.m.,  Thinking about the solar eclipse? Make a solar print! We will make solar prints with fun-shaped objects: leaves, shells, buttons, paperclips and more. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 6 and up.
  • Ice Cream Social,  Thursday, August 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Make your own ice cream Sundae, socialize with your friends, and celebrate all the great reading you have done this summer. All participants in our Summer Reading Club Build a Better World are invited. For ages preschool and up.

FOR TEENS:  Teen Pizza Party, Tuesday, August 15, 5:30 p.m. Teens are invited to celebrate their reading this summer at this teen only pizza party. We will also draw the winner for the free Kindle Fire. All participants in the Teen Summer Reading Club Build a Better World are invited.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: BUILD A BETTER WORLD.

The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades preK-Grade 5 is Build a Better World. Children can sign up at the library (and get a goodie bag) or online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-childrens-summer-reading-program/ Kids will win a free t-shirt (while supplies last) once they sign up for Summer Reading and read their first book. There are many programs planned for the summer, and plenty of prizes. We will celebrate the children’s reading with an ice cream bash on Thursday, August 17.

The theme for the Teen Summer Reading for youth in grades 6-12 is also Build a Better World. Teens who register online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-teen-summer-reading-program/ and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a lottery for a free Kindle Fire. There will also be great programs for teens this summer.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, July 31, 2017

WAYLAND SHARES: A NEW LIBRARY SERVICE

Wayland Shares is a way for patrons of the Wayland Library to express their own thoughts about library-related materials and events to each other via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. To see our WAYLAND SHARES videos, check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WaylandLibrary/videos/ or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_GF1zAfu-DmSJUNk2oZLg.  This new feature allows the public to contribute reviews about library events, books, movies and much more through social media. Have some opinions about a CD you just enjoyed from the library? Did you hear an interesting speaker? Notice a cool library display, or take in a great museum exhibit that you visited with a library pass? Share your thoughts with us!

Here’s how:

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

Adult Programs and Workshops:

  • Library CrawlTuesday, August 1, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are a “library person,” this self-guided tour is a fun way to visit multiple libraries in one day. The crawl will bring you to twelve different area libraries. Challenge yourself to visit as many as you can and take a picture of a designated feature at each stop. “Collect” photos from five libraries, and receive a prize at your final destination.  This is a unique way to while away a summer Tuesday!  Pick up a list of libraries and what to find in them on the day of the event.  
  • Cemetery Markers: a D.A.R .Program,  Tuesday, August 1, 12:00 p.m., Wayland resident Kathleen Bernstein, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, offers an overview on the places where D.A.R. insignia cemetery markers can be found, and the process for installing new ones. 
  • 3 D Printing Class,  Wednesday, August 16, 5:00 p.m. Participants will be using Fusion 360 to design their own decorative vase or pen cup.  Fusion 360 is an intermediate-to-advanced level design software.  Some familiarity with design software or at least proficiency with mouse and keyboard is advised.  All 3D prints will be free.  To register on your own you must be 12 or older. Parents of younger kids are welcome to register and are encouraged to design with their children.

Public Libraries: a Great Return on Investment.  In 2007, the Library Research Service at the Colorado State Library did a study of the economic impact of eight public libraries in the state. It found that every dollar spent on libraries yielded a return of at least four dollars in value. Some of the metrics used to calculate that value were: the cost to secure those same services from another venue (e.g. bookstore, video store); the purchase by libraries of goods and services from local businesses; and “halo” spendingwhat a consumer spends on neighboring businesses when he or she sets out to simply make a trip to the library. Go to https://www.lrs.org/documents/closer_look/roi.pdf to see the full story of how public libraries are a terrific value in sense and cents.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 25, August 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, August 3, 10, and 17 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Yoga Storytime,  Thursday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. Wayland parent and author Giselle Shardlow will read from her picture book Maria Explores the Ocean and teach children the yoga poses presented in the book. For ages 4 and up.
  • Music with Sarah,  Tuesday, August 1, 10:30 a.m. Kids dance, sing, and play instruments in this interactive music program led by Sarah Gardner. For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • Storytime with Corbyn,  Thursday, August 3, 10:30 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.
  • Firetruck TourTuesday, August 8, 10:30 a.m. Wayland Firefighter Todd Winner will talk to kids about fire safety and give them a tour of the firetruck. For ages 2 and up.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Going into Kindergarten Story Walk: The Kissing HandTuesday, August 2, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Enjoy time with your child, expand their literacy skills by reading and talking about pictures, and get some physical activity at this Story Walk led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. We will meet on the lawn behind the Children’s Room.
  • Drop-in Crafts: Recycled ArtWednesday, August 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Make funky crafts from recycled materials. For ages 4 and up. Led by librarian Elise Katz.
  • Make a Solar Print,  Wednesday, August 16, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Thinking about the solar eclipse? Make a solar print! We will make solar prints with fun-shaped objects: leaves, shells, buttons, paperclips and more. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 6 and up.
  • Ice Cream SocialThursday, August 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Make your own ice cream Sundae, socialize with your friends, and celebrate all the great reading you have done this summer. All participants in our Summer Reading Club Build a Better World are invited. For ages preschool and up.

FOR TEENS: Teen Pizza PartyTuesday, August 15, 5:30 p.m. Teens are invited to celebrate their reading this summer at this teen only pizza party. We will also draw the winner for the free Kindle Fire. All participants in the Teen Summer Reading Club Build a Better World are invited.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: BUILD A BETTER WORLDThe theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades preK-Grade 5 is Build a Better World.  Children can sign up at the library (and get a goodie bag) or online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-childrens-summer-reading-program/ Kids will win a free t-shirt (while supplies last) once they sign up for Summer Reading and read their first book. There are many programs planned for the summer, and plenty of prizes. We will celebrate the children’s reading with an ice cream bash on Thursday, August 17.

The theme for the Teen Summer Reading for youth in grades 6-12 is also Build a Better World. Teens who register online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-teen-summer-reading-program/ and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a lottery for a free Kindle Fire. There will also be great programs for teens this summer.

News and Events from Wayland Library, July 21, 2017

WAYLAND SHARES: A NEW LIBRARY SERVICE

Wayland Shares is our newest experiment: It’s a way for patrons of the Wayland Library to share their own thoughts about library-related materials and events with each other via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. To see our WAYLAND SHARES videos check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WaylandLibrary/videos/ or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_GF1zAfu-DmSJUNk2oZLg.

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

Here’s how:

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

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

  • Cornerstone Collegiate Planning, Wednesday, July 26, 7:00-8:30pm, This free workshop offered by college planning consultant Robert Allen, addresses the importance of planning for all aspects of college prep. Families must ready themselves for standardized testing, applications, admissions and rejections, financial aid, personal finances, and so much more. This goal of this event is to provide recommendations for the best way to pay your share of college costs.  
  • Film Showing: Round Ireland with a Fridge, Friday, July 28, 10:00 a.m.-12 noon. The Armchair Travel Book Club presents this film based on a book read last year, Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawkes.  The group enjoyed the book so much that when we realized the author also wrote and stars in a film of the same name, we wanted to watch it together.  All are invited to join us.  Reading of the book is not necessary.  90 minutes.
  • Library Crawl,  Tuesday, August 1, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are a “library person,” this self-guided tour is a fun way to visit multiple libraries in one day. The crawl will bring you to twelve different area libraries. Challenge yourself to visit as many as you can and take a picture of a designated feature at each stop. “Collect” photos from five libraries, and receive a prize at your final destination.  This is a unique way to while away a summer Tuesday!  Pick up a list of libraries and what to find in them on the day of the event.
  • Cemetery Markers: a D.A.R .Program, Tuesday, August 1, 12:00 p.m. Wayland resident Kathleen Bernstein, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, offers an overview on the places where D.A.R. insignia cemetery markers can be found, and the process for installing new ones.
  • 3 D Printing Class,  Wednesday, August 16, 5:00 p.m. Participants will be using Fusion 360 to design their own decorative vase or pen cup.  Fusion 360 is an intermediate-to-advanced level design software.  Some familiarity with design software or at least proficiency with mouse and keyboard is advised.  All 3D prints will be free.  To register on your own you must be 12 or older. Parents of younger kids are welcome to register and are encouraged to design with their children.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 25 and  August 15 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, August 3, 10, and 17 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Yoga Storytime,  Thursday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. Wayland parent and author Giselle Shardlow will read from her picture book Maria Explores the Ocean and teach children the yoga poses presented in the book.  For ages 4 and up.
  • Music with Sarah,  Tuesday, August 1, 10:30 a.m. Kids dance, sing, and play instruments in this interactive music program led by Sarah Gardner. For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • Storytime with Corbyn,  Thursday, August 3, 10:30 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.
  • Firetruck Tour, Tuesday, August 8, 10:30 a.m., Wayland Firefighter Todd Winner will talk to kids about fire safety and give them a tour of the firetruck.  For ages 2 and up.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Magic Dragon Theatre Workshop,  Tuesday-Friday, July 25-28, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. each day. In this 4-day drama workshop, tweens will be introduced to the joy and craft of theatre,  Including acting, singing, and dance.  Performance for family and friends on Friday afternoon. Workshop led by local high school students.  For 4th to 6th graders. To register, email Magic Dragon at rollingbear@verizon.net or call 508-655-4409.
  • Drop-in Crafts: Recycled Art, Wednesday, August 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Make funky crafts from recycled materials. For ages 4 and up.  Led by librarian Elise Katz.
  • SUMMER READING PROGRAM: BUILD A BETTER WORLD.  The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades preK-Grade 5 is  Build a Better World. Children can sign up at the library (and get a goodie bag) or online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-childrens-summer-reading-program/ Kids will win a free t-shirt (while supplies last) once they sign up for Summer Reading and read their first book.  There are many programs planned for the summer, and plenty of prizes. We will celebrate the children’s reading with an ice cream bash on Thursday, August 17. The theme for the Teen Summer Reading for youth in grades 6-12 is also Build a Better World.  Teens who register online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-teen-summer-reading-program/ and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a lottery for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be great programs for teens this summer.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, July 14, 2017

WAYLAND SHARES: A NEW LIBRARY SERVICE

Wayland Shares is our newest experiment: It’s a way for patrons of the Wayland Library to share their own thoughts about library-related materials and events with each other via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. To see our WAYLAND SHARES videos check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WaylandLibrary/videos/ or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_GF1zAfu-DmSJUNk2oZLg.

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

Here’s how:

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

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Adult Programs and Workshops:

  • Digital Games and Education, Thursday, July 20 7:00-8:30 pm with Professor Kyle Moody of Fitchburg State University. Digital games have become a 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.  [CANCELLED]
  • Cornerstone Collegiate Planning, Wednesday, July 26, 7:00-8:30pm. This free workshop offered by college planning consultant Robert Allen, addresses the importance of planning for all aspects of college prep. Families must ready themselves for standardized testing, applications, admissions and rejections, financial aid, personal finances, and so much more. This goal of this event is to provide recommendations for the best way to pay your share of college costs.  
  • Film Showing: Round Ireland with a FridgeFriday, July 28, 10:00 a.m.-12 noon. The Armchair Travel Book Club presents this film based on a book read last year, Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawkes.  The group enjoyed the book so much that when we realized the author also wrote and stars in a film of the same name, we wanted to watch it together.  All are invited to join us.  Reading of the book is not necessary.  90 minutes.
  • Library Crawl, Tuesday, August 1, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are a “library person,” this self-guided tour is a fun way to visit multiple libraries in one day. The crawl will bring you to twelve different area libraries. Challenge yourself to visit as many as you can and take a picture of a designated feature at each stop. “Collect” photos from five libraries, and receive a prize at your final destination.  This is a unique way to while away a summer Tuesday!  Pick up a list of libraries and what to find in them the day of the event.    

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 18, 25 and  August 15 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, July 20, August 3, 10, and 17 at 10:30 a.m.
  • PJ Storytime, Wednesday, July 19, 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories! Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver.  Held in the Children’s Room.
  • Yoga Storytime,  Thursday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. Wayland parent and author Giselle Shardlow will read from her picture book Maria Explores the Ocean and teach children the yoga poses presented in the book.  For ages 4 and up.
  • Music with Sarah, Tuesday, August 1, 10:30 a.m. Kids dance, sing, and play instruments in this interactive music program led by Sarah Gardner. For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • Storytime with Corbyn, Thursday, August 3, 10:30 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

  • Traveling Tidepools.  Monday, July 17, 1:00-1:45; 2:00-2:45; 3:00-3:45 p.m. The New England Aquarium will bring traveling tidepools to the library. Children will see tidepool creatures up close!  Three 45-minute sessions. Online registration required.  For ages 4 and up.
  • Cool Cooking,  Thursday, July 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will make gazpacho, a healthy cold soup filled with tomatoes and veggies, Perfect for hot summer days.  For ages 5 and up.
  • Magic Dragon Theatre Workshop Tuesday-Friday, July 25-28, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. each day In this 4-day drama workshop, tweens will be introduced to the joy and craft of theatre, Including acting, singing, and dance.  Performance for family and friends on Friday afternoon. Workshop led by local high school students.  For 4th to 6th graders. To register, email Magic Dragon at rollingbear@verizon.net or call 508-655-4409.
  • Drop-in Crafts: Recycled Art,  Wednesday, August 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Make funky crafts from recycled materials. For ages 4 and up.  Led by librarian Elise Katz.

FOR TEENS: Comic Book Workshop, Wednesday, July 19, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Teens will work collaboratively to draw a story in this comic art workshop led by local artist Dan Moynihan.  For teens in grades 6 and up.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: BUILD A BETTER WORLD. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades preK-Grade 5 is  Build a Better World. Children can sign up at the library (and get a goodie bag) or online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-childrens-summer-reading-program/ Kids will win a free t-shirt (while supplies last) once they sign up for Summer Reading and read their first book.  There are many programs planned for the summer, and plenty of prizes. We will celebrate the children’s reading with an ice cream bash on Thursday, August 17.

The theme for the Teen Summer Reading for youth in grades 6-12 is also Build a Better World.  Teens who register online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-teen-summer-reading-program/ and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a lottery for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be great programs for teens this summer.