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News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 10, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

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 begins 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 online here. The Kickoff event, Arts Wayland Art Show Reception, is scheduled for Friday evening, March 17 from 7-9pm.

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 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.

AUTHOR TALK – STEPHEN KURKJIAN, Wednesday March 22, 7-9pm.  Join us as the author of Master Thieves discusses his book and the research it contains as part of The Wayland Reads Series of Programs.  A book-signing, with copies available for purchase will follow the discussion.  Stephen Kurkjian is one of the most acclaimed investigative reporters in the country. A forty-year veteran of the Boston Globe, he is the paper’s former Washington bureau chief and a founding member of its investigative Spotlight Team. Kurkjian has won more than twenty-five national and regional awards, including the Pulitzer Prize on three occasions.

FILM SHOWING-THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR,  Friday, April 7, 1-3pm. 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

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.

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. 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, except the class scheduled for March 14 which will be held in the main floor balcony (mezzanine) of the Wayland Free Public Library.

Great Presenter’s Series:  Gretchen Schuler: “History and Future of Mainstone Farm”, Tuesday, April 4, 7:30-9pm.  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, March 16 and April 6,  2-4pm.

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 online here.

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 here.

  • 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

  • Storytime with Corbyn, Thursday, March 16, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation. For ages 3 and up.
  • Sensory Storytime,  Wednesday, March 22, 10:00-10:30am. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple bunny craft. For toddlers and preschoolers. Sensory Storytime is a storytime designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers. This storytime will be similar to other storytimes at the library, but will feature a visual schedule and be flexible with child behavior. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of our other storytimes, this program might be just right for you. This program welcomes all children to come and participate as much as they can.
  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10:30am
  • 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.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

Maker Lab: Catapulting Marshmallows,  Wednesday, March 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Put on a lab coat and enter the Maker Lab! Join Giselle from The Learning Hub for this session of our series of STEM Maker Classes. In this class, children will build their own catapults, and test them with marshmallows.

3D Design and Printing Workshop, Wednesdays, March 15, April 12, 7-8 p.m. 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.  To register on your own you must be 12 or older, parents of younger kids are welcome to register and design with their children. Limited to 8 participants. Please register online.

Luck of the Irish! Storytime and Craft,  Thursday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. Children will listen to Irish tales and make a craft in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. For children ages 4 and up.

Art workshop with Wayland Artist Margret Krakauer, Monday, March 20, 4:00-5:00pm.
Children are invited to make a spring scene of a tree and flowers, using cut paper, tissue paper, glitter, and markers.  Bring your creativity! For children ages 6 and up. (Wayland Reads event.)

Author Talk: Erin Dionne,  Tuesday, March 21, 7:00-8:00 pm. Local author Erin Dionne will talk about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, what intrigued her about this real life mystery, and the writing of Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking. Dionne will also lead a short writing exercise. For grades 5 and up. Adults also welcome. (Wayland Reads event.)

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.)

News and Events from the Wayland Library, March 3, 2017

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

This week’s highlighted program: The Gossels Fund for Human Dignity presents…KARIM NAGI

Sunday March 12, 3:00-5:00pm

Karim is a native Egyptian who performs Arabic music and folk dance. A master drummer, he was a faculty member of the New England Conservatory for 5 years, and now tours North & South America, Asia and Europe as a teacher and performer. He specializes in hand percussion, drumming, lutes, as well as dances of Arab speaking countries. He has presented his Arabiqa school program, exposing young audiences to the performing arts and culture of the Arab world, to over 300 school assemblies across America, including Wayland. He has many projects that help educate Americans about the art and culture of the Arab world from a modern perspective.

WAYLAND READS begins soon in March! 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.  The Kickoff event,

Arts WAYLAND ART SHOW RECEPTION, is scheduled for Friday evening, March 17, 7-9pm.

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. 

AUTHOR TALK – STEPHEN KURKJIAN. Wednesday, March 22, 7-9m. Join us as the author of Master Thieves discusses his book and the research it contains as part of The Wayland Reads Series of Programs.  A book-signing, with copies available for purchase will follow the discussion.  Stephen Kurkjian is one of the most acclaimed investigative reporters in the country. A forty-year veteran of the Boston Globe, he is the paper’s former Washington bureau chief and a founding member of its investigative Spotlight Team. Kurkjian has won more than twenty-five national and regional awards, including the Pulitzer Prize on three occasions.

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.

Making Earrings Workshop with Norma Radoff. Saturday, April 1, 11am-1pm. Folks 14 and over can come and enjoy this fun workshop. All supplies provided!  Sign up online or at the circulation desk. Space is limited to 10 participants. Sign up online or at the Circulation Desk!

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. 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, except the class scheduled for March 14 which will be held in the main floor balcony (mezzanine) of the Wayland Free Public Library.

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, March 16 and April 6, from 2:00-4:00pm.

SPECIAL FEATURE: The completed Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners construction grant application for the Wayland Free Public Library is available at the reference desk in hard copy and online at the library’s website at  http://waylandlibrary.org/grant-application-appendices/.

MARCH’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: MORNINGSTAR. 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/.

MARCH 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, March 9, 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 New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook:   A Delicious Alternative to Lifelong Health by Nancy Harmon Jenkins is the chosen title for the March meeting.
  • Noontime Book Group:  Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, March 10, Noon-2:00pm.  Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson is the featured book for discussion.
  • Evening Book Group:  Monday, March 13, 7:00-8:30pm. Featured is Dawn Powell’s last novel, The Golden Spur

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 10 and 24. Meeting locations are as follows: March 10 on the Main Floor Balcony (Mezzanine) and on March 24 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

  • Storytime with Corbyn, Thursday, March 16, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up.
  • Sensory Storytime, Wednesday, March 22, 10:00-10:30am, Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple bunny craft. For toddlers and preschoolers. Sensory Storytime is a storytime designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers. This storytime will be similar to other storytimes at the library, but will feature a visual schedule and be flexible with child behavior. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of our other storytimes, this program might be just right for you. This program welcomes all children to come and participate as much as they can.
  • Upcoming Storytimes 
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10:30am
  • 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.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Maker Lab: Catapulting Marshmallows, Wednesday, March 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Put on a lab coat and enter the Maker Lab!  Join Giselle from The Learning Hub for this session of our series of STEM Maker Classes.  In this class children will  build their own catapults, and test them with marshmallows.
  • Luck of the Irish! Storytime and Craft, Thursday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. Children will listen to Irish tales and make a craft in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. For children ages 4 and up.
  • Art workshop with Wayland Artist Margret Krakauer, Monday, March 20, 4:00-5:00pm. Children are invited to make a spring scene of a tree and flowers, using cut paper,tissue paper, glitter, and markers.  Bring your creativity! For children ages 6 and up.  (Wayland Reads event.)
  • Author Talk: Erin Dionne, Tuesday, March 21, 7:00-8:00 pm. Local author Erin Dionne will talk about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, what intrigued her about this real life mystery, and the writing of Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking.  Dionne will also lead a short writing exercise.  For grades 5 and up. Adults also welcome.  (Wayland Reads event.)
  • 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.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

  • This week’s highlighted program: The Gossels Fund for Human Dignity presents…KARIM NAGI   Sunday March 12, 3:00-5:00pm. Karim is a native Egyptian who performs Arabic music and folk dance. A master drummer, he was a faculty member of the New England Conservatory for 5 years, and now tours North & South America, Asia and Europe as a teacher and performer. He specializes in hand percussion, drumming, lutes, as well as dances of Arab-speaking countries. He has presented his Arabiqa school program, exposing young audiences to the performing arts and culture of the Arab world, to over 300 school assemblies across America, including Wayland. He has many projects that help educate Americans about the art and culture of the Arab world from a modern perspective
  • Phil Radoff–Verdi’s “La Traviata”: A Guided Tour. Thursday March 2, 7:30-9:00pm. “La Traviata” is one of Verdi’s most successful operas and among the most popular in the operatic repertory.  Based on the Alexander Dumas novel, “The Lady of the Camellias,” the opera is the tragic story of a reformed courtesan, Violetta Valery, and her unhappy lover, Alfredo Germont. Phil Radoff is a retired lawyer with a lifelong interest in opera. Join him as he guides us through the operatic masterpiece.
  • The Great Presenters Series-Bob Desaulniers: “RETIREMENT – DEFINED, OR REDEFINED BY YOU”, Tuesday, March 7, 7:30-9:00pm. Retirement can be anything you decide it to be, but it must be defined by you. This presentation will provide an opportunity to those approaching retirement to begin to develop a plan and for those who have already retired, a chance to reflect and reassess. Most people’s initial concern involving retirement is about money. True, your finances are an essential element in your next-step planning. However, experts believe the greatest challenge of retirement is designing a lifestyle that provides purpose. This session will focus on the challenges of how we spend our time.
  • INTRO TO THE IPHONE AND IPAD, 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. Folks 14 and over can come and enjoy this fun workshop. All supplies provided!  Sign up online or at the circulation desk.
  • 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, March 2 and 16 at 2:00-4:00pm.
  • 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 10 and 24.
  • NEEDLEWORK/HANDWORK GROUP. Our needlework group will meet the following dates: March 1, April 5, and May 3, from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.

MARCH 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 Group: Wednesday, March 8, 11:30am-1:00pm, Join Rachel Sideman-Kurtz as she and the group discuss, Leisureville:  Adventures in a World Without Children by Andrew D. Blechman
  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club: Thursday, March 9, 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 New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook:   A Delicious Alternative to Lifelong Health by Nancy Harmon Jenkins is the chosen title for the March meeting.
  • Noontime Book Group: Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, March 10, Noon-2:00pm.  Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson is the featured book for discussion.
  • Evening Book Group: Monday, March 13, 7:00-8:30pm. Featured is Dawn Powell’s last novel, The Golden Spur

WAYLAND READS begins soon in March! 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.  The Kickoff event, Arts WAYLAND ART SHOW RECEPTION, is scheduled for Friday evening, March 17 from 7:00-9:00pm.

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SITE: AN ARTS WAYLAND EXHIBIT: Saturday, March 18, 9am-5pm. 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.

AUTHOR TALK – STEPHEN KURKJIAN, Wednesday, March 22, 7:00-9:00pm. Join us as the author of Master Thieves discusses his book and the research it contains as part of the Wayland Reads Series of Programs.  A book-signing, with copies available for purchase will follow the discussion.  Stephen Kurkjian is one of the most acclaimed investigative reporters in the country. A forty-year veteran of the Boston Globe, he is the paper’s former Washington bureau chief and a founding member of its investigative Spotlight Team. Kurkjian has won more than twenty-five national and regional awards, including the Pulitzer Prize on three occasions.

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/.

SPECIAL FEATURE. The completed Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners construction grant application for the Wayland Free Public Library is available at the reference desk in hard copy and online at the library’s website at  http://waylandlibrary.org/grant-application-appendices/.

EXHIBITS. The exhibits in the Raytheon Room scheduled for March include artwork from Wayland High School advanced drawing classes.  The theme for the exhibition are letters of the alphabet inspired by the book, “The Z was Zapped” by Chris Van Allsburg.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack, Thursday, March 2, 2017, 10:30-11:15am, 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.
  • PJ Storytime, Friday, March 3, 10:30-11:00am, For toddlers and preschoolers.  Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.
  • Preschool Parenting Group, Tuesday, March 7, 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!
  • Sensory Storytime, Wednesday, March 22, 10:00-10:30am, Children will sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple bunny craft. For toddlers and preschoolers. Sensory Storytime is a storytime designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers. This storytime will be similar to other storytimes at the library, but will feature a visual schedule and be flexible with child behavior. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of our other storytimes, this program might be just right for you. This program welcomes all children to come and participate as much as they can.
  • Upcoming Storytimes:
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 7, 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10:30am
  • 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. 

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Book Buddies, Wednesday, March 8, 2:30-3:30 pm, This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver. March’s book is Monkey and Elephant by Carole Lexa Schaefer. 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, March 8, at 7:00 pm, This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent.  March’s book is The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer Holm.
  • Maker Lab: Catapulting Marshmallows, Wednesday, March 15, 3:00-4:00 pm, Put on a lab coat and enter the Maker Lab!  Join Giselle from The Learning Hub for this session of our series of STEM Maker Classes.  In this class children will build their own catapults, and test them with marshmallows.
  • Art workshop with Wayland Artist Margret Krakauer, Monday, March 20, 4:00-5:00pm. Children are invited to make a spring scene of a tree and flowers, using cut paper,tissue paper, glitter, and markers.  Bring your creativity! For children ages 6 and up.  (Wayland Reads event.)
  • Author Talk: Erin Dionne, Tuesday, March 21, 7:00-8:00 pm, Local author Erin Dionne will talk about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, what intrigued her about this real life mystery, and the writing of Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking.  Dionne will also lead a short writing exercise.  For grades 5 and up. Adults also welcome.  (Wayland Reads event.)
  • 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.)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Trustees submit grant application for new library

The following was submitted by the Board of Library Trustees:

In January, the Board of Library Trustees put the finishing touches on an application for a state library construction grant to help build a proposed new library building on town-owned land at 195 Main Street, the site of the former Highway Department garage.  The Trustees hand delivered the application to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in downtown Boston.

Wayland voters will be asked to endorse the grant application at Annual Town Meeting, which starts on Sunday, April 2.  This article is the final required step in the state’s application process and will ensure that Wayland’s application is considered.  It does not request funding at this time; this would occur at a later date if Wayland receives a grant.  If awarded, the grant would contribute approximately 40% of eligible construction costs for a new library building.

Over the next six weeks, Library Trustees will be presenting details of the application and the warrant article in meetings with Town boards, in public forums, and in articles in local media.  The full application is available on the library website (http://waylandlibrary.org/grant-application-appendices/).  For more information, contact Board of Library Trustees Chair Aida Gennis or Library Director Dana Mastroianni.

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

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS: 

  • Wayland Reads begins in March! 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 online here.  The Kickoff event, Arts Wayland Art Show Reception, is scheduled for Friday evening, March 17, 7-9pm.
  • 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, March 2 and 16 at 2:00pm-4:00pm.
  • Phil Radoff–Verdi’s “La Traviata”: A Guided Tour, Thursday March 2, 7:30pm-9:00pm. “La Traviata” is one of Verdi’s most successful operas and among the most popular in the operatic repertory.  Based on the Alexander Dumas novel, “The Lady of the Camellias,” the opera is the tragic story of a reformed courtesan, Violetta Valery, and her unhappy lover, Alfredo Germont. Phil Radoff is a retired lawyer with a lifelong interest in opera. Join him as he guides us through the operatic masterpiece.
  • The Great Presenters Series-Bob Desaulniers: “RETIREMENT – DEFINED, OR REDEFINED BY YOU”, Tuesday, March 7, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Retirement can be anything you decide it to be, but it must be defined by you. This presentation will provide an opportunity to those approaching retirement to begin to develop a plan and for those who have already retired, a chance to reflect and reassess. Most people’s initial concern involving retirement is about money. True, your finances are an essential element in your next-step planning. However, experts believe the greatest challenge of retirement is designing a lifestyle that provides purpose. This session will focus on the challenges of how we spend our time.

FEBRUARY’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: WORLD BOOK. World Book is an online authoritative and reliable encyclopedic resource for general information and school assignments. Special features of the online version are the kids tab which allows children to explore topics written in age-appropriate language. Other specialized aspects for kids include an advanced section with articles, maps, videos, special reports, and Hallazgos, a Spanish language section that includes information on geography, science, the arts, history, and other traditional classroom topics.  The link for this resource may be found at the library’s online resources page at:  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/beyond-books/e-resources/. 

FEBRUARY and MARCH 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, March 9, 6:00pm-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 New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook:   A Delicious Alternative to Lifelong Health by Nancy Harmon Jenkins is the chosen title for the March meeting.
  • Noontime Book Group: Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, March 10, Noon-2:00pm.  Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson is the featured book for discussion.
  • Evening Book Group: Monday, March 13, 7:00-8:30pm. Featured is Dawn Powell’s last novel, The Golden Spur
  • Armchair Travel Book Group: Wednesday, March 8, 11:30am-1:00pm. Join Rachel Sideman-Kurtz as she and the group discuss, Leisureville:  Adventures in a World Without Children by Andrew D. Blechman

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 February 24 and March 10.

NEEDLEWORK/HANDWORK GROUP. Our needlework group will meet the following dates: March 1, April 5, and May 3, from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.

SPECIAL FEATURE. The completed Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners construction grant application for the Wayland Free Public Library is available at the reference desk in hard copy and online at the library’s website at  http://waylandlibrary.org/grant-application-appendices/.

EXHIBITS. Tere Tedesco is the featured foyer artist showing works of watercolor on paper and oils on canvas.  The Raytheon Room features recent selections form the Wayland Middle School Visual Art Program.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, February 28, 10:30am-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.
  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 7,14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack, Thursday, March 2, 2017, 10:30am-11:15am. 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.
  • PJ Storytime. Friday, March 3, 10:30-11:00am. For toddlers and preschoolers.  Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.
  • Preschool Parenting Group. Tuesday, March 7, 9:15-10:15 am. Come together for conversation with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services.  Infants and Toddlers are welcome too!

 

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION PROGRAMS

Sparky’s Puppets: Old Favorites, Thursday, February 23, 10:30am-11:15 am, Sparky’s Puppets will perform The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. For ages 3 and up.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Lego Club. Wednesday, March 1, 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, March 8, 2:30-3:30 pm, This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver.March’s book is Monkey and Elephant by Carole Lexa Schaefer. 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, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent.  March’s book is The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer Holm.
  • Maker Lab: Catapulting Marshmallows, Wednesday, March 15, 3:00-4:00 pm. Put on a lab coat and enter the Maker Lab!  Join Giselle from The Learning Hub for this session of our series of STEM Maker Classes.  In this class children will build their own catapults, and test them with marshmallows.
  • Author Talk: Erin Dionne, Tuesday, March 21, 7:00-8:00 pm. Local author Erin Dionne will talk about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, what intrigued her about this real life mystery, and the writing of Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking.  Dionne will also lead a short writing exercise.  For grades 5 and up. Adults also welcome.  This is a Wayland Reads Event.

 

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

HOLIDAY HOURS. The Library will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in honor of Presidents’ Day

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS: 

  • Wayland Reads begins in March! 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.  The Kickoff event, Arts Wayland Art Show Reception, is scheduled for Friday evening, March 17 from 7:00-pm-9:00pm.
  • Poetry Workshop. Thursdays, February 16 and March 2, 2:00pm-4:00pm. This group of beginners and advanced, gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry.
  • Habits for Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Tuesday. Tuesday, February 21, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm. Jane Polley and Laila Vehvilainen of the Longfellow Clubs will share information that you can use to make changes in your life and cultivate habits to reduce chronic inflammation through diet and exercise.  Jane Polley, MS, RD, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian.  Laila Vehvilainen, MS, MPH, is a Certified Fitness Instructor.
  • Convert Your LP’s to CD’s. Wednesday, February 22, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. There’s so much great music on them, but when’s the last time you listened to your records?  Reference Librarian Andy Moore will show you how to use the software program Audacity to convert your LPs to digital files.  Burn them onto a disc, upload them onto a portable device, or post them online–you’ll give that old collection new life!
  • Phil Radoff–Verdi’s “La Traviata”: A Guided Tour. Thursday March 2, 7:30pm-9:00pm. “La Traviata” is one of Verdi’s most successful operas and among the most popular in the operatic repertory.  Based on the Alexander Dumas novel, “The Lady of the Camellias,” the opera is the tragic story of a reformed courtesan, Violetta Valery, and her unhappy lover, Alfredo Germont. Phil Radoff is a retired lawyer with a lifelong interest in opera. Join him as he guides us through the operatic masterpiece.
  • The Great Presenters Series-Bob Desaulniers: “RETIREMENT – DEFINED, OR REDEFINED BY YOU”, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 730pm-9:00pm. Retirement can be anything you decide it to be, but it must be defined by you. This presentation will provide an opportunity to those approaching retirement to begin to develop a plan and for those who have already retired, a chance to reflect and reassess. Most people’s initial concern involving retirement is about money. True, your finances are an essential element in your next-step planning. However, experts believe the greatest challenge of retirement is designing a lifestyle that provides purpose. This session will focus on the challenges of how we spend our time.

FEBRUARY’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: WORLD BOOK. World Book is an online authoritative and reliable encyclopedic resource for general information and school assignments. Special features of the online version are the kids tab which allows children to explore topics written in age appropriate language. Other specialized aspects for kids include an advanced section with articles, maps, videos, special reports, and Hallazgos, a Spanish language section that includes information on geography, science, the arts, history, and other traditional classroom topics.  The link for this resource may be found at the library’s online resources page at:  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/beyond-books/e-resources/.

FEBRUARY and MARCH 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.

  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club: Thursday, March 9, 6:00pm-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 New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook:   A Delicious Alternative to Lifelong Health by Nancy Harmon Jenkins is the chosen title for the March meeting.
  • Noontime Book Group: Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, March 10, Noon-2:00pm.  Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson is the featured book for discussion.
  • Evening Book Group: Monday, March 13, 7:00-8:30pm. Featured is Dawn Powell’s last novel, The Golden Spur 
  • Armchair Travel Book Group: Wednesday, March 8, 11:30am-1:00pm.  Join Rachel Sideman-Kurtz as she and the group discuss, Leisureville: Adventures in a World Without Children by Andrew D. Blechman 

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 February 24.

NEEDLEWORK/HANDWORK GROUP. Our needlework group will meet the following dates: March 1, April 5, and May 3, from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.

SPECIAL FEATURE. The completed Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners construction grant application for the Wayland Free Public Library is available at the reference desk in hard copy and online at the library’s website at  http://waylandlibrary.org/grant-application-appendices/.

EXHIBITS. Tere Tedesco is the featured foyer artist showing works of watercolor on paper and oils on canvas.  The Raytheon Room features recent selections form the Wayland Middle School Visual Art Program.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, February 28, 10:30am-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.
  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Thursday, March 2, 2017, 10:30am-11:15am. 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.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

Lego Club. Wednesday, March 1, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Children will make creations out of Legos and share them with members of the club. For ages 5 and up. 

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION PROGRAMS

  • Science Tellers: Dragons and Dreams. Tuesday, February 21, 3:00pm-4:00pm. In a faraway world, two brave villagers take a daring journey to release the dragon and save the entire kingdom from an Evil Ice Sorceress. Join us as we learn about dry ice and the changing states of matter through interactive and explosive experiments with fog, bubbles, flying rockets, and more.  For children in grades K to 5.
  • Drop-In Crafts. Wednesday, February 22, 3:00pm-5:00 pm. Make fabulous crafts in celebration of Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Snow! Led by librarian Elise Katz.  For ages 4 and up.
  • Sparky’s Puppets: Old Favorites. Thursday, February 23, 10:30am-11:15am. Sparky’s Puppets will perform The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. For ages 3 and up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library (for the week of February 6, 2017)

SPECIAL FEATURE. The completed Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners construction grant application for the Wayland Free Public Library is available at the reference desk in hard copy and online on the library’s website at  http://waylandlibrary.org/grant-application-appendices/.

Hunting Hippies and Other Elusive Ancestors. Saturday, February 11, 1:30-4:00 p.m. The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists — Middlesex Chapter monthly meeting includes a business meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. Charlene Sokal will present Hinting Hippies & Other Elusive Ancestors.

Convert Your Lp’s to CD’s. Wednesday, February 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. There’s so much great music on them, but when’s the last time you listened to your records?  Reference Librarian Andy Moore will show you how to use the software program Audacity to convert your LPs to digital files.  Burn them onto a disc, upload them onto a portable device, or post them online–you’ll give that old collection new life!

FEBRUARY’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: WORLD BOOK. World Book is an online authoritative and reliable encyclopedic resource for general information and school assignments. Special features of the online version are the kids tab which allows children to explore topics written in age appropriate language. Other specialized aspects for kids include an advanced section with articles, maps, videos, special reports, and Hallazgos, a Spanish language section that includes information on geography, science, the arts, history, and other traditional classroom topics.  The link for this resource may be found at the library’s online resources page at:  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/beyond-books/e-resources/. 

FEBRUARY 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. 

  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club: Thursday, February 9, 6 p.m. Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver. Explore clean eating approaches potluck style! Participants will make a recipe from the selected book.
  • Noontime Book Group: Friday, February 10, 12 noon.  Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg.
  • Evening Book Group: Friday, February 13, 7 p.m. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP. Do you know someone who is learning basic English? The library’s English conversation group meets two Fridays each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The next two sessions will be on February 10 and February 24.

NEEDLEWORK/HANDWORK GROUP. Our needlework group will meet the following dates: March 1, April 5, and May 3, from 10:00 – 12 noon. All are welcome.

EXHIBITS. Tere Tedesco is the featured foyer artist showing works of watercolor on paper and oils on canvas.  The Raytheon Room features recent selections from the Wayland Middle School Visual Art Program.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Storytime with a Dog! Thursday, February 9, 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, February 28, 10:30-11 a.m. for ages 2.5 to 4 years old.
  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Feb. 14 and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. 

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • 3D Design and Printing Workshop. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 p.m. 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.  To register on your own you must be 12 or older, parents of younger kids are welcome to register and design with their children. CONTACT: tkenney@minlib.net
  • Maker Lab: Monet’s Pond. Wednesday, February 15, 3-4 p.m. Put on a lab coat and enter the Maker Lab!  Join Giselle from The Learning Hub for this session of our series of STEAM Maker Classes.  In this session, children will learn about Monet’s Pond, paint a picture of a pond, and add 3-D waterlilies.  For ages 5 and up.

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION PROGRAMS

  • Science Tellers: Dragons and Dreams. Tuesday, February 21, 3-4 p.m. In a faraway world, two brave villagers take a daring journey to release the dragon and save the entire kingdom from an Evil Ice Sorceress. Join us as we learn about dry ice and the changing states of matter through interactive and explosive experiments with fog, bubbles, flying rockets, and more.  For children in grades K to 5.
  • Drop-In Crafts. Wednesday, February 22, 3-5 p.m. Make fabulous crafts in celebration of Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Snow! Led by librarian Elise Katz.  For ages 4 and up.
  • Sparky’s Puppets: Old Favorites. Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Sparky’s Puppets will perform The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. For ages 3 and up.