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

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

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

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

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

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

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Nov. 9, 23, and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Storytime, parachute play, and brain-building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog, Thursday, November 16, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation.  For ages 3 and up.
  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, November 28, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.
  • PJ Storytime. Thursday, November 30, 6:30-7:00 p.m Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories!  Program led by librarian Carly Moniz.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

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

FOR PARENTS

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

New Director announced for Wayland Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

Future Exciting Possibilities for Our Current Library Building

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News and Events from the Wayland Library, October 20, 2017

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

Adult Programs

  • Mysterious Massachusetts.  Every state has its ghost stories, but no other state has the Dover Demon or the Salem witch trials. This program will peek at Massachusetts’ rich history of paranormal legends, odd events, and strange denizens. Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe is a library associate with the Springfield city library and tours New England lecturing on various topics. Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 3D Design Workshop (Fusion 360). 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.
    Thursday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. Adults only. Please register.
  • Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale.  Book donations will be accepted during set-up in the Town Building Large Hearing Room on Wednesday and Thursday, November 1 and 2. Baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday. This fundraiser helps the Friends support many library programs, including museum passes. Preview for Friends: Friday, November 3, 5-8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 5, 12-4:00 p.m.
  • Gossels Program for Human Dignity.  In honor of Transgender Awareness Month, Chris Edwards, who grew up in Wayland as the “daughter” of Ed and Nancy Eskandarian, will discuss life before, during and after his transition, and how he used what he learned working in advertising to rebrand himself with dignity and grace at a time before the word transgender was part of the vernacular. His heartwarming and hilarious memoir is BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some. Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m.
    NOTE: this program will be on the main floor of the library, so you’ll need to head to the Raytheon Room if you need a quiet space.
  • The Great Presenters: Making a Splash After the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Wayland resident Stephen Winthrop was diagnosed with ALS (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease”) in November 2013, just months before the viral ice bucket challenge. He and his wife, M. Jane Williamson, will describe their experiences and how they’ve plunged into education, advocacy, research, and fundraising to fight the disease on many fronts. Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • New Library Focus Groups.  Stop in to tell us how you use the library and how to improve it. Wednesday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.
  • Author Panel.  November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. To get you inspired, we are hosting a panel of local novelists who will share their writing process and publishing experience. Panelists include Juliette Fay, Jacqueline Dembar Greene, George Harrar, Mark Peter Hughes, Tilia Klebenov Jacobs and Ray Daniel. Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Library Book Groups. Open to all, no registration required. Books are available at the library.

  • Nonfiction.  They say we’re living in a golden age of nonfiction (well, we say it). Be part of it with this exciting new group. On Wednesday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m. we’ll discuss The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art by Sebastian Smee.
  • Are Dystopian/Sci-Fi Books in Your Future? This is a trial run for another new group, starting with Emily St. John Mandel’s bestselling Station Eleven. Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
  • Evening.  In Kaitlyn Greenidge’s novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman, a chimpanzee comes to live with an African-American family as part of a scientific study, leading to unforeseen consequences for all involved. Monday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Armchair Travel. Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums. Revered writers tell us about their favorite museums, large and small, and reveal the special hold that some museums have over us all. Wednesday, November 8, 10:00 a.m.
  • Cookbook Club.  Participants make recipes from a selected cookbook and share them, potluck-style. While enjoying our homemade delights, we discuss book and author. This month: Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Parties! Thursday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.
  • Noon.  In It Can’t Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis envisions a U.S. falling into the grip of Fascism. November 17.

Baby and Preschool Programs

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Oct. 26 Nov. 9, 23, and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime,  Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Storytime, parachute play, and brain-building activity. Program led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver.
  • Storytime with Corbyn the Dog, Thursday, November 16, 10:30 a.m.  Children will listen to dog stories and have a chance to visit with Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed. Corbyn (with her owner Helen) has been certified as a therapy dog by Pets and People Foundation. For ages 3 and up.
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, November 28, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.
  • PJ Storytime.  Thursday, November 30, 6:30-7:00 pm. Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories! Program led by librarian Carly Moniz.

School Age Programs

  • Harry Potter Halloween Party, Wednesday, October 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m.Fly on in and join us for a magical afternoon of treats, activities, and crafts from the world of Harry Potter. Halloween costumes and muggle attire welcome! For ages 5 and up.
  • Lego Club, Wednesday, November 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Robots. For ages 5 and up.
  • Book Buddies, Wednesday, November 8, 3:00-3:45 p.m. This month’s book is Pinch and Dash Make Soup by Michael Daley. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. For children in grades K-2 with parent/caregiver. This program is co-run with the WCPA.
  • Parent/Child Book Club, Wednesday, November 15, 7:00-8:00 p.m. This book club is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. November’s book is Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder.
  • Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts Wednesday, November 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Get crafty and make decorations for the Thanksgiving table. For ages 4 and up.

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

News and Information from the Wayland Library, Friday, October 13, 2017

Fall Arts Season is underway!  The Library invites you to enjoy a remarkable range of exhibits and events for reduced rates with one of our 30+ museum passes.  Experience new artistic perspectives, walk among gardens and mazes, take in a family play, or visit historic houses and landscapes across the region.  Passes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Wayland Public Library and can be reserved online or by calling the Library directly at 508-358-2311. 

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • 3D Design Workshop (Fusion 360). 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. Thursday, October 26 at 5pm.  Adults only.  Please register.
  • Mysterious Massachusetts.  Every state has its ghost stories, but no other state has the Dover Demon or the Salem witch trials.  This program will peek at Massachusetts’ rich history of paranormal legends, odd events, and strange denizens. Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe is a library associate with the Springfield city library and tours New England lecturing on various topics.  Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30pm.
  • Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale. Book donations will be accepted during set-up in the Town Building Large Hearing Room on Wednesday and Thursday, November 1 and 2.  Baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday.  This fundraiser helps the Friends support many library programs, including museum passes.  Preview for Friends: Friday, November 3, 5-8pm; Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 5, 12-4pm.
  • Gossels Program for Human Dignity. In honor of Transgender Awareness Month, Chris Edwards, who grew up in Wayland as the “daughter” of Ed and Nancy Eskandarian, will discuss life before, during and after his transition, and how he used what he learned working in advertising to rebrand himself with dignity and grace at a time before the word transgender was part of the vernacular. His heartwarming and hilarious memoir is BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some.  Sunday, November 5 at 3pm.
  • The Great Presenters: Making a Splash After the Ice Bucket Challenge. Wayland resident Stephen Winthrop was diagnosed with ALS (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease”) in November 2013, just months before the viral ice bucket challenge. He and his wife, M. Jane Williamson, will describe their experiences and how they’ve plunged into education, advocacy, research, and fundraising to fight the disease on many fronts.  Tuesday, November 7, 7:30pm.
  • New Library Focus Groups.  Stop in to tell us how you use the library and how to improve it.  Wednesday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 9, 7pm.
  • Author Panel. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo.  To get you inspired, we are hosting a panel of local novelists who will share their writing process and publishing experience.  Panelists include Juliette Fay, Jacqueline Dembar Greene, George Harrar, Mark Peter Hughes, Tilia Klebenov Jacobs and Ray Daniel.  Wednesday, November 8 at 7pm.

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

  • Nonfiction. They say we’re living in a golden age of nonfiction (well, we say it).  Be part of it with this exciting new group.  On Wednesday, November 1 at 1pm. we’ll discuss The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art by Sebastian Smee.
  • Are Dystopian/Sci-Fi Books in Your Future? This is a trial run for another new group, starting with Emily St. John Mandel’s bestselling Station Eleven.  Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
  • Evening.  In Kaitlyn Greenidge’s novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman, a chimpanzee comes to live with an African-American family as part of a scientific study, leading to unforeseen consequences for all involved.  Monday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Armchair Travel.  Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums.  Revered writers tell us about their favorite museums, large and small, and reveal the special hold that some museums have over us all.  Wednesday, November 8, 10:00 a.m.
  • Cookbook Club. Participants make recipes from a selected cookbook and share them, potluck-style. While enjoying our homemade delights, we discuss book and author.  This month: Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Parties Thursday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Oct. 17 and 24 at 10:30am
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Oct. 19 and 26 at 10:30am
  • Brain Building Storytime,  Wednesday, October 18, 10:30-11:30am. 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.
  • PJ Storytime, Thursday, October 26, 6:30-7pm. Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories!  Program led by librarian Carly Moniz.
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, October 31, 10:30-11am Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Drop-in Fall Crafts, Wednesday, October 18, 3-5pm. Children will make spooktacular fall crafts. Think apples, leaves, pumpkins, and black cats. Led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up.
  • Parent/Child Book Club. Wednesday, October 18, 7-8pm. This book club is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. October’s book is From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg.
  • Harry Potter Halloween Party. Wednesday, October 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Fly on in and join us for a magical afternoon of treats, activities, and crafts from the world of Harry Potter.  Halloween costumes and muggle attire welcome!  For ages 5 and up.
  • Lego Club, Wednesday, November 1, 3-4pm. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos. This month’s theme: Robots. For ages 5 and up.
  • Book Buddies, Wednesday, November 8, 3-3:45pm. This month’s book is Pinch and Dash Make Soup by Michael Daley.  We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. For children in grades K-2 with parent/caregiver. This program is co-run with the WCPA.

FOR PARENTS: Preschool Parent Conversations, Tuesdays, October 24 and November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:15-10:15am. Preschool parents, you are not alone!  Share the joys and challenges of parenting this special age with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn form Wayland Youth and Family Services.  Infants and young toddlers are also welcome!  Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us

News and Events from the Wayland Library, October 6, 2017

Fall Arts Season is underway!  The Library invites you to enjoy a remarkable range of exhibits and events for reduced rates with one of our 30+ museum passes.  Experience new artistic perspectives, walk among gardens and mazes, take in a family play, or visit historic houses and landscapes across the region.  Passes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Wayland Public Library and can be reserved online or by calling the Library directly at 508-358-2311.

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • How to Talk So Your Legislators Will Listen. Nancy Brumback discusses the best points in the legislation process to contact legislators, and why you should do it even when you know they agree with you. Nancy is a director of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and oversees the organization’s work on state legislation.  This talk is co-sponsored with the Wayland League of Women Voters and Hear Our Voices Metrowest.  Thursday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • John and Abigail Adams: An American Story. Both John and Abigail Adams played important roles in the many pivotal events of their times, including the political turmoil of the 1790’s that almost pulled the new nation apart.  Join history professor Gary Hylander as he discusses one of the most interesting couples in American history. Monday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Become a Volunteer Tutor. Have you ever thought about tutoring someone in English?  Program Director Ginny Steel is currently enrolling prospective tutors on four Tuesday evenings. The only cost is for a textbook (about $20).  For more information or to enroll, call Ginny Steel at 508-358-7517 or email her at virginia@thesteels.com.  October 17 and 24, 6-9:00 p.m.
  • Introduction to the iPhone/iPad, You have some experience with your iPhone/iPad, but feel like you might be missing out on some of the basics.  Come on in.  M.J. will discuss organizing icons, SIRI and the microphone, battery life, and other basics of these versatile and complex devices.  Be sure to bring your iPhone or iPad with you.  Tuesday, October 17, 2:00 p.m.
  • 3D Design Workshop (Fusion 360), 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.
    • Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. You must be 12 or older to register on your own; parents  are welcome to register younger children, and are encouraged to design with their children.
    • Thursday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m.  This workshop is intended for adults only.  Please register.
  • Mysterious Massachusetts. Every state has its ghost stories, but no other state has the Dover Demon or the Salem witch trials.  This program will peek at Massachusetts’ rich history of paranormal legends, odd events, and strange denizens. Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe is a library associate with the Springfield city library and tours New England lecturing on various topics.  Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale, Book donations will be accepted during set-up in the Town Building Large Hearing Room on Wednesday and Thursday, November 1 and 2.  Baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday.  This fundraiser helps the Friends support many library programs, including museum passes.  Preview for Friends: Friday, November 3, 5-8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 5, 12-4:00 p.m.
  • Gossels Program for Human Dignity, In honor of Transgender Awareness Month, Chris Edwards, who grew up in Wayland as the “daughter” of Ed and Nancy Eskandarian, will discuss life before, during and after his transition, and how he used what he learned working in advertising to rebrand himself with dignity and grace at a time before the word transgender was part of the vernacular. His heartwarming and hilarious memoir is BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some.  Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Author Panel, November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo.  To get you inspired, we are hosting a panel of local novelists who will share their writing process and publishing experience.  Panelists include Juliette Fay, Jacqueline Dembar Greene, George Harrar, Mark Peter Hughes, Tilia Klebenov Jacobs and Ray Daniel.  Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Book Groups:
    • Evening Book Group, In Kaitlyn Greenidge’s novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman, a chimpanzee comes to live with an African-American family as part of a scientific study, leading to unforeseen consequences for all involved.  Monday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m
    • Nonfiction Book Group: They say we’re living in a golden age of nonfiction (well, we say it).  Be part of it with this exciting new group.  On Wednesday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m. we’ll discuss The Art of Rivalry: Friendships, Betrayals and Breakthroughs in Modern Art,  by Sebastian Smee.
    • Are Dystopian/Sci-Fi Books in Your Future?  This is a trial run for another new group, starting with Emily St. John Mandel’s bestselling Station Eleven.  Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Oct. 10, 17, and 24 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Oct. 19, and 26 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack, Thursday, October 12, at 10:30 a.m. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.
  • Baby Faces, Friday, October 13, 10:00-11:00 a.m. In this Baby and Me program, we will play with baby and talk about the different faces of baby’s development.  Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.  For babies, ages 3 months to prewalking, with parent/caregiver.
  • Brain Building Storytime, Wednesday, October 18, 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.
  • PJ Storytime, Thursday, October 26, 6:30-7:00 p.m. Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to stories!  Program led by librarian Carly Moniz.
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, October 31, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Steam Team: Crazed Chemistry, Wednesday, October 11, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will make concoctions that are gooey, slimy, and even make small explosions. We will also learn a little about chemistry.  For grades K to 2 with parent/caregiver.
  • Drop-in Fall Crafts, Wednesday, October 18, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Children will make spooktacular fall crafts. Think apples, leaves, pumpkins, and black cats! Led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 4 and up.
  • Parent/Child Book Club, Wednesday, October 18, 7:00-8:00 p.m. This book club is for 4th and 5th graders with a parent. October’s book is From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg.
  • Harry Potter Halloween Party, Wednesday, October 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Fly on in and join us for a magical afternoon of treats, activities, and crafts from the world ofHarry Potter.  Halloween costumes and muggle attire welcome!  For ages 5 and up.

FOR PARENTS

Preschool Parent Conversations, Tuesdays, October 10, 17, and 24, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Preschool parents, you are not alone!  Share the joys and challenges of parenting this special age with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn form Wayland Youth and Family Services.  Infants and young toddlers are also welcome!  Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us