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

USEFUL NEW ELECTRONIC DEVICES. You’ve been working in the library for a few hours, you step outside to make a call—and your phone’s dead.  And incompatible with our charging station.  Fear not—just check out our Elephas 2 wireless charger from the Reference Desk, plug it into your laptop, put your phone on it, and pretty soon you’re good to go.  And if you then go home and want to convert some old VHS tapes into digital files (before they crumble into dust), take our Elgato digital converter with you.  No software necessary—simply plug one end into your camcorder, the other into your computer.  You’ll end up with a file you can save onto a hard drive or load onto a DVD.  New life for those old home videos!

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • The Kennedys: Part 4 of a Four-Part Series. This year marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy.  On Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m., we’ll 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.
  • Become a Volunteer Tutor. Have you ever thought about tutoring someone in English?  Program Director Ginny Steel is currently enrolling prospective tutors on five 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.  September 26, October 10, 17 and 24, from 6-9 p.m.
  • New!  Intermediate English Conversation Group. If you or someone you know has a good grasp of basic English and a desire to improve it, join us every Wednesday morning in the library mezzanine, starting Wednesday, September 13, 10-11:00 a.m.  Learn more about the language and American culture. For beginning English learners, we have a conversation group that meets two Fridays each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m., starting September 8.
  • Sleep Better Naturally. Poor sleep plagues many of us these days.  When we’re not rested, our health may deteriorate and a positive, compassionate perspective toward ourselves, our relationships, and our lives may be harder to maintain.  Join Kali Patrick for this educational and experiential talk to learn how you can use natural techniques to improve your sleep and the overall functioning of your mind-body system.  Kali is a Mind-Body Wellness Consultant specializing in improving people’s health with more ease and enjoyment.  Monday, September 25 at 10 a.m.
  • 3D Design Workshop. 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 10 or older; parents of younger kids are welcome to register and design with their children.  Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Coding for Adults with Win Treese. Ever wondered how the software of the world gets made? This fall, the Wayland Library is sponsoring a short introduction to coding for adults. We’ll explore the basics of writing computer programs, key ideas in computer science, and how software works on our computers, phones, cars, the Internet, and more. The group will meet most Thursdays through mid-December. Bring your own laptop or use one of the library’s computers.  Win Treese has worked on software in startups, industrial research, and academia for many years, including at Digital Equipment, MIT, and Boston University. He has also been a facilitator for the Girls Who Code club sponsored by the library. Enrollment is limited, so sign up now!  Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., October 5, 19 and 26, November 2, 16 and 30, and December 7.
  • New!  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, kicking off Wednesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. with Sudden Sea: the Great Hurricane of 1938  Journalist and mystery author R. A. Scotti creates a compelling story and detailed account of the terrifying storm that unexpectedly ripped across seven Northeastern states.  Books are available at the library.
  • Evening Book Group The first meeting is Monday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m., and title under discussion is The Vegetarian.  In Han Kang’s searing novel, the fault lines of an ordinary couple’s marriage and family are exposed when the wife makes a seemingly harmless decision.  Books are available at the library.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, 19, and 26 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, September 26, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.
  • Brain Building 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.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack.  Tuesday, 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. 

FOR TEENS

  • Painting with Coffee. Wednesday, September 27, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Artist Sudakshina Ghosh will lead a workshop on painting with coffee. For teens ages 12 and up. Adults are also welcome.  Please register online.  Ms. Ghosh’s art is currently on display in the Raytheon Room.  There will be an Artist’s Reception on Thursday,September 21 at 7:00 p.m.

 

  • 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.

 

NOTE: the Library will be closed 9:00 a.m.-noon on Thursday, September 28 for staff training.

News and events from the Wayland Library, September 8

USEFUL NEW ELECTRONIC DEVICES. You’ve been working in the library for a few hours, you step outside to make a call—and your phone’s dead.  And incompatible with our charging station.  Fear not—just check out our Elephas 2 wireless charger from the Reference Desk, plug it into your laptop, put your phone on it, and pretty soon you’re good to go.  And if you then go home and want to convert some old VHS tapes into digital files (before they crumble into dust), take our Elgato digital converter with you.  No software necessary—simply plug one end into your camcorder, the other into your computer.  You’ll end up with a file you can save onto a hard drive or load onto a DVD.  New life for those old home videos!

 ADULT PROGRAMS

  • The Kennedys: Part 3 of a Four-Part Series. This year marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy.  On Monday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m., we’ll 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.
  • Scott, Amundson, and Shackleton:  Race to the Pole. In 1900, Antarctica represented the last major unclaimed area of the world.  Great Britain would launch an expedition to explore and claim this hostile region for her Empire.  A young Royal Navy officer, Robert Falcon Scott, would fail in his attempt to reach the Pole but in death would be celebrated as a “true, noble, gallant Englishman.”  Amundsen, Shackleton, and others would risk their lives to reach the pole.  Some did it for personal fame and glory.  Others went for Queen and country.  Bob Begin presents this program on Wednesday, September 20 at 7 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 five 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.  September 19 and 26, October 10, 17 and 24, at 6-9 p.m.
  • New!  Intermediate English Conversation Group. If you or someone you know has a good grasp of basic English and a desire to improve it, join us every Wednesday morning in the library mezzanine, starting Wednesday, September 13, 10-11:00 a.m.  Learn more about the language and American culture. For beginning English learners, we have a conversation group that meets two Fridays each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m., starting September 8.
  • Sleep Better Naturally.  Poor sleep plagues many of us these days.  When we’re not rested, our health may deteriorate and a positive, compassionate perspective toward ourselves, our relationships, and our lives may be harder to maintain.  Join Kali Patrick for this educational and experiential talk to learn how you can use natural techniques to improve your sleep and the overall functioning of your mind-body system.  Kali is a Mind-Body Wellness Consultant specializing in improving people’s health with more ease and enjoyment.  Monday, September 25 at 10 a.m.
  • Coding for Adults with Win Treese.  Ever wondered how the software of the world gets made? This fall, the Wayland Library is sponsoring a short introduction to coding for adults. We’ll explore the basics of writing computer programs, key ideas in computer science, and how software works on our computers, phones, cars, the Internet, and more. The group will meet most Thursdays through mid-December. Bring your own laptop or use one of the library’s computers.  Win Treese has worked on software in startups, industrial research, and academia for many years, including at Digital Equipment, MIT, and Boston University. He has also been a facilitator for the Girls Who Code club sponsored by the library. Enrollment is limited, so sign up now!  Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., October 5, 19 and 26, November 2, 16 and 30, and December 7.

Book Groups:

  • New!  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, kicking off Wednesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. with Sudden Sea: the Great Hurricane of 1938.  Journalist and mystery author R. A. Scotti creates a compelling story and detailed account of the terrifying storm that unexpectedly ripped across seven Northeastern states.  Books will be available at the library right after Labor Day.
  • Cookbook Club Thursday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.: Fall kicks off with a classic—Mollie Katzen’s Moosewood Cookbook.  Pick up your copy from the library now so you can bring one of the delicious dishes to the meeting.
  • Evening Book Group The first meeting is Monday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m., but copies of The Vegetarian will available just after Labor Day so you can get started.  In Han Kang’s searing novel, the fault lines of an ordinary couple’s marriage and family are exposed when the wife makes a seemingly harmless decision.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Sept. 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, September 26, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.
  • Brain Building 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.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • Drop-In Family Game Day.  Wednesday, September 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Destress 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.

FOR TEENS

  • Painting with Coffee. Wednesday, September 27, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Artist Sudakshina Ghosh will lead a workshop on painting with coffee. (Her art is currently on display in the Raytheon Room). For teens ages 12 and up. Adults are also welcome.  Please register online.
  • 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 Scratch, 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, September 1, 2017

Useful New Electronic Devices.  You’ve been working in the library for a few hours, you step outside to make a call—and your phone’s dead. And incompatible with our charging station. Fear not—just check out our Elephas 2 wireless charger from the Reference Desk, plug it into your laptop, put your phone on it, and pretty soon you’re good to go. And if you then go home and want to convert some old VHS tapes into digital files (before they crumble into dust), take our Elgato digital converter with you. No software necessary—simply plug one end into your camcorder, the other into your computer. You’ll end up with a file you can save onto a hard drive or load onto a DVD. New life for those old home videos!

Adult Programs:

  • The Kennedys: Part 1 of a Four-Part Series. This year marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy.  Join us on Monday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. 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.
  • Social Media and Digital Disruption of Modern Economics and Culture.  This talk on Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. focuses on the many ways that digital disruption has occurred with modern culture and economics, from simply getting together for dinner to the potential future of industries like transportation and food services. Kyle Moody, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Communications Media at Fitchburg State University. He will explore how digital media are used in collaboration with other new industrial productions to create a new vision of our society.
  • 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 on Tuesday, September 12, 2-3:00 p.m.  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.
  • New! Intermediate English Conversation Group. If you or someone you know has a good grasp of basic English and a desire to improve it, join us every Wednesday morning in the library mezzanine, Wednesday, September 13, 10-11:00 a.m. Learn more about the language and American culture.
  • For beginning English learners, we have a conversation group that meets two Fridays each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m., starting September 8.
  • Coding for Adults with Win Treese. Ever wondered how the software of the world gets made? This fall, the Wayland Library is sponsoring a short introduction to coding for adults. We’ll explore the basics of writing computer programs, key ideas in computer science, and how software works on our computers, phones, cars, the Internet, and more. The group will meet most Thursdays through mid-December. Bring your own laptop or use one of the library’s computers. Win Treese has worked on software in startups, industrial research, and academia for many years, including at Digital Equipment, MIT, and Boston University. He has also been a facilitator for the Girls Who Code club sponsored by the library. Enrollment is limited, so sign up now! Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., October 5, 19 and 26, November 2, 16 and 30, and December 7.
  • September Book Discussions The library runs several book groups for adults. New members are always welcome and there’s no registration necessary. For more information about any of the groups, call the library at 508-358-2311.
    • New! 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, kicking off Wednesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. with Sudden Sea: the Great Hurricane of 1938. Journalist and mystery author R. A. Scotti creates a compelling story and detailed account of the terrifying storm that unexpectedly ripped across seven Northeastern states. Books will be available at the library right after Labor Day.
    • Noon Book Group.  Friday, September 8: Edith Wharton’s novel The Buccaneers will be the topic of discussion.
    • Armchair Travel Book Group,  Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.: Start the season’s virtual travels with Lonely Planet’s Better Than Fiction 2, a second serving of true travel stories told by some of the world’s best fiction writers. Copies are available now.
    • Cookbook Club. Thursday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.: Fall kicks off with a classic—Mollie Katzen’s Moosewood Cookbook. Pick up your copy from the library now so you can bring one of the delicious dishes to the meeting.
    • Evening Book Group. The first meeting is Monday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m., but copies of The Vegetarian will available just after Labor Day so you can get started. In Han Kang’s searing novel, the fault lines of an ordinary couple’s marriage and family are exposed when the wife makes a seemingly harmless decision.

Baby and Pre-school Programs

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, 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.

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. Destress 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.

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 Scratch, 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 25, 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.

EXTREMELY USEFUL NEW ELECTRONIC DEVICES. You’ve been working in the library for a few hours, you step outside to make a call—and your phone’s dead.  And incompatible with our charging station.  Fear not—just check out our Elephas 2 wireless charger from the Reference Desk, plug it into your laptop, put your phone on it, and pretty soon you’re good to go.  And if you want to go home and convert some old VHS tapes into digital files (before they crumble into dust), take our Elgato digital converter with you.  No software necessary—simply plug one end into your camcorder, the other into your computer.  You’ll end up with a format you can save onto a hard drive or load onto a DVD.  New life for those old home videos! 

ADULT PROGRAMS

  • The Kennedys: Part 1 of a Four-Part Series, Monday, September 11, 7:00 p.m. 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.
  • Social Media and Digital Disruption of Modern Economics and Culture, Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.  This talk focuses on the many ways that digital disruption has occurred with modern culture and economics, from simply getting together for dinner to the potential future of industries like transportation and food services.  Kyle Moody, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Communications Media at Fitchburg State University.  He will explore how digital media are used in collaboration with other new industrial productions to create a new vision of our society.
  • Introduction to the iPhone/iPad, Tuesday, September 12, 2-3:00 p.m. 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.
  • New!  Intermediate English Conversation Group, Wednesday, September 13, 10-11:00 a.m. If you or someone you know has a good grasp of basic English and a desire to improve it, join us every Wednesday morning in the library mezzanine.  Learn more about the language and American culture. For beginning English learners, we have a conversation group that meets two Fridays each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m., starting September 8.

SEPTEMBER BOOK DISCUSSIONS. The library runs several book groups for adults.  New members are always welcome and there’s no registration necessary. For more information about any of the groups, call the library at 508-358-2311.

  • New!  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, kicking off Wednesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. with Sudden Sea: the Great Hurricane of 1938.  Journalist and mystery author R. A. Scotti creates a compelling story and detailed account of the terrifying storm that unexpectedly ripped across seven Northeastern states.  Books will be available at the library right after Labor Day.
  • Noon Book Group Friday, September 8: Edith Wharton’s novel The Buccaneers will be the topic of discussion.
  • Armchair Travel Book Group Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.: Start the season’s virtual travels with Lonely Planet’s Better Than Fiction 2, a second serving of true travel stories told by some of the world’s best fiction writers.  Copies are available now.
  • Cookbook Club Thursday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.: Fall kicks off with a classic—Mollie Katzen’s Moosewood Cookbook.  Pick up your copy from the library now so you can bring one of the delicious dishes to the meeting.
  • Evening Book Group The first meeting is Monday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m., but copies of The Vegetarian will available just after Labor Day so you can get started.  In Han Kang’s searing novel, the fault lines of an ordinary couple’s marriage and family are exposed when the wife makes a seemingly harmless decision.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, 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.

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. Destress 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.

FOR TEENS: 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 Scratch, 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 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

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