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News and Events from the Wayland Library, July 8, 2017

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

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

Here’s how:

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

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

 

 Adult Programs and Workshops:

  • Neurofeedback: Brain Training at its Best! – Psychological, Neurological, Cognitive Correction, Wednesday, July 12, 6:00-8:45pm. A free educational lecture by Dr. Jolene Ross concerning easy, effective, safe, and durable brain training for executive functioning, ADHD, memory, attention, anxiety, and depression as well as many other neurologically based disorders of the brain.
  • Digital Games and Education, Thursday, July 20 7:00-8:30 pm with Professor Kyle Moody of Fitchburg State University. Digital games have become a multibillion dollar industry, and their influence can be felt across many facets of society and culture. This talk will explore avenues of education and how digital games have become an essential part of teaching core concepts to players, along with how non-players can begin to understand the impact of games.
  • Conerstone Collegiate Planning, Wednesday, July 26, 7:00-8:30pm. This free workshop offered by college planning consultant Robert Allen, addresses the importance of planning for all aspects of college prep. Families must ready themselves for standardized testing, applications, admissions and rejections, financial aid, personal finances, and so much more. This goal of this event is to provide recommendations for the best way to pay your share of college costs.  

 

UPCOMING  JULY 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, July 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. For more information, contact Sarah Hogan at shogan@minlib.net or Rachel Sideman-Kurtz at rsideman@minlib.net.  This month’s book:  The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon

  

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25 and August 15 at 10:30am.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, July 20, August 3, 10, and 17 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sparky’s Puppets, Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. Enter the construction zone!  In this puppet show, children will watch the Three Little Pigs hard at work on their houses, and see magic wishes build a cottage, a mansion, and a castle! For ages 3 and up.
  • Music with Sarah,  Tuesday, August 1, 10:30 a.m. Kids dance, sing, and play instruments in this interactive music program led by Sarah Gardner. For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

  • All About Bees, Monday, July 10, 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to stories about bees, and learn about bees and beekeeping. Sweet honey treats provided.  Program led by Wayland parent and beekeeper Kaat Vander Straeten. For ages 4 and up.
  • Traveling Tidepools. Monday, July 17, 1:00-1:45; 2:00-2:45; 3:00-3:45 p.m. The New England Aquarium will bring traveling tidepools to the library. Children will see tidepool creatures up close!  Three 45-minute sessions. Online registration required.  For ages 4 and up.
  • Tops and Bottoms: Drop-in Vegetable Craft Program, Wednesday, July 12, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Make wacky crafts that feature vegetable tops and bottoms. What grows up and what grows down? For ages 4 and up.  Led by librarian Elise Katz.

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

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: BUILD A BETTER WORLD. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades preK-Grade 5 is Build a Better World. Children can sign up at the library (and get a goodie bag) or online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-childrens-summer-reading-program/ Kids will win a free t-shirt (while supplies last) once they sign up for Summer Reading and read their first book.  There are many programs planned for the summer, and plenty of prizes. We will celebrate the children’s reading with an ice cream bash on Thursday, August 17. The theme for the Teen Summer Reading for youth in grades 6-12 is also Build a Better World.  Teens who register online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-teen-summer-reading-program/ and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a lottery for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be great programs for teens this summer.

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 30, 2017

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

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

Here’s how:

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

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

  • Introduction to the iPhone/iPad, Friday, July 7, 10:30-11:30am. You have some experience with your iPhone/iPad, but feel like you might be missing out on some of the basics.  Come on in and Wayland librarian, 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.
  • Neurofeedback: Brain Training at its Best! – Psychological, Neurological, Cognitive Correction, Wednesday, July 12, 6:00-8:45pm. A free educational lecture by Dr. Jolene Ross concerning easy, effective, safe, and durable brain training for executive functioning, ADHD, memory, attention, anxiety, and depression as well as many other neurologically based disorders of the brain.
  • Digital Games and Education,  Thursday, July 20 7:00-8:30 pm with Professor Kyle Moody of Fitchburg State University. Digital games have become a multibillion dollar industry, and their influence can be felt across many facets of society and culture. This talk will explore avenues of education and how digital games have become an essential part of teaching core concepts to players, along with how non-players can begin to understand the impact of games.
  • Conerstone Collegiate Planning, Wednesday, July 26, 7:00-8:30pm.  This free workshop offered by college planning consultant Robert Allen, addresses the importance of planning for all aspects of college prep. Families must ready themselves for standardized testing, applications, admissions and rejections, financial aid, personal finances, and so much more. This goal of this event is to provide recommendations for the best way to pay your share of college costs.  

UPCOMING  JULY 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, July 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. For more information, contact Sarah Hogan at shogan@minlib.net or Rachel Sideman-Kurtz at rsideman@minlib.net.  This month’s book:  The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Upcoming Storytimes

  • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
  • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, July 6 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: BUILD A BETTER WORLD.  The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades preK-Grade 5 is Build a Better World.

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

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

 

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

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

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

Here’s how:

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

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

 

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

  • Deer Ticks: “One Bite Can Change Your Life”, Monday, June 26, 7:00-8:30pm. Lyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis.  In addition to Lyme, deer ticks can carry the pathogens which cause Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Relapsing Fever and Powassan virus, all of which can be very serious and are on the increase.  Join Entomologist Dr. Larry Dapsis and Dr. Stephen Rich, a professor and researcher of microbiology at UMass Amherst for this presentation.
    • Dr. Larry Dapsis – Entomologist since age five, holds a B.S. in Environmental Science & Biology from Fitchburg State University and M.S. in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Thirty-five years of professional pest management experience including Vegetables, Cranberries and Household Insects.  He joined Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in 2011 as Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist and is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases.
    • Dr Stephen Rich holds a PhD in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology from the University of California Irvine. His latest work is centered on the realm of tick-borne diseases.  He and his colleagues have engaged in a first-of-its-kind passive surveillance for established (eg. Lyme) and emerging (eg. AnaplasmaBabesia, and Bartonella) pathogens in the range of human-biting ticks.  Much of the data he has gathered on tick infection rates contributes substantially to our understanding of tick-borne disease in Massachusetts.
  • English Conversation Group. Do you know someone who is learning basic English? This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. The Library’s English Conversation group meets two Fridays each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The next session will be held on Friday, June 30 in The Raytheon Room.
  • Introduction to the iPhone/iPad, Friday, July 7, 10:30-11:30am. You have some experience with your iPhone/iPad, but feel like you might be missing out on some of the basics.  Come on in and Wayland librarian, 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.
  • Neurofeedback: Brain Training at its Best! – Psychological, Neurological, Cognitive Correction, Wednesday, July 12, 6:00-8:45pm.  A free educational lecture by Dr. Jolene Ross concerning easy, effective, safe, and durable brain training for executive functioning, ADHD, memory, attention, anxiety, and depression as well as many other neurologically based disorders of the brain.
  • Digital Games and Education, Thursday, July 20 7:00-8:30 pm with Professor Kyle Moody of Fitchburg State University. Digital games have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and their influence can be felt across many facets of society and culture. This talk will explore avenues of education and how digital games have become an essential part of teaching core concepts to players, along with how non-players can begin to understand the impact of games.
  • Cornerstone Collegiate Planning, Wednesday, July 26, 7:00-8:30pm. This free workshop offered by college planning consultant Robert Allen, addresses the importance of planning for all aspects of college prep. Families must ready themselves for standardized testing, applications, admissions and rejections, financial aid, personal finances, and so much more. This goal of this event is to provide recommendations for the best way to pay your share of college costs.  
  •  JUNE’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: NEWSBANK. The Boston Metro Collection from News Bank provides current and archived newspaper articles from 123 Boston-area media sources.  News Bank 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/.

JUNE’S ART DISPLAY IN THE FOYER and RAYTHEON ROOM

  • In the Library foyer, Ann “Cappie” Martin had a childhood illness that prevented her from attending school until the fourth grade. At that time she found sculpture as a hobby which later developed into a life’s passion for Art. As an art history major at Wellesley College, Cappie was exposed to all aspects of art study. Cappie’s watercolors and other mediums are on display through June 30.
  • In the Raytheon Room, The Red Tailed Hawks of Pelham Island Road, an exhibition by Peter W. Agnes, Jr.  Peter, a member of  Gateway Camera Club, is a nature photographer with a special interest in bird photography. This exhibit is the result of a four month project which began earlier this year in which he focused on the area of Pelham Island Road from the Pelham Island Bridge eastward to the town administration building, including the area within the National Wildlife Refuge.

UPCOMING  JULY 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, July 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. For more information, contact Sarah Hogan at shogan@minlib.net or Rachel Sideman-Kurtz at rsideman@minlib.net.  This month’s book:  The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon 

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays June 29, July 6, 20 at 10:30 a.m. 
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, June 27, 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

  • Brick Day: Lego Challenges. Wednesday, July 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children are invited to complete lego challenges set up in the library to win prizes. For an additional prize, bring in a lego creation from home that is inspired by our Summer Reading Program theme Build a Better World.
  • SUMMER READING KICK-OFF, Wednesday, June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ed the Wizard will kick off the Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Build a Better World with his magic show “Reading is Magic. “Ed the Wizard’s interactive magic performance is inspired by the Harry Potter books and emphasizes the importance of maintaining one’s reading skills over the summer. Readers are better able to build a better world! For ages 5 and up. Ed the Wizard’s performance is supported in part by the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: BUILD A BETTER WORLD

The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades preK-Grade 5 is Build a Better World. The library will kick off the program with a magic show by Ed the Wizard on Wednesday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

There will be other great programs throughout the summer including a puppet show, a tidepool exhibit, a lego brick day, a bee program, a cooking program and drop-in crafts.  Registration for Build a Better World begins on Wednesday, June 28.  Children can sign up at the library (and get a goodie bag) or online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-childrens-summer-reading-program/ Kids will win a free t-shirt (while supplies last) once they sign up for Summer Reading and read their first book.  There will be plenty of other prizes throughout the summer, and we will celebrate the children’s reading with an ice cream bash on Thursday, August 17.

The theme for the Teen Summer Reading for youth in grades 6-12 is also Build a Better World.  Teens who register online at http://waylandlibrary.org/2017-teen-summer-reading-program/ and write at least one original book review will win a prize, and be entered into a lottery for a free Kindle Fire.  There will also be great programs for teens this summer.  Registration for this program also beings on Wednesday, June 28.

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 16, 2017

Adult Programs and Workshops:

  • The Role of the Honeybee In Our Environment & A Honey Tasting with Kenneth Warchol, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm, You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand the mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in humanity’s survival on Earth. Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival. Ken will bring samples of a variety of honeys for everyone to taste.
  • Bhutan, Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, Thursday, June 22, 7-8:30pm.  The little known Kingdom Of Bhutan is perhaps best known to the outside world for its guiding philosophy of Gross National Happiness. John Leupold will discuss Gross National Happiness, along with Bhutan’s history, culture, and politics. John is a one-time Wayland resident and will soon be departing on his 30th visit to Bhutan which he as his second home and enjoys sharing his experiences about this unique country.
  • Deer Ticks: “One Bite Can Change Your Life”, Monday, June 26, 7:00-8:30pm.  Lyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis.  In addition to Lyme, deer ticks can carry the pathogens which cause Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Relapsing Fever and Powassan virus, all of which can be very serious and are on the increase.  Join Entomologist Dr. Larry Dapsis and Dr. Stephen Rich, a professor and researcher of microbiology at UMass Amherst for this presentation.
    • Dr. Larry Dapsis – Entomologist since age five, holds a B.S. in  Environmental Science & Biology from Fitchburg State University and M.S. in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Thirty-five years of professional pest management experience including Vegetables, Cranberries and Household Insects.  He joined Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in 2011 as Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist and is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases.
    • Dr Stephen Rich holds a PhD in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology from the University of California Irvine. His latest work is centered on the realm of tick-borne diseases.  He and his colleagues have engaged in a first-of-its-kind passive surveillance for established (eg. Lyme) and emerging (eg. AnaplasmaBabesia, and Bartonella) pathogens in the range of human-biting ticks.  Much of the data he has gathered on tick infection rates contributes substantially to our understanding of tick-borne disease in Massachusetts.
  • English Conversation Group.  Do you know someone who is learning basic English? This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. The Library’s English Conversation group meets two Fridays each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The next session will be held on Friday, June 30 in The Raytheon Room.
  • Digital Games and Education.  Change in program schedule for this event to Thursday, July 20 7:00-8:30 pm with Professor Kyle Moody of Fitchburg State University.

JUNE’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: NEWSBANK. The Boston Metro Collection from News Bank provides current and archived newspaper articles from 123 Boston-area media sources.  News Bank 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/.

JUNE’S ART DISPLAY IN THE FOYER and RAYTHEON ROOM

  • In the Library foyer, Ann “Cappie” Martin had a childhood illness that prevented her from attending school until the fourth grade. At that time she found sculpture as a hobby which later developed into a life’s passion for Art. As an art history major at Wellesley College, Cappie was exposed to all aspects of art study. Cappie’s watercolors and other mediums are on display through June 30.
  • In the Raytheon Room, The Red Tailed Hawks of Pelham Island Road, an exhibition by Peter W. Agnes, Jr.  Peter, a member of  Gateway Camera Club, is a nature photographer with a special interest in bird photography. This exhibit is the result of a four-month project which began earlier this year in which he focused on the area of Pelham Island Road from the Pelham Island Bridge eastward to the town administration building, including the area within the National Wildlife Refuge.

UPCOMING  JUNE 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/.

 BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 20, July 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays June 22, 29 and July 6 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Brain Building Storytime, Monday, June 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity.  Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver.
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, June 27, 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

  • Drop-in Craft:  Build a World in a Box, Wednesday, June 21, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Bring a box, big or small, and create a world within it. We will also provide some boxes. The program will be led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 5 and up.
  • World Cultures: Ramadan and Eid, Thursday, June 22, 3:00-3:45 p.m.  Join us as we learn about Ramadan and the Eid festival, one of the most beloved holidays for Muslims around the world. Children will listen to stories, make a paper lantern craft, and get henna tattoos.  Program led be Wayland parent Najiba Akbar. For ages 4 and up.

FOR TEENS: Teen Pizza Study Nights:  Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 20, 5:30–11 p.m. Teens! Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library. Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. on these nights.  Granola bars, cookies, and other treats will also be available.  AND the library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We hope you ace your exams

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF, Wednesday, June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ed the Wizard will kick off the Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Build a Better World with his magic show “Reading is Magic. “Ed the Wizard’s interactive magic performance is inspired by the Harry Potter books and emphasizes the importance of maintaining one’s reading skills over the summer. Readers are better able to Build a Better World!  For ages 5 and up.

News and Events from the Wayland Library, June 9, 2017

Adult Programs and Workshops:English Conversation Group. 

  • 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 session will be held on Friday, June 16 and June 30 in The Raytheon Room.
  • The Role of the Honeybee In Our Environment & A Honey Tasting with Kenneth Warchol. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm, You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand the mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in humanity’s survival on Earth. Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival. Ken will bring samples of a variety of honeys for everyone to taste.
  • Bhutan, Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, Thursday, June 22, 7:00-8:30pm. The little known Kingdom Of Bhutan is perhaps best known to the outside world for its guiding philosophy of Gross National Happiness. John Leupold will discuss Gross National Happiness, along with Bhutan’s history, culture, and politics. John is a one-time Wayland resident   and will soon be departing on his 30th visit to Bhutan which he as his second home and enjoys sharing his experiences about this most unique country.
  • Deer Ticks: “One Bite Can Change Your Life”, Monday, June 26, 7:00-8:30pm. Lyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis.  In addition to Lyme, deer ticks can carry the pathogens which cause Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Relapsing Fever and Powassan virus, all of which can be very serious and are on the increase.  Join Entomologist Dr. Larry Dapsis and Dr. Stephen Richa professor and researcher of microbiology at UMass Amherst for this presentation.
    • Dr. Larry Dapsis – Entomologist since age five, holds a B.S. in  Environmental Science & Biology from Fitchburg State University and M.S. in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Thirty-five years of professional pest management experience including Vegetables, Cranberries and Household Insects.  He joined Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in 2011 as Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist and is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases.
    • Dr Stephen Rich holds a PhD in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology from the University of California Irvine. His latest work is centered on the realm of tick-borne diseases.  He and his colleagues have engaged in a first-of-its-kind passive surveillance for established (eg. Lyme) and emerging (eg. AnaplasmaBabesia, and Bartonella) pathogens in the range of human-biting ticks.  Much of the data he has gathered on tick infection rates contributes substantially to our understanding of tick-borne disease in Massachusetts.
  • Poetry Workshop. The group meets two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginning and advanced poets welcome. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, from 2:00-4:00pm after which the group will reconvene in the fall on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
  • Digital Games and Education. Change in program schedule for this event to Thursday, July 20 7:00-8:30 pm with Professor Kyle Moody of Fitchburg State University.

JUNE’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: NEWSBANK. The Boston Metro Collection from News Bank provides current and archived newspaper articles from 123 Boston-area media sources.  News Bank 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/.

JUNE’S ART DISPLAY IN THE FOYER and RAYTHEON ROOM

  • In the Library foyer, Ann “Cappie” Martin had a childhood illness that prevented her from attending school until the fourth grade. At that time she found sculpture as a hobby which later developed into a life’s passion for Art. As an art history major at Wellesley College, Cappie was exposed to all aspects of art study. Cappie’s watercolors and other mediums are on display through June 30.
  • In the Raytheon Room, The Red Tailed Hawks of Pelham Island Road, an exhibition by Peter W. Agnes, Jr.  Peter, a member of  Gateway Camera Club, is a nature photographer with a special interest in bird photography. This exhibit is the result of a four month project which began earlier this year in which he focused on the area of Pelham Island Road from the Pelham Island Bridge eastward to the town administration building, including the area within the National Wildlife Refuge.

UPCOMING  JUNE 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 Club: Wednesday, June 14, from 11:30-1:00pm. Join Rachel-Sideman Kurtz for a discussion on Where Am I Wearing:  A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes by Kelsey Timmerman, which intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers’ standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle.  Rachel will be discussing with the group Bill Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 13 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays June 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storywalk. Wednesday, June 14. 3:30-4:00 p.m. Take a walk on the green behind the library and read a story page by page. Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 3 and up, with caregiver.
  • Brain Building Storytime, Monday, June 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Storytime, parachute play, and brain building activity.  Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 2 to 5, with parent/caregiver.
  • Zumba Kids Jr., Tuesday, June 27, 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

  • Drop-in Craft:  Build a World in a Box. Wednesday, June 21, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Bring a box, big or small, and create a world within it. We will also provide some boxes. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 5 and up.
  • World Cultures: Ramadan and Eid, Thursday, June 22, 3:00-3:45 p.m. Join us as we learn about Ramadan and the Eid festival, one of the most beloved holidays for Muslims around the world. Children will listen to stories, make a paper lantern craft, and get henna tattoos.  Program led be Wayland parent Najiba Akbar. For ages 4 and up.

FOR TEENS

  • Teen Manga Workshop, Tuesday, June 13, 2:45-3:45 p.m. Local artist Rachel Maguire will lead this Manga Drawing Workshop. For teens in grades 6 and up.
  • Teen Pizza Study Nights, Monday, June 19 and Tuesday June 20, 5:30 – 11 p.m. Teens! Feed your brain while studying with your friends at the library. Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. on these nights.  Granola bars, cookies, and other treats will also be available.  AND the library will stay open until 11 p.m. just for you.  We hope you ace your exams.

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF, Wednesday, June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ed the Wizard will kick off the Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Build a Better World with his magic show “Reading is Magic. “Ed the Wizard’s interactive magic performance is inspired by the Harry Potter books and emphasizes the importance of maintaining one’s reading skills over the summer. Readers are better able to Build a Better World!  For ages 5 and up.

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

Adult Programs and Workshops:

  • Mindful Charitable Giving with Gail Shapiro Professional Organizer.  Thursday, June 8, 12-1pm.  Gail Shapiro helps clients create and implement a plan for their charitable giving, as well as home and office organizing. She also is the director of Business Aviation Media’s Corporate Giving Program.  Bing your “brown bag” lunch and enjoy the talk during your break time.
  • Digital Games and Education. Change in program schedule for this event to Thursday, July 20 7:00-8:30 pm with Professor Kyle Moody of Fitchburg State University.
  • 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 Friday, June 16 and June 30 in The Raytheon Room.
  • The Role of the Honeybee In Our Environment & A Honey Tasting with Kenneth Warchol. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7-8:30pm. You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand the mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in humanity’s survival on Earth. Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival. Ken will bring samples of a variety of honeys for everyone to taste.
  • Bhutan, Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, Thursday, June 22, 7-8:30pm.  The little known Kingdom Of Bhutan is perhaps best known to the outside world for its guiding philosophy of Gross National Happiness. John Leupold will discuss Gross National Happiness, along with Bhutan’s history, culture, and politics. John is a one-time Wayland resident and will soon be departing on his 30th visit to Bhutan which he as his second home and enjoys sharing his experiences about this most unique country.
  • Deer Ticks: “One Bite Can Change Your Life”, Lyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis.  In addition to Lyme, deer ticks can carry the pathogens which cause Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Relapsing Fever and Powassan virus, all of which can be very serious and are on the increase.  Join Entomologist Dr. Larry Dapsis and Dr. Stephen Rich, a professor and researcher of microbiology at UMass Amherst for this presentation.
    • Dr. Larry Dapsis – Entomologist since age five, holds a  B.S. in  Environmental Science & Biology from Fitchburg State University and M.S. in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Thirty-five years of professional pest management experience including Vegetables, Cranberries and Household Insects.  He joined Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in 2011 as Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist and is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases.
    • Dr Stephen Rich holds a PhD in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology from the University of California Irvine. His latest work is centered on the realm of tick-borne diseases.  He and his collegues have engaged in a first-of-its-kind passive surveillance for established (eg. Lyme) and emerging (eg. AnaplasmaBabesia, and Bartonella) pathogens in the range of human-biting ticks.  Much of the data he has gathered on tick infection rates contributes substantially to our understanding of tick-borne disease in Massachusetts.
  • Poetry Workshop. The group meets two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginning and advanced poets welcome. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, from 2:00-4:00pm after which the group will reconvene in the fall on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
  • Needlework/Handwork Group. The next meeting for needlework group is June 7 from 10:00 – 12 noon after which the group will reconvene in the fall on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. All are welcome.

JUNE’S DATABASE OF THE MONTH: NEWSBANK. The Boston Metro Collection from News Bank provides current and archived newspaper articles from 123 Boston-area media sources.  News Bank 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/.

JUNE’S ART DISPLAY IN THE FOYER and RAYTHEON ROOM

  • In the Library foyer, Ann “Cappie” Martin had a childhood illness that prevented her from attending school until the fourth grade. At that time she found sculpture as a hobby which later developed into a life’s passion for Art. As an art history major at Wellesley College, Cappie was exposed to all aspects of art study. Cappie’s watercolors and other mediums are on display through June 30.
  • In the Raytheon Room, The Red Tailed Hawks of Pelham Island Road, an exhibition by Peter W. Agnes, Jr.  Peter, a member of  Gateway Camera Club, is a nature photographer with a special interest in bird photography. This exhibit is the result of a four-month project which began earlier this year in which he focused on the area of Pelham Island Road from the Pelham Island Bridge eastward to the town administration building, including the area within the National Wildlife Refuge.

UPCOMING  JUNE 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, June 8 from 6:00-7:30pm. Librarians Sarah Hogan and Rachel-Sideman-Kurtz host the group with the featured title Genius Recipes:  100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook by Kristen Miglore.
  • Noontime Book Group: On Friday, June 9 from noon-2:00pm, join Sandy and her group as they discuss Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. With Saigon about to fall to the enemy in the waning days of the Vietnam War, a South Vietnamese general goes about the task of deciding who will be given permission to board the last flights out of the country. 
  • Evening Book Group: Join reference librarian, Andy Moore on Monday, June 12 from 7:00-8:30pm. June’s book is Swamplandia by Karen Russell. An arrestingly beautiful and inventive work from a vibrant new voice in fiction.
  • Armchair Travel Book Club:  Wednesday, June 14, from 11:30-1:00pm. Join Rachel-Sideman Kurtz for a discussion on Where Am I Wearing:  A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes by Kelsey Timmerman, which intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers’ standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle.  Rachel will be discussing with the group Bill Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country.

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, June 6, 13 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays June 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Storywalk, Wednesday, June 14. 3:30-4:00 p.m. Take a walk on the green behind the library and read a story page by page. Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families. For ages 3 and up, with caregiver.
  • Zumba Kids Jr.,  Tuesday, June 27, 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

  • Lego Club, Wednesday, June 7, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Children will make creations out of Legos and share them with members of the club. For ages 5 and up.
  • Drop-in Craft:  Build a World in a Box, Wednesday, June 21, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Bring a box, big or small, and create a world within it. We will also provide some boxes. Program led by librarian Elise Katz. For ages 5 and up.

FOR PARENTS: Preschool Parenting Group, Tuesday, June 6, 9:15-10:15 a.m.  Preschool parents are invited to come together with other parents to talk about the joys and challenges of parenting. Conversation facilitated by Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services. Infants and toddlers are welcome too! Please RSVP to dkahn@wayland.ma.us.

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF: Wednesday, June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ed the Wizard will kick off the Wayland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Build a Better World with his magic show “Reading is Magic. “Ed the Wizard’s interactive magic performance is inspired by the Harry Potter books and emphasizes the importance of maintaining one’s reading skills over the summer. Readers are better able to Build a Better World! For ages 5 and up.

Wayland Shares #1: A Butterfly Is Patient by Aston & Long

Wayland Patch 5/31/17: Wayland Shares #1: A Butterfly Is Patient by Aston & Long. The library recently announced that its video series will now be called Wayland Shares. The latest reading is “A Butterfly Is Patient” by Aston & Long, with a target reader age of age 4 to early elementary.

The Library’s blog post is online here.

All Library videos are online here.