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Library Trustees submit grant application for new library

The following was submitted by the Board of Library Trustees:

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

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

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

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

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS: 

  • Wayland Reads begins in March! The idea of “one book, one city” originated in 1998 with a Seattle librarian named Nancy Pearl. In the years since, such programs have cropped up in cities, towns, schools, and colleges across the country and the world. Wayland Reads is thus part of an international effort to create community through literature. We hope you feel like being part of it.  New this year, we’ve chosen a theme with the option to read your preferred genre.  Using the infamous heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner, we’ll explore the science and value of art.  We’re reading The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro, Master Thieves by Stephen Kurkjian and Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne.  All three authors will visit the library.  See our website for a full list of events online here.  The Kickoff event, Arts Wayland Art Show Reception, is scheduled for Friday evening, March 17, 7-9pm.
  • Poetry Workshop.  The group meets two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginning and advanced poets welcome. The next two meetings are scheduled for Thursdays, March 2 and 16 at 2:00pm-4:00pm.
  • Phil Radoff–Verdi’s “La Traviata”: A Guided Tour, Thursday March 2, 7:30pm-9:00pm. “La Traviata” is one of Verdi’s most successful operas and among the most popular in the operatic repertory.  Based on the Alexander Dumas novel, “The Lady of the Camellias,” the opera is the tragic story of a reformed courtesan, Violetta Valery, and her unhappy lover, Alfredo Germont. Phil Radoff is a retired lawyer with a lifelong interest in opera. Join him as he guides us through the operatic masterpiece.
  • The Great Presenters Series-Bob Desaulniers: “RETIREMENT – DEFINED, OR REDEFINED BY YOU”, Tuesday, March 7, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Retirement can be anything you decide it to be, but it must be defined by you. This presentation will provide an opportunity to those approaching retirement to begin to develop a plan and for those who have already retired, a chance to reflect and reassess. Most people’s initial concern involving retirement is about money. True, your finances are an essential element in your next-step planning. However, experts believe the greatest challenge of retirement is designing a lifestyle that provides purpose. This session will focus on the challenges of how we spend our time.

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

FEBRUARY and MARCH BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR ADULTS. 

The library runs several adult book groups, and new members are always welcome. For more information about any of the groups, call the library at 508-358-2311 or visit us online at  http://waylandlibrary.org/services/your-next-great-read/book-groups/.

  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club: Thursday, March 9, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Explore clean eating approaches potluck style!  Participants will make a recipe from a selected cookbook to share. While enjoying our homemade delights, we’ll discuss the book, its author, and what each has to offer. The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook:   A Delicious Alternative to Lifelong Health by Nancy Harmon Jenkins is the chosen title for the March meeting.
  • Noontime Book Group: Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, March 10, Noon-2:00pm.  Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson is the featured book for discussion.
  • Evening Book Group: Monday, March 13, 7:00-8:30pm. Featured is Dawn Powell’s last novel, The Golden Spur
  • Armchair Travel Book Group: Wednesday, March 8, 11:30am-1:00pm. Join Rachel Sideman-Kurtz as she and the group discuss, Leisureville:  Adventures in a World Without Children by Andrew D. Blechman

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP. Do you know someone who is learning basic English? This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. The Library’s English conversation group meets two Fridays each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The next two sessions will be held on February 24 and March 10.

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

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

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

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, February 28, 10:30am-11:00am. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.
  • Upcoming Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, March 7,14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack, Thursday, March 2, 2017, 10:30am-11:15am. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.
  • PJ Storytime. Friday, March 3, 10:30-11:00am. For toddlers and preschoolers.  Led by Beverly Mobilia of Wayland Community Partnerships for Children and Families.
  • Preschool Parenting Group. Tuesday, March 7, 9:15-10:15 am. Come together for conversation with other parents and facilitator Dr. Dossie Kahn from Wayland Youth and Family Services.  Infants and Toddlers are welcome too!

 

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION PROGRAMS

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

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

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

 

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

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

ADULT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS: 

  • Wayland Reads begins in March! The idea of “one book, one city” originated in 1998 with a Seattle librarian named Nancy Pearl. In the years since, such programs have cropped up in cities, towns, schools, and colleges across the country and the world. Wayland Reads is thus part of an international effort to create community through literature. We hope you feel like being part of it.  New this year, we’ve chosen a theme with the option to read your preferred genre.  Using the infamous heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner, we’ll explore the science and value of art.  We’re reading The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro, Master Thieves by Stephen Kurkjian and Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne.  All three authors will visit the library.  See our website for a full list of events at http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/w/waylandpl/ek.cfm.  The Kickoff event, Arts Wayland Art Show Reception, is scheduled for Friday evening, March 17 from 7:00-pm-9:00pm.
  • Poetry Workshop. Thursdays, February 16 and March 2, 2:00pm-4:00pm. This group of beginners and advanced, gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry.
  • Habits for Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Tuesday. Tuesday, February 21, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm. Jane Polley and Laila Vehvilainen of the Longfellow Clubs will share information that you can use to make changes in your life and cultivate habits to reduce chronic inflammation through diet and exercise.  Jane Polley, MS, RD, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian.  Laila Vehvilainen, MS, MPH, is a Certified Fitness Instructor.
  • Convert Your LP’s to CD’s. Wednesday, February 22, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. There’s so much great music on them, but when’s the last time you listened to your records?  Reference Librarian Andy Moore will show you how to use the software program Audacity to convert your LPs to digital files.  Burn them onto a disc, upload them onto a portable device, or post them online–you’ll give that old collection new life!
  • Phil Radoff–Verdi’s “La Traviata”: A Guided Tour. Thursday March 2, 7:30pm-9:00pm. “La Traviata” is one of Verdi’s most successful operas and among the most popular in the operatic repertory.  Based on the Alexander Dumas novel, “The Lady of the Camellias,” the opera is the tragic story of a reformed courtesan, Violetta Valery, and her unhappy lover, Alfredo Germont. Phil Radoff is a retired lawyer with a lifelong interest in opera. Join him as he guides us through the operatic masterpiece.
  • The Great Presenters Series-Bob Desaulniers: “RETIREMENT – DEFINED, OR REDEFINED BY YOU”, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 730pm-9:00pm. Retirement can be anything you decide it to be, but it must be defined by you. This presentation will provide an opportunity to those approaching retirement to begin to develop a plan and for those who have already retired, a chance to reflect and reassess. Most people’s initial concern involving retirement is about money. True, your finances are an essential element in your next-step planning. However, experts believe the greatest challenge of retirement is designing a lifestyle that provides purpose. This session will focus on the challenges of how we spend our time.

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

FEBRUARY and MARCH BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR ADULTS. 

The library runs several adult book groups, and new members are always welcome. For more information about any of the groups, call the library at 508-358-2311.

  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club: Thursday, March 9, 6:00pm-7:30pm Explore clean eating approaches potluck style!  Participants will make a recipe from a selected cookbook to share. While enjoying our homemade delights, we’ll discuss the book, its author, and what each has to offer. The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook:   A Delicious Alternative to Lifelong Health by Nancy Harmon Jenkins is the chosen title for the March meeting.
  • Noontime Book Group: Join Sandy Raymond on Friday, March 10, Noon-2:00pm.  Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson is the featured book for discussion.
  • Evening Book Group: Monday, March 13, 7:00-8:30pm. Featured is Dawn Powell’s last novel, The Golden Spur 
  • Armchair Travel Book Group: Wednesday, March 8, 11:30am-1:00pm.  Join Rachel Sideman-Kurtz as she and the group discuss, Leisureville: Adventures in a World Without Children by Andrew D. Blechman 

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP. Do you know someone who is learning basic English? This group is ideal for people who want to practice their English and learn about American culture. The Library’s English conversation group meets two Fridays each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The next session will be held on February 24.

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

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

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

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, February 28, 10:30am-11:00am. Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio.
  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Thursday, March 2, 2017, 10:30am-11:15am. Jeannie Mack will perform all kinds of fun, bounce-around, sing-along songs geared for young children. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation! For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with caregiver.

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

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

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION PROGRAMS

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

FEBRUARY BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR ADULTS. The library runs several adult book groups, and new members are always welcome. For more information about any of the groups, call the library at 508-358-2311. 

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

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

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

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

BABY AND PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Storytime with a Dog! Thursday, February 9, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Children will listen to dog stories and have a special canine visitor! Corbyn, a beautiful Samoyed, and her owner Helen will join us.  For ages 3 and up.

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

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

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

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION PROGRAMS

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

 

 

 

 

News and Events from the Wayland Library, January 29, 2017

Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered – a Neuropsychiatric Look at this Thing Called Love, Tuesday, February 7, 7:30 p.m. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mai-Lan Rosoff will take a look at research into what happens biologically in our brains when we fall in love and also when we stay in longer-term relationships. Her talk will be illustrated with clips from selected popular songs and show tunes.

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

GENEALOGY PROGRAMS

  • Introduction to Jewish Genealogy, Tuesday, February 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. This program is presented by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. Our presenter will be Judy Izenberg, a board member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.
  • Hunting Hippies and Other Elusive Ancestors, Saturday, February 11, 1:30-4:00 p.m. The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists — Middlesex Chapter monthly meeting includes a business meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. Charlene Sokal will present Hinting Hippies & Other Elusive Ancestors.

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

February Book Discussions for Adults
The library runs several adult book groups, and new members are always welcome. For more information about any of the groups, call the library at 508-358-2311.

  • Armchair Travel Book Club: Wednesday, February 8, 11:30 a.m. A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir by Elena Gorokhova.
  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club: Thursday, February 9, 6 p.m. Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver. Explore clean eating approaches potluck style! Participants will make a recipe from the selected book.
  • Noontime Book Group: Friday, February 10, 12 noon. Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg.
  • Evening Book Group: Friday, February 13, 7 p.m. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

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

Needlework/Handwork Group. Our needlework group will meet the following dates: March 1, April 5, and May 3. All are welcome.

Baby and Preschool Programs

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays Feb. 9, 16 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Singalong with Jeannie Mack, Thursday, February 2, 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 toddlers and preschoolers with caregiver.
  • Parenting Workshop,  Tuesday, February 7, 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.
  • Sensory Storytime, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10:00-11:30 a.m. For ages toddlers to 5 years old. Sensory Storytime is a storytime for children with autism spectrum disorders and other integration issues, and their typically developing peers. This storytime will have a visible schedule and be flexible with child behavior. If your child has difficulty sitting through our other storytimes, this program might work for you.

School Age Programs

  • Lunar New Year Celebration,  Saturday, February 4, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Children will welcome in the Year of the Rooster by listening to stories, making crafts, and enjoying delicious dumplings. For ages 4 and up. This program is co-sponsored by the Wayland Chinese American Association and the Wayland After School Chinese Program
  • Singalong with Jeannie Mack, Thursday, February 2, 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 toddlers and preschoolers with caregiver.
  • Book Buddies, Wednesday, February 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m. This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver. February’s book is Leonardo and the Flying Boy by Laurence Anholt. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. Copies of the book are available for checkout in the Children’s Room. This program is co-run with the WCPA.
  • Parent/Child Book Club,  Wednesday, February 8, 7 p.m. This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent. February’s book is Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
  • Maker Lab: Monet’s Pond,  Wednesday, February 15, 3-4 p.m. Put on a lab coat and enter the Maker Lab! Join Giselle from The Learning Hub for this session of our series of STEAM Maker Classes. In this session children will explore painting and learn about Monet’s Pond. For ages 5 and up.

February School Vacation Programs

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

Digital Security 101: Passwords, Cells and Emails

 Saturday, January 28, 10.30am-12.00pm in the Raytheon Room, Wayland Public Library.  This hands-on presentation is open to anyone who wants to learn how to create and manage strong passwords and how to apply privacy tools to their cell phones and laptops. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, cell phones and laptops to the presentation. Presented by Wayland Data Privacy Advocate Aina Lagor and MassBay CryptoParty Tech Trainers Lucia and Jason.

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

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered – A Neuropsychiatric Look at This Thing Called LoveTuesday, February 7, 7:30 p.m. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mai-Lan Rosoff will take a look at research into what happens biologically in our brains when we fall in love and also when we stay in longer-term relationships. Her talk will be illustrated with clips from selected popular songs and show tunes.

Genealogy Programs

  • Introduction to Jewish Genealogy, Tuesday, February 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m., This program is presented by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.  Our presenter will be Judy Izenberg, a board member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.
  • Hunting Hippies and Other Elusive Ancestors, Saturday, February 11, 1:30-4:00 p.m., The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists — Middlesex Chapter monthly meeting includes a business meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. Charlene Sokal will present Hinting Hippies & Other Elusive Ancestors.

January’s Database of the Month: Reference USA. This is one of the best general-use business databases out there.  Want to know the annual earnings of all cloud storage companies in the Boston area with more than 30 employees?  You can find them with ReferenceUSA—along with address and phone listings for 271 million people and 44 million businesses in the USA and Canada.  You’ll also find job listings and healthcare provider information.  ReferenceUSA is brought to you by the Town of Wayland, the Minuteman Library Network, and the Wayland Free Public Library.

February Book Discussions for Adults

The library runs several adult book groups, and new members are always welcome. For more information about any of the groups, call the library at 508-358-2311.

  • Armchair Travel Book Club: Wednesday, February 8, 11:30 a.m.  A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir by Elena Gorokhova 
  • Clean Eating Cookbook Club: Thursday, February 9, 6 p.m.  Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver. Explore clean eating approaches potluck style! Participants will make a recipe from the selected book.
  • Noontime Book Group: Friday, February 10, 12 noon.  Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg.
  • Evening Book Group: Friday, February 13, 7 p.m. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

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

Needlework/Handwork Group. Our needlework group will meet the following dates:  February 1, March 1, April 5, and May 3. All are welcome.

Exhibits. Photographs by Mary North Allen are on display in the foyer through January.  Allen, a Wisconsin photographer and teacher, photographed, exhibited, and taught during the 1960s-80.  Her memoir, Falling Light and Waters Turning, has been edited by her daughter, Wayland resident Katy Allen. See www.fallinglightwatersturning.com for more information. The Raytheon Room features The Way You Hold Your Knife: paintings by Susan Larson.

Baby and Pre-school Programs

  • Weekly Storytimes
    • Mother Goose Time (Infants-2.5 years) Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • StoryVine (2.5 -5 years) Thursdays January 26, Feb. 9, 16 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Zumba Kids Jr. Tuesday, January 31, !0:30 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.
  • Parenting Workshop. Tuesday, February 7, 9:15-10:15. 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.
  • Sensory Storytime, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10:00-11:30 a.m. For ages toddlers to 5 years old. Sensory Storytime is a storytime for children with autism spectrum disorders and other integration issues, and their typically developing peers. This storytime will have a visible schedule and be flexible with child behavior.  If your child has difficulty sitting through our other storytimes, this program might work for you.

School Age Programs

  • Lego Club. Wednesday, February 1, at 3 p.m. Children will make fabulous creations out of legos.  This month’s theme: Winter Wonderland. For children ages 5 and up. 
  • Lunar New Year Celebration. Saturday, February 4, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Children will welcome in the Year of the Rooster by listening to stories, making crafts, and enjoying delicious dumplings.  For ages 4 and up.  This program is co-sponsored by the Wayland Chinese American Association and the Wayland After School Chinese Program
  • Sing-along with Jeannie Mack. Thursday, February 2, 10:30 a.m. for ages 2.5 to 4 years old
  • Book Buddies. Wednesday, February 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m.This parent/child book group is for children in grades K to 2 with a parent/caregiver. February’s book is Leonardo and the Flying Boy by Laurence Anholt. We will read the book, enjoy a snack, and make a craft.  Copies of the book are available for checkout in the Children’s Room.  This program is co-run with the WCPA.
  • Parent/Child Book Club. Wednesday, February 8, 7 p.m. This book discussion group is for 3rd and 4th graders with a parent.  February’s book is Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix.