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Yoga Reaches Out

Mission: to bring the yoga community together to create seva (selfless service). Through the gift of yoga, Yoga Reaches Out focuses on raising funds for organizations that impact the health, education, and well-being of children.

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Become a Tutor of English

Have you ever thought about tutoring someone in English? Most people who decide to become tutors are thinking of the good it can do, helping others become more proficient in English and better able to cope with employment, landlords, schools or the medical profession. But then they discover the rewards, the satisfaction that comes as progress is made and a relationship develops that enriches both learner and tutor. Tutors often speak of their pleasure in learning about another culture and their greater appreciation for the challenges facing those who are adapting to ours.

Because of the constant demand for tutoring, all available tutors are now working with students, and the next tutor-training course has been scheduled. ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program director Ginny Steel is currently enrolling prospective tutors for the five-session course that starts on September 19. The class will meet at the Wayland Library on five Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 9:00. Class dates this fall are Sept. 19 and 26, October 10, 17 and 24. No prior knowledge of a foreign language is needed, just an openness to other cultures and the desire to share your knowledge of English. The training is free, although it is necessary to purchase a textbook for about $20.

For more information or to enroll in the tutor-training course, you can phone Ginny Steel at 508-358-7517 or email her at

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 to see the full story of how public libraries are a terrific value in sense and cents.


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: or

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: 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 and click on the Museum Pass icon and select “Trustees of Reservations” or call us at 508-358-2311.


  • 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.


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.


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.




Zoning Board Hearing for Windsor Place (24 School Street) on September 7

On July 5, 2017, the Town of Wayland’s Zoning Board of Appeals received an application submitted by Windsor Place LLC for a Comprehensive Permit that proposes the development at 24 School Street of twelve Townhouse rental units, of which not less than 25% (three) of such units shall be restricted as affordable.

The opening hearing for the Comprehensive Permit was held on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

The next hearing with the Zoning Board of Appeals has been scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road, in the Large Hearing Room.  Topics anticipated to be discussed include traffic and public safety (police and fire).  Relevant consultants for peer review will be in attendance.

Timely information related to this Comprehensive Permit application and process will be shared on the Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals page, 24 School Street.

Residents may submit their comments by email by clicking here.

Barker School of Ballet – Accepting Registrations for 2017-2018 Season!

The Barker School of Ballet is currently accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 Season. Classes are offered for students ages 3 – Adult at the Barker Dance Studio on 139 Draper Road, Wayland. Class schedules and registration information are available at For more information, please contact Allyson Barker at 617-335-0787 or The Barker School of Ballet has been offering pre-professional classes in classical ballet for over 50 years.


capaThe Barker School of Ballet is a WaylandeNews Philanthropic Sponsor, and proudly supports the Creative Arts Parents Association.


School Traffic Supervisor (Part Time) – Claypit Hill Elementary School

The Town of Wayland is accepting applications for the position of School Traffic Supervisor at the Claypit Hill Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year.  The position involves traffic control at the school during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up of students.  Hours are from 8:15 A.M. until 8:45 A.M. and 3:05 P.M. until 3:35 P.M.  each school day (Wednesday hours are 8:15 A.M. until 8:45 A.M. and 1:55 P.M. until 2:25 P.M.). Reports to the Chief of Police.  Salary of $8,146 per year.  To apply send a letter of interest to the Human Resources Department, Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland MA 01778, or  by 8/31/2017. EEO/AA


Annual Dudley Pond 5k Run/Walk, September 24

21st Annual Event Is Open to all Runners and Walkers, Adults and Kids; USATF-Sanctioned

The 21st annual Dudley Pond Run will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017. Proceeds benefit the Dudley Pond Association’s efforts to preserve the quality of Dudley Pond and fight invasive pond weeds.

There are events for all ages and abilities: a 5-kilometer race sanctioned by USA Track & Field, a 2-mile competitive walk, a kids’ race, and a non-competitive fitness walk.

Sylvia Greene of Passion to Move will lead the fun non-competitive fitness walk starting at 10:30 a.m. It will be followed by the kids’ fun run at 12:30 p.m., and the 5-kilometer race and the 2-mile competitive walk at 1:00 p.m.

With advance registration, the fee is $6 for the kids’ fun run and $20 for all other events. Preregister as a member of a running or walking team of five or more and pay just $18.

On race day, the fee is $8 for kids, $25 for adults.

More information and instant online registration for all events are available at More information and the registration form also can be obtained by writing Dudley Pond Run, PO Box 5114, Wayland, MA 01778-4137 or calling (508) 655-1923.

The first 50 registered adult runners and walkers will receive an official race T-shirt.  The race will be held rain or shine.

The race begins at Mansion Beach, located at Mansion Road and Lakeshore Drive, near Route 126 and West Plain Street, in Wayland, Mass. The event will loop around the pond with a short hilly route through the residential area.

Sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and individuals

The Dudley Pond Run offers great sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. Corporate sponsorship is tax-deductible, and sponsors’ logos will appear on the race flyer, website, and run t-shirt. Individual, family, raffle and refreshment sponsors are also sought.  See the website for more details.

The Dudley Pond Association ( is a nonprofit organization in Wayland. Its goal is to preserve the present and future well-being of the natural and beautiful 84-acre pond, designated as a great pond by Massachusetts, for fishing, canoeing, and other light recreation. Pond usage is open to all state residents.

3-D Design Workshops at the Library

3D design workshops are officially scheduled for the Fall season!  ‘Adults only’ sessions are included.  Register online or ask a librarian.  See below for times and dates:

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