News and Events from the Wayland Library, January 27, 2012

Holiday Week Craft Program. Using paper, kids will create a winter scene, play with origami fortune tellers, make a room decoration, and more.  This is a drop-in craft program for children ages 4 and up, with librarian Elise Katz.  Friday, February 24, from 1-3 p.m.  Children 8 and under must be attended by an adult.

Toe Jam Puppet Band.  On Wednesday,  February 22, from 3-4 p.m. the Youth Services Department will host the Toe Jam Puppet Band's Winter Variety Show, featuring an appearance from Vinny’s extraordinary puppet creation who blows a snowstorm through its nose! The show also includes a Penguin Line Dance and a variety of Toe Jam's favorite interactive songs, dances and puppet shows. Ages 3 and up.  Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Business & Finance Information Survey.  Attention Wayland Library Business Collection users.  We're trying to make the Business & Finance collection work better for you, and we're interested in what sources you use in print and electronically, and what sources and/or subjects you'd like us to develop further.  It would really help us out if you would fill out our survey about this on Facebook.  And while you're here, please like our Facebook page.  We use the page to post items of interest and we wouldn't want you to miss out on programming, reader's advisory, or any odds and ends.  To complete the survey, go to our Facebook page or follow the links on our website,
ACUPUNCTURE 101.  At our next Great Presenters program on Tuesday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m., Janine Agoglia will talk about the what, the why, and the how of acupuncture.  Find out why people are turning to acupuncture more frequently to battle a whole host of acute and chronic health problems.  How can sticking needles in the body actually make someone feel better?  Janine will tell us about the basic theories of acupuncture and what happens in the body when the needles go in.  Feel free to bring questions.  Janine is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist who has worked at Integrative Therapeutics in Natick since 2003. 
UPCOMING BOOK GROUPS.  Our Evening Book Group will be discussing Chicago byAlaa Al Aswanyon Monday, February 6, at 7 p.m.  The next meeting of the Noontime Book Group is at noon on Friday, February 10, and the book to be discussed is A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley.
Spotlight on Wayland Police Department.  On Sunday, February 19, at 2 p.m. in the library’s Raytheon Room, Wayland Police Chief Bob Irving will give a presentation on the history of the Wayland Police Department.  Sponsored by the Wayland Historical Society.
Frank Smith: Boccaccio and His Age.  Thursday afternoon, March 1, will mark the start of a six-week course with Frank Smith.  He will take us to Italy in the 1300’s, the century of transition from the medieval era to the dawn of the Renaissance.  Attendees are asked to acquire and read The Decameron by Boccaccio (Penguin Classics, 2nd edition, translated by G.H. McWilliams) before the start of the course. You may sign up at Circulation Desk in February.
Kazarian Photographs
In February, the library foyer features the photographs of Ronna Horwitz Kazarian.  Kazarian is a resident of Wayland whose interest in photography dates back to her college days. She has developed her photographic vision by combining photography with her yoga and meditation practice.  She says that her focus is capturing that special moment, truly seeing, and being in the present.  In 2011, Ronna embarked on a year-long project photographing daily:  people, places, and the natural world.
In February the Raytheon Room will contain the work of photographers who are members of Arts/Wayland.
Needlework/Handwork Group
Our next monthly meeting will be on Thursday, February 9, from 10-11:30 a.m.  This is a group, facilitated by Ann Moses, that meets monthly in the library’s Raytheon Room.  The group is for people to work on needlework and handwork projects together. 
Morning Storytimes continue most Tuesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. for ages 0-5. Our interactive program encourages learning, socialization, and fun!  Registration is not required. We ask that parents and care givers participate in the storytime activities with their children.  For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 508-358-2308.

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