News and Events from the Wayland Library, April 20, 2012

The Friends’ semi-annual book and bake sale will be on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Town Building Large Hearing Room. Book donations will be accepted during set-up on Wednesday, April 25, and Thursday, April 26, in the Large Hearing Room. Donations of baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday. There is a preview for Friends of the Wayland Library on Friday, April 27, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. This fundraiser helps the Friends support the library’s museum pass program as well as many other library programs.

On Wednesday, May 2, at 4:00 p.m., children’s book author Deborah Hartman will read her picture books and talk to children about the process of making a children’s book. We’ll be doing a craft, too. For ages 4 to 8.

On four Saturday mornings this spring we will be holding employment workshops with Senior Employment Specialist Gary Gekow to help people kick-start their job searches. The first workshop will be from 10:30-12:30 on Saturday, April 28, and will be a “Resume Writing Review.” Participants are encouraged to bring their existing resume for confidential one-on-one analysis as time permits. More workshops held on May 5, 12, and 26 will address cover/thank-you letters, interviewing, and salary and benefits negotiation.

On Saturday, April 28, at 3:00 and 3:30 p.m., a traveling petting zoo will be at the library with a piglet, a goat, chicks, bunnies, and many more baby animals. There are two half-hour sessions.
Children of all ages are welcome, but registration is required. Space is limited. You may register online through our Event Calendar at or by calling the Children’s Room at 508-358-2308.

Ellen Hoffman will be coming to the library in May to offer some of her popular “Making Music” programs. Ellen mixes rhythm and reading, instruments and imagination, and music, and movement for 45 minutes of musical fun! She’ll be at the library on Thursday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3 and at 1:00 p.m. for ages 3-6 and also back at the library again on Thursday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-3.. For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 508-358-2308.

On Tuesday, May 15, Pamela Allara, Associate Professor emerita at Brandeis will talk about her work with the Paper Prayers program in Johannesburg. Her topic will be “Helping to Heal: Combatting HIV/AIDS Through the Visual Arts in South Africa.” Ms. Allara was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Technikon Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from 2000-2001 and continues to write about and to curate exhibitions of contemporary South African art.

Professor Helen Whall returns this spring for our annual Shakespeare Festival on three Tuesdays this spring at 7:30 p.m. This year the theme will be “Following Falstaff,” and the plays to be discussed will include Henry the Fourth (4/24), Part I, Henry the Fourth, Part II (5/8), and The Merry Wives of Windsor (5/22). Though Falstaff is always a rascal and sometimes a rogue in Shakespeare’s plays, he has long won the hearts of audiences. This series will trace his fate through three of Shakespeare’s’ plays–two histories and a comedy which may not show the big man in love but does show him chasing the ladies of Windsor.

Our Evening Book Group will be discussing Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez on Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The next meeting of the Noontime Book Group is at 12 noon on Friday, May 11, and the book to be discussed is City of Thieves by David Benioff. New members are welcome at both book groups.

The next meeting of the library’s Poetry Workshop will be on Wednesday, April 29 at 2 p.m. and the workshop’s annual poetry reading will be Sunday, April 29, starting at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 10, at 10:00 a.m. is the next time our sewing group will be meeting. This group, facilitated by Ann Moses, is for people to work on needlework and handwork projects together.
For more information, contact Ann Moses at 508-358-7113.

In the next program in our series for adults with disabilities and their families, Gary Kracoff, R.Ph., N.M.D., talk about the art of combining Western medicine and complementary medicine. His program will take a look at nutrition and its role in maintaining balance between the physical and emotional aspects of our well-being. When we are stressed or anxious, we do not eat well, leading to nutrient deficiencies which can contribute to increased stress, anxiety and lowering of the immune system. Gary is a registered pharmacist with a doctorate in Naturopathic medicine. He currently provides in-depth consultations at Johnson Compounding and Wellness Center in Waltham, a leader throughout the area and nation-wide at integrating Western and complementary services. Monday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m.

The library will be closed during the day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, to allow the full library staff to participate in the process of creating a long-range plan for the next five years. The library will re-open that evening at 6:00 p.m.


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