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


Shower for Shelters
The Sudbury, Wayland, and Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is sponsoring their yearly “Shower for Shelters” from Monday, April 23, through Monday, May 7.  Families transitioning from a shelter appreciate your gift of new household items to help them establish their new homes.  Unwrapped gifts (new items only, please) may be delivered to the Wayland Library.  Particularly useful gifts include kitchen items, bathroom items, and bed linens.  All items will be donated to clients of Reach, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence. 
On several Saturday mornings this spring the library will be sponsoring employment workshops with Senior Employment Specialist Gary Gekow to help people kick-start their job searches.  The second workshop will be from 10:30-12:30 on Saturday, May 5, and will focus on cover and thank-you letters.  Workshops held on May 12 and 26 will address interviewing and salary/benefits negotiation.
Library Closed Monday, May 21
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.
On Wednesday, May 2, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. children's book author Deborah Hartman will read her picture books and talk about the process of making a children's book.  There will also be a craft.  For ages 4 to 8.
Making Music with Ellen Hoffman
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 4-6 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 has returned this spring for our annual Shakespeare Festival on Tuesdays this spring at 7:30 p.m.  This year’s theme is “Following Falstaff.”  The next plays to be discussed will include are Henry the Fourth, Part II (5/8) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (5/22). 
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.
Needlework/Handwork Group
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.
Navigating the Path to Independence
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.

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